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Profiles of Members of EPA's LGBT Community

At EPA, we protect human health and the environment every day. EPA’s diverse workforce, which includes a wide range of specialists—scientists, lawyers, economists, emergency responders, managers and communicators—brings a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face.

EPA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees serve in numerous leadership roles and play an integral part in the agency's decision-making. The diversity of their expertise, heritage, and talents make the agency stronger. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, we fulfill our mission to protect public health and the environment for present and future generations.

Profiles of Members of EPA's LGBT Community

David Ack, Membership Committee Policy and Oversight Coordinator
Office of Mission Support
Washington, DC
I manage and process all of the membership packages for all of the federal advisory committees for the Federal Advisory Committee Management Division, providing advice and guidance to the program offices and the Designated Federal Officers.  Read more about David Ack.
David Ack
Sherry Banks, Federal On Scene Coordinator, Life Scientist
LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager
Superfund Emergency Management Division
Boston, MA (EPA Region 1)
I wear many hats. My duties include coordinating and performing emergency response actions to manmade, industrial, and natural disasters. Read more about Sherry Banks.
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Charlena Bowling, Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of Research and Development
Cincinnati, OH

I’m a Public Affairs Specialist with the National Risk Management Research Laboratory’s communications team. Read more about Charlena Bowling.

Charlena Bowling

DavidBrian Esch, Improvement Specialist
LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager
Administrator’s Office
Washington, D.C.

As a black-belted improvement specialist, I have the privilege to work with many offices and teams across the country to help make processes flow more smoothly resulting in higher quality products and faster delivery. Read more about DavidBrian Esch.

Davidbrian Esch

Spencer Hiser, Chemist/LIMS Administrator
Region 6
Houston, TX

I perform analysis for semivolatile compounds in various matrices by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, which involves running sample extracts through the instruments and generating reports. Read more about Spencer Hiser.

David Hiser

Allison Hoppe, Attorney Adviser
Office of General Counsel
Washington, DC

I am in the Communities and Ecosystems Practice Group in the Cross-Cutting Issues Law Office and I provide counsel to EPA employees across the agency on issues relating to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental justice, and federal Indian law. Read more about Allison Hoppe.

Allison Hoppe

Javier Laureano, Division Director
Clean Water Division, Region 2
New York City

I lead a wonderful and talented team of nearly 80 professionals who work, among others, with 60,000 miles of rivers and streams, the ports of San Juan and New York/New Jersey Harbor, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Read more about Javier Laureano.

Javier Laureano

Christina Motilall, Public Affairs Specialist
Office of Environmental Justice
Washington, D.C. 

I have had a few roles since coming to the agency, but my main focus has been science communications. Read more about Christina Motilall.

Christina Motilall

Mahri Monson, Case Manager
Office of General Counsel
Washington, DC

I work in EPA’s External Civil Rights Compliance Office, and I help enforce federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Read more about Mahri Monson.

Mahri Monson

Andrew Reighart, Clean Air Markets Policy Analyst
Office of Atmospheric Programs
Washington, DC

I work to implement the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Acid Rain Program to reduce power plant pollution and meet the Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Read more about Andrew Reighart.

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Bob Sachs, Environmental Scientist
Office of Policy, IO
Washington, DC
During my career at EPA I have worked on a wide range of issues, from authoring regulations for hazardous waste to developing an environmental code of conduct for ski areas in the U.S. Read more about Bob Sachs.
Bob Sachs

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