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

Gina Angiola, MD

Dr. Gina Angiola is a retired physician who has cared for patients both as a solo practitioner and in a teaching capacity in obstetrics and gynecology. She is passionately committed to preventing illness by promoting healthy environments and believes that the work of physicians, now more than ever, cannot be limited to the office setting or the operating room. She is the lead campaigner for Chesapeake PSR on issues surrounding unconventional gas development - fracking - and supports Chesapeake PSR's work on climate change and clean energy solutions. Dr. Angiola has a BS in Chemistry from MIT and an medical degree from University of California, Irvine.

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. 

Stephanie Fowler, PhD, MPH

Dr. Stephanie Fowler is a cancer prevention researcher and public health professional passionate about preventing human health from being exploited for profit. Her work with Chesapeake PSR involves pushing legislation to eliminate exposures to environmental carcinogens and working to strengthen transparency within government and industry. Fowler earned a MA and PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Toledo and a MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with specializations in environmental health and policy. Given Fowler’s strong background in research design and statistical analyses, she works to interpret, educate, and translate the science of environmental carcinogenesis to the general public and policy-makers.

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. 

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

Tim Whitehouse, JD, MA, Chesapeake PSR Executive Director

Tim Whitehouse 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.

Sara Via, PhD, Co-Lead, Climate Health Action Team

Dr. Sara Via is Professor of Biology and Entomology at University of Maryland and co-leads Chesapeake PSR’s Climate Health Action Team. Dr. Via held faculty positions at the University of Iowa and Cornell University before coming to University of Maryland in 1997. Her 50 research publications in evolutionary genetics have been cited by other researchers over 9,500 times, and she was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland in 2005. Since 2013, when she received training in climate change education from former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project, Via has spoken about climate change to many community groups and is currently reaching many Marylanders through University of Maryland Extension. Via’s work with Chesapeake PSR emphasizes public outreach on climate change and raising awareness of the significant health co-benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the EmPOWER program for energy efficiency. 

Alfred Bartlett, MD, Co-Lead, Climate Health Action Team

(See above, under Board of Directors.)

Max Obuszewski, Peace and Justice Coordinator

Max Obuszewski is a Baltimore-based peace and civil rights activist.