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Marcia Argust Project Director

Marcia Argust directs Pew’s efforts to restore America’s parks, working with a team of data and policy experts to address the deferred maintenance backlog plaguing the National Park Service.

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Peter Baker Director

Peter Baker directs Pew’s ocean conservation work in New England. He leads the campaign to establish science-based annual catch limits, strong monitoring programs and accountability in fisheries that serve as food for larger fish and marine mammals.

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Les Baxter Vice President

Les Baxter leads Pew’s strategy portfolio, which is responsible for enhancing the organization’s efforts to generate ideas for new projects and larger bodies of work, strengthening the design of program strategies and initiatives, and using...

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Angela Bednarek Project Director

Angela Bednarek develops strategy for Pew’s environmental science initiatives, which develop, support, and communicate scientific research and technical analyses to explain emerging issues, inform policy, and advance solutions to conservation...

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Maximiliano Bello Principal Officer

Maximiliano Bello works to advance Pew’s conservation goals for the international marine environment through engagement with policymakers in national governments, at the United Nations, and in other global organizations. He advises the Pew...

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Holly Binns Director

Holly Binns directs Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. South Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Caribbean Sea.

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Dawn Borg Costanzi Officer

Dawn Borg Costanzi supports Pew’s ending illegal fishing project by helping to develop and implement policies that ensure adequate port controls to keep illegal seafood products out of the global market.

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Nick Bourke Director

Nick Bourke directs Pew’s work on consumer finance, which includes the small-dollar loans and consumer banking projects. These teams conduct research on payday and other small loans and study the financial products that Americans rely on every...

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Johnny Briggs Officer

Johnny Briggs serves as an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, working to create large, highly protected marine reserves in the waters of the U.K. Overseas Territories.

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Cesar Guala Catalán Consultant

Cesar Guala Catalán consults for and advises the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in Chile, working with Easter Island’s Rapa Nui community and the Chilean government to create one of the world’s largest marine reserves in the waters...

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Jeff Chapman Project Director

Jeff Chapman directs Pew's economic development work, which helps states shape economic strategies that are effective, accountable, and fiscally sound. He oversees outreach to state leaders, including technical assistance to develop and adopt...

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Christophe Chevillon Senior Manager

Christophe Chevillon leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work to create a large, highly protected marine reserve in the waters off the French territory of New Caledonia. The project builds on Global Ocean Legacy’s 10 years of helping...

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Pepe Clarke Project Director

Pepe Clarke leads Pew’s terrestrial conservation work in Australia, working with local and national partners to preserve public, private, and Indigenous lands and secure funding for conservation management activities by Indigenous peoples.

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Andrew Clayton Project Director

Andrew Clayton directs Pew’s efforts to end overfishing in Northwestern Europe using science-based policy development and advocacy.

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Vera Coelho Officer

Vera Coelho focuses on development of policies and strategies designed to end overfishing in Northwestern Europe. Her fields of expertise include the setting of fishing opportunities, development of multiannual plans, and implementation of the...

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Kara Coleman Project Director

Kara Coleman manages Pew’s biomedical programs, which include the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences, and the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research. These...

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Allan Coukell Senior Director

Allan Coukell is Pew's senior director for health programs. He oversees initiatives related to drug and medical device innovation and safety, medical conflicts-of-interest, the pharmaceutical supply chain, pharmacy compounding, antibiotic...

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Sean Dickson Officer

Sean Dickson studies the underlying drivers of rising drug costs and identifies policy options that limit spending growth as part of Pew’s drug spending research initiative. His research considers the role of government regulations and incentives...

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Tom Dillon Vice President

Tom Dillon oversees Pew’s international environment portfolio, which includes advancing conservation and ocean governance in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, and island nations, mostly in the Pacific. Dillon’s ocean work includes...

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Ryan Dolan Officer

Ryan Dolan joined The Pew Charitable Trusts' Protecting Antarctica’s Southern Ocean campaign in 2013. His work focuses on advocating for marine protected areas and fully protected marine reserves in the region.

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David Draine Senior Officer

David Draine serves as a principal investigator and methodologist for Pew’s research on public sector retirement systems. The project’s work has showcased the funding challenges that face many state and local pension systems and retiree health...

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Sara Dube Director

Sara Dube directs the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a joint effort with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dube manages the initiative’s work to advance evidence-based decision-making by states and counties, including...

