Judith H. Whittlesey
Susan Davis International
Mayra E. Alvarez
Carolyn C. Cavicchio
S&P Global Foundation
The Idea Monkeys
Kofi D. Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP
Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Nestlé Corporate Affairs
Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD
Ronald F. Pollack
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University
Kellie Adesina serves as Director of Government Affairs at Bayer. In her role, she is responsible for engaging Members of Congress and Administration officials on crop science. Prior to joining Bayer, she was Chief Counsel on the House Agriculture Committee for Chairman Collin C. Peterson where she successfully drafted several provisions included in the 2018 farm bill. Before joining the Committee, Kellie was Senior Counselor in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Legislative Director to Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge; and Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Judy Chu. Kellie holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Bethune-Cookman University. In her spare time, she serves as a mentor and volunteers through her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
梅拉·阿尔瓦雷斯（Mayra Alvarez）是儿童伙伴关系的总裁，儿童伙伴关系是一个儿童倡导组织，旨在确保所有儿童都拥有他们成长健康并过上富有生产力生活所需的资源和机会。此前，阿尔瓦雷斯女士曾在美国卫生与公共服务部任职，包括在医疗保险和医疗补助服务中心的消费者信息和保险监督中心担任州交易所小组董事；HHS少数民族健康办公室副主任；以及卫生改革办公室的公共卫生政策主管。她还曾担任参议员迪克·杜宾（Dick Durbin）和当时的女子希尔达·索利斯（Hilda Solis）的立法助理，并担任当时招聘者巴拉克·奥巴马（Barack Obama）的温斯顿健康政策研究员。阿尔瓦雷斯女士最近被总检察长Xavier Becerra提名为心理健康服务监督和问责制委员会。她来自加利福尼亚州圣地亚哥以外，是墨西哥移民的骄傲女儿。
Sherry Brennan currently serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Whip Media’s soon-to-launch content marketplace, expected to transform the way the content industry licenses movies and TV shows globally. She is a strategic advisor to several industry startups and has co-founded a social platform for women over 40 (The Woolfer). Prior to joining Whip, she spent nearly 15 years with Fox Networks where she focused on the distribution of Fox’s content in new and emerging platforms, content protection, strategic research, and optimizing Fox’s content strategy for the digital age, including working with Hulu from its launch until her departure in 2019. Earlier in her career, Sherry spent seven years at Cablevision focused on then-emerging VOD and digital TV, including content licensing, marketing, user experience design, and user interface design. She began her career at Falcon Cable TV, working for the chief operating officer in a variety of roles from analytics to public affairs. She has a Master’s Degree in Economics and has received many industry awards for her leadership and expertise.
Dave Carlin was assistant secretary for congressional relations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1995–1998. He managed the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, and served as the primary liaison between USDA and both Congress and the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
After USDA, Dave returned to the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, where he focuses his practice on public law and policy, particularly in the financial services sector (representing banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, etc.).
卡洛琳Cavicchio是社会responsib专家ility and philanthropic programs, as well as a strategic planner, facilitator, analyst and program developer. She is currently Director of Corporate Responsibility at S&P Global and Vice President of the S&P Global Foundation. Prior to joining S&P Global, Carolyn served as Associate Director of Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver, and as Interim Vice President, Programs and Special Assistant to the President for the Ms. Foundation for Women. In the corporate sector, Carolyn was Senior Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Western Union Foundation, where she played a critical role in creating deeper relationships between the Western Union Foundation and its supporters. Before joining Western Union, she served as Senior Research Associate for Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at The Conference Board, and previously founded and led the Philanthropy Division at Changing Our World, where she consulted for Fortune 500 companies and private foundations. Prior to working at Changing Our World, she spent 13 years as a consultant at the TCC Group.
Ms. Cavicchio was Deputy Director of the Twin Towers Fund — the charity established by Mayor Giuliani to serve the families of the rescue workers killed in the attacks of 9/11. She has been an adjunct professor at the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at NYU, and a member of the Board of Directors of America’s Camp, a week-long summer camp for children who lost a parent on September 11, 2001.
杰夫·戴维夫（Jeff Davidoff）is a serial marketing change agent. He is the founder of The Idea Monkeys, a transformational marketing agency focused on social impact and based in Los Angeles, CA. Davidoff has more than 25 years of experience on both the client-side and agency-sides of the business. Davidoff was previously the chief marketing officer at Donuts, the “not-com” domain registry. Before Donuts he was the chief marketing officer for The ONE Campaign, a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization founded by Bono, with over 7 million members worldwide. Davidoff joined The ONE Campaign from Orbitz Worldwide where he was CMO for both Orbitz.com and Cheaptickets.com. Earlier he served as VP of Brand Marketing & Communications at Whirlpool Corporation.
Kofi D. Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a board-certified Community Pediatrician at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director of The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences’ Community/Urban Health Scholarly Concentration, and Clinical Public Health Lecturer. Dr. Essel has dedicated his career to advocacy and research around healthcare training, health disparities, and community engagement, with a special interest and national recognition in the areas of addressing obesity and food insecurity in families. Dr. Essel earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Emory University with a focus on Human Biology and Anthropology and earned his Medical Degree and Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from George Washington University. He completed his pediatric residency and General Academic Pediatric fellowship training at Children’s National Hospital.
莫莉Fogarty & Pu的政府关系主管blic Affairs for Nestlé based in Washington, DC. Molly has 17 years of public policy experience in Washington. She started her career working for Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) from her home state of Nebraska. Molly also served as a political appointee in the Bush Administration, working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Secretary Ann Veneman. Before joining Nestlé in 2004, Molly worked for the Senate Agriculture Committee, where she was responsible for writing child nutrition policy, covering programs such as the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Molly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.
