Dr. Katera Moore

Katera Moore, PhD

Chair, Food Access and Nutrition Committee

Katera is the Director of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships. She is an urban geographer who thinks critically about the political and economic structures that create inequality, and considers food justice and health disparities to be an outcome of residential segregation. As an experienced K-12 and undergraduate educator, she has an orientation towards service and works to produce meaningful outcomes for urban youth.

Katera received both her BA in Urban Studies and her Masters of Environmental Studies from The University of Pennsylvania. Her passion for environmental justice issues led her to pursue a PhD in Earth & Environmental Science and certificate in Africana Studies at The Graduate Center in New York. Her dissertation focused on environmental justice in post-industrial Philadelphia. She also has a certificate in Institutional Research & Assessment for Higher Education Decision Making.

Dr. Christina Rosan

Christina Rosan, PhD

Chair, Environmental Health Committee

Dr. Christina Rosan, MCP, Ph.D., has taught at Temple University since 2009 in the Geography and Urban Studies Department. She is particularly interested in how we make cities more sustainable and just. She is currently the Co-PI on an EPA STAR research grant, Performance and Effectiveness of Urban Green Infrastructure: Maximizing Benefits at the Subwatershed Scale through Measurement, Modeling, and Community-Based Implementation.

Governing the Fragmented Metropolis: Planning for Regional Sustainability (Penn Press, 2016) and a co-editor of Planning Ideas that Matter (MIT Press, 2012). She is also working on a book with her colleague, Dr. Hamil Pearsall, about the politics of urban agriculture in Philadelphia. She holds a Master’s in City Planning and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT). Rosan is active in the Philadelphia sustainability community and is eager to use research to inform practice.

Dr. Cheryl Bettigole

Cheryl Bettigole, MD

Chair, Human Health Committee

Dr. Cheryl Bettigole is the Director of Get Healthy Philly, the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is a board certified family physician and has previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Care Health Network, a federally qualified community/migrant health center in southern New Jersey, and as a Family Physician and Clinical Director with Philadelphia’s City Health Centers, where she saw patients for more than 12 years. She is also a Past-President of the National Physicians Alliance.