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    • Marcia Argust

      Project Director

      U.S. national parks

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @marciaargust

      Marcia Argust directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ campaign to restore America’s parks, working with a team of land management experts to address deferred maintenance issues within the National Park System. Learn more

    • Peter Baker

      Director

      Ocean conservation, U.S. Northeast

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @PeterTBaker

      Peter Baker directs Pew’s ocean conservation work in New England. He leads the campaign to establish science-based annual catch limits, strong monitoring programs and accountability in fisheries that serve as food for larger fish and marine mammals. Learn more

    • Angela Bednarek

      Project Director

      Environment science

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @atbednarek

      Angela Bednarek is a project director in environmental science. She develops strategies for enhancing and assessing the policy relevance of Pew's research investments and brings scholars and practitioners together to improve the connections between science and policy. Learn more

    • Maximiliano Bello

      Principal Officer

      Ocean conservation, International policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @max_bello_m

      Maximiliano Bello is a principal officer working on international environment issues and serves as an adviser to the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project. He is working with Easter Island’s Rapa Nui community and the Chilean government to create one of the world’s largest marine reserves in the Pacific Ocean waters surrounding the island. Learn more

    • Holly Binns

      Director

      Ocean conservation, U.S. Southeast

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @hjbinns

      Holly Binns directs Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life and end overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. South Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Caribbean. She also works to ensure abundant populations of prey species, known as forage fish, in Florida’s coastal waters. Learn more

    • Dawn Borg Costanzi

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @DawnBC012

      Dawn Borg Costanzi supports Pew’s ending illegal fishing project by helping to develop and implement policies that ensure adequate port controls to keep illegal seafood products out of the global market.  Learn more

    • Nick Bourke

      Director

      Consumer finance

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Nick Bourke directs Pew's work on consumer finance, which includes the small-dollar loans and consumer banking projects. These teams conduct research on payday and other small loans and study the accounts that Americans rely on every day to manage their finances, such as checking accounts, prepaid cards, and mobile payments. Learn more

    • Johnny Briggs

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, U.K.

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Johnny Briggs serves as an officer with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, working to create large, highly protected marine reserves in the waters of the U.K. Overseas Territories. Learn more

    • Jeff Chapman

      Project Director

      Economic and tax policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jeff Chapman directs Pew's economic development work, which helps states shape economic strategies that are effective, accountable, and fiscally sound. Chapman oversees outreach to state leaders, which includes technical assistance to develop and adopt policy solutions. Learn more

    • Christophe Chevillon

      Director

      Ocean conservation, New Caledonia

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Christophe Chevillon directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project's work in New Caledonia. Chevillon recently served at the Institute of Research for Development as coordinator for the Pacific and was assigned to the geostrategic and partnership task force. Learn more

    • Philip Chou

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, Sharks

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Philip Chou is an officer with Pew’s global shark conservation campaign. He manages efforts to encourage countries to adopt domestic shark conservation measures, including public and private sector campaigns. Learn more

    • Pepe Clarke

      Project Director

      Land conservation, Australia

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Pepe Clarke leads Pew’s program work across Outback Australia. Working with individual campaign managers, Clarke oversees Pew’s Indigenous land management, Kimberley and Outback Western Australia campaigns. Learn more

    • Andrew Clayton

      Project Director

      Ocean conservation, European overfishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @bejustnfearnot

      Andrew Clayton directs Pew’s efforts to end overfishing in North-Western Europe using science-based policy development and advocacy. He is based in London. Learn more

    • Kara Coleman

      Project Director

      Biomedical research

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Kara Coleman manages Pew’s biomedical programs, which include the biomedical scholars, the Pew-Stewart scholars for cancer research, and the Latin American fellows. These initiatives support groundbreaking research by funding outstanding, competitively selected scientists early in their careers. Learn more

    • Allan Coukell

      Senior Director

      Health programs

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Allan Coukell is Pew’s senior director for health programs. He oversees initiatives related to drug and medical device innovation and safety, drug pricing, the pharmaceutical supply chain, pharmacy compounding, antibiotic resistance, prescription drug misuse, FDA, and food safety as well as other efforts related to health costs and care delivery. Learn more

