Founder Selected to Join CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel

ATSDR CDC Camp Lejeune Community Action Panel - Gavin P SmithThe Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta recently selected Gavin P. Smith to join the Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP).  Smith, founder of, will serve on the CAP with other notable members, including Jerry Ensminger & Mike Partain of the group The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten.  This group led the fight to create initial legislation for military victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination.

The purpose of the CAP is to:

  • voice the concerns of the affected community of marines and their families; and
  • provide input to ATSDR for future health studies.

The community members on the CAP provide individual input and represent the views of the groups and communities to which they belong. CAP meetings are open to the public.  They are also broadcast live on streaming video on the ATSDR Camp Lejeune website Transcripts of the meetings are provided on the ATSDR Camp Lejeune website after each meeting.

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Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

About the Founder
A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

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