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Board Members

Director
David Baker

David Baker is the founder and executive director of Community Against Pollution, which works with local, state and federal agency officials to address environmental and health issues, particularly the toxic industrial chemicals that originate in West Anniston.  Baker is a member of the NAACP and the Coalition for Black Trade Unionists.  He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Alabama State Legislative in November 2003, and received EPA awards for best community organization and outstanding leadership and contribution for meeting the goals of environmental justice. He is featured in a book, entitled My City Was Gone, by Dennis Love.   Baker has a degree in labor management from Cornell University. He is married to Lisa Cooley-Baker and lives in Anniston, Alabama with their four children.

Director
Ken Cook

Ken Cook is the co-founder and president of the Environmental Working Group. He is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and effective critics of establishment agriculture and U.S. farm policy. Under Cook, EWG’s break-through innovation has been the creation of easy-to-use, online consumer databases to analyze toxic pollution in people, government farm subsidies, nuclear waste transportation routes to Yucca Mountain, mining claims near the Grand Canyon, tap water quality nationwide and provide consumers with cosmetics ingredient safety information.

Cook earned a B.A. in history, B.S. in agriculture and M.S. in soil science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He and his wife Deb Callahan live in Marin, California with their son, Callahan Cook.

Director
Rob Fetherstonhaugh

Robert Fetherstonhaugh is chairman of RBN Fether Capital Advisors and is a trusted advisor to high-net worth families in United States, Canada and Europe. Robert serves on a number of philanthropic boards that focus on the environment, scholarships, children's health and random acts of kindness.

Director
Christine Gardner

As the founder of moregreenmoms, Christine has worked with EWG on many environmental education, advocacy and fundraising efforts over the past seven years.  She has become a passionate and trusted voice in her community and is a frequent speaker at schools, organizations and events, sharing her insights about how to understand and eliminate harmful toxins from our households, companies and campuses.

She is a co-creator and parent representative for the Eco-Councils at her children’s schools and former chair of the Bay Area Green Schools Alliance, a collection of parents, educators and change-makers working to promote sustainable practices in private and public schools throughout the Bay Area. Christine is also secretary of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, sustaining and enriching the city’s parks, recreation centers and protected open spaces.

Christine is the author of a children’s book, “A Moment of Quiet is Nothing to Fear,” a story created to inspire children to embrace the power of their imaginations. She often reads it in classrooms to inspire lively discussion with the children. 

A graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in both communication and French studies, Christine has worked in diverse fields including publishing, investment research and Internet development.

Christine Gardner lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.

Director
Melissa L. Hughes

Melissa L. Hughes is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for CROPP Cooperative in LaFarge, Wisconsin. Since 2003, Ms. Hughes has managed all legal and government affairs for this $650 million dairy cooperative (marketing the following brands – Organic Valley®, Organic Prairie®, and Stonyfield®), including all farmer relations, contracting, employee matters, board governance matters, compliance, securities and organic regulations.

Prior to joining CROPP, Ms. Hughes was an Associate Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She focused on serving natural resource clients with business and litigation matters.

Director
Dr. Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman, MD, has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking, whole-systems approach known as functional medicine. A family physician and five times #1 New York Times best-selling author, he is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator and advocate in his field. Mark is founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine,and was awarded its 2009 Linus Pauling Award for Leadership in Functional Medicine.  He is a board member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, advisor to Dr. Mehmet Oz’s HealthCorps and the Dr. Oz Show. He is a medical editor of the Huffington Post. He co-created The Daniel Plan with Rick Warren, Dr. Oz and Dr. Amen, a faith based initiative that helped a church lose 250,000 pounds.   Please join him in helping us all take back our health at www.drhyman.com, follow him on twitter @markhymanmd and on Facebook at facebook.com/drmarkhyman.

