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(Environmental health and Air Expert)

Gina McCarthy is an administrator of the Environmental, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Relationship Facts of Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy is married to Kenneth McCarey.
She is mother of Three(Daniel, Maggie, Julie).
Gina McCarthy is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Gina McCarthy?

Gina McCarthy is married to a wholesale floral salesman Kenneth McCarey. They have been happily married for decades.

They have 3 children: Daniel, Maggie, and Julie. She prefers to play golf with her son Daniel. Her son is a good golfer.

Who is Gina McCarthy?

Gina McCarthy is an American expert in environmental health and air quality. She served as the thirteenth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. President Barack Obama nominated McCarthy as head of EPA in 2013.

Gina McCarthy: Birth Facts, Family, Childhood

Gina was born on May 3, 1954, in Boston, United States. Her full name is Regina McCarthy.

Her dad was Irish with roots in County Clare whilst her mum was English-Irish.

She was raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Her father’s family was so huge that she is 50 first cousins on my father’s side. While her father was a schoolteacher in the Boston and her mother used to work in a doughnuts factory.

She has a sister Elaine, is a middle school history teacher.

Moreover, she revealed that while growing up he was surrounded by extremely hard working Irish people.

She did her first job when she was 13 years old.


In 1976, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received a Masters of  Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy in 1981 from Tufts University.   

Gina McCarthy: Professional Life, Career

She served as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Gina held several top positions in civil service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including Undersecretary and Deputy Secretary.

From 2009 to 2013 Gina held the position Assistance Administrator for EPA Office of Air and Radiation. Gina has worked on Environmental Issues at the state and local levels. Likely this expert also served as an environmental advisor for five Massachusetts governors.

According to some observers, President Obama’s selection of Gina confirmed his seriousness about battling climate change.

She also taught a course in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She was the school’s Commencement Speaker in 2017.

McCarthy finalized the rule under the ‘Clean Water Act’which proposed a new inclusive definition of ‘waters of the United States’. In 2017, Gina served as an operating advisor focused on sustainability and wellness investments on Pegasus Capital Advisors.

Gina McCarthy: Salary, Net Worth

According to E&E News, the average salary of this Environmental Health Advisor is $179,700. According to washintongexaminer, her estimated net worth is $349.4 million as of 2022.   

Rumors, Controversy

Gina McCarthy said her agency did nothing wrong using social media to promote a major water rule during a public comment period. She also told her portrait was missing from President Trump‘s EPA.

Body measurements

She has grey eyes and her hair is white. She has a decent height however, her height and weight are unknown. 

Social Media Profile

Gina McCarthy has 10K followers on Facebook and 87.2 K followers on Twitter. She is not active on Instagram.

Interesting Facts about Gina McCarthy

  • Her daughter Maggie McCarey disclosed that her mother Gina McCarthy is a huge fan of cooking shows.
  • Gina doesn’t eat doughnuts.
  • She considers a major environmental achievement for the cleanup of Boston Harbor.


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