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CPSR Leadership

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DR. ALFRED BARTLETT is a pediatrician, epidemiologist and retired U.S. Public Health Service officer. His career focused on children’s health care in developing countries: initially community-based child health research and program development in Guatemala, followed by over 20 years providing program, policy, and technical leadership and support to programs in more than 20 countries with USAID and Save the Children. In 2014, after retiring, he began engagement in climate change action at the state level, promoting clean renewable energy. He has participated in drafting of major legislation, several Public Service Commission Work Groups, and promoting solar development in multiple counties.

DR. GWEN DUBOIS, President of CPSR, has been a nuclear abolitionist for decades, lecturing on the medical consequences, involved in protests and risking arrest. She was a civilian lobbyist at  U.N. preparatory meetings for the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, and co-founded Prevent Nuclear War Maryland. She has lectured on the health harms of particulate matter and from gas appliances and was involved in a successful campaign in Curtis Bay to pull the permit of a hazardous waste incinerator.  She is on the boards of PSR and Back from the Brink. Dr. DuBois practiced internal medicine for decades and is an instructor of medicine at Johns Hopkins.


DR. TERRY FITZGERALD, originally trained in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, has been practicing Addiction Medicine since 2001. He retired from clinical practice in 2018. His past activities include two years as president of the Committee of Interns and Residents, the largest union of physicians in the U.S. Dr. Fitzgerald has worked in support of the peoples of Central America and against the US blockade of Cuba. He was spokesperson for the Baltimore Campaign to End the Death Penalty and was active with Baltimore Jews for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. He has been secretary-treasurer of CPSR since 2020.

DR. PETER GORMON is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Gorman has participated in clinical trials aimed at improving the lives of persons with spinal cord injury. He has been recently awarded the Paralyzed Veterans of America Speedy award, a national recognition of contributions to the care of veterans with spinal cord injury. Dr. Gorman has served on the Chesapeake PSR board since 2016 and has written several editorials and letters on the medical consequences of nuclear war. 

DR. ARTHUR MILHOLLAND retired after 30 years on the faculty of the University of Maryland's Department of Anesthesiology. He graduated the University of Maryland School of Medicine and previously served with the Army Medical Corps at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. Dr. 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. 

DR. DAN MORHAIM brings a unique background with clinical, political, and academic experience: 40+ years practicing Emergency Medicine physician; Maryland State Legislator 1995-2019; Faculty Johns Hopkins Public Health School and the Maryland College Osteopathic Medicine at Morgan State; healthcare consultant; member, numerous boards and commissions; public speaker. Dr. Morhaim has written articles for medical journals and the general media and two books from Johns Hopkins Press endorsed by a diverse group of distinguished people (see He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. 


DR. SNEHAL T. PATEL is a Pediatric Hospitalist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed residency training in General Pediatrics at Duke Children’s Hospital. He has an MHS degree from the Johns Hopkins BSPH and has worked as a healthcare consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Since 2019, Dr. Patel has served on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. In addition to direct patient care, he supports inpatient education, training and research activities as well as leading education and advocacy efforts related to Environmental Justice and Climate Change and Health.


DR. ELISE RILEY is an Internal Medicine physician with 40 years experience in hospital and outpatient clinical practice, administration, and academic medicine. Throughout her career she has  been actively involved in the care of the uninsured and underinsured. Dr. Riley was directly involved in the development and opening of four healthcare centers operated by Holy Cross Hospital for low income patients and functioned as the Medical Director for 12 years. She worked with a variety of community groups on both healthcare issues and education in Montgomery County. In recent years she has been actively involved in advocating for measures to address issues related to climate change. She also cares deeply about healthcare equity and social justice issues. 

DR. KAWSAR TALAAT is an Infectious Disease physician and vaccine scientist who is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on clinical trials of vaccines as well as vaccine safety. She has been a member of PSR since 1995 and has gone on, several peace-promoting and fact-finding trips with delegations from Washington PSR to multiple countries in the Middle East.  She has recently joined the PSR board.

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DARRELL CARRINGTON is a highly experienced professional with 35+ years in government, non-profits, and the private sector. As the Managing Director of Carrington & Associates, LLC, he is a respected lobbyist in Annapolis, representing diverse clients. His impactful roles include Prisoner Re-entry Coordinator, reducing recidivism rates and Director for the Office of Energy & Food Programs, organizing successful outreach initiatives. Mr. Carrington's grant writing expertise has secured over $30 million. He played a key role in Maryland's Cannabis Industry, co-founded the Maryland Cannabis Industry Association (MDCIA), and advocated for Marriage Equality.

RACHAEL KEYES honed her passion for safeguarding public interests during her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Motivated by her commitment to advocacy and policy-driven improvements, she embarked on an internship in a Maryland senator's office, setting her on a path dedicated to nonprofit work. Rachael's journey continued at an environmental nonprofit, where she played a pivotal role in advocating for stricter regulations on pesticide use. With her experience in shaping policy and driving meaningful change, Rachael is a valuable asset to CPSR’s mission of creating a safer and more equitable world.

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