    • Erin Currier

      Director

      Economic mobility

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Erin Currier directs projects on family financial security and mobility at The Pew Charitable Trusts. As the lead on Pew’s ongoing exploration of the status of family finances, Currier works with top experts in the field, oversees the project team on its comprehensive research agenda, and ensures their work is understandable to a variety of audiences, including policy makers and the public. Learn more

    • Tom Dillon

      Vice President

      Environmental programs

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Tom Dillon a vice president overseeing The Pew Charitable Trusts’ international environment portfolio, which includes advancing conservation and ocean governance in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, and island nations, mostly in the Pacific. Dillon also directs Pew's land and ocean conservation efforts in Australia. Learn more

    • David Draine

      Senior Officer

      Public pensions

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      David Draine, a senior researcher at Pew, serves as a principal investigator and methodologist on Pew’s research agenda on state fiscal health, economic competitiveness, and other state policy issues, particularly in the area of state budgets and fiscal health. Learn more

    • Sara Dube

      Director

      Evidence-based policymaking

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Sara Dube directs the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a joint effort of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dube manages Pew’s work to advance evidence-based decision-making by states and counties, including the use of an innovative cost-benefit analysis tool that helps government leaders direct investments in programs and policies that generate the best outcomes while making the most of limited resources. Learn more

    • Larry Eichel

      Director

      Philadelphia research

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Larry Eichel directs Pew’s Philadelphia research initiative. The project seeks to provide timely, impartial research and analysis on key issues facing Philadelphia for the benefit of the city’s citizens and leaders. Learn more

    • Sandra Eskin

      Director

      Food safety

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Sandra Eskin directs Pew's work on food safety. The campaign seeks to reduce health risks from foodborne pathogens by working with the federal government, industry, and other stakeholders to improve food safety. Learn more

    • Stephen C. Fehr

      Senior Officer

      State and local fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @scfehr1

      Stephen Fehr is a senior officer with Pew's state and local fiscal health initiative, which researches state budget issues and provides policy guidance to help policymakers manage finances through the turns in the economy. Learn more

    • Steve Ganey

      Senior Director

      U.S. conservation

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Steve Ganey oversees Pew’s work in regional marine and fisheries conservation. He directs projects to encourage the sustainable management of ocean fisheries, prevent the destruction of aquatic habitat, and encourage an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and specific large marine ecosystems. He also overseas projects that work to conserve important areas in the Arctic and to protect U.S. public lands. Learn more

    • Adam Gelb

      Director

      Public safety

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Adam Gelb directs Pew’s public safety performance project, which helps states advance policies and practices in adult and juvenile sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs. As the project lead, Gelb oversees Pew’s assistance to states seeking a greater public safety return on their corrections spending. Learn more

    • John Gilroy

      Director

      U.S. public lands

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      John Gilroy directs Pew's U.S. public lands program, which aims to ensure an enduring legacy of natural areas for future generations by conserving ecologically important lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management through legislative, administrative, or executive action. The program also works to restore America’s parks by addressing deferred maintenance issues within the National Park System. Learn more

    • Polita Glynn

      Director

      Marine fellows

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @politamiami

      Polita Glynn joined Pew in 2009 to direct the Pew fellows program in marine conservation, which provides fellowships to outstanding natural and social scientists, researchers and others around the globe to support innovative projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans. Learn more

    • Lee Goldberg

      Project Director

      Health care

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @lmgoldberg

      Lee Goldberg directs Pew’s improving end-of-life care project, which works to advance policies that help people receive high-quality health care near the end of their lives. Learn more

    • Rebecca Goldburg

      Director

      Environment science

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @bjgoldburg

      Rebecca Goldburg directs Pew’s ocean science work, focusing on support for marine conservation research, including the Lenfest Ocean Program and the Pew fellows program in marine conservation. Learn more

    • Bronwen Golder

      Director

      Ocean conservation, New Zealand

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @thekermadecs

      Bronwen Golder leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary initiative in New Zealand. Golder has spent more than 20 years working primarily for nonprofit and government organizations, with a strong focus on the environment and conservation. Learn more

