Healthy Lifestyles Subcommittee

The Subcommittee’s Role

The Healthy Lifestyles Subcommittee of the Cancer Risk Reduction Committee (CCRC) has been developed to study and recommend policies that could positively influence healthy lifestyles in Delaware across the life course. The Subcommittee is chaired by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Health Management Associates has been contracted to provide facilitation, outreach, and independent research and analysis for the work of the subcommittee. The Subcommittee is responsible for developing actionable policy recommendations to the Governor by June 2020 to positively influence healthy eating and active living in Delaware.


The Honorable Bethany Hall-Long, RNC, PhD
Lieutenant Governor, State of Delaware

Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, FAAP
Director, Delaware Division of Public Health

  • Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown
    Delaware General Assembly
  • Christine Alois
    Deputy Secretary, Delaware Department of Education
  • Faith Rentz
    (represented by Aaron Schrader)
    Director of Statewide Benefits and Insurance Coverage, Delaware Department of Human Resources
  • Jonathan Kirch
    Director, Government Relations, American Heart Association
  • Jeanne Chiquoine
    Director, Delaware Government, Relations, American Cancer Society Action Network (ACS CAN)
  • Deborah P. Brown
    Chief Mission Officer, America Lung Association
  • Steve Groff
    (represented by Liz Brown)
    Director, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, Delaware Health and Social Services
  • David Edgell
    Chair, Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy, Principal Planner with the Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination
  • Elizabeth Romero
    (represented by Dana Carr)
    Director of Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Delaware Health and Social Services
  • Allison Karpyn
    University of Delaware, Associate Director, Center for Research in Education & Social Policy, Assistant Professor of Education, Behavioral Health & Nutrition, former Director of Evaluation at the Food Trust
  • Josette DelleDonne Manning
    (represented by Meredith Seitz)
    Secretary, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 2020 19

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Edgehill Shopping Center, Large Training Room, 43 S. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901
  • Directions

Meeting Materials



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