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Alexandra Duncan Senior Officer

Alexandra Duncan works on Pew’s federal and state initiatives to reduce the inappropriate use of prescription opioids and increase access to evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders.

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Larry Eichel Project Director

Larry Eichel directs Pew’s Philadelphia research initiatives. The project seeks to provide timely, impartial research and analysis on key issues facing Philadelphia for the benefit of the city’s citizens and leaders.

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Sandra Eskin Project Director

Sandra Eskin directs Pew’s work on food safety. The campaign seeks to reduce health risks from foodborne pathogens by working with the federal government, industry, and other stakeholders to improve food safety.

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Stephen Fehr Senior Officer

Stephen Fehr is a senior officer with Pew’s state and local fiscal health initiative, which researches state budget issues and provides policy guidance to help policymakers manage finances through the turns in the economy.

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Matthew Fuchs Officer

Matthew Fuchs leads research and disaster mitigation efforts for Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative, which aims to reform flood and disaster policy to better prepare people and property for future flooding.

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Grantly Galland Officer

Grantly Galland leads Pew’s work on tuna conservation in the Atlantic Ocean. He also coordinates with other Pew experts on a global effort to reform the management of fishing gear used to attract and catch tunas.

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Steve Ganey Senior Director

Steve Ganey oversees Pew’s work in regional marine and fisheries conservation. He directs projects to encourage the sustainable management of ocean fisheries, prevent the destruction of aquatic habitat, and encourage an ecosystem-based approach...

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Francisco Solís Germani Project Director

Francisco “Pancho” Solís Germani directs Pew’s efforts in his native Chile, where he works with partner organizations and other stakeholders to protect Patagonia, one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas, with land and waters spanning a...

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Dave Gershman Officer

Dave Gershman develops Pew strategies to conserve tunas in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. He also works to reform the use of a popular gear to catch tunas, called a fish aggregating device, and coordinates with other Pew staff to promote...

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Jamie Gibbon Associate Manager

Jamie Gibbon leads Pew’s work to rebuild the severely depleted Pacific bluefin tuna population and efforts to improve how fishing activities are monitored and observed.

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John Gilroy Director

John Gilroy directs Pew’s U.S. public lands program, which aims to ensure an enduring legacy of natural areas for future generations by conserving ecologically important lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The...

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Polita Glynn Director

Polita Glynn directs the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, which provides fellowships to outstanding natural and social scientists, researchers, and others around the globe to support innovative projects aimed at developing and...

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Rebecca Goldburg Director

Rebecca Goldburg directs Pew’s ocean science work, focusing on support for marine conservation research, including the Lenfest Ocean Program and the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation.

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Bronwen Golder Senior Manager

Bronwen Golder leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s initiative in New Zealand and is working to establish the 620,000-square-kilometre (239,000-square-mile) Kermadec Rangitahua Ocean Sanctuary.

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Josh Goodman Senior Officer

Josh Goodman helps policymakers improve the effectiveness of state and local tax incentives as well as other state economic development policy topics as part of Pew’s states’ fiscal health initiative. Goodman has served as a primary researcher...

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Joseph Gordon Senior Manager

Joseph Gordon manages campaigns for Pew’s ocean conservation work in the U.S. Northeast. The focus of his efforts is to conserve forage fish, advance ecosystem-based fisheries management, and protect habitat.

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Michelle Grady Project Director

Michelle Grady works to conserve Australia’s critical natural landscapes and marine habitats. Her work includes collaborating with conservation, science, and community partners to safeguard unique marine life and ecosystems in Australia.

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John Grant Project Director

John Grant directs Pew’s dental campaign, leading research and advocacy efforts to improve access to dental care for underserved people. This work includes initiatives to expand the dental workforce, increase the availability of preventive...

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Karin Hoelzer Senior Officer

Karin Hoelzer focuses on research and policies related to foodborne pathogens, the use of antibiotics in animals, and other public health risks related to the food supply for Pew’s safe food and antibiotic resistance projects.

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Rachel Hopkins Senior Officer

Rachel Hopkins leads efforts to improve the management of tuna populations in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through science-based policy development and advocacy, and to improve international agreements to protect bluefin tuna.

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Peter Horn Manager

Peter Horn coordinates Pew’s work on policy, markets, and enforcement as part of Pew’s ending illegal fishing project. His efforts include helping countries best quantify levels of illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing activity, and...

