Coordinating Committee

The Coordinating Committee is comprised of experts in building climate resilience and climate-health training, works closely with GCCHE leadership in advising on developing educational aims, crafting curricula, and carrying out other activities. The Coordinating Committee currently includes:

  • John Balbus, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor for Public Health, Director, NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences;

  • Anneliese Depoux, PhD, Co-Director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé, Paris;

  • Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, FCH, University of Maryland, School of Nursing;

  • Dana Haine, MS, Science Educator, Community Outreach and Engagement Core, University of North Carolina Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility;

  • Jay Lemery, MD, FACEP, FAWM, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Chief, Section of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine;

  • George Luber, PhD, Associate Director for Climate Change, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

  • Gilma Mantilla, MD, MSc, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia;

  • Ruth McDermott Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, Associate Professor & Director of the Center for Global & Public Health, Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing;

  • Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing;

  • Janet Richardson, PhD, PGCE, RN, DN, CPsychol, Consultant in research and education for sustainable healthcare and wellbeing;

  • Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Associate Deputy Editor, American Family Physician, Georgetown University Medical Center