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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. ​

Rebecca Naga

Rebecca Naga

Rebecca Naga is CSPI's Manager, Field Organzing and is a member of the Policy team.

DeAnna Nara

DeAnna Nara serves as a Senior Policy Associate focusing on initiatives to reduce sugary drink consumption. As an Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Fellow, she earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University.  Her doctoral dissertation work focused on nutritional management of chronic disease among low income, minority residents in DC, and she served as a teaching assistant in Howard’s Department of Nutritional Sciences.  DeAnna earned a MSc in Botanical & Culinary Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Psychology from Howard University, completing her Post Baccalaureate Training at the National Institute of Mental Health within the Laboratory of Cellular & Molecular Regulation. DeAnna sits on the DC Board of Nutrition & Dietetics and is also a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist. DeAnna most recently served as policy advisor and public health Nutritionist for Terrific, Inc., a nonprofit housing and human services organization, where she advised DC policy for managing chronic disease for low income, at-risk, minority senior citizens. 

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.

Sara Ribakove

Sara Ribakove is a Policy Associate focused on reducing unhealthy food marketing to children and improving the nutritional quality of food for children in restaurants. Prior to joining CSPI in 2015, Sara worked for the Food Recovery Network, a non-profit working to reduce hunger and food waste. She is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University, where she is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration, focused on responsible and ethical business practices and non-market strategy. She earned her B.A. in Public Health from the University of Rochester in 2014.

Maya Sandalow

Maya Sandalow is a Policy Associate at CSPI and focuses on SNAP access and health equity. Prior to joining CSPI, Maya worked at the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance, interned with the food assistance team at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and served as an AmeriCorps member at a San Francisco Department of Public Health primary care clinic. Maya holds a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College. 

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt has been with CSPI since 1991. He currently serves as the Customer Service Manager. His primary responsibility is to coordinate and supervise the circulation, customer service and mailroom functions.