honor of Women's History Month, DHPE Policy Training Director, Doreleena
Sammons-Posey participated in the Invitational White House Briefing Series: Women
and the Environment Summit hosted by the Obama Administration and Federal
Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson at
the White House on March 26, 2012. EPA Administrator Jackson was the former
Commissioner for the Department of Environmental Protection for the State of
She was joined by Senior Advisor
to the President, Valarie Jarrett; Tina Chen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady;
Heather Zichal, the Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate
Change; and a host of others. Invited participants were from all sectors
including nonprofits, corporate, and government.
were held after the presentations to solicit input on the public's top areas of
concern for the next five years as it relates to the environment. This event
was streamed live and the EPA will publish a EPA web page that will include the
summaries from the breakout sessions, information from the commitment cards,
photographs and follow-up activities.
Sammons-Posey is pictured with Administrator Jackson in the photo.