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Alex Horowitz Senior Officer

Alex Horowitz guides research for Pew’s consumer finance project, which focuses on how small-dollar loans and consumer banking can be made safer and more transparent. He manages a series of surveys, experiments, and analyses designed to identify...

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Jake Horowitz Director

Jake Horowitz leads Pew’s public safety performance project, which advances data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems that protect public safety, ensure accountability, and control corrections...

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Charlotte Hudson Director

Charlotte Hudson directs the Lenfest Ocean Program, a grant-making program that identifies, supports, and communicates marine science concerning threats facing the world’s oceans. She is responsible for identifying thematic areas of research and...

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Eleanor Huffines Senior Officer

Eleanor Huffines promotes science and community-based conservation of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas as part of Pew’s Arctic Ocean-U.S. project. Huffines collaborates with communities, scientists, and government personnel to influence...

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Kil Huh Senior Director

Kil Huh leads Pew’s work on the fiscal health of states and localities, and public sector retirement systems. The work provides data, analysis, and guidance to help policymakers navigate fiscal challenges and identify potential policy approaches...

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David Hyun Senior Officer

David Hyun, M.D., researches and develops strategies for Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, which supports policies that remove regulatory, economic, and scientific obstacles to the discovery of new antibiotics and ensures that antibiotics are...

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Isabel Jarrett Manager

Isabel Jarrett manages Pew’s campaign to reduce harmful fisheries subsidies, which is working with the World Trade Organization to reduce the billions of dollars in government payments that contribute to unsustainable fishing.

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Kerri-Ann Jones Vice President

Kerri-Ann Jones leads Pew’s cross-cutting agenda on advancing quality research and science, deploying research expertise and exploring new opportunities for policy work that supports Pew’s mission.

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Elizabeth Jungman Director

Elizabeth Jungman directs Pew’s work on public health, overseeing initiatives related to the innovation of antibiotics and the safety of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and other consumer health care products.

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Liz Karan Senior Manager

Liz Karan leads Pew’s work to protect ocean life on the high seas, a global effort to safeguard marine life that falls outside the jurisdiction of any country.

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Andrea Kavanagh Project Director

Andrea Kavanagh directs Pew’s efforts to protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, including frigid waters with species found nowhere else and millions of penguins that depend on krill and other forage food.

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Karen Kavanaugh Project Director

Karen Kavanaugh directs Pew’s financial security and mobility project, which conducts original research to assess family balance sheets and their effect on economic mobility across diverse U.S. households.

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Clinton Key Officer

Clinton Key leads Pew’s research on economic mobility, savings and financial security, including conducting original research that explores the savings behavior of Americans and evaluates the potential of programs and policies to improve the...

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Wes Kim Senior Officer

Wes Kim leads efforts to spur the innovation of new antibiotics for Pew’s antibiotic resistance project. His work focuses on research and policies that will help to advance antibiotic discovery and development.

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Thaddeus King Officer

Thaddeus King studies issues related to consumer banking for Pew’s consumer finance project, including checking accounts, prepaid cards, and mobile payments, as well as small dollar loans, such as payday loans.

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Frazierita Klasen Vice President

Frazierita Klasen is a vice president overseeing Pew’s work in Philadelphia, seeking to foster a vibrant civic life in our home town. Klasen supervises a portfolio that encourages a thriving arts and culture community and supports the well-being...

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Jane Koppelman Senior Manager

Jane Koppelman supports the efforts of Pew’s dental campaign to increase access to care for the millions of Americans living in areas where there is a shortage of dentists. In addition to leading the campaign’s research agenda, Koppelman manages...

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Laura Lightbody Project Director

Laura Lightbody directs Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative aimed at reforming flood and disaster policy to better prepare people and property for future flooding.

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Suzanne Little Officer

Suzanne Little oversees Pew’s land conservation efforts in Alaska. She is based in Anchorage and much of her work involves building relationships with Alaska Natives living in remote areas and communities across the state.

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Steve Marx Officer

Steve Marx leads Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life in the North Pacific. He incorporates evidence-based data about the ecosystem into the fishery management process for the region, and works with policymakers and scientists, including those who...

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Greg Mennis Director

Greg Mennis directs Pew’s work on public sector retirement systems. The project provides cutting-edge research on pension and retiree health promises and helps states and cities undertake evidence-based pension and retiree health care reforms.

