NCHH Staff List

NCHH's staff includes housing, health, and environmental professionals with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health, housing policy, industrial hygiene, healthcare financing and housing plus services models.

All NCHH staff members may be reached by phone at 410.992.0712 or by the e-mail addresses listed below.
The staff at NCHH includes:

Nancy Rockett Eldridge

neldridge@nchh.org
MS; Executive Director

Ms. Eldridge joined NCHH in August 2015 after 16 years as the chief executive officer of the Cathedral Square Corporation, a Vermont-based nonprofit, where she increased the number of CSC's affordable housing communities to 28 and expanding its focus to include the health of Vermont's aging population. Eldridge is the founder of the Support and Services at Home (SASH) initiative, a team effort to help Medicare beneficiaries remain at home and get the services they need, when they need them. Ms. Eldridge holds a master's degree in urban and environmental policy from Tufts University. She brings a new perspective to NCHH's work. In addition to continuing to support the improvement of substandard housing, Ms. Eldridge views the thousands of high-quality affordable housing developments across the country as a valuable asset in healthcare reform and essential to healthy neighborhoods.

Amanda L. Reddy

areddy@nchh.org
MS; Director of Strategy and Impact

Ms. Reddy is an experienced public health professional with a decade of experience in data management, analysis, and program evaluation. She is responsible for NCHH’s strategic direction with an overall goal of achieving measurable impact nationally. In her prior role as NCHH’s Director of Programs and Impact, she was responsible for advancing numerous organizational initiatives, including those related to increasing healthcare financing of healthy homes services; and developing training and technical assistance to support states in launching and growing sustainable asthma home visiting programs. Ms. Reddy was previously a research scientist with the New York State Department of Health, where she filled a variety of program evaluation, management, and technical support roles for a collection of programs including the Asthma Control, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention, Healthy Neighborhoods, and Healthy Home Environments for New Yorkers with Asthma Programs. Ms. Reddy holds an MS in environmental health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in neuroscience and behavior from Mount Holyoke College.

Lillian Agbeyegbe

lagbeyegbe@nchh.org
DrPH, MPH; Project Manager

Dr. Lillian Agbeyegbe is a public health practitioner with over a decade of experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation. As Project Manager, she leads and supports NCHH’s Housing as Healthcare portfolio by developing resources, training, and providing technical assistance to support states in providing healthy home services. She joined NCHH in April 2016 from her position as Evaluation and Data Manager at N Street Village in Washington, DC. Dr. Agbeyegbe has worked on various public health issues over the course of her career, including homelessness among women with co-occurring disorders. She was a Doctoral Fellow at Rose Brooks Center, Kansas City; and her doctoral study on “Healthcare Access for Clients of a Domestic Violence Organization” resulted in the establishment of a structured healthcare delivery system onsite at the domestic violence shelter. For the Staten Island HIV Care Network, she coordinated the development of the 2006 Service Delivery Plan and was appointed to the New York City HIV Prevention Planning Council. Dr. Agbeyegbe holds a Doctor of Public Health Practice degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has an MPH from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Christopher Bloom

cbloom@nchh.org
Communications and Marketing Officer

Christopher Bloom, Communications and Marketing Officer, joined NCHH in January 2008. Previously, as a project coordinator, he managed the daily operations of NCHH’s national lead safety training program, active in 38 states from 2009 to 2013, which certified over 25,000 renovators in EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. His attention to detail and his rapport with both instructors and contractors helped it to become one of the most successful RRP training programs in the nation. Before joining NCHH, he sold new custom single-family homes and townhouses. Mr. Bloom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Textual Studies from Syracuse University.

Jill Breysse

jbreysse@nchh.org
MHS, CIH; Project Manager

Jill Breysse, CIH, Project Manager, has worked for the National Center for Healthy Housing for since 1998. During that time, she has overseen more than 10 healthy homes research studies, analyzing the relationship between green affordable housing renovation and health outcomes and exploring the impact of energy retrofits on both lead poisoning and asthma outcomes. She currently leads NCHH’s Aging Gracefully project, helping to improve elderly residents’ physical function and enhance their housing conditions so that they can safely age in place. Ms. Breysse has authored several peer-reviewed research articles evaluating healthy homes hazard assessment tools and interventions. Most recently, she was lead author of guidance on conducting health impact assessments for housing decisions and helped to develop the National Healthy Homes Standard, an evidence-based standard of care for existing owner-occupied and rental housing. Ms. Breysse holds a Masters of Health Science degree in Environmental Health Engineering from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maryland.

