NCHH Staff List

NCHH staff bring a variety of backgrounds and experience to their work, as befits the multidisciplinary field of lead hazard control and lead poisoning prevention. The health, housing, and research fields are well represented with former public health administrators, affordable housing developers, an insurance specialist, an epidemiologist, and a biostatistician contributing their skills.

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:

Rebecca L. Morley

MSPP, Executive Director

Rebecca Morley, MSPP, Executive Director of NCHH, leads a multi-disciplinary staff in the mission of creating healthy and safe housing for children. Ms. Morley led the development of the National Healthy Homes Training Center and spearheaded NCHH's work in the Gulf Coast region following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She launched and is the Chair of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition, a multidisciplinary collaborative of nonprofits advocating for better quality housing and neighborhoods for the nation’s families. Before joining NCHH in 2002, Ms. Morley was a senior associate with ICF Consulting in Washington, DC, where she served as an environmental health, affordable housing, and communications consultant to state and federal agency clients. She has authored numerous articles and publications on the topic of housing and public health, including a book entitled Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy. Ms. Morley serves on the Board of Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. and is the president of the Fleming Park Community Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a master’s degree in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jonathan W. Wilson

MPP, Acting Director

Mr. Wilson has worked at NCHH for 22 years, most recently as the deputy director. He serves as the Coordinating Center Director for the Healthy Homes, Happy Kids green renovation study for Enterprise Community Partners. Previously, Mr. Wilson was director of Co-op Services for Worcester Common Ground, a community land trust in Worcester, MA. During his tenure at NCHH, Mr. Wilson has served as a program manager for research, technical assistance and policy work. He helped 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. From 2005-2006, he managed a post-Katrina flood clean-up demonstration project in New Orleans with support from Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks. Mr. Wilson also served as the NCHH representative to the federal Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. He is the principal author of many reports and journal articles and has a BA in Government from Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University.

Christopher Bloom
Project Coordinator

Jill Breysse

CIH, Industrial Hygienist

Sherry L. Dixon

Ph.D., Biostatistician

Phillip Dodge

Fund Development Officer

Laura Fudala

Junior Project Manager

Michelle Harvey

Director of Administration

David E. Jacobs

Ph.D., CIH, Research Director

Julie Kruse
Policy Director

Ms. Kruse has a 24-year career of advocating for tax fairness for working families, economic and educational equity, immigration reform, and civil rights. She helped end the ban on gays in the military and win relief for tens of thousands of LGBT immigrant families. Julie has led several national coalitions of community-based organizations, local governments, businesses, and faith groups. She was the founding director of the National Community Tax Coalition and led its successful effort to end pre-audits of low-income taxpayers. She served on the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois and chaired its Pay Equity Working Group. Julie has taught at the college and high school levels, overseen job training programs, and worked in research laboratories at two universities. She holds a master’s in education from Northwestern University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in honors biology from the University of Illinois. Julie will be leading the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition, handling legislative affairs and supporting the roll-out of two new campaigns.

Amanda L. Reddy

MS, Director of Programs and Impact

Tom Neltner
Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Neltner is a chemical engineer and attorney who previously worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pew Charitable Trusts on food additive issues. He has coauthored seven peer-reviewed journal articles on the issue, including four in the Institute of Food Technologists publications. In 2013, Pew published is assessment of the U.S. food additive regulatory program and made recommendations to fix shortcomings based on these articles and its evaluation. His career has focused on chemical safety, whether in the workplace, the environment, consumer products, or in food. He has worked in chemical, pesticide, and pharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as state government and public interest advocacy, with stints as an adjunct professor at Indiana University through many of those years. Tom previously served as NCHH’s Director of Training and Education, building NCHH’s Healthy Homes Training Center and Network. We are pleased to have him back. Tom will be handling regulatory issues, in particular the adoption of our National Healthy Housing Standard provisions by federal, state, and local agencies and EPA RRP rule enforcement.

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