    • Josh Goodman

      Senior Officer

      Economic and tax policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Josh Goodman works to make state tax incentives more effective and accountable. He has served as a primary researcher and writer for several Pew reports, including studies that assess practices for states to evaluate tax incentives and avoid budget challenges when using incentives. Learn more

    • Joseph Gordon

      Senior Manager

      Ocean conservation, U.S. Northeast

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Joseph Gordon is a senior manager for Pew’s ocean conservation work in the U.S. Northeast. He directs campaigns to conserve forage fish—small schooling species that serve as food for larger fish and marine mammals—advance ecosystem-based fisheries management, and protect habitat. Learn more

    • Michelle Grady

      Director

      Ocean conservation, Australia

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @MichelleAGrady

      Michelle Grady leads Pew’s marine work in Australia, collaborating with conservation, science, and community partners to safeguard unique marine life and ecosystems. She has over 20 years of experience in Australia in conservation advocacy, organisational and campaign management, and providing policy advice to the government. Learn more

    • John Grant

      Director

      Dental policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      John Grant directs Pew’s dental campaign, leading research and advocacy efforts to improve access to dental care for underserved people. This work includes Pew’s initiatives to expand the dental workforce, increase the availability of preventive services, and create a system that brings dental care to more people who need it. Learn more

    • Cesar Guala Catalán

      Consultant

      Ocean conservation, Chile

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Cesar Guala Catalán is a Pew consultant and adviser who works with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in Chile. Guala has over 16 years of experience in conservation and local development. Learn more

    • Rachel Hopkins

      Acting Director

      Ocean conservation, Tuna

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Rachel Hopkins directs Pew’s efforts to improve the conservation of tuna populations in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through science-based policy development and advocacy. Learn more

    • Peter Horn

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @peter248a

      Peter Horn leads Pew’s work on remote surveillance technology, which is helping countries better enforce laws aimed at ending illegal fishing. Horn manages a surveillance system developed in conjunction with Satellite Applications Catapult. Learn more

    • Alex Horowitz

      Senior Research Officer

      Consumer finance

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Alex Horowitz is the senior research officer for Pew’s consumer finance project, which includes small-dollar loans and consumer banking. He manages a series of surveys, experiments, and analyses designed to identify which features of payday, auto title, and other small-credit products work well and which work poorly and to examine the impacts of market practices and potential regulations. Learn more

    • Jake Horowitz

      Director

      Public safety

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jake Horowitz is the director of research and policy for Pew’s public safety performance project, which advances data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile corrections systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control costs. Learn more

    • Charlotte Hudson

      Director

      Ocean Science

      Lenfest Ocean Program

      Twitter handle @cgrayhudson

      Charlotte Hudson directs the Lenfest Ocean Program. In this position, she works with marine research aimed at reversing the decline of the global marine environment. Learn more

    • Eleanor Huffines

      Senior Officer

      Ocean conservation, U.S. Arctic

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @eleanorhuffines

      Eleanor Huffines is a senior officer with Pew’s Arctic Ocean-U.S. project, which works to promote science- and community-based conservation of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. Huffines collaborates with communities, scientists, and government personnel to influence policy affecting the environment, subsistence cultures, and sustainable development. Learn more

    • Kil Huh

      Senior Director

      State fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @kilhuh

      Kil Huh directs Pew’s work on state and local fiscal health. As the project lead, Huh oversees Pew’s work to inform state policy on a wide range of issues including state and local public sector retirement benefits, state tax systems, and housing finance. Learn more

    • David Hyun

      Senior Officer

      Antibiotic research

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      David Hyun, M.D., is a senior officer for Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, focusing on research and policy development pertaining to stewardship of antibiotics used in human medicine. Learn more

    • Julie Janovsky

      Senior Manager

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @jjjanovsky

      Julie Janovsky manages Pew’s ending illegal fishing project, which focuses on building a sustainable future for the world’s oceans by preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Before joining the ending illegal fishing team, she worked on the Southern Ocean sanctuaries campaign that successfully advocated for the establishment of a marine protected area in the Ross Sea. Learn more