Director
Dr. Harvey Karp

Dr. Harvey Karp is a nationally renowned pediatrician and child developmentalist, and a leading advocate in the field of children's and environmental health. He is on the faculty of USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Karp's books and DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, and his newly released The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, teach parents simple techniques to reduce infant crying, boost sleep, build patience and eliminate tantrums and are translated into over 20 languages. The popularity of his work has made him America's most read pediatrician.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Karp has been a spokesman on environmental issues for NRDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Environmental Media Services, California Department of Health, and Healthy Child Healthy World.

Dr. Karp is an advisor to Parents, Ser Padres and American Baby magazines and a parenting advisor for Barnes and Noble and AOL. He has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, The View, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil and his work has been featured by the Associated Press, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, People Magazine, etc. Reporting on his innovative ideas, the New York Times proclaimed, "Roll over Dr. Spock!"

Dr. Karp lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nina and their daughter.

Director
C.J. Kettler

C.J. Kettler is a media industry leader with broad management and digital experience. She joined Channel One News, owned by the private equity firm Zelnick Media, as CEO and Chair in February 2014 and led the sale of the company to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2014. C.J. is now on the leadership team at HMH, reporting to CEO Linda Zecher and leading its Consumer Initiatives, including Channel One News.

From 2008 to 2013, C.J. was a partner at Propeller Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm for large media companies and venture and private equity investors in the digital sector. In November 2007, Kettler was named president of Travelzoo, a publicly held consumer Internet company with $150 million revenue at the time. At Travelzoo, she oversaw the North American business unit, which accounted for 90 percent of the company’s revenues and reached 11 million unduplicated newsletter subscribers.

In 2005, as founder and CEO, she created and launched LIME, the first and leading multi-channel “green lifestyle” brand, having secured funding from Steve Case’s Revolution, LLC. Under her leadership, the LIME brand was introduced simultaneously across multiple media platforms including mobile, TV, radio, web and home entertainment. LIME was sold to Gaiam in July 2007 and has since been integrated into its family of healthy lifestyle websites.

Beginning in 2001, Ms. Kettler served as managing director and operating executive at Solera Capital, a private equity firm with $250 million under management. She was co-president of Latina Magazine, one of Solera’s portfolio companies, and was instrumental in evaluating investment opportunities in the media industry.

Ms. Kettler was a founding member of the Oxygen Media management team and served as president of sales and marketing, managing all cross-platform integrated sales, marketing and affiliate relationships. From 1987, Ms. Kettler was a founding partner at Sunbow Entertainment, a top-ranked independent program supplier. As president and CEO, she negotiated the sale of the company to Sony Music Entertainment in 1999.

Ms. Kettler has amassed significant management experience in a wide range of leadership roles spanning consumer marketing, digital media, worldwide content development and distribution. Earlier senior operating roles include Vestron, where she created and developed the Children’s Video Library. She also held senior executive positions at MTV Networks, McCann-Erickson Inc. and CBS, Inc.

Kettler holds a B.A. degree from Smith College and serves on a variety of boards in digital media and as chair of the board of directors of Healthychild.org. She lives with her husband and their three daughters in New York City.

LinkedIn Profile:http://www.linkedin.com/in/cjkettler

Director
Nina Montée Karp

Nina Montée Karp is a producer, director and environmental activist. She directed the award-winning educational DVDs “The Happiest Baby” and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block.” These best-selling films are used across the nation to reduce parental struggles and promote healthy family relations. She also helped create one of the first environmental documentaries, “Not Under My Roof,” with Olivia Newton-John and Kelly Preston.

Most recently, Nina wrote, produced, and directed “Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness and Healing.” Hailed as a landmark educational guide, this DVD features the nation’s most celebrated breast cancer doctors and wellness experts, including Dr. Marisa Weiss, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Dennis Slamon, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Dean Ornish. It also features celebrity breast cancer survivors Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John and others. All the profits from sales of the DVD are donated to Breastcancer.org and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Her best-selling productions have been featured on programs including “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” “Dr. Phil” and on CNN.