Since creating the Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program in 2012, John Gibson has cultivated key partnerships with 40 leading national civil rights and multicultural creative organizations, including the American Black Film Festival and Georgia Latino Film Festival, of whose advisory boards he serves on; the Washington Bureau of the National Urban League, serving on its Urban Solutions Council; Hispanic Heritage Foundation; National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Women In Film, Center for Asian American Media; and many other groups working tirelessly to promote gender equality and diversity in film and television. Through his active engagement, speaking with multicultural media outlets and addressing participants at national conferences throughout the country, John has helped bring increased awareness of the multicultural projects being pursued by both the MPA and its member studios – Walt Disney Studios, Netflix Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal City Studios, and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
丹·格里克曼（Dan Glickman）是美国前农业部长兼APCO Worldwide国际咨询委员会主席，是阿斯彭学院国会计划的前执行董事，该计划是美国国会议员的非政府，无党派教育计划。Secretary Glickman also serves as a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., formed by former Senate majority leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, to develop and promote bipartisan solutions to the country’s problems and to promote civility in government.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Secretary Glickman was chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) and director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Alison Goldberg coordinates Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders and wealthy individuals that support progressive tax policies (www.wealthforcommongood.org). She has worked on food policy and economic justice in several organizations, including the Food Research & Action Center. Prior to her current position, Alison was Marketing & Outreach Director at SLO Chai, a start-up fair trade and organic tea company. She served as the first Donor Education Coordinator at Resource Generation, a nonprofit that mobilizes young philanthropists to support social change. Alison is the co-author of Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation.
Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD founded Food Directions, LLC in 2010 to help clients maneuver through the complexities of food policy and regulation. Prior to starting Food Directions LLC, Johnson served as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs for the National Restaurant Association. In 2002 she joined the Department of Agriculture. During her tenure, Johnson was senior advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety. Her previous experiences include Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Johnson sits on various boards and participates in numerous activities to promote sound, scientifically based food and agriculture policy. She lives in Maryland with her husband Bill and daughters Hanah and Sara. Johnson is active in her church and community.
Matthew Melmed is Executive Director of ZERO TO THREE, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers by translating research and knowledge about the kinds of early experiences that help children thrive into a range of practical tools and resources for use by the adults who influence the lives of young children.
Mr. Melmed currently serves as the first elected Chair of the Children’s Leadership Council, a coalition of 55 leading national policy and advocacy organizations working to improve the health, education, and well-being of America’s children and youth.
Ronald F. Pollack是美国国家医疗保健消费者组织Family USA的创始执行董事。Pollack先生以这种身份领导了竞选活动，以确保历史悠久的医疗改革法规，旨在为所有人提供高质量，负担得起的健康覆盖范围和护理。Pollack先生被克林顿总统任命为卫生保健行业消费者保护与质量咨询委员会的唯一消费者代表，这是一个准备患者权利法案的小组。
Prior to his current position at Families USA, Mr. Pollack was the Dean of the Antioch School of Law. Mr. Pollack also worked in the Mississippi civil rights movement in the mid-1960s.
Mr. Pollack was the Founding Executive Director of FRAC. Two of his notable accomplishments at FRAC include: (1) arguing and winning two cases on the same day in the U.S. Supreme Court to secure food stamp aid for low-income Americans; and (2) the successful litigation that resulted in the start of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children for malnourished mothers and infants.
Eric Rodriguez is Vice President at UnidosUS and oversees the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation (ORAL) which is charged with directing the organization’s legislative affairs, public policy research, policy analysis, and field advocacy work. He is responsible for UnidoUS’s federal and state legislative priorities and agenda. Headquartered in Washington, DC, UnidosUS is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, the organization reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Rodriguez is experienced in overseeing UnidosUS’s public policy and advocacy activities. From 2007–2008, he served as deputy vice president of the public policy department and previously directed the organization’s Policy Analysis Center, a position he held for five years. His background also includes work on such issues as tax policy, Social Security reform, welfare reform, workforce development, retirement security, health, housing, and financial market regulations. He has authored, coauthored, and supervised the preparation of several dozen policy and research reports, journal articles, and editorials. He has also frequently testified at congressional hearings and has represented UnidosUS at research conferences, policy conferences, and symposia. His work has been widely cited in the press, in policy, and in academic literature.
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach是西北大学教育与社会政策学院的政策研究所和玛格丽特·沃克教授的主任。她是一名经济学家，研究反贫困政策，尤其是补充营养援助计划（SNAP）和其他旨在减少粮食不安全的政策。她的研究经常在顶级媒体中引用，她已经在参议院和众议院就研究中作证。
Judith H. Whittlesey是位于华盛顿特区的通讯，政府关系和公共事务公司Susan Davis International（SDI）执行副总裁，全球有68多家代理合作伙伴。在SDI，她为公司的公司，政府机构和非营利性客户提供了战略规划，媒体关系，机构定位，公共教育和重大活动设计方面的专业知识。
Ms. Whittlesey served on the staff of Vice President Walter Mondale, and subsequently on the campaign and transition staffs of several democratic, presidential and vice presidential candidates. She is an enrolled tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has been inducted into the National Capital Public Relations Society of America Hall of Fame, served on numerous nonprofit boards, and selected to Leadership Greater Washington.
在进行FRAC之前，Guardia曾在全球慈善事业和国际发展组织中担任领导角色，包括全球影响力，一项运动和国际妇女研究中心。Guardia开始了他在NPR，CPB，Guggenheim Collection和Phillips Collection等艺术和媒体组织的非营利性职业。Guardia还在ActionAID，人口行动国际（PAI）和Kalanidhi舞蹈委员会中任职。