    • Kerri-Ann Jones

      Vice President

      Research projects

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Kerri-Ann Jones is a vice president directing a cross-cutting agenda focused on advancing quality research and science; deploying research expertise, as needed, to further the goals of ongoing projects; and exploring new opportunities for policy work that supports Pew’s mission. Learn more

    • Elizabeth Jungman

      Director

      Public health

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Elizabeth Jungman directs Pew’s work on public health, overseeing initiatives related to antibiotics and innovation and the safety of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and other consumer health care products. Learn more

    • Liz Karan

      Senior Manager

      Ocean conservation, High seas

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @LizKaran

      Liz Karan leads Pew’s work to protect ocean life on the high seas, a global effort to safeguard marine life beyond national jurisdictions, where currently there is no method to fully protect these special places. Karan joined Pew in 2009 and has worked on several international marine issues, including aquaculture reform, global shark conservation, and Southern Ocean protections. Learn more

    • Andrea Kavanagh

      Director

      Ocean conservation, Southern oceans

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @Kavanaghty

      Andrea Kavanagh directs Pew’s global penguin conservation work, including Antarctic Ocean protection. Kavanagh joined Pew in January 2008 as manager of the marine aquaculture campaign, and later managed the Antarctic krill conservation project and the Protecting the deep sea campaign. Learn more

    • Clinton Key

      Research Officer

      Financial security and mobility

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Clinton Key leads Pew's research on savings and financial security including conducting original research that explores when, how, and how much American households save, examines how savings are used for financial security, and evaluates the potential of programs and policies to improve the financial situation of Americans. Learn more

    • Thaddeus King

      Officer

      Consumer banking

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Thaddeus King is an officer for Pew’s consumer finance project, which includes small-dollar loans and consumer banking. He works on major research reports focused on improving the safety and transparency of key banking practices, including account disclosures and overdraft fees. Learn more

    • Frazierita Klasen

      Vice President

      Philadelphia arts & culture

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Frazierita Klasen is a vice president overseeing Pew’s work in Philadelphia, seeking to foster a vibrant civic life in our home town. Klasen supervises a portfolio that encourages a thriving arts and culture community and supports the well-being of the region’s neediest people. Learn more

    • Jane Koppelman

      Research Director

      Dental policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jane Koppelman is research director for Pew’s dental campaign, supporting efforts to increase access to care. As lead on the campaign’s research agenda Koppelman manages the project’s portfolio of advocacy and analysis on expanding the dental workforce to include mid-level providers and help more low-income children get care in school-based sealant programs. Learn more

    • Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons

      Consultant

      Ocean conservation, Palau

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons is a consultant and adviser to Pew who directs the global ocean legacy campaign in Palau. In 2014, the president of Palau announced a plan to create one of the world’s largest fully protected areas of ocean in the nation’s waters. Learn more

    • Laura Lightbody

      Project Director

      Flood-related disasters

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @lbodss

      Laura Lightbody directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ project aimed at reducing the impact of weather-related catastrophes, such as floods and hurricanes, on the U.S. economy, communities, and environment by reforming federal flood disaster policies. Learn more

    • Suzanne Little

      Officer

      Land conservation, Alaska

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @loveourparks

      Suzanne Little oversees Pew’s land conservation efforts in Alaska as an officer on the U.S. public lands team. Much of her work involves building relationships with Alaska Natives living in remote areas and communities, with the goal of ensuring that these local voices are represented in land use issues and the conservation of some of these rugged and pristine landscapes. She joined Pew in 2012 and is based in Anchorage. Learn more

    • Steve Marx

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, U.S. North Pacific

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Steve Marx leads Pew's efforts to protect ocean life in the north Pacific and to incorporate knowledge of the ecosystem into the fishery management process for the region. He works with policymakers and scientists, including those who serve on the North Pacific and Pacific fishery management councils, to develop solutions to conserve habitat, reduce bycatch, and protect important marine fish species. Learn more

