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:

Amanda L. Reddy
MS; Executive Director

Amanda Reddy, MS, Executive Director, is an experienced public health professional with over a decade of experience in data management, analysis, and program evaluation. Since joining the organization in September 2012, first as a senior analyst with Healthy Housing Solutions, NCHH's for-profit subsidiary, and subsequently with NCHH, she has advanced numerous organizational initiatives, including those related to increasing healthcare financing of healthy homes services, developing training and technical assistance to support states in launching and growing sustainable asthma home visiting programs, and the development of indicators for the HUD Healthy Communities Index. Prior to her career at NCHH, Ms. Reddy was 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. In May 2017, Ms. Reddy was named Executive Director of the National Center for Healthy Housing.

Lillian Agbeyegbe
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
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 27,000 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
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
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.

Nancy Rockett Eldridge
MS; Well-Home Network Director

Nancy Eldridge is the Director of the Well-Home Network, a new national movement designed to bring together, amplify, and expand the work of housing-based service models at affordable nonprofit housing organizations. The Network aims to achieve better health and well-being and social engagement – beginning with elderly residents and individuals with a disability – and expanding to families and their peers in the surrounding neighborhoods with the goal of reducing Medicare and Medicaid costs. Ms. Eldridge served as NCHH's Executive Director from August 2015 to May 2017 before deciding to step down to focus her full attention on the Well-Home Network. Prior to joining NCHH, Ms. Eldridge worked for 16 years as Chief Executive Officer of Cathedral Square Corporation, a Vermont-based nonprofit, where she increased the number of CSC's affordable housing communities to 28 and expanded its focus to include the health of Vermont's aging population. Eldridge is the founder of the Support and Services at Home (SASH) model, 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. With the unanimous support of the NCHH Board and staff leadership, Ms. Eldridge will create a new, separate nonprofit in the summer of 2017 to meet the full potential of the Well-Home Network.

Laura Fudala
Project Manager

Laura 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
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.

Sarah Goodwin
Policy Analyst

Sarah Goodwin, Policy Analyst, joined NCHH in June 2017. She previously served NCHH as a policy intern for a year, where she helped to establish and run Find It, Fix It, Fund It: A Lead Elimination Action Drive and all of its workgroups. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from American University.

Michelle Harvey
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
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 at 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
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.

Darcy Scott 
MA; Senior Policy Consultant

Darcy Scott has been engaged in federal advocacy efforts for over 15 years.  After serving as the DC director of a women’s organization dedicated to influencing the direction of discretionary spending, she worked with a number of large-scale organizations, such as the ACLU and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to influence legislators both in Washington, DC, and back in their home states through public engagement. Ms. Scott went on to run the government affairs department at M+R Strategic Services before becoming a sole proprietor, leveraging the power of organizations and coalitions to influence the legislative process. Clients have included the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Habitat for Humanity International, United Way Worldwide, the Colombe Foundation, and the National Partnership for Women and Families. Ms. Scott has an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a graduate degree from Northwestern University. She sits on the advisory board of the Women’s Information Network, serves on the board of Peace PAC, and is on the Scoville Fellowship Board.

Jonathan W. Wilson
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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