Laura MacCleery is a passionate and skilled advocate for public health and has worked to advance transparency, fairness and democracy for twenty years. She is Policy Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and has been at CSPI since 2016. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she spent nine years at Public Citizen, including serving as Director of Congress Watch. She was Deputy Director for Democracy Programs at the Brennan Center for Justice for three years, followed by Director of Legislative Affairs at the Center for Reproductive Rights, leading the development of their D.C. office. She was also Vice President for Policy and Mobilization at Consumer Reports/Consumers Union. She is the author or editor of more than 100 comments to regulatory dockets and 30 major research-based reports, and has testified in state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and Brussels. She has appeared on national and local television and radio, published dozens of opinion editorials and blog posts, spoken at numerous conferences, rallies and other events, and been quoted frequently in the press.
Claudia Malloy, Advocacy Director, leads CSPI's program and grassroots strategies for national, state, and local policies and corporate campaigns. She supports and strengthens partnerships and mobilizes organizations, health professionals, and the public to build momentum for food and nutrition policies, especially in historically disenfranchised communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately targeted by unhealthy beverage and food marketing. Claudia has a 30-year career as a nonprofit leader.
Jerold Mande is Senior Advisor to the president at CSPI. Before joining CSPI in 2020, he was Professor of the Practice, nutrition policy and civic life at Tufts University.
Jerry brings a wealth of experience in public health and food policy to CSPI. In 2009 he was appointed by President Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack as Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety. In 2011, he moved to USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, where he helped lead the nation’s $100 billion nutrition programs focusing on making our 15 feeding programs healthier. Before that, he was on the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine.
Earlier in his career, as senior advisor to the FDA commissioner, he helped shape nutrition, food safety, and tobacco policy and led the design of the Nutrition Facts label. Following his time at FDA, he served on the White House staff as a food, nutrition, and health policy advisor and was deputy administrator of OSHA. He began his career as a legislative assistant for Al Gore, helping Gore write the nation's organ transplant and donor laws.
Jerry earned an MPH in nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in nutrition from UCONN. He also completed the senior government managers program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Among his achievements is the Presidential Award for Design Excellence for his work on the Nutrition Facts food label.
Lisa Mankofsky is the Litigation Director at CSPI. She leads CSPI’s efforts to identify and bring class action and administrative lawsuits challenging deceptive advertising and labeling practices concerning food and supplements, working with CSPI staff and private lawyers. Ms. Mankofsky has significant experience litigating and advising on a range of complex civil cases in federal and state courts, including cases seeking to prevent unfair or deceptive marketing practices, false advertising, and violations of Consumer Protection Acts. As a long-time partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and as a Senior Trial Consultant, she worked on consumer protection laws prohibiting deceptive and unconscionable business practices in the areas of food, drug and product safety, and preventing telemarketing abuse. Ms. Mankofsky earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA with High Honors in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
Meghan Maroney is a Policy Associate focusing on school foods. She received her B.S. in Health Science from the University of Miami and her Master of Public Health from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. Prior to joining CSPI, Meghan worked at the Fund for Public Health at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and at the Partnership for a Healthier America during graduate school.
Katie Marx is a Policy Assistant at CSPI and holds a B.A. in Public Health from American University. Prior to joining CSPI as a full-time staff member, she worked as an intern in the policy department, as well as an intern in the operations department at Lea Toto, a clinic for HIV positive children in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and as an intern in the office of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. Katie has over two years of experience in advocacy and organizing, having served as a member of Advocates for Youth’s International Youth Leadership Council for the majority of her undergraduate career, where she worked on issues in global sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Maegan McBride is a Science Policy Associate at CSPI who helps identify the health effects and assess the safety of food additives. She received her B.S. in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as certificates in Occupational Health and Risk Sciences. While in graduate school, she worked with the 6th Branch, an urban land restoration non-profit in Baltimore, MD.
Aditya Mistry serves as a Policy Coordinator supporting policy and regulatory affairs projects in all of CSPI’s issue areas. As a student, Aditya was involved in making change in areas such as childhood education in India, human rights and sustainability, and protecting communities of color impacted by the War on Drugs. His experience includes serving as a research associate for the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Advocacy for the Northern California division of the United Nations Association-USA, and, most recently, Chapter President of Asha for Education. Aditya earned a BA in Political Science, and a BS in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kaamilah Mitchell is a Nutrition Action HealthletterProject Coordinator and is responsible for compiling and verifying nutrition and ingredient information for NAH articles and contributing to online and digital NAH material. Kaamilah is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition at George Washington University, and earned a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University.
Lindsay Moyer is a Senior Nutritionist for Nutrition Action Healthletter. Lindsay is a Registered Dietitian and completed her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health with a concentration in clinical nutrition research. Lindsay earned her M.S. in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and B.A. in Science Writing/Journalism from Lehigh University.