    • Matt McKillop

      Officer

      State fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Matt McKillop is an officer for Pew’s state and local fiscal health project. He manages new research for Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an online resource that helps policymakers gain insights into fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states. McKillop also leads Pew’s research on state and local correctional health care. Learn more

    • Greg Mennis

      Director

      Public pensions

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Greg Mennis directs Pew's work on public sector retirement systems. The project provides cutting-edge research on pension and retiree health promises and helps states and cities undertake evidence-based pension and retiree health care reforms. Learn more

    • Kirsten Moore

      Project Director

      Drug safety

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Kirsten Moore directs Pew’s health care products project, which seeks to advance federal policies to improve the safety of over-the-counter drug products and dietary supplements. She guides the project’s research and is building partnerships with other organizations around this goal. Learn more

    • Ted Morton

      Director

      Ocean conservation, U.S.

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @tedontheocean

      Ted Morton joined Pew in April 2013 and leads Pew's fisheries work at the federal level. This includes efforts to establish policies to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fish populations, and promote ecosystem-based fisheries management in U.S. federal waters in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the nation’s primary law governing ocean fish management. Learn more

    • Ben Moscovitch

      Manager

      Health information technology

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Ben Moscovitch manages Pew’s health information technology initiative, which aims to improve the safety of electronic health records and enhance the exchange of patients’ information among health care providers. Learn more

    • Mary Murphy

      Project Director

      State and local fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Mary Murphy manages Pew’s work analyzing the fiscal conditions of cities, the affordability of state and local debt, and state policies and practices to detect and respond to local financial distress. She also develops new lines of research examining the fiscal and policy relationships between state and local governments. Learn more

    • Amanda Nickson

      Director

      Ocean conservation, Tuna

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Amanda Nickson directs efforts to improve the conservation of tuna populations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans through science-based policy development and advocacy. Nickson’s work addresses the overfishing of tuna and other valuable marine species in international waters and helps to conserve these increasingly vulnerable species and protect the ocean environment. Learn more

    • Conn Nugent

      Project Director

      Ocean conservation, Mining

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @Connnugent

      Conn Nugent directs Pew’s seabed mining project, an initiative to ensure the adoption of a science-based international code that prohibits mining in large protected areas and minimizes environmental damage where mining is allowed. Learn more

    • Phillip Oliff

      Manager

      Federal and state fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Phillip Oliff is a research manager for Pew’s fiscal federalism initiative, examining the fiscal and policy relationships between the federal and state governments. As a lead researcher, Oliff oversees development of a range of analyses that explore and explain the various aspects of the state-federal relationship with a focus on the funding of higher education and surface transportation. Learn more

    • Jérôme Petit

      Director

      Ocean conservation, French Polynesia

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jérôme Petit directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in French Polynesia. Petit has a decade of technical and political experience in international biodiversity governance. He previously worked with the European Commission managing projects financed by the European Union (EU) in developing countries and representing the EU during negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity. Learn more

    • Jim Palardy

      Project Director

      Environmental science

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jim Palardy is a project director with Pew’s environmental science division. In this position, he works to identify and develop research projects in science and economics that inform research-driven policy recommendations. He also contributes technical expertise to Pew’s ongoing environmental projects and strategic planning efforts. Learn more

    • Travis Plunkett

      Senior Director

      Economic security

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Travis Plunkett oversees Pew’s family economic security portfolio, a series of projects that apply a rigorous, analytical approach to the study of Americans’ financial wherewithal and the economic challenges they face today. That work includes the safety and transparency of checking accounts and small-dollar loans and the prospects for economic mobility. Learn more

    • Ken Rait

      Project Director

      U.S. land conservation

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @KenARait

      Ken Rait began directing Pew’s western lands initiative in September 2011. For 10 years prior, he headed up the campaigns team of the Campaign for America’s Wilderness, which became part of The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2010. Learn more

    • Matt Rand

      Director

      Ocean conservation

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @mattfishrand

      Matt Rand directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project. He works with citizens, governments, and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the Earth’s most important and unspoiled marine environments. Learn more

    • Simon Reddy

      Project Director

      Ocean conservation, U.K.

