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President’s Office

Robert Weissman, President (bio)
Margrete Strand Rangnes, Executive Vice President (bio)
Aileen Walsh, Executive Assistant (bio)
Burcu Kilic, Legal Counsel, Global Access to Medicines Program
Steven Knievel, Organizer, Global Access to Medicines Program
Peter Maybarduk, Director of Global Access to Medicines Program (@PCMedsAccess)
Daniel Nugent, Lobbyist, Global Access to Medicines Program
Aquene Freechild, Co-Director, Democracy Is For People Campaign (@RuleByUS)
Courtney Fuller, Program Associate, Democracy Is For People Campaign
Jonah Minkoff-Zern, Co-Director, Democracy Is For People Campaign (@RuleByUS)

Administration

Joe Stoshak, Chief Financial Officer (bio)
Deidra Bolden, Receptionist
Sherry Joseph, Director of Human Resources and Administration
Olalekan Mustapha, Senior Accountant
Casey O'Rourke, Building Manager
Suleyman Pehlivan, Web Developer
Kevin Rice, Property and Facilities Manager
Romaine Roy, Accounting Assistant

Communications

Angela Bradbery, Director (email, bio, @citizenangela)
Philip Anderson, Social Media Coordinator (email, @Public_Citizen)
Karilyn Gower, Press Officer (email, bio)
Barbara Holzer, Broadcast Manager (email, bio)
Rebecca Kahn, Online Advocacy and Development Associate (email)
David Rosen, Press Officer, Regulatory Affairs (email, bio, @RegsRock)
Glenn Simpson, Online Advocacy and Development Manager (email, bio)
Cynthia Williams, Editor and Production Manager (email)

Congress Watch

Lisa Gilbert, Director (bio, @Lisa_PubCitizen)
Susan Harley, Deputy Director (bio, @Susan_Citizen)
Rick Claypool, Online Director (bio, @CitizenRick)
Vijay Das, Healthcare Policy Advocate
Christine Hines, Consumer and Civil Justice Counsel (bio, @chines_citizen)
Craig Holman, Government Affairs Lobbyist (bio, @cbholman)
Taylor Lincoln, Director of Research (bio)
Justin Mendoza, Researcher
Amit Narang, Regulatory Policy Advocate
Bartlett Naylor, Financial Policy Advocate
Kelly Ngo, Online Advocacy Organizer (@CorporateReform)
Emily Peterson-Cassin, Project Coordinator, Bright Lines Project

Development

Gail Beaman, Assistant Director (email)
Kristen Caruana, Major Gifts Assistant (email)
Amanda Fleming, Director of Civil Justice Project (email, @citizen_amanda)
Cathleen Gallagher, Foundation Officer (email)
Zeinab Jedi, Member Service Assistant (email)
Rebecca Kahn, Online Advocacy and Development Associate (email)
Jon Kellam, Major Gifts Assistant (email)
Gary Le, Senior Major Gifts Officer (email)
Steve Schneider, Planned Giving Advisor (email)
Glenn Simpson, Online Advocacy and Development Manager (email)
Diane Turner, Direct Response Coordinator (email)
Bill Wilson, Member Services Manager (email)

Energy

Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program (bio, @TysonSlocum)
David Arkush, Managing Director, Public Citizen's Climate Program
Allison Fisher, Outreach Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program (bio)

Global Trade Watch

Lori Wallach, Director (bio, @PCGTW)
Alisa Simmons, Deputy Director (bio)
Ben Beachy, Research Director (bio)
Miranda Becker, Program Associate (bio)
Jessa Boehner, International Program Associate (bio)
Melanie Foley, Program Associate and Intern Manager (bio)
Mina Itabashi, "Stop Fast Track" Field Organizer (bio)
Kathryn Johnson, Field Organizer (bio)
Lacey Kohlmoos, Senior Field Organizer (bio)
Evan Ottenfeld, Scheduler and Legislative Assistant (bio)
Symone Sanders, Communications Officer (bio)
Melinda St. Louis, International Campaigns Director (bio)

Health Research Group

Michael Carome, M.D., Director (bio, @CitizenHRG)
Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., Founder, Senior Adviser (bio )
Azza AbuDagga, Ph.D., Health Services Researcher (bio)
Sammy Almashat, M.D., M.P.H., Research Associate (bio)
Elizabeth Barbehenn, Ph.D., Health Researcher (bio)
Alan Levine, Volunteer Health Researcher (bio)
Jennifer Rubio, Managing Editor (bio)
Sarah Sorscher, J.D., M.P.H., Attorney (bio)
Deanna Wilbon, Web Coordinator

Litigation

Allison Zieve, Director (bio)
Rachel Clattenburg, Litigation Fellow
Katie Einspanier, Attorney (bio)
Paul Alan Levy, Attorney (bio, @PaulAlanLevy)
Scott Michelman, Attorney (bio)
Julie Murray, Attorney (bio)
Scott Nelson, Attorney (bio)
Adina Rosenbaum, Attorney (bio)
Marybeth Stiles, Office Manager

Texas Office

Tom "Smitty" Smith, Director (bio)
Kia Bell, Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition Campaign Coordinator
Carol Geiger, Office and Support Manager
David Power, Deputy Director (bio, @Powerman)
Kaiba White, Policy Analyst and Community Organizer

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