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Donna J. Vorhees

HEI Energy CEO and Vice President

Donna Vorhees leads HEI Energy’s work in providing impartial science about potential community exposures and health effects associated with energy production, with an initial focus on unconventional oil and gas development. In this role, she oversees educational and outreach efforts and works with the Energy Research and Review Committees and HEI Energy staff to develop research proposals, oversee funded research and associated community engagement, and review investigator reports. Vorhees has 25 years of consulting experience, assessing multi-pathway chemical exposures in indoor and outdoor environments, quantifying human health risks, and communicating risks to affected communities in the United States on behalf of government and private clients and internationally on behalf of the United Nations Environment Program. She has served on peer review panels for various organizations, such as the U.S. EPA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Health Canada, and on advisory committees, such as National Research Council committees, the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Subcommittee on Chemical Safety for Sustainability, and the Fellows Advisory Committee of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Vorhees is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, and she received her Sc.M. and Sc.D. in Environmental Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.