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Our Staff and Board

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Kokaale Amissah-Aidoo, Outreach Coordinator
Lori Berenson, Executive Assistant
Michael Birnbach, Customer Relationship Coordinator
Jenny Chung, Staff Accountant
Anna Giske, Foundations Associate
Michael Green, Business Manager
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
Julia Zarifis-Nakad, Project Associate
Stephen Reimann, Volunteer Outreach Advisor
Sarah Shannon, Executive Director
Rick Solomon, Webmaster/System Administrator
Kiriyo Spooner, Fulfillment Coordinator
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

Davida Coady, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Options Recovery Services; President, San Carlos Foundation

Tom Davis, MPH
Independent Global Health Consultant

Rachel Grinstein
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)

Miriam Lara-Mejia
Staff Representative to the Board

Lynn Sagramoso
Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Audubon California

Sarah Shannon
Hesperian Health Guides, Executive Director

Melissa Smith, MD
Family Practice Physician; Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin; Author of Health Actions for Women

Linda Spangler, MD, Co-Chair
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
Former AIDS Taskforce Coordinator, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Emily West, MIPP
Executive Director, The West Foundation