Sherry L. Dixon

sdixon@nchh.org
PhD, Biostatistician

Dr. Sherry Dixon is a biostatistician with more than 20 years of experience with the analysis of housing, environmental, health, and biological research data. She has played a key role in the statistical analysis for all of National Center for Healthy Housing’s research and evaluation projects, encompassing lead hazard control, weatherization, green and healthy, asthma and allergens. Dr. Dixon earned her MS in biostatistics and PhD in statistics from Western Michigan University.

Laura Fudala

lfudala@nchh.org
Project Manager

Ms. Fudala joined NCHH in January 2014 as a project coordinator to provide a wide variety of coordination, research, writing, and support functions on multiple NCHH projects. She currently manages an NCHH grant from the New York State Department of Health to provide coordination, evaluation, technical, and programmatic support for the New York State Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program. Previously, Ms. Fudala worked as an international program associate for the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and a project scientist for Island Environmental, Inc. Ms. Fudala holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from Allegheny College.

Esther Gadomski

egadomski@nchh.org
Data Collector

Esther Gadomski, Data Collector, rejoined NCHH in June 2016, having previously worked for NCHH a decade earlier as an administrative assistant. Between her terms with NCHH, she has worked for the Enterprise Development Corporation, Enterprise Social Investment Corporation, and at the Rouse Company. She is also a substitute teacher in Howard County. Ms. Gadomski has also worked for Greenhorne and O’Mara in their Environmental Science department. Ms. Gadomski holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College.

Michelle Harvey

mharvey@nchh.org
Director of Administration

Michelle Harvey, Director of Administration, joined NCHH in December 2008. She oversees human resources, communications, operations, and IT management. An accomplished administrative professional with 15 years of experience in operations, human resource development, and employee relations, Ms. Harvey’s duties include partnering with members of senior management to guide corporate business objectives, workforce planning, and communications across the organization. Her strengths include innovation, leadership, change management, organizational development, and capacity building. Prior to joining NCHH, Ms. Harvey worked with Community Preservation and Development Corporation in the capacity of Operations Manager, where she played a leading role in managing both materials and personnel, in addition to human resources tasks such as managing payroll and hiring employees. Ms. Harvey’s blended background of human resources, operations management, finance, and information technology makes her a vital part of NCHH’s leadership team. Ms. Harvey graduated from Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration.

Chineye Isichei

cisichei@nchh.org
M.B.B.S, MSPH; Data Collector

Dr. Chineye Isichei joined NCHH in June 2016 as a Data Collector. She is also a Research Assistant in Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she has been involved in monitoring the air quality and its impact on health. Dr. Isichei has worked on various public health issues over the course of her career, including HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and managed occupational health exposure of healthcare workers. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health degree in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and a Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned both her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

David E. Jacobs

djacobs@nchh.org
PhD, CIH; Chief Scientist

Dr. David Jacobs is the Chief Scientist at the National Center for Healthy Housing. He also serves as Director of the U.S. Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Housing Related Disease and Injury for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO WHO), an adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and as a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on childhood lead poisoning prevention and was principal author of both the President’s Task Force Report on the subject in 2000 and the Healthy Homes Report to Congress in 1999. He has testified before Congress and other legislative bodies and has many peer reviewed publications. Dr. Jacobs is the former director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he was responsible for program evaluations, grants, contracts, public education, enforcement, regulation, and policy related to lead and healthy homes. His current work includes research on asthma, international healthy housing guidelines, lead poisoning prevention, and green sustainable building design. Dr. Jacobs is a Certified Industrial Hygienist® and holds degrees in political science, environmental health, technology, and science policy and a doctorate in environmental engineering.

Julie Kruse

jkruse@nchh.org
MSEd; Director of Policy

Julie Kruse, NCHH's Director of Policy, leads advocacy efforts to increase resources and promote policies for healthy housing. Julie staffs the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition, leads its Find It, Fix It, Fund It Lead Elimination Action Drive, and provides technical assistance and support to Coalition members. Prior to joining NCHH, she worked for 24 years advocating for LGBT rights, tax fairness for working families, and economic and educational equity for women and girls. Ms. Kruse holds a Master of Education degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s in honors biology from the University of Illinois.

Jonathan W. Wilson

jwilson@nchh.org
MPP; Chief Financial Officer and Director of Research

Jonathan Wilson, MPP,  has worked for NCHH since 1994 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Research. During his tenure, Mr. Wilson has served as a program manager for research, technical assistance, and policy work. He helped to coordinate the Evaluation of the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Program, the largest and most comprehensive study of lead hazard control in housing ever undertaken in the United States. He also led research exploring the EPA lead risk assessment protocols and the effects of window and porch interventions on lead exposure. Mr. Wilson has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed research manuscripts evaluating assessment tools and interventions for healthy housing hazards. He also served as the NCHH representative to the federal Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention from 2004 to 2010. He came to NCHH with a background in nonprofit housing development and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.

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