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

Meeting materials can be found at the bottom of the page.


April 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EST)

Healthy Lifestyles Across All Ages

Webinar / Zoom Meeting / Recording Available

March 31, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)

William Dietz, MD, PhD
Chair, Sumner M. Redstone Center
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University

Sara Benjamin-Neelon, PhD, JD
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity

Webinar / Zoom Meeting / Recording Available

March 24, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)

Chris Kochtitzky
Chief, Physical Activity and Health Branch
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Kristin Sukys
Policy Analyst
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School

Meeting Materials




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