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Our Staff and Board

To contact staff or Board members, please email [email protected].


Kokaale Amissah-Aidoo, Outreach Coordinator
Lori Berenson, Executive Assistant
Michael Birnbach, Customer Relationship Coordinator
Jenny Chung, Staff Accountant
Anna Giske, Foundations Associate
Rachel Grinstein, Development and Media Specialist
Todd Jailer, Managing Editor
Rosemary Jason,  Publications Designer
Miriam Lara-Mejia, Project Coordinator
Tawnia Litwin, Digital Projects Manager
Susan McCallister, Senior Editor
Sherry Nadworny, Manager of Individual Giving
Stephen Reimann, Volunteer Outreach Advisor
Sarah Shannon, Executive Director
Rick Solomon, Webmaster/System Administrator
Salma Suleyman, Senior Development Officer

Kathleen Tandy, Publications Designer
Paula Worby, Writer/Researcher


Garrett Brown
Coordinator of the Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network

Pauline Butcher, RN, MSN, Treasurer
Nurse; traditional birth attendant trainer, Guatemala

Anna Giske
Staff Representative to the Board

Eva Harris, PhD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, UC Berkeley; Co-founder and Board President, Sustainable Sciences Institute

Jonathan Katz
Project Lead for Reading at Wikipedia

Larry Kressley, Secretary
Former Executive Director, the Public Welfare Foundation

Bill Lankford, PhD., Co-Chair
Founder, The Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)

Lynn Sagramoso
Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Audubon California

Sarah Shannon
Hesperian Health Guides, Executive Director

Melissa Smith, MD
Family practice physician; Director of Education and Training, Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise, University of California Global Health Institute; Author of Health Actions for Women

Linda Spangler, MD
Physician, Adult Primary Care, Alameda County Medical Center

Ellen Vor der Bruegge, MPH, MS, MT
Independent Consultant; Former Vice President of Innovations, Freedom from Hunger

Susan Weissert, Co-Chair
Former AIDS Taskforce Coordinator, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Paula Worby
Staff Representative to the Board

Prentice Zinn 
Director, GMA Foundations