Children’s Environmental Health

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.


Chair: Clifford S. Mitchell, M.D., designee of Secretary of Health
Vice-Chair: Duane M. Johnson, designee of Secretary of the Environment
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: Veronika Carella, 2016; Benjamin A. Gitterman, M.D., 2018; Julian A. Levy, Jr., 2018; Megan Latshaw, Ph.D., 2019; Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, 2019; Laura L. Allen, 2020; Camille Burke, 2022; Scott LeRoy, 2021..

Appointed by Senate President: Guy J. Guzzone

Appointed by House Speaker:

Council Minutes

Annual Legislative Reports

Topical Reports

For More Information

Rachel Hess-Mutinda, M.S.W 
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 201 West Preston Street, Room 309 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: 410-767-2196​




All meetings will take place at MD ​Department of the Environment

(1800 Washington Blvd Baltimore, MD) from 9:30am-11:30am unless otherwise indicated

January 30, 2019 - Annapolis MD

March 7, 2019

May 28, 2019 *Joint meeting with the Commission of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities

June 11, 2019 CANCELED

August 13, 2019

October 8, 2019


​Links and Resources

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