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Meghan Maroney

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

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

Maegan McBride

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

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

Kaamilah Mitchell

Kaamilah Mitchell is a Nutrition Action Healthletter Project 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

Lindsay Moyer

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. ​

DeAnna Nara

DeAnna Nara serves as a Senior Policy Associate focusing on initiatives to reduce sugary drink consumption. 

Colleen O'Day

Colleen O'Day

Colleen O'Day is the Director of Human Resources and Administration at CSPI. She manages all human resources-related functions and oversees CSPI's administrative operations. Prior to joining CSPI in 2009, she served as Director of Human Resources at People for the American Way starting in 2005. Before that, O’Day held a variety of positions throughout her 18 years at Common Cause, including five years in the media relations office and 11 years as Director of Human Resources. O'Day earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University.

Ronda Parks

Ronda Parks serves as Accounting Associate and has been with CSPI since 2000.  Her primary responsibilities are assisting the Finance Director with operations, coordinating the audit process, and managing invoices and payments.

Cassandra Ramos

Cassandra (Cassie) Ramos is a Policy Associate who helps identify and implement strategies to support healthy eating for low-income families, including through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Before joining CSPI, she served as the HHMI Science Policy Fellow at Research!America supporting health research advocacy, and as a researcher at City of Hope investigating the links between obesity and breast cancer. She earned her PhD and MS in Biological Sciences, and her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.