An event with Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the EPA
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership program will feature “Public Health, Science and Leadership,” a live webcast conversation with Ms. Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 12:30 – 1 p.m. ET. Ms. McCarthy is an environmental health and air quality expert who continues to be a thought leader and a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment. Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, she was named EPA administrator in 2013. A longtime public servant and progressive leader, she previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, deputy secretary of the Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, and undersecretary for policy for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. During her 30-year career, she has advised five Massachusetts governors on environmental affairs, worked at both the state and local levels on critical environmental issues, and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation, and the environment. Of her many contributions, Ms. McCarthy considers the start of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., to be one of her major environmental achievements. She is a current Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard Chan School an I.O.P Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. View the webcast at hsph.me/voices. On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/McCarthy2. Send leadership questions for consideration to be asked during the webcast to @VoicesHSPH using #VoicesHSPH or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.