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Our Advisors
Meet the team of industry professionals working with HEAL to help transform the societal view on environmental health and its impact on our communities, locally and globally!

 

Meet the Advisory Board

Alidad Arabshahi, MD, MBA
The Centers for Advanced ENT Care

Dr. Arabshahi is a board-certified Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. He is also a specialist in Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Given his professional background, Dr. Arabshahi is keenly aware of how environmental pollutants and allergens can impact human health and wellbeing. Thus, he lends his health care expertise to HEAL.

Mrs. Bottino is the founder of the Greater Prince William Climate Action Network, a local environmental nonprofit and currently serves on the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation Board of Directors. She holds a master’s degree in energy, climate and policy from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she is the Virginia Senior Organizer with Mothers Out Front, an organization that harnesses the power of mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. Mrs. Bottino strives to educate county residents about local and regional environmental issues and utilize more sustainable practices while advocating for clean energy in Prince William County.

Mrs. Tiziana Bottino

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Ms. Jeanne Jabara
Energy Education Coordinator
at Prince William County Public Schools

Jeanne Jabara is a science educator with more than 20 years of experience in Prince William County Schools and more than that as an environmental scientist.  She is currently an Energy Education and Sustainability Coordinator in Facilities Services where she mentors and encourages students, teachers, administrators and staff from grades K-12 on practices of Energy Conservation and Sustainability.  She has recently collaborated on two federal grants, bringing together local government agencies, community organizations, and businesses to effect sustainable change and opportunities for schools, students and staff.  She is a strong proponent of environmental literacy for all, believes that landfills are the best place for a field trip, and her favorite places are gardens, especially ones with native plants.

Chef Annie Prizzi
 

“Eat to Live” is Chef Annie Prizzi’s philosophy of cooking! Annie understood at an early age how connected we are to our communities that we live within.  As Annie’s passion for food developed, she entered and graduated from the Culinary Institute of American, Cornell University Management Hotel and Restaurant Master’s program and the Simone Beck Cooking School in Paris, France. She’s owned and managed several restaurants and she has been most influenced by her time in Costa Rica where she was the Chef and Owner of a Bistro Restaurant.

Chef Prizzi’s passion and commitment to sustainable living is shared by other chefs, the community, students and the organization that she has been involved with since its inception - Slow Food USA. This non-profit organization honors her beliefs for farm to table lifestyle has been important and continues to motivate her for over the past 30 years.  The Slow Food Movement USA’s Mission is creating dramatic and lasting change in the food system, reconnecting Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food.

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Mrs. Julia Renberg
Supervisor of Science and Family Life Education at Prince William County Public Schools

Mrs. Renberg has a long and impactful career in public education. She taught Chemistry at Battlefield High School for 15 years before becoming the Supervisor of Science for the second largest school division in Virginia. Recently, Mrs. Renberg was elected president of the Virginia Science Education leadership Association. She lends her expertise to our organization based on years of teaching experience and understanding of the need for an engaging and interactive science education of all students.