Jeff Cronin is Director of Communications for CSPI. He is responsible for maintaining CSPI's high profile in the news media, for its web site, and for publicizing the group's reports, studies, and Nutrition Action Healthletter. Prior to joining CSPI in 2002, Cronin served as Press Secretary for Common Cause, the nonprofit government watchdog group. Before coming to Common Cause in 1995, Cronin worked in nonprofit fundraising and on a number of political campaigns at the presidential, congressional and state legislative levels. He received his degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Hannah Dallmann, Senior Development Officer, works with CSPI’s financial supporters to advance our nutrition and advocacy work. Prior to joining CSPI, Hannah was the development director at MoveOn, senior director of development at Amnesty International USA, and director of development at CARE USA. Hannah earned an MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago where she was a McCormick Tribune Urban and Community Leadership Fellow. She received her BA in Russian Studies with a concentration in Political Science from the University of Florida.She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Estonia and Georgia and still dreams about the incredible open-air food markets in Tbilisi.
Garrett Darrah serves as the Grants Administrator on CSPI’s Development team. Prior to joining CSPI, Garrett worked as an Agency Relations Coordinator for Food Bank of Central New York, where he established and grew relationships with community-based organizations battling food insecurity. He has also served as an Agriculture Program Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, where he supported small-scale farmers and the development of a stronger local food economy. Garrett is pursuing an M.S. in Sustainable & Resilient Food Systems at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and earned a B.A. in Geology from Binghamton University. He is fully remote, based near Syracuse, New York.
Caitlin Dow, Senior Nutrition Scientist for Nutrition Action Healthletter, earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Arizona. Caitlin completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has extensive experience as a health blogger and worked with a local news station as the resident nutrition expert in Colorado. She has also volunteered with Cooking Matters, a program focused on teaching nutrition and cooking skills to low-income families.
Nancy Fink serves as a Campaign Manager on the Policy team and is working on national, state and local initiatives to address overconsumption of sugary drinks. Fink has been advocating for a variety of healthy eating and physical activity measures including healthy school nutrition standards, calorie labeling, sugary drink tax, nutrition standards for kid’s meals, trans fat ban, healthy retail, beverage portion caps, Complete Streets, and the sugary drink warning label since 2002, when she discovered that her daughters’ school had a dozen junk food vending machines in the school cafeteria. She co-founded and was the executive director of the New York State Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Alliance, which successfully advocated for policies and practices that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
She has testified before the NYS legislature, numerous county and local legislatures, and, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on the need for sensible nutrition policies.
Emily Friedman is a Legal Fellow at CSPI. She conducts policy and legal research and develops policies and materials to support healthy food banking and healthy retail. Emily holds a JD from Washington University in St. Louis, and previously practiced law at a firm. She published a note on food waste in the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy and served as a legal intern at the Delaware River Basin Commission, an environmental regulatory agency. She holds an MA from Columbia University and a BA from Bates College.
Sara Ghaith serves as Chief Operating Officer. She manages CSPI’s operations, which includes Marketing, Development, Human Resources, Finance, Customer Service, and Information Systems. Prior to joining CSPI, Sara worked for the National Geographic Society in leadership roles that focused on new business development, donor fundraising strategies, operations, and strategic partnership development. She earned an MBA from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA.
Jennifer, Director of Business Operations, brings a wide range of marketing experience including subscription marketing, list acquisition, copy-writing, data analysis and reporting, and budget management. Jennifer comes to CSPI after 16 years of service with Access Intelligence, a worldwide information and marketing company, where she began as an assistant marketing manager and left as a publisher. As publisher, Jennifer managed the marketing, editorial, production and sales teams for the aerospace group and the healthcare product line. Prior to that, Jennifer worked for the Washington Business Journal where her responsibilities included coordinating operations in circulation and marketing.
Eva Greenthal is a Senior Science Policy Associate whose work at CSPI focuses on food labeling, scientific integrity, biotechnology, and more. Prior to joining CSPI, Eva led a pilot evaluation of the nation’s first hospital-based food pantry and worked on research initiatives related to alcohol literacy and healthy habits for young children. Before that, Eva served as a Program Coordinator for Let’s Go! at Maine Medical Center and as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member at HealthReach Community Health Centers in Waterville, Maine. Eva holds a dual MS/MPH degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University and a BA in Environmental Studies from University of Michigan.
Ashley Hickson is a Senior Health Equity Advisor and Policy Scientist. In this role, she leads our organizational efforts through a health equity and food justice lens. She also co-leads our healthy retail policy portfolio. Prior to joining CSPI, she served as Director of Community Impact at the American Heart Association, where she led her market’s food access strategies. She has worked full time in the field of public health for over a decade, tackling many of the most complicated threats to health equity. Ashley is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at Johns Hopkins with a concentration in health equity and social justice. She is also a Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow in the obesity and food system focus area. She holds an MPH from the University of Texas Health Science Center and dual degrees (BBA/BS) from the University of Texas at Austin. She is fully remote, based in Fort Worth, TX.