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Our Staff and Board

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


Lori Berenson, Project Associate
Michael Birnbach, Customer Relationship Coordinator
Jenny Chung, Staff Accountant
Anna Giske, Foundations Relations
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
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

Katherine Jones Debay, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Global Health, Loma Linda University School of Public Health

Jonathan Katz
Director of Product Management, Readers Department, Wikimedia Foundation

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

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

Susan McCallister
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; 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

Prentice Zinn
Director, GMA Foundations