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Simon Reddy is the project director for Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy work in the United Kingdom. He joined Pew in 2017 with more than 20 years of senior level expertise in international policy and advocacy. Learn more

    • Joshua S. Reichert

      Executive Vice President and Strategic Advisor

      Conservation initiatives

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president and a senior advisor to the CEO. In that role he provides strategic advice on the institution’s activities and partnerships, with an emphasis on the environmental portfolio. Learn more

    • Cynthia Reilly

      Director

      Substance use

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @cindyreillyrx

      Cynthia Reilly directs Pew's work on federal and state initiatives to reduce the inappropriate use of prescription opioids while ensuring that patients have access to effective pain management. She also focuses on expanding access to effective treatment for substance use disorders through increased use of medication-assisted treatment. Learn more

    • Ian Reynolds

      Associate Manager

      Drug spending

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Ian Reynolds manages Pew’s drug spending research initiative, which identifies policy options to help manage drug costs and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. Learn more

    • Mark Richardson

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Mark Richardson supports Pew’s ending illegal fishing project by helping to develop policy and technology solutions that create actionable fisheries data and intelligence and allow governments and industry around the world to take decisive action against illegal fishing. He focuses on research and development and leads Pew’s partnership with Interpol on Project Scale—a platform that uses Interpol’s global police network to fight illegal fishing and related criminal activity. Learn more

    • Josh Rising

      Director

      Health care

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @joshrising

      Dr. Josh Rising is Pew’s director of health care programs, overseeing the health information technology project, the substance use prevention and treatment initiative, and the improving end-of-life care project. Learn more

    • Bethany Rogerson

      Manager

      Health assessments

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Bethany Rogerson is a manager for the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project seeks to promote the use of health impact assessments as a decision-making tool for policymakers in the United States.Learn more

    • Barb Rosewicz

      Project Director

      State fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Barb Rosewicz is a research director in Pew’s state fiscal health project. She oversees “Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis,” an online resource that helps policymakers gain insights into key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states. Learn more

    • Sarah Sattelmeyer

      Associate Manager

      Financial security and mobility

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Sarah Sattelmeyer is an associate manager with Pew’s family financial security and mobility project, which conducts original research to assess family balance sheets across diverse U.S. households and the degree to which short-term financial security relates to longer-term economic mobility. Learn more

    • Jen Sawada

      Officer

      Ocean conservation, Sharks

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Jen Sawada is an officer for Pew’s global shark conservation campaign, managing efforts to encourage countries in the Pacific and Caribbean to adopt domestic measures to protect sharks, including creating shark sanctuaries. Learn more

    • Daniel Schaeffer

      Project Director

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @fightingforfish

      Daniel Schaeffer leads Pew’s work on the use of technology to better enforce laws intended to stop illegal fishing around the world.  The project focuses on satellite systems and other high-tech devices, which are more efficient and cost-effective than traditional methods of monitoring marine fisheries. Learn more

    • Maria Schiff

      Senior Officer

      Health care

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Maria Schiff works on state and local correctional health care spending and performance, which helps policymakers, access the information they need to make data-driven policy decisions. Learn more

    • Ingrid Schroeder

      Director

      Federal and state fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Ingrid Schroeder is director of Pew’s fiscal federalism initiatives, which provide independent and unbiased data on the relationships between the federal, state, and local governments, particularly the impact of federal fiscal and economic policy on states and the intersection of immigration laws and policies at all levels of government. Learn more

    • Alexis Schuler

      Senior Director

      State policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Alexis Schuler oversees a diverse portfolio of state policy initiatives including children’s dental health, election initiatives, the public safety performance project, and states’ public sector retirement systems. She has spent nearly twenty years working at the intersection of politics and policy in Washington, D.C. Learn more

    • John Scott

      Director

      Retirement policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      John Scott directs Pew's retirement savings project. The project conducts original research and works with experts and policymakers to understand what barriers to retirement savings exist in the United States; how specific policy initiatives might increase retirement savings; and whether strengthening the disclosure of fees can help employers and employees make better decisions about retirement plans. Learn more