Nina is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, a leading environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting young children from harmful chemicals and promoting healthier environments. Nina is the youngest person to receive Healthy Child Healthy World’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

She is also a board member of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one of the most effective environmental health organizations in the world, whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Nina also serves as vice chair of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Champion Fund, benefitting homeless teens. 

Over the past 22 years, Nina has produced and chaired numerous fundraisers, raising millions of dollars for environmental, children’s, women’s, and arts-related causes.

Nina’s favorite hobbies include architecture, hiking, painting and flying single-engine planes.

She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Dr. Harvey Karp, and is the proud mother of their daughter, Lexi.

Director
Elise Museles

Elise Museles is an attorney turned certified eating psychology and nutrition expert. She helps women stuck in a motivation-to-frustration cycle to adopt a more joyful and positive approach to nourishment, which starts with the food on the plate but ultimately extends to all areas of life.

Through her insightful blog posts at Kale & Chocolate and innovative programs, she shows you how to heal your relationship with food and body – by creating a happy, whole and healthy food story.

Elise’s advice has been featured on “The Daily Love,” “Washingtonian Well + Being,” WTOP radio, “Rebelle Society” as well as in other top lifestyle and nutrition publications. Her recipes are part of the 10-day program in Dr. Chutkan’s New York Times bestseller “Gutbliss.” Elise also received a grant to teach her nutrition workshops at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Believing that ongoing education is a key piece of the nutritional puzzle, Elise holds degrees and certifications from UC Berkeley, George Washington University School of Law, Cornell University, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Institute for Psychology of Eating.

When she’s not sharing the merits of nutritious food and inspiring people to delve into their food stories, you can find her whipping up beautiful meals with all the guys in her family, romping in the woods alongside her adorable golden retrievers or turning upside down on her yoga mat.

Director
Randy Paynter

Randy Paynter is the founder and CEO of Care2 – a community of 25 million standing together for good. People are having world-changing impact with Care2, starting petitions and supporting each other’s campaigns to help individuals, animals and the environment. The company has recruited more than 40 million donors for 1,000 nonprofits. Care2 is a B Corporation, or social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good.

Randy helped pioneer online citizen advocacy with the launch of Care2 and thePetitionSite.com and is a leading expert on cause marketing rewards programs. He was also co-founder of the first electronic greeting card site, eCards.com. Randy holds an A.B. degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Randy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two children, two dogs and a small flock of chickens. 

Director
Drummond Pike

Drummond Pike is a Principal with Equilibrium Capital, an impact investments firm concentrating on sustainability investments in water, land, and energy. Pike founded and served until 2010 as chief executive officer of Tides Network, a collaborative group of social justice organizations, including Tides Foundation, Tides Center, Tides Shared Spaces, and Thoreau Center for Sustainability. He pioneered a national structure of fully-staffed donor-advised funds in philanthropy, and has supported grassroots and public interest organizations through environmental and social change philanthropy since 1970. Prior to founding Tides in 1976, Drummond served as executive director of the Shalan Foundation, an organization dedicated to economic change and environmental sustainability. He co-founded and served as associate director for the Youth Project in Washington, D.C. He also co-founded Working Assets/Credo Mobile, a telecommunications company dedicated to progressive philanthropy and political activism. Pike serves on the boards of Tides Canada Foundation, Island Press, and the Democracy Alliance.

He graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned a Masters of Political Science from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University.

Director
William G. Ross, Jr.

William G. Ross, Jr., is the former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He led the agency from 2001 to 2009. While he was secretary, the department played a principal role as the state expanded the size of the state park system; enacted the NC Clean Smokestacks Act, landmark state legislation that mandated the reduction of harmful emissions from the state's coal fired power plants by more than 70 per cent; and built the Nature Research Center, an innovative new wing for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Before serving as secretary, Ross practiced environmental law with the Greensboro and Raleigh, NC, law firm of Brooks Pierce. Currently, Ross is a visiting professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, in Durham, NC.  Ross serves as chairman of the NC Parks and Recreation Authority and of the National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology of theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

A North Carolina native, Ross is a graduate of Davidson College, in Davidson, NC, and of the University of Virginia School of Law, in Charlottesville, VA. He and his wife Susan Gravely reside in Chapel Hill, NC.

