Al Fritsch, Director
Contact information
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
316 Fifth Street
Ravenna, KY 40472-1312
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Education: Xavier University, B.S. (1955); M.S. (1956); 
Fordham University, Ph.D. Chemistry (1964); 
Bellarmine School of Theology, 
Loyola University, S.T.L. (1968)

Experience: Post Doctorate Research associate, University of Texas 
(1969-1970); Science Consultant, Center for Study of 
Responsive Law (DC) (1970-1971); Co-Director, Center for 
Science in the Public Interest (1971-77); Director,
Appalachia--Science in the Public Interest (1977-2002);
Sacramental Minister at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Frankfort (2003-2004)

Current Directorates / Advisorships:
Resource Policy Institute (CA);
Center for the Study of Commercialism (DC); ASPI (KY);
Environmental Resource Assessment Service (NC)
Kentuckians For Nursing Home Reform (KY).

Affiliations: Society of Jesus; Sigma Xi; Phi Lambda. 

Current Publications: Ecotourism in Appalachia: Marketing the Mountains, 2004; Daily Reflections: 2005; Gray Matter in the Green:
Special Issues in EarthHealing
, 2005; Ethnic Atlas of the United States, 2005; An Eco-Spirituality Through The Seasons, 2006.


Janet Powell, Developer
Contact information:
P.O. Box 267
Lexington, KY 40588
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Education: University of Kentucky, Environmental Studies with concentration in Biology, B.S. (1998); M.S., Social Work (2003)

Experience: Field Research Assistant, University of Kentucky.  Investigated the effects of human activities upon forest ecosystems with particular concern for invertebrate macrofauna. Developed the AppalFor - Appalachian Sustainable Forestry Website. (1995-2003); Graduate student internships completed in the areas of domestic violence, geriatrics, and refugee resettlement. (2001-2003); Freelance consultant for local and national nonprofit environmental and human service organizations. (1997-present)

Directorates / Advisorships:
Websites for Charities Project. (2003-present); Central Kentucky Computer Society, Web Publishing Group. (2004-present); Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform. (2004-present)

Academic interests: The effects of human activities on ecosystems; the role of environmental influences on human development and behavior; U.S. ethnic data research; the digital divide in Appalachia; the behavioral correlates of video game playing; Internet accessibility and adaptive technologies for persons with disabilities; Human-computer interaction (HCI) research.


Paul Gallimore, Environmental Resource Assessment Service Coordinator
Contact information
P.O. Box 369
Leicester, NC 28748

Paul Gallimore is an educator, author, consultant, and planner in renewable energy, environmental design, permaculture, appropriate technology, and recycling/waste utilization.  He is the Founder and Executive Director of Long Branch Environmental Education Center, Leicester, NC, 1974 -- present. 




The term "Earth Healing" (EH) has been used by our Environmental Resource Assessment Service (ERAS) for two decades.  Through ERAS, we have assisted over 200 groups in 34 states and Canada. EH has been used on our weekly television shows on WOBZ-TV at London, Kentucky for the past six years. EH was also the name of a book by Al Fritsch and Bob Sears. And finally, it is now being used for this website and associated non-profit organization, Earth Healing, Inc.  We hope you enjoy your visit to this site and invite you to join our mailing list!