    • Paul Shively

      Project Director

      Ocean conservation, U.S. Pacific

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @Pshivels

      Paul Shively directs Pew’s ocean conservation work in the U.S. Pacific, seeking to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented as well as reducing amount of fish unintentionally killed in fishing gear. Learn more

    • Anne Stauffer

      Director

      Federal and state fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @astaufferdc

      Anne Stauffer directs Pew’s work on fiscal federalism, examining fiscal and policy relationships between the federal government and the states. As project lead, Stauffer oversees a team of researchers exploring the impact of federal tax and spending changes on the states. She also directs efforts to engage policy makers at both levels of government in proactive discussions on this critical fiscal relationship. Learn more

    • Kathy Talkington

      Project Director

      Antibiotic research

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      Kathy Talkington directs Pew’s work on antibiotics, which seeks to address the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by spurring the innovation of new antibiotics and ensuring the appropriate use of antibiotics in both human health care and in food animal production. Learn more

    • Huw Thomas

      Senior Officer

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @fishhuw

      Huw Thomas manages market engagement for Pew’s ending illegal fishing project. The project focuses on building a sustainable future for the world’s oceans by preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Thomas works to develop policies and practices that retail supply chains can adopt to reduce industry sales of IUU seafood. Learn more

    • Michael D. Thompson

      Vice President

      State and local government performance

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Michael D. Thompson is a vice president overseeing Pew’s work to improve the performance of state and local government. This portfolio includes projects to strengthen state and local fiscal health and economic growth; increase access to dental care; ensure that public sector retirement systems are sustainable and affordable; advance sentencing and corrections policies that protect public safety; and promote results-oriented, evidence-based decision-making in government. Learn more

    • Jennifer Thornton

      Manager

      State data usage and policy

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      Jennifer Thornton examines the ways in which states use data for decision-making. She oversees research identifying states’ efforts to use administrative data to inform budget, policy, and operational management. Learn more

    • Barry Traill

      Director

      Ocean and land conservation, Australia

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @traill1

      Barry (B.J.) Traill directs Pew’s efforts in Australia, where he works with partner organisations to secure protection for outstanding areas of the nation’s natural heritage on land and at sea. Learn more

    • Susan Urahn

      Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer

      Pew programs

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Susan Urahn oversees all of Pew’s programmatic work, including research, technical assistance and advocacy campaigns in the United States and abroad. As chief program officer, she manages a diverse mix of projects including health, state, consumer and environmental policy initiatives; efforts to advance biomedical and environmental research; and support for Pew’s home town of Philadelphia. Learn more

    • Tom Wathen

      Vice President

      Ocean and land conservation

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Tom Wathen is a vice president, leading ocean and land conservation projects at Pew that range from the Arctic Ocean to the tip of South America. He also directs efforts to reform flood disaster policy and restore America’s national parks. Learn more

    • Thomas Wheatley

      Manager

      Ocean conservation, U.S. Gulf of Mexico

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Tom Wheatley manages Pew’s ocean conservation work in the Gulf of Mexico. Before coming to Pew, Wheatley was the regional representative for the Marine Fish Conservation Network in the Gulf of Mexico region, where he advocated for national policies to achieve healthy oceans and productive fisheries. Learn more

    • Elizabeth Wilson

      Project Director

      Ocean conservation, International policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @eg_wilson

      Elizabeth Wilson works on international policy, leading Pew’s engagement in international forums such as the United Nations, regional fisheries management organizations, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Learn more

    • Mark Young

      Senior Officer

      Ocean conservation, Illegal fishing

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @MSYEnforcement

      Mark Young supports Pew’s work to end illegal fishing and other global marine conservation campaigns. With extensive experience in marine resource management and fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance, he has served as team leader in collaborations with Satellite Applications Catapult on the Project Eyes on the Seas initiative. Learn more

    • Robert Zahradnik

      Principal Officer

      State fiscal policy

      The Pew Charitable Trusts

      Twitter handle @rbzahradnik

      Robert Zahradnik works on state fiscal health and economic growth. He leads initiatives that help states improve the return on investment from economic development tax incentives and better manage revenue projections and volatility. Learn more