Board Of Directors

Michelle Naccarati

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 Wilmore

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.”

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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.

Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

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