Community Advisory & Stakeholder Board (CASB)
The Community Advisory and Stakeholder Board (CASB) is co-facilitated by the Center and the Center’s lead community partner, WE ACT for Environmental Justice. The CASB is comprised of active non-profit groups in Northern Manhattan, the South Bronx, and New York City. Our bi-directional community-academic partnership is developed through regular board meetings and communications about community outreach and translation initiatives.
CASB MEMBERS 2020 | ADVISERS
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
LUBNA AHMED, MPH
Director of Environmental Health
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
ALEJANDRA N. AGUIRRE
Columbia Community Partnership for Health
Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
SANA ALASMD Candidate 2023, Director/Asylum Clinic, Columbia Human Rights Initiative CECILIA ANGLERO Parent Coordinator IS 143 IS 143 NYC Public Schools FRANCESCA ANSELMI, PhD Chief Scientist BioBus CLAUDIA BAUTISTA
Breastfeeding Program Coordinator
New York – Presbyterian Hospital WIC Program VIRGDANT BRETON, LMSW Program Coordinator NYP Lang Youth TRISHA DELLO IACONO
Northeast Regional Field manager
Mom’s Clean Air Force SHOSHANAH BROWN, MS, MBA
A.I.R. Harlem MARGGELLIN ESTEVEZ
Health Programs Coordinator
Hispanic Federation DANISHA FELIZ M.S. Ed.
Program Director, Healthy Families
Dominican Women's Development Center HEIDI B. HAHN-SCHROEDER, DNP, RN
Director MDE Program, Director MS in Advanced Clinical Management & Leadership Program Columbia University School of Nursing BETHSY MORALES-REID
Senior Director for Health Initiatives
Hispanic Federation DANITA NICHOLS NY Public Library Inwood CAROLYN OLSON, MPH Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance & Policy, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene MARILYN PACHECO Assistant Director of Marketing Isabella Nursing Home ASHANDA SAINT JEAN, MD, FACOG Site Director Rangel OB/GYN Centering Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology NYP ACNC Columbia University Medical Center GRICELIDYS (Lily) SANTOS Practice Administrator, Outpatient NYP ACNC Columbia University Dept of Obstetrics/GYN REBECCA OFRANE Children’s Environmental Health & Schools Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 CHRISTINE ASH
Environmental Justice Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 JOANN CASADO, JD
Chief Compliance Officer
Urban Health Plan, Inc. MELISSA CEBOLLERO
Director of Health and Human Services
Bronx Borough President’s Office JESSICA CLEMENTE
Chief Executive Officer
Nos Quedamos TEODORA EVTIMOVA, MBA
Asthma Network Coordinator
East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ALYCIA HALLADAY, PhD
Director for Environmental Research
Autism Science Foundation MARIA LIZARDO
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.
The Friends of CCCEH
The Members of the Friends of CCCEH represent affiliated interests in scientific, environmental, and health advocacy. These individuals will provide substantive guidance and support to the Center for Children’s Environmental Health in a number of ways:
Highlighting the importance of continuing epidemiologic environmental research in identifying and preventing respiratory disease, neurological impairment, and developmental delays in children.
Reinforcing the work of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health and its impact on the lives of children and families.
Establishing a program of support for the work of the Center.
Inspiring additional members to join the efforts of the Friends of CCCEH.
The Friends of CCCEH will meet at least once a year. In addition, each member will be asked to either volunteer personally or arrange through their contacts one or more of the following:
Providing strategic, political, and communications advice. This advice may include helping the Center reach community groups, the public at large, public interest groups, and policymakers with research results that can inform both individual behaviors and legislative action to improve environmental health in families’ homes and the larger community.
Assisting to organize events that will bring the Center’s research and critical health data to communities throughout New York City, and increasing awareness of environmental health risks to new audiences.
Advocating for the Center by making introductions to new friends, as well as new sources of funding.