Rebecca Ruggles, Director

Rebecca Ruggles is Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network. Rebecca holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MBA with a concentration in public administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.  She was formerly Director of Special Projects at Baltimore Medical System (BMS), a community health system serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Rebecca consults to the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers as the coordinator of the Green Funders affinity group. She sits on the Board of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (formerly Chesapeake Covenant Community), a network of congregations and people of faith pursuing better stewardship of our natural world. She is a member of the Health Care Sustainability Leadership Council, the Advocacy Committee of the Maryland Public Health Association, and a Board member of the Environmental Integrity Project. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute and on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Pesticide Network.

Contact Rebecca: Rebecca at MdEHN dot org

Allison Rich, Coordinator & CEH Specialist

Allison Rich is the Communications Manager and Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Specialist of the Maryland Environmental Health Network and became a full-time staff member in fall 2012.  She is a graduate of Goucher College with a degree in Communications and Environmental Studies.  Prior to joining MdEHN, Allison served as the Green Schools Network Coordinator in the Office of Engagement at the Baltimore City school district where she assisted in developing the Baltimore Green Schools Network.  She is a produced playwright, and has worked previously as a health educator, environmental educator, writer, community organizer, researcher on jaguar populations, and on press relations for the film The Cove. She serves on the Education Committee for the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), is the Chair of The Filbert Street Garden Board of Directors, and sits on the Board of the Environmental Justice Partnership.

Contact Allison: Allison at MdEHN dot org

Rebecca Rehr, Public Health Advocacy Coordinator

Rebecca Rehr is the Public Health Advocacy Coordinator for the Maryland Environmental Health Network.  She holds an MPH from the University of Maryland School of Public Health Institute for Applied Environmental Health, where she focused on environmental justice and health disparities in Maryland. Rebecca graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute before earning her BA in Environmental Studies and Public Policy from Franklin and Marshall College. She served for two years as a fellow in the Office of Children’s Health Protection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has worked in the past for both the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rebecca is a Commissioner on the Maryland Commission for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities.

Contact Rebecca: RRehr at MdEHN dot org