Carol Kawecki

Vice President/Senior Program Manager

Carol Kawecki has over 20 years in program evaluation, research, and publications related to healthy housing issues in the public health domain.

Ms. Kawecki has designed, implemented, analyzed, and presented survey research findings in the fields of environmental health and housing, environmental policy, healthcare financing, substance abuse, land use management, and the administration of federal block grants. Her project management experience at Healthy Housing Solutions includes managing research, training, and evaluations of (1) the impact of alternative definitions of lead-based paint on federally assisted housing; (2) the design, sampling, and OMB Information Collection Request for the American Healthy Homes Survey II; (3) HUD’s Healthy Homes Grants Management System and its National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network; (4) CDC’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center; (5) HUD’s Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant programs; (6) CDC’s pilot program to integrate initiatives to correct housing and environmental hazards into hospital Community Benefits spending decisions; and (7) CDC’s three-year CDC Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing Policies Study. In addition to her work at Healthy Housing Solutions, Ms. Kawecki has managed an asthma research grant-funded home visiting program and conducted home assessments and resident interviews in two healthy homes projects.

Ms. Kawecki also has extensive experience in the preparation of toolkits and guidance documents for implementation of best practices. She is one of the contributing authors/writers of the HUD Healthy Homes Program Guidance Manual and is the editor/writer of the most recent HUD Healthy Homes Initiative background paper on asthma. She has also provided technical assistance on behalf of the CDC to five state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs in strategic planning, redesigning of case management work processes, and housing-based primary prevention.

Prior to her work at Healthy Housing Solutions, she managed for the National Center for Healthy Housing’s technical assistance to 15 counties under the New York State Department of Health’s pilot Primary Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning and a two-year HUD-funded pilot program in two upstate New York cities to address environmental health and safety hazards in home-based childcare; this project received EPA’s Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award in 2006. She also provided technical assistance on behalf of the CDC to five state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs in strategic planning, redesigning of case management work processes, and housing-based primary prevention.

Ms. Kawecki has a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College.