The Greater Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP, the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and The Hoosier Environmental Council will present a timely update on the impact of Lead Poisoning during the outbreak of COVID at 6:00 pm on Thursday February 25, 2021.
Guests from several federal agencies will join Dr. Virginia Caine, Marion County Public Health Director to bring awareness and light to our community as they share pertinent information about issues and policies, addressing the appalling lead poisoning crisis that far too many citizens in our local community face from disproportionate exposure. Additionally, the panelists will provide an update on current plans to bring positive change, resources, support and grants that are available to help local leaders ensure there is equitable funding and accountability to help remedy the crisis we face within our community.
Moderator Dr. Virginia Caine, Director, Marion County Public Health Department
Representing Federal Agencies:
· Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment (Water) U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Washington, DC
· Beth A. Faraguna, Assistant Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment (Paint) U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Washington, DC
· Diane B. Raynes Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Washington, DC
· Bruce P. Haber, Director, Program and Regulatory Support Division U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Washington, DC
· Paul H. Diegelman, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes , Region 5
· Alan Walts is director of the Tribal and Multimedia Programs Office in the U.S. EPA Region 5
· Cheryl Newton is the acting regional administrator of U.S. EPA Region 5
· Rosemary Enobakhare is the associate administrator for Public Engagement and Environmental Education,