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    Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council

    About CEH​PAC

    ​Established by the General Assembly in 2000, the purpose Children's Environmental H​ealth and Protection Advisory ​​Council (CEHPAC)  is to identify environmental hazards that may affect children's health and recommend solutions to those hazards.

    CEHPAC reviews existing and proposed regulations and  is a source of information and education for the public, professionals, State agencies, the General Assembly and the Governor regarding environmental hazards.


    A​​gendas & Minutes

    All CEHPAC Agendas, Minutes, Reports

    Our ​W​ork

    Annual Legislative Reports

    Topical Reports

    Recent Reports, Positions, and Letters

    Additional reports, positions, and letters from prior years can be found here​


    Chair:            Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH, designee of Secretary of Health
    Vice-Chair:  Devon Dodson, designee of Secretary of the Environment

    Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: 

    MDAKelly Love
    MSDEAlicia Mezu
    DHSShawnette Mills
    Jack Daniels
    Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
    Christine Fogle
    Health care providerBen Gitterman
    Health care provider
    Laura Allen
    Academic institutionKristen Rawlett
    Parent/GuardianJovonne Walker
    EpidemiologistMegan Latshaw
    EconomistPaul Ferraro
    ToxicologistNse Witherspoon
    MACODianna Abney
    Private industryVACANT
    CEJSCCamille Burke

    Appointed by Senate President:  Senator Dawn Gile

    Appointed by House Speaker:  Delegate Mary Lehman​​​

    Staff:   Kylan Simpson (MDH)

    Interested in applying for a position with CEHPAC? 

    Please email Cliff Mitchell (cliff.mitchell@maryland.gov) and visit the Governor's Appointments Office website at https://govappointments.maryland.gov/.

    For More Information:

    Attn:  Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH
    ​201 W. Preston Street, Room 327
    Baltimore, MD  21201-2301
    (410) 767-6234

    2023 CEHPAC Meetings

    All meetings are virtual and open to the public. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to provide​ their comments at the end of each meeting. Please email Kylan Simpson to receive emails about upcoming meetings.

    ​Monday, February 6 · 1:30 – 3:00pm
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 601-779-1329‬ PIN: ‪833 104 751‬#​

    Tuesday, March 21 · 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 307-314-3840‬ PIN: ‪198 422 784‬#

    Tuesday, April 4 · 11:00am – 1:00pm

    Tuesday, May 16 · 1:00 – 3:00pm
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-220-2988‬ PIN: ‪541 390 897‬#

    Monday, July 17, 2023 · 1:30 – 3:30pm
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 720-770-0069‬ PIN: ‪920 550 140‬#

    Vote on Regulations Comment Letter
    Monday, August 21 · 2:00 – 2:30pm
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 661-234-8123‬ PIN: ‪567 390 890‬#
    Agenda: Review and vote on comment letter related to Blood Lead Screening Program regulations proposal (COMAR 10.11.04). Vote will be held at the virtual meeting and for up to 24 hours after the meeting by email. The final vote will be ratified at the next meeting. Regulation proposal. 

    Tuesday, September 19, 2023 · 11:00am – 1:00pm
    UM Laurel Medical Center
    7150 Contee Road
    Laurel, MD 20707
    Room: LMC 1A-108 Community Room
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 234-714-0300‬ PIN: ‪550 772 927‬#

    ​Wednesday, November 22, 2023
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Maryland Department of Agriculture
    50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
    Annapolis, MD  21401
    Join with Google Meet
    To join by phone:
    (US) +1 402-302-2773‬ PIN: ‪359 795 033‬#

    CEHPAC & CEJSC Joint Meeting
    Tuesday, December 12, 2023 · 1:00 – 3:00pm
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 715-869-6594‬ PIN: ‪545 793 789‬#​


    Maryland State Department of Education Resources on Digital Devices in the Classroom