Protecting Children - Understanding Lead with the US EPA

Please join the experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to learn about:

  • What is lead and how might we be exposed to it?
  • Why should I be concerned about lead?
  • How can I reduce my family’s potential exposure to lead?
  • Where can I find more information about education, health, nutrition and how to help parents?

Featuring Expert Speakers from the US EPA:

Denise Manole works at the US Environmental Protection Agency- Region 2 within the Chemicals Management Section. She works as part of the lead-based paint team on the accreditation of US EPA lead-based paint training providers, participating in outreach through the Community Lead Awareness initiative, working as a grants project officer and responding to lead (Pb) related public inquiries. Denise holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science in Applied Biology from Salisbury University.

Lisa Brodeth Carrick is currently a Training Specialist, assisting the US Environmental Protection Agency through a cooperative agreement with the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program. She supports the US EPA-Region 2, as a member of the lead-based paint team on the accreditation of US EPA lead-based paint training providers, participates in outreach though the Community Lead Awareness initiative, and responds to lead (Pb) related public inquiries. She was a leader and award winner in the for-profit and non-profit sectors in Sales, Technology, Training & Development, and Human Resources. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in the Thomas Hunter Honors Program, Hunter College, CUNY and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall.

Your Instructor

Andrew Roszak
Andrew Roszak

Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-Paramedic, serves as the executive director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, as Chief of Preparedness, Health and Environment for the Region II Head Start Association and as an adjunct professor in the school of community and environmental health at Old Dominion University. Since 2015, he has been working full time on emergency preparedness, response and recovery issues impacting the early childhood sector – child care and family child care programs, afterschool care, Head Start and Early Head Start. Roszak was formerly the Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness at Child Care Aware of America, Senior Public Health Advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Care Coordination Center and Senior Director of Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where he worked each day to help prepare communities and the healthcare sector for pandemics and disasters. Roszak began his emergency preparedness career as a firefighter, paramedic and is certified as a hazardous materials technician and in hazardous materials operations. Roszak also served as Health Policy Fellow for the United States Senate Budget and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees during the 110th and 111th Congress. Roszak is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the District of Columbia and before the US Supreme Court. Andrew is a graduate of the Early Childhood Leadership Program from Harvard University.

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