Team

WHE is a group of professionals dedicated to the education and
improvement of quality of life and health for families

WHE Staff

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Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis

Executive Director of WHE

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Kara Rubio

MPH - Healthy Schools Coordinator

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Germaine Gooden Patterson

Community Health Worker

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Hanna Beightley

MPH - Healthy Homes Coordinator

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Talor Musil

Healthy Policy Coordinator

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Kelsea Siter

Americorps -KEYS Service Corps

WHE Board of Directors

Ann McGuinn

Chair

Peggy King

Secretary

Tracey Armant

PhD

Susan Brownlee

Jody Mulvihill

Jodie Moore

Gina Pferdehirt

Vice Chair

Donna Evans Sebastian

Jennifer Thoma

Dorothy (Dotty) Beckwith Nancy C. Fales

Directors Emeriti

Healthy Schools PA Advisory Committee

Jessica Griggle

Food Service Director

Joe Domagala

Assistant Principal

Ameeta Schmitt

Assistant Principal

Lorna Rosenberg

LEED Green Associate

Britnee Weatherspoon

District Administrator

WHE Public Health Advisory Committee

WHE’s Public Health Advisory Committee provides consultation and input related to WHE’s three main program areas: Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools and Early Learning Centers and Healthy Communities. The committee is comprised of scientists and physicians who provide guidance to the organization, as well as review literature and materials produced by WHE staff.

  • Norman Anderson, MSPH – Anderson EH Consulting
  • David Dausey, PhD (epidemiologist) – Provost and Vice President Academic
    Affairs, Mercyhurst University
  • Deborah Gentile, MD – Pediatric Alliance, PC (allergy, asthma and immunology)
  • Ned Ketyer, MD, FAAP – Pediatric Alliance, PC; Editor of The PediaBlog, AAP
    Council on Environmental Health
  • Molly Mehling, M.En., Ph.D. – Visiting Scholar, Learning Media Center/HCII,
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr. Jennifer Adibi – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Slota, PhD – Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for
    nursing doctoral students, Georgetown University
  • Jody Mulvihill – Vice President of Finance, The Children’s Institute (retired)

Join Our Team

Careers

Join the WHE team and make a difference in the lives of women and their families, learn valuable skills and be a champion for a just and sustainable world.

Internships

WHE offers paid and unpaid internships to college students throughout the year. If interested in an internship connect with us by email or call 412-404-2872.

Volunteer

Contribute valuable skills and professional expertise as an individual or group volunteer assisting with WHE educational programs, office work or events.

WHE Ambassador Program

Our community ambassadors represent WHE by delivering educational programming to various neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Have one of our community ambassadors present to your group or learn how to become an ambassador yourself.

Request a Program

Our team provides programs to communities all across Southwestern PA. Whether you are a corporation seeking a lunch and learn opportunity for your staff or a faith-based group leading a community wellness initiative, we’re here to help!

"Women are capable of anything we set our minds to. Let's continue to support, empower, and grow our next generation of leaders!"

Michelle Naccarati
Chapkis