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KerriLynn Miller Officer

KerriLynn Miller supports Pew’s global shark conservation campaign encouraging governments to adopt measures to protect sharks and safeguard marine life beyond national jurisdictions.

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Stacey Millett Project Director

Stacey Millett directs Pew’s Health Impact Project, a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project illuminates how health is directly influenced by social and economic factors such as employment, housing, and education.

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Ted Morton Director

Ted Morton directs Pew’s U.S. oceans work at the federal level, including efforts to establish and maintain policies to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fish populations, and promote ecosystem-based fisheries management in U.S. federal waters in...

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Ben Moscovitch Project Director

Ben Moscovitch manages Pew’s efforts to improve the safety of electronic health records and enhance the exchange of information so health care providers and patients have the data they need to make informed decisions.

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Mary Murphy Project Director

Mary Murphy directs Pew’s work on states’ fiscal policy, which helps policymakers identify and implement effective fiscal management strategies. She leads research and outreach to state and local policymakers on a range of issues, including...

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Amanda Nickson Director

Amanda Nickson directs Pew’s international fisheries efforts to conserve important marine species through science-based policy development and advocacy. Her work includes reducing overfishing; minimizing the impact of destructive fishing gear;...

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Tim Nicol Officer

Tim Nicol manages Pew’s work in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. He oversees joint campaigns to create new marine and national parks, such as the Great Kimberley Marine Park, and Pew’s support for the region’s Indigenous Ranger and...

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Conn Nugent Project Director

Conn Nugent directs Pew’s seabed mining project, an initiative to ensure the adoption of a science-based international code that prohibits mining in large protected areas and minimizes environmental damage where mining is allowed.

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Phillip Oliff Senior Manager

Phillip Oliff leads Pew’s work exploring the fiscal and policy relationships between the federal and state governments on a variety of topics, including how federal budget and tax changes could affect states, the role that federal and state...

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Jim Palardy Project Director

Jim Palardy identifies and develops research projects in science and economics that can inform research-driven policy recommendations. He also contributes technical expertise to Pew’s ongoing environmental projects and strategic planning efforts.

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Jérôme Petit Senior Manager

Jérôme Petit directs Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project in French Polynesia. The Global Ocean Legacy team is working to establish the world’s first generation of great marine parks by securing the designation of large, fully protected reserves...

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Travis Plunkett Senior Director

Travis Plunkett oversees Pew’s family economic security portfolio: projects that apply a rigorous, analytical approach to the study of Americans’ financial wherewithal and the economic challenges they face today. That work includes the safety and...

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Ken Rait Project Director

Ken Rait directs Pew’s work to conserve western lands, working with local partners and the Bureau of Land Management to balance conservation and development.

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Matt Rand Director

Matt Rand directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, an initiative in which Pew and the Bertarelli Foundation are working with citizens, governments, and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the world’s most important...

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Simon Reddy Project Director

Simon Reddy directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in the United Kingdom, which is part of a larger initiative with the goal of increasing the number of fully protected parks in the sea from nine to 15 by 2022. He also directs the...

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Joshua S. Reichert Executive Vice President and Strategic Advisor

Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president and a senior advisor to the CEO.

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Ian Reynolds Manager

Ian Reynolds manages Pew’s drug spending research initiative, an effort that seeks to understand the underlying drivers of rising drug costs and identify policy options to better manage spending on these products, which currently outpace the...

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Liz Richardson Project Director

Liz Richardson directs Pew’s health care products project, which focuses on strengthening and improving medical product regulation to safeguard patients and consumers.

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Josh Rising Director

Josh Rising, M.D., is Pew’s director of health care programs, overseeing the health information technology project and the substance use prevention and treatment initiative. For the health information technology project, Rising and his team...

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Winnie Roberts Officer

Guinnevere (Winnie) Roberts works to protect ocean biodiversity as part of Pew’s seabed mining project, which is working with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to ensure that strong, science-based rules for mining the deep sea are agreed...

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Bethany Rogerson Manager

Bethany Rogerson works with the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts that helps illuminate how health is directly influenced by social and economic factors and seeks to promote...

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Barb Rosewicz Project Director

Barb Rosewicz oversees the online resource “Fiscal 50” for Pew’s states’ fiscal health project. The resource helps policymakers understand fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states by tracking issues important to long-term...

