We are a community action group organized to give the Pease community a voice. Our mission is to be a reliable resource for education and communication while advocating for a long-term health plan on behalf of those affected by the water contamination at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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Andrea Amico is a Portsmouth resident, wife, and mother of two small children that attend daycare full-time on Pease. Her entire family has been directly impacted by the Pease water contamination as her husband was employed for a company on Pease for almost 9 years and both of her children have attended daycare on Pease since they were 12 weeks old. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years. She started her advocacy work for Pease in May 2014 when she first learned of the Pease water contamination in the media and wanted to learn more about the exposure her family was facing.
Andrea started the Testing for Pease facebook page in January 2015 in an effort to keep the Pease community up to date on all the meetings, media coverage, articles, and latest research on PFC contamination. She has also served on the city of Portsmouth’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) re: the Haven Well contamination. She is committed to advocating on behalf of the entire Pease community to ensure we get the answers and action we deserve now and in the future. Advocating for Pease has become a second full time job for Andrea and she has embraced it knowing there is a lot on the line for the people of Pease (both present and past) impacted by the Pease well water contamination. Andrea has been selected as a member of the Pease Community Assistance Panel (CAP) run by ATSDR. The purpose of the CAP is to voice the concerns of the affected community and their families, and to provide input for health studies and research.
Alayna Davis is a local seacoast resident whose family has been directly impacted by the Pease Water contamination. She returned to the seacoast after spending 4 years living in Virginia where she graduated from Roanoke College. She worked on the Pease Tradeport for 7 years, has one son who attended college on Pease Tradeport, and another that attended a daycare there full-time from 12 weeks to 5 ½ years old. Alayna has been actively interested in the impacts of environmental exposures for several years, so she was seriously concerned when she learned about the PFC contamination at the Pease Tradeport through the media. Working with the local community to get answers on this issue has been a priority for her ever since, and she is dedicated to advocating for an immediate and long term plan in bringing attention to this issue and learning more about how the contamination may impact her family, the local community at the Pease Tradeport, and anyone who may have been exposed to PFCs. Alayna has been selected as a member of the Pease Community Assistance Panel (CAP) run by ATSDR. The purpose of the CAP is to voice the concerns of the affected community and their families, and to provide input for health studies and research.
Raised in the Boston metro area, Michelle Dalton has lived in New Hampshire for 12 years with her husband and their 3 children. Michelle became aware of the Pease water contamination through the media. After doing some research and connecting with others, she began to understand the seriousness of this issue and the potential impact to her family. Michelle was exposed to the contaminated water in January of 2011 when she started working on the base. Her youngest child, now 3, has attended daycare on Pease since he was 12 weeks old. However, he has been exposed to the contamination since conception. Michelle graduated from Northeastern University and immediately entered into the legal field where she worked for law firms in both MA and NH, including working as paralegal for Shaheen & Gordon, PA. She currently works on Pease for a non-profit organization as a Marketing Manager and is fully committed to advocating on behalf of the Pease community affected by the contamination. Michelle has been selected as a member of the Pease Community Assistance Panel (CAP) run by ATSDR. The purpose of the CAP is to voice the concerns of the affected community and their families, and to provide input for health studies and research.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist