Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council


​Established by the General Assembly in 2000, the purpose Children's Environmental Health 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 servea as 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
Caroline Varney-Alvarado
Gov Office for ChildrenChristina Drushel Williams
Health care providerBen Gitterman
Health care provider
Laura Allen
Academic institutionKristen Rawlett
Parent/GuardianJovonne Walker
EpidemiologistMegan Latshaw
ToxicologistNse Witherspoon
MACODianna Abney
Private industryVACANT
CEJSCCamille Burke

Appointed by Senate President:  Guy J. Guzzone

Appointed by House Speaker:  VACANT

Staff:   Eamon Flynn (MDH)

Interested in applying for a position with CEHPAC? 

Please email Cliff Mitchell ( and visit the Governor's Appointments Office website at

For More Information:

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

2021 Meeting Dates

All meetings are virtual and open to the public. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to provde their comments at the end of each meeting.

F​ebruary 9, 2021 - 1-2pm

February 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm 
Interim meeting to discuss legislative session

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:30 – 2:00pm

Thursday, June 10, 2021
10:30am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
12:30 – 2:00pm

Thursday, August 26, 2021
12 – 12:30pm
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Join by phone
‪(US) +1 513-843-1074‬ 
PIN: ‪739 368 727‬#

Thursday, October 14, 2021
10:30am – 12:00pm
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‪(US) +1 321-465-4949‬ 
PIN: ‪444 722 312‬#​


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