APRIL 11, 2019


Community College
Union Station


Clean Air Carolina’s annual NC BREATHE Conference provides an interactive forum for North Carolinians to share the latest research related to the impacts air pollution has on human health, the environment, and the economy, and to discuss the critical role policy making plays.

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Past Conferences



Environmental Justice in NC

Secretary Michael Regan

NC Department of Environmental Quality

Health and Cost-of-Living Impacts of Living Near Hog Farms (CAFOS)

Naeema Muhammad

Executive Director,
Environmental Justice Network


Chris Heaney

Associate Professor,
John Hopkins

GenX and Creating Regulations on Emerging Contaminants

Jane Hoppin, Sc.D.

Deputy Director,
Center for Human Health and the Environment,
NC State University

Vulnerability of NC to Climate Change

Chris Weaver, Ph.D.

National Center for Environmental Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Viney Aneja, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

NC State University

Ashley Bell

Director, CME, Pharmacy, Dentistry

Southeast AHEC

June Blotnick, M.Ed.

Executive Director

Clean Air Carolina

Kerrie Cave

Project Specialist

Southeast AHEC

Jamie Cole, J.D.

Policy Manager, Environmental Justice, Air & Materials

NC Conservation Network

Dan Costa, Sc.D.

National Program Director for Air, Climate & Energy (retired)

U.S. E.P.A.

Saralyn Gillikin

Director, Continuing Education, Mental Health, Public Health

Southeast AHEC

Beth Hassett-Sipple, M.S.P.H.

Science Associate, Air, Climate, & Energy Research Program

U.S. E.P.A.

Olivia Herndon

Director, Continuing Education, Mental Health, Public Health

Southeast AHEC

Stephen Keener, M.D.

Public Health Consultant


Kim Lyerly, M.D.

George Barth Geller Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery

Duke University

Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky, M.S.P.H.

Manager, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air

Clean Air Carolina

Stan Meiburg, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wake Forest University

Tandra Miller

Project Specialist, Nursing, Interdisciplinary

Southeast AHEC

Allie Reid

Project Specialist, Mental Health, Public Health

Southeast AHEC

Jess Rinsky, Ph.D.


Bill Ross, Jr., J.D.


Brooks Pierce

Bill Schlesinger, Ph.D.

Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Emeritus

Duke University