Members

Contact STAC

Designated Federal Official
Paul Middendorf
WTC@cdc.gov

The Administrator of the WTC Health Program is responsible for appointing members to the STAC. The make-up of the STAC is specified in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. A STAC member's term may last up to three years (except for some of the initial members whose term is 4 years). If a vacancy occurs, the Administrator of the WTC Health Program will appoint a new member in the same area of expertise as the individual they replace. Once a member has completed their term, they may be appointed to additional terms.

Below is the current list of STAC members and their affiliations arranged by area of expertise:

Chair
Elizabeth M. Ward, Ph.D.
Asheville, NC
Designated Federal Officer
Paul J. Middendorf, Ph.D., M.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Members
Rosemarie Bowler, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor Emerita
Department of Psychology
San Francisco State University
El Cerrito, CA
Mridu Gulati, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Catherine McVay Hughes, M.B.A.
Chair
Manhattan Community Board 1
World Trade Center Health Program's Survivors Steering Committee
New York, NY
Vaylateena Jones, R.N.
New York, NY
Steven Markowitz, M.D.
Professor and Director
Center for the Biology of Natural Systems
Queens College, City University of New York
Flushing, NY
Annyce S. Mayer, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Michael McCawley, Ph.D.
Interim Chair
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
West Virginia University, School of Public Health
Morgantown, WV
Lila Nordstrom
Founder and Executive Director
StuyHealth
West Hollywood, CA
William N. Rom, M.D., M.P.H.
Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Margaret Angela Kappel Ryan, M.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Sheela Sathyanarayana, M.D., M.P.H.
Attending Physician
Center for Health, Behavior, and Development
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Seattle, WA
Micki Siegel de Hernández, M.P.H.
Health and Safety Director
District 1
Communications Workers of America
New York, NY
Glenn Talaska, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Director
Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Marc Wilkenfeld, M.D.
Chief
Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine
Winthrop University Hospital
Garden City, NY