Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Raina Rippel

Ms. Raina Rippel is the Director of the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (SWPA-EHP). She was formerly Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Maine (1999-2006), and the Executive Director of the Center for Coalfield Justice in Washington, PA (2008-2011).   She convened the first conference in the Northeast educating medical and public health professionals on the connections between health and the environment. Trained in community organizing, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.