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Sarah Sattelmeyer Manager

Sarah Sattelmeyer manages Pew’s student borrower success project and contributes to the student loan research project, including overseeing research, advocacy, communications, and outreach.

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Jen Sawada Associate Manager

Jen Sawada directs Pew’s global shark conservation efforts to highlight the plight of sharks from overfishing and to help rebuild their populations through habitat protection and catch and trade regulation.

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Daniel Schaeffer Senior Officer

Daniel Schaeffer leads Pew’s work on the use of technology to better enforce laws intended to stop illegal fishing around the world.

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Maria Schiff Senior Officer

Maria Schiff supports Pew’s efforts to increase the use of evidence-based treatment of substance use disorder in criminal justice settings.

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Cathrine Schirmer Manager

Cathrine Schirmer manages Pew’s ending overfishing initiative in Brussels, focusing on the waters of Northwestern Europe. She also supports a team of consultants across key member states of the European Union. In her role, Schirmer develops...

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John Scott Director

John Scott directs Pew’s retirement savings project, which conducts original research and works with experts and policymakers to understand the barriers to retirement savings in the United States; policy initiatives that might increase retirement...

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Alison Shelton Senior Officer

Alison Shelton conducts research on access to and participation in retirement savings plans such as 401(k)s and auto-IRAs as part of Pew’s retirement savings team.

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Paul Shively Project Director

Paul Shively directs Pew’s ocean conservation work in the Pacific, and the Pacific Fish Conservation works to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented.

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Dana Shoenberg Senior Manager

Dana Shoenberg manages the juvenile justice portfolio within Pew’s public safety performance project, which advances data-driven, research-based, and fiscally sound policies in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

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Anne Stauffer Director

Anne Stauffer directs Pew’s work on fiscal federalism and broadband research. As project lead for the fiscal federalism initiative, she oversees research on the impact of federal tax and spending changes on states and directs efforts to engage...

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Kathy Talkington Project Director

Kathy Talkington directs Pew’s work on antibiotics, seeking to address the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by spurring the innovation of new antibiotics and ensuring the appropriate use of antibiotics in both human health care and in food...

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Michael D. Thompson Vice President

Michael D. Thompson oversees Pew’s work to improve the performance of state and local government.

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Forbes Tompkins Officer

Forbes Tompkins leads the resilient infrastructure policy portfolio and stakeholder engagement strategies of Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative, which aims to reform flood and disaster policy to better prepare people and property for...

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Barry Traill Director

Barry (B.J.) Traill directs Pew’s initiative to bring together Indigenous people, scientists, conservation organisations, industry, and government agencies to conserve Australia’s critical natural landscapes and marine habitats.

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Susan Urahn Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Susan Urahn oversees all of Pew’s programmatic work, including research, technical assistance and advocacy campaigns in the United States and abroad.

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Jean-Christophe Vandevelde Officer

Jean-Christophe Vandevelde works on Pew’s ending overfishing in Northwestern Europe campaign in Brussels, where he works on advocacy and represents Pew in discussions with government leaders and stakeholders, particularly in France. He also...

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Angelo O’Connor Villagomez Senior Officer

Angelo O’Connor Villagomez supports the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, working across campaigns to integrate scientific research and culture into messaging and communications, and helps design campaigns that showcase support for large...

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Tom Wathen Vice President

Tom Wathen leads Pew’s ocean and land conservation projects that span the Americas from the Arctic Ocean to the tip of South America. He also directs efforts to reform flood disaster policy and restore America’s national parks.

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Thomas Wheatley Manager

Tom Wheatley manages Pew’s ocean conservation work in the Gulf of Mexico and oversees efforts to protect prey species, also known as forage fish, in Florida. This work aims to ensure sustainable fishing and robust marine food webs, protect...

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Elizabeth Wilson Director

Elizabeth Wilson leads Pew’s international conservation unit and oversees a portfolio of projects focused on securing ocean policy change in multilateral forums, including Pew’s work to develop an international treaty to protect the high seas and...

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Mark Young Project Director

Mark Young supports Pew’s work to end illegal fishing and leads campaign efforts related to enforcement, compliance, and technology.

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Robert Zahradnik Principal Officer

Robert Zahradnik leads outreach efforts for Pew’s state and local fiscal health work and provides technical assistance and policy development to state leaders seeking to improve their budget practices.

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