Director
Kim Rozenfeld

Kim Rozenfeld is the executive vice president of scripted programming for Sony Pictures Television, where he oversees all scripted, cable, digital and broadcast series programming for the studio. During his tenure, he’s been involved in multiple award-winning series  such as “Breaking Bad,” “The Big C,” “Damages,” “Rescue Me,”  “Justified,” “Outlander” and “The Blacklist.”

Prior to joining SPT, Kim served as president of his own production company, Half Full Entertainment, where under a multi-year development deal with ABC Studios he produced the critically acclaimed “Huge” for ABC Family. He’s also served as the head of current programming for ABC and VH1. Kim also produced the award-winning documentary series “American High” and directed the sitcom, “Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place.”

On the non-profit front, Kim serves on the board of directors of Healthy Child Healthy World.

A California native, Kim is a graduate of UCLA. An avid surfer, he resides in Santa Monica with his wife Lis and daughter, Francis.

Director
Serena Torrey Roosevelt

Serena Torrey Roosevelt is a partner at NationSwell, a media company and membership community that finds solutions to America’s most challenging problems. Roosevelt helped to build NationSwell as its general manager from January 2013 to October 2015. Since its launch in September 2013, the NationSwell Council has attracted more than 500 highly-accomplished professionals to what Bloomberg News calls its “membership network of innovators.” The Council currently manages communities in New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco. 

From 2003 to 2013, Roosevelt worked for New York magazine, running communications, strategy and business development, with a focus on that company’s award-winning digital business.

From 1998 to 2003, she worked for multiple Democratic political campaigns and officeholders in senior strategic, communications, and operational capacities. Roosevelt worked on Senator Chuck Schumer’s 1998 Senate campaign, in the Congressional office of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, on Bill Bradley for President 2000, Hillary Clinton for Senate 2000, the New York State Democratic Committee, Carl McCall for Governor and Liz Krueger for New York State Senate. In 1997, she worked as the intern to Rahm Emanuel, who was then Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton.

Before serving on EWG’s board, Roosevelt was secretary of the board of directors of Healthy Child Healthy World. In 2007, she co-founded Generation Obama, the young professionals’ fundraising and organizational arm of Obama for America. She regularly raises funds, organizes, and co-hosts events for Democratic candidates for office. Roosevelt has worked closely with and advised organizations including Seeds of Peace, the Robin Hood Foundation and Friends of Hudson River Park.

Roosevelt was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Brown University with a concentration in communications in politics and is currently studying design thinking and organizational design at the Stanford d.school. She lives in Menlo Park, Calif., with her husband and their three children.

Director
Laura Turner Seydel

Laura Turner Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. Laura is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which promotes hands-on environmental education projects worldwide. She is a director of and works with the Environmental Working Group to limit the toxic chemicals in food, air, water and consumer products. In 2004, she co-founded and is Board Chair of Mothers and Others for Clean Air, an official program of the American Lung Association Southeastern Region. In 1994, she and her husband co-founded Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Laura serves on the boards of her family’s foundations:  the Turner Foundation, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, the Turner Endangered Species Fund, and Ted’s Montana Grill. She is vice chair of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and sits on the national boards of the League of Conservation Voters, Defenders of Wildlife, Waterkeeper Alliance and the Carter Center Board of Councilors; she also serves on the advisory board for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and board of directors of the Rotary Club of Downtown Atlanta.

Laura lives with her husband and her three children in Atlanta. Their home, EcoManor, is the first LEED-certified Gold residence in the southeastern United States.