Board Of Directors
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis has worked in the non-profit field for over 25 years gaining expertise in non-profit management, strategic planning, program development, fundraising, communications coalition building and advocacy. As executive director of WHE, she leads the organization’s initiatives, focusing on prevention of environmental exposures that impact public health, with an emphasis on working in environmental justice areas. Ms. Naccarati-Chapkis’ experience includes working closely with communities; local, state and federal governments; non-profit organizations; foundations and corporations. She has spoken at national, state, and local conferences and has been featured in regional media outlets. Ms. Naccarati-Chapkis holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Class of XXVIII. She serves on several non-profit and government boards and committees. She is the mom of three young adults and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Her dream for WHE is that children can live, learn and play in a world free of environmental harms.
Seth has been dedicated to environmental non-profit work and support for over 20 years. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Allegheny College and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy with a certificate in Non-profit Management from George Mason University. He has been in the renewable energy industry for over a decade and currently works for Oriden LLC, a Mitsubishi Power company as its Director of Sites & Permitting. Seth believes that “Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) provides a critical voice at the intersection of environmental health causes in underserved and vulnerable communities and, as the father of two young girls, WHE’s unique approach to these issues from a female empowerment perspective is refreshing and much needed.”
Science Advisory Committee
Dr. Slota is a Professor at Georgetown University and the Director of Graduate Studies for nursing doctoral students. She was previously the director of critical care services at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and a board member of Stat MedEvac, Center for Emergency Medicine, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. Currently, she is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, a consultant for the MidAtlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, and chair of the Science Advisory Committee for WHE. She is involved with WHE in appreciation for WHE’s advocacy and actions in raising awareness of environmental risk factors that impact health and educating the wider community.