Chesapeake PSR

Leadership

Chesapeake PSR's work in Maryland in governed by a board of directors and a staff.

Learn more about our leadership and staff below.

Board of Directors

Alfred Bartlett, MD

Dr. Alfred Bartlett is a pediatrician, epidemiologist and retired U.S. Public Health Service officer. From 1991-2011 he was senior medical advisor for U.S. Agency for International Development’s Child Survival Program, providing program, policy and technical leadership and direct support to programs in more than 20 countries. From 1986 to 1991 he carried out community-based child health research and program development in Guatemala as faculty of the The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. From 2011 to 2013 he was director of Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program, developing a new five-year Gates Foundation grant before retiring. From 1984 to 1986 he was a fellow and faculty member at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. From 1981 to 1984, he was an EIS officer and epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He completed his medical degree and residency training in pediatrics at Tulane University. After graduating from Harvard University in 1966, he served four years in the U.S. Navy, including 18 months as a river patrol officer in Vietnam, receiving the Bronze Star (combat V), Navy Commendation and Purple Heart. He is author of more than 40 published medical and scientific articles and book chapters. 

Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, President

Dr. Gwen DuBois is an internist practicing in Baltimore and a frequent speaker on issues related to clean energy and toxic air pollution. She is an instructor in Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of the Public Health Committee of the Maryland State Medical Society. She is interested in addressing the health implications of toxic air pollution and in ensuring that the United States safely winds down its use of nuclear energy. 

Peter Gorman, MD, MS

Dr. Peter Gorman is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine within the Department of Neurology and at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab). (full bio to come soon). He has been concerned about nuclear war prevention for many years and wrote an an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun entitled, "This is What Nuclear War Actually Means."

Nishanth Khanna, MD

Dr. Nishanth Khanna is a neuroradiologist by training who has been involved in fundraising efforts in support of the ACLU and has been engaged projects related to science education in the community. He is currently a clinical instructor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His area of interest is advocacy for the adoption of renewable energy and its wide-ranging benefits. He is also passionate about improving science literacy in public schools.

Arthur Milholland, MD

Dr. Arthur Milholland retired after 30 years on the faculty of the University of Maryland's Department of Anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and previously served with the Army Medical Corps at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. Milholland has been active with PSR since 1983. His advocacy has addressed the larger medical problems of nuclear weapons, climate change and poisoning of the environment. He supports human rights (including national health insurance), peace advocacy, nuclear weapons abolition, environmental stewardship and justice, including a living wage for all. He is a vegetarian for environmental protection and compassion for animals. 

Tim Whitehouse, JD, MA, Treasurer

Tim Whitehouse is executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). He was Chesapeake PSR’s most recent executive director serving through the spring of 2019. Tim has more than 20 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. He has worked as an environmental consultant for companies on international trade and environmental issues, as helped start a local non-profit organization focusing on clean energy issues. Previously, he was head of the Law and Policy Program at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada and a senior attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. He is interested in the interface of policy and science and on strengthening transparency in government.

Laalitha Surapaneni, MD, MPH

Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni is an Internal Medicine physician. She earned her MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was involved with Project CURE, an organization that helps repurpose medical supplies and reduce medical waste. She works with Chesapeake PSR on air pollution issues from energy sources and on climate and health education. 

Yousef Zarbalian, MD

Dr. Yousef Zarbalian is a rheumatologist practicing in Northern Virginia. During residency training at the University of Maryland, he became interested in understanding the health effects of hydraulic fracturing. He is active in several local organizations that advocate for a rapid transition to clean, renewable energy in Virginia and the United States.


Staff

Kathy Crandall Robinson Chesapeake PSR Executive Director

Kathy Crandall Robinson has decades of experience working on policy, advocacy, field outreach, and program development for a number of nonprofit and peace organizations including Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), a national women’s peace and security organization where she was the senior policy director leading WAND’s policy and advocacy strategy development. She also previously worked on nuclear weapons disarmament and related issues at organizations including Physicians for Social Responsibility and Union of Concerned Scientists. Kathy has most recently been a policy and advocacy consultant for organizations including Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, and Women Cross DMZ. She has had op-eds published on issues including nuclear weapons dismantlement, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and Pentagon spending and budget politics. Kathy’s passion is educating and engaging citizens to inform and shape policies promoting health and safety in thriving communities.