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Rebecca Morley

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Rebecca Morley

Executive Director
National Center for Healthy Housing


Rebecca Morley is the executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH),where she leads a multi‐disciplinary staff in creating healthy and safe housing for children. Ms.Morley spearheaded NCHH's work in the Gulf Coast region following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She has authored numerous articles and publications on housing‐related health hazards. Before joining NCHH in 2002, Ms. Morley was a senior associate with ICF Consulting in Washington, D.C., where she advised clients, including federal agencies, on the development of lead poisoning prevention. Ms. Morley also worked with HUD in a variety of posts, and was responsible for developing lead paint regulations and overseeing children's environmental health projects. She served on the President's Task Force for Children's Environmental Health Safety and designed a national multi‐million dollar healthy homes campaign focused on injury prevention. As a legislative fellow to U.S. Senator Jack Reed, she authored components of the Kennedy Health Bill related to childhood lead poisoning. She serves on the Board of the National Disease Clusters Alliance. Ms. Morley holds a bachelor's degree in environmental science and a master's degree in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

10320 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 500
Columbia  Maryland  21044
United States
Office Phone: 
(410) 992-0712


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