New Executive Director at S.W. Penna. Environmental Health Project

by admin on February 27, 2020

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Letter to Friends of Public Health Projects, 2/26/20

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project Board of Directors would like to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Alison Steele.

Ms. Steele comes to EHP from her post as Director of Community Programs and Advocacy at Conservation Consultants, Inc. in Pittsburgh. She has had a variety of management and programmatic positions in the environmental and energy efficiency fields. She received an MBA from Duquesne University, with a focus on sustainable business practices and has a distinguished undergraduate record from Drew University where she majored in Physics.

She will take over the position from the founding Director, Raina Rippel, who helped bring EHP from a fledgling idea to an accomplished, widely-respected public health organization, the only one focused exclusively on the health consequences of shale gas and oil development.

Ms. Steele will begin her tenure as EHP’s Director on March 3rd bringing with her a wealth of experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm.

Thank you, Jessa Chabeau, Public Health Program Manager


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The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is dedicated to providing resources to clients, residents, and community organizations to enhance their understanding of the potential health risks associated with unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD or “fracking”).


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Do you think your health may be affected by nearby unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD or “fracking”)? If you have any concerns about your environmental conditions, be sure to let your health care provider know or contact EHP for help.

EHP’s Public Health Nurse serves the needs of both adults and children whose health may be affected by UOGD (“fracking”). She is available by appointment for both home and office visits and makes referrals to appropriate health specialists on an as needed basis.

The EHP office, located in Washington County, PA, is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. To discuss your health concerns and schedule a visit, please contact EHP at 724-260-5504 or

Environmental Health Project (EHP)
2001 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 201
McMurray, PA 15317

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