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Profiles of Members of EPA's LGBT Community

In December 2013, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy affirmed our Equality Employment Opportunity policy, "EPA cannot and will not tolerate discrimination based on race; color; religion; sex, including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity or gender expression; national origin; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; age; protected genetic information; status as a parent; marital status; political affiliation or retaliation based on previous EEO activity."  We continue to strive to achieve the goals of full equality for all our employees.

EPA's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees serve in numerous leadership roles and play an integral part in the agency's decision-making. The diversity of their expertise, heritage, and talents make the agency stronger.  Thanks to their hard work and dedication, we are able to fulfill our mission to protect public health and the environment for present and future generations.

Profiles of Members of EPA's LGBT Community

Sherry Banks, Life Scientist
Office of Site Remediation and Restoration
Boston, MA (EPA Region 1)
I wear many hats. My duties include coordinating and performing emergency response actions to manmade, industrial, and natural disasters. Read more about Sherry Banks.
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Charlena Bowling, Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of Research and Development
Cincinnati, OH

I’m a Public Affairs Specialist with the National Risk Management Research Laboratory’s communications team. Read more about Charlena Bowling.

Charlena Bowling

Brendan G. Doyle, Senior Advisor
Office of Research and Development
Washington, DC

I'm a senior advisor in EPA's National Homeland Security Research Center. I'm also a founding member of Equality EPA, the non-labor group at the agency that champions LGBT rights. Read more about Brendan G. Doyle.

Brendan Doyle

Javier Laureano, Division Director
Clean Water Division, Region 2
New York City

I lead a wonderful and talented team of nearly 80 professionals who work, among others, with 60,000 miles of rivers and streams, the ports of San Juan and New York/New Jersey Harbor, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Read more about Javier Laureano.

Javier Laureano

Mari Lee, Physical Scientist
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Washington DC (Headquarters)

I conduct chemical risk assessments for both new and existing chemicals in U.S. commerce. Read more about Mari Lee.

Mari Lee

Kevin Minoli, Principal Deputy General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Washington, DC

I’m a senior executive in the Office of General Counsel, where I serve as the managing attorney for our office. Read more about Kevin Minoli.

Kevin Minoli

Mahri Monson, Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Washington, DC

I help protect our waters by ensuring that stakeholders at all levels comply with U.S. environmental laws. I also encourage sustainable practices. Read more about Mahri Monson.

Mahri Monson

Rebecca Roose, Program Analyst
Office of International
and Tribal Affairs
Washington, DC

I lead the Tribal Capacity Development Team in EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office. Read more about Rebecca Roose.

Rebecca Roose
Bob Sachs, Environmental Scientist
Office of Policy, IO
Washington, DC
During my career at EPA I have worked on a wide range of issues, from authoring regulations for hazardous waste to developing an environmental code of conduct for ski areas in the U.S. Read more about Bob Sachs.
Bob Sachs

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