Amanda Reddy

Amanda Reddy, MS, Executive Director, is an experienced public health professional with over a decade of experience in data management, analysis, and program evaluation. Since joining the organization in September 2012, first as a senior analyst with Healthy Housing Solutions, the National Center for Healthy Housing’s (NCHH) for-profit subsidiary, and subsequently with NCHH, she has advanced numerous organizational initiatives, including those related to increasing healthcare financing of healthy homes services, developing training and technical assistance to support states in launching and growing sustainable asthma home visiting programs, and the development of indicators for the HUD Healthy Communities Index.

Prior to her career at NCHH, Ms. Reddy was a research scientist with the New York State Department of Health, where she filled a variety of program evaluation, management, and technical support roles for a collection of programs including the Asthma Control, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention, Healthy Neighborhoods, and Healthy Home Environments for New Yorkers with Asthma programs. Ms. Reddy holds an MS in environmental health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in neuroscience and behavior from Mount Holyoke College. In May 2017, Ms. Reddy was named Executive Director of the National Center for Healthy Housing.

Robert Santucci

Robert M. Santucci has over 35 years experience in housing program design and development, sustainable building, value engineering, and renovation. He has operated innovative affordable housing programs offering new construction, scattered site rehabilitation, and multifamily rentals. Building upon this hands-on experience in construction management and project development, Mr. Santucci has written and delivered 28 training programs for real estate developers. He is widely published in technical publications and mainstream media like Readers Digest and Money magazine. He has provided over 200 onsite technical assistance consultations to states, cities, and nonprofit developers. For example, he created the system to provide work write-ups for 112,000 homeowners post-Hurricane Katrina. For the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, he coordinated a nine-person team to assure the appropriate expenditure of funds in a three-jurisdiction assignment. Mr. Santucci is nationally recognized for his experience in healthy homes techniques, cost effective mitigation of lead hazards, scattered-site rehabilitation, and business planning. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgetown University.

Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy is an Environmental Hygienist and is the Managing Director for the Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO. The center provides patient-based services, training, and education, and performs research in indoor environmental health. Mr. Kennedy has been involved in housing and school environmental health assessments for 10 years and environmental science and industrial hygiene chemistry consulting for over 20 years.

He is currently one of the instructors for the Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Healthy Home Training Center serving the state of Missouri for the National Center for Healthy Housing. Additionally, Mr. Kennedy is currently the co-director of the Workgroup Practice Parameter on Home Assessment for the Joint Task Force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association’s Home Health Committee, and serves on the curriculum committee for the National Healthy Homes Training Center. Mr. Kennedy received his Masters in Public Health from the University of Kansas, Department of Preventive Medicine, and his Bachelor of Arts in Natural History and Environmental Science from the University of Kansas, where he also received teaching certification in secondary science. He previously worked for several years as a restoration carpenter and woodworker.

David Governo

David M. Governo is the founding partner at Governo Law Firm in Boston, MA. For three decades, he has represented clients as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel in lead, asbestos, mold, indoor air quality, toxic tort, and complex products liability cases. Mr. Governo also advises individuals and business owners on risk management issues, insurance coverage, and liability claims.

Mr. Governo has a national reputation in the field of toxic torts in general and lead poisoning in particular. In 1992, he developed and served as the defense chairman of the first national conference on lead poisoning litigation. Since that time, he has authored many articles on lead poisoning and has presented on lead poisoning at national legal and technical lead conferences. He counsels clients with respect to the federal and state lead disclosure rules and serves on ASTM International Committees, E6 on the Performance of Buildings, and E06.23 on Lead Hazards.

In addition to lead poisoning, Mr. Governo has published articles on a wide variety of housing and health legal issues, including asbestos, insurance, soil vapor intrusion, green building practices, air cleaners, construction defects, and mold. He has edited and co-authored the textbook Toxic Tort Law and Science Manual and a new book chapter on “An Overview of Mold Litigation in Massachusetts” in Toxic Mold Litigation, Second Edition (2009).

Mr. Governo has been invited to present papers on indoor air quality at conferences throughout the country. He is a member of numerous bar associations and trade groups. He is an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and serves as the Chairman of the FDCC’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Section. He has consistently been voted as a New England Super Lawyer by his peers and has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV).

Hung Cheung, MD

Hung K. Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM, is the President and Chief Science Officer at Cogency Environmental Group in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Cheung is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore and received his Medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School. His first residency and board certification was in Primary Care/Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital. He later received his Master’s in Public Health degree in Environmental Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he honed his environmental health investigative skills. Dr. Cheung returned for further Postgraduate training (and received his second board certification) in Preventive Medicine specializing in Occupational Medicine from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He achieved Fellowship status in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Dr. Cheung is also a Faculty member in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health.

For the last twenty plus years, since beginning his training at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cheung has been working full time in Occupational and Environmental Medicine as well as in Public Health consultation where he has investigated thousands of environmental health complaints in hundreds of homes, schools, commercial office buildings, and manufacturing facilities.

In June 2000, Dr. Cheung was named the State Medical Director for the State of Maryland agencies and state employees. In that capacity, he worked closely with the State, local municipalities, and many large corporations in building safe, healthful and productive workplaces. Recently, he was the principle investigator of a large peer reviewed multi-facility U.S. Department of Defense epidemiology study where over 7,000 occupants with environmental complaints participated from over 350 study areas. He was also appointed to the ACOEM evidence-based panel for the creation of ACOEM evaluation and treatment guidelines. Additionally, Dr. Cheung was on the Maryland Governor’s Task Force on Indoor Air Quality. The Task Force met for ten months reviewing the latest literature, data, testimonies of experts and patients, and best practices, and then generated a set of recommendations to the Governor and the State Legislature in July 2002.