DR. KATHLEEN THIESSEN
Senior scientist at Oak Ridge Center for Risk Analysis. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Thiessen served as a panelist for the National Research Council’s (NRC) review “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards.” She has extensive experience evaluating exposures, doses, and risks to human health from environmental contaminants and in the use of uncertainty analysis for environmental and health risk assessment. Dr. Thiessen has led several working groups on dose reconstruction and urban remediation for the International Atomic Energy Agency's model testing programs. She received her Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
DOUGLAS A. RULEY, ATTORNEY
Douglas Ruley directs the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School and is a specialist in appellate law. He has litigated environmental cases for over twenty years, as a staff attorney for Earthjustice in Juneau, Alaska, and for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Asheville, NC. He graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1987.
ANGELA C. HIND, M.D.
Angela Hind practiced traditional Internal Medicine for 17 years. Watching patients suffer under the weight of chronic illnesses such as cancer, Diabetes, and autoimmune disease, she became acutely aware of the inability of the current medical system to prevent and treat the growing epidemic of chronic disease. In 2012 she received additional training in molecular toxicology and Functional Medicine -- the personalized approach to preventing and treating disease using diet, toxin avoidance, and stress reduction. In 2014 she opened You, M.D., a consulting firm dedicated to providing accurate information about the intersection between environmental toxins, industrial food and health, for businesses wanting to use health as a guide for societal change.
REVEREND DR. GERALD L. DURLEY
As the former Dean of Clark Atlanta University and the former director of the Health Promotion Resource Center of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Reverend Gerald Durley seeks to combine the disciplines of faith and science with the lessons learned as a civil rights advocate of the 1960’s. He believes that climate change, global warming, and environmental justice are moral imperatives and civil rights issues. He has worked with Interfaith Power and Light, the Sierra Club, Eco-America, U.S. Climate Action Network, the Environmental Working Group, Green Law, Ambassadors for Clean Air, Moms Clean Air Force, and Water Keeper Inc. Currently he is working to eradicate fluoride from drinking water and testifying before EPA on the clean power plan.