Board Members

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.

Brandon Beck

Brandon Beck cofounded Riot Games, a company that has redefined the way video games are developed, delivered and supported for players. A lifelong gamer, he co-created Riot’s globally popular League of Legends game, helps guide its creative vision across games and media, and is a champion of the company’s social impact efforts. 

After becoming a parent, Brandon began to focus on the health impacts of everyday household products and consumer goods. He is inspired by EWG’s mission to bring transparency to consumer decision-making and address misinformation currently plaguing the marketplace. 

Brandon is a co-managing owner of the Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC, and serves on the boards of the LAFC Foundation and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Brandon received the USC Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award. Brandon is married to his high school sweetheart, Natasha. The two live in Los Angeles with their three young (and very active) kids. 

Natasha Beck

Natasha Beck, Ph.D., is a public health expert, mom and the founder of Dr. Organic Mommy, an online resource focused on pregnancy, parenting and non-toxic living. As a new parent trying to make the best decisions for her young family, Natasha was frustrated by the pervasiveness of marketing ploys and the lack of regulation and transparency in the consumer product industry. She founded Dr. Organic Mommy to help every parent make healthy decisions for themselves and their families – and looks to resources like EWG to inform her readers.

Natasha is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and psychology and a master’s degree in public health, specializing in child and family health. She also holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialty in pediatric neuropsychology, from Pepperdine University. She serves on the boards of the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the Los Angeles Football Club Foundation.

Natasha is married to her high school sweetheart, Brandon Beck. They live in Los Angeles with their three young kids, who keep them busy and inspired.

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.

Suzan Bymel

Suzan Bymel is a founding partner of Management 360, one of the most prolific and influential talent management, film and television production companies in the entertainment industry. Bymel has been responsible for overseeing the successful careers of many Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning artists. 

On the production side, Management 360 has produced such critically acclaimed feature films as “Steve Jobs” and “Lady Bird” and numerous television series, such as the award-winning “Game of Thrones,” Netflix’s “Designated Survivor” and AMC’s “The Terror.” 

Bymel is on the entertainment advisory board of the spatial computing company Magic Leap and has been singled out by Elle magazine for its Most Influential List of Women in TV and Film and for its Women in Hollywood Power List. 

Bymel was a 2010 Variety Power of Women honoree for her work with the United Nations on the Global Creative Forum and has been short-listed several times on the Variety Women’s Impact List. She has also been selected for many years for the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 List. 

A passionate philanthropist, Bymel grew up in a socially conscious household and has worked extensively with global humanitarian organizations like U.N. Women and CARE. 


Arianne Callender

Arianne Callender is Senior Counsel at Amgen, a biotechnology industry leader, counseling on a broad range of commercial matters, including regulatory compliance and promotional requirements for oncology molecules.  Prior to Amgen, she served as outside counsel representing life sciences clients in FDA, health care and compliance matters.  In the public sector, she served as counsel to the HHS Office of Inspector General, specializing in fraud and abuse enforcement for public health programs, and as Deputy Oversight Counsel to the House Homeland Security Committee.  She landed her dream job shortly after law school, where she was General Counsel to EWG and authored a report uncovering the failures of the Pigford v. Glickman civil rights settlement in addressing systemic federal lending inequities faced by America’s black farmers.  She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and received her JD from Harvard Law School.  She lives in Thousand Oaks, CA, with her wife, Kathleen.

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.

Christine Gardner

Christine Gardner is the founder of moregreenmoms and has become a passionate and trusted voice in her community. As a frequent speaker at schools, organizations and events, she shares her insights about how to understand and eliminate harmful toxins from our households, companies and campuses. For the past 10 years, she has worked with EWG on many environmental education, advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Christine was 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 a member of the advisory council for the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment, where her focus is on encouraging research and innovation to support the de-toxification of American society, as well as vulnerable communities throughout the world.

She served for eight years on the board of directors of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a nonprofit 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.

A graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in both communication and French studies, Christine has worked in several different fields, including publishing, investment research and Internet development. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg is co-founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP), a free, online, evidence-based lifestyle transformation program for cancer survivors and those interested in the prevention of chronic illness. The ACLP provides participants with the tools and information they need to make and sustain changes in the areas of diet, fitness, stress management and toxin exposure. The self-paced Anticancer Lifestyle course contains over 10 hours of video, text, animation, and interactives.  The ACLP website offers a Toolkit of apps, books, tip sheets, websites, articles, and more, to help participants continue to develop their Anticancer lifestyle. Meg’s nonprofit, the Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation, supports the maintenance and dissemination of the ACLP.

For 15 years, Meg was a freelance nonfiction writer, whose work appeared in Yankee, New Hampshire magazine, and the Boston Globe magazine, among other publications. For six years, she was a columnist and contributing editor at Inc. magazine, writing a regular column called “Balancing Acts,” which explored work-life balance, and the intersection of family and business in an entrepreneurial setting. Meg’s book, “For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide For Entrepreneurs and Their Families,” expands on her column topics. Axiom Business Book Awards, AMEX Open Forum, and Entrepreneur magazine cited Meg’s book as one of the best business books of 2012. Meg has also written two yogurt cookbooks. She is married to Gary Hirshberg, chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt. Meg and Gary have three adult children. 

Dr. Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman, M.D., has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of functional medicine. Dr. Hyman is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator and advocate in the fields of functional medicine and nutrition. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the head of strategy and innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a 13-time New York Times bestselling author and board president for clinical affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Hyman is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, “The Doctor’s Farmacy.” Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor of several television shows and networks, including “CBS This Morning,” “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “The View” and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

In his work to change policy for the betterment of public health, Dr. Hyman has testified on functional medicine before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform. He has consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

Additionally, Dr. Hyman has presented at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues, TEDMED and TEDx. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award and the Nantucket Project Award. Dr. Hyman received the Christian Book of the Year Award for his work on the Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative, created with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen, that helped the Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds.

Dr. Hyman inducted into the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame. With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen, he crafted and helped introduce to the Senate the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009, which promotes reimbursement for lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. In 2015, along with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, he helped introduce into Congress the ENRICH Act to fund nutrition in medical education.

Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in the major 2014 film “Fed Up,” produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, which addresses childhood obesity. Please join him in celebrating the power of food as medicine at, follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and listen to his podcast, “The Doctor’s Farmacy,” for conversations that matter relating to health, wellness, food and politics.

Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly

Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly is an award-winning, board-certified internal medicine physician. She completed a fellowship in integrative medicine and is trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Her approach is rooted in evidence-based medicine personalized to each individual she works with to achieve her or his health goals. As part of her mission to deliver accessible, evidence-based health and wellness information, she created her website,, which features her videos, articles and recipes.

Dr. Bojana is the recipient of several patient-satisfaction awards at Cedars-Sinai. She was recognized as the Southern California Top Doctors’ Rising Star in 2016 and 2017 and awarded the Top Doctor recognition in 2018 and 2019 in New York. Before starting her integrative and functional medicine practice, she worked as a primary care physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Crossover Health, provided executive healthcare at EHE, and worked at Dr. Frank Lipman’s Eleven Eleven Wellness. She was the cofounder and served as the chief medical officer of WellStart Health, a digital therapeutics startup for chronic disease prevention and reversal. She currently serves as its medical advisor.

A lifelong learner, she completed a fellowship in integrative medicine established by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona and continues to train in functional medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and West LA Veterans Affairs, in Los Angeles. She completed medical school, her Master of Science (in experimental medicine) and Bachelor of Science (in biophysics honors) degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly has performed research in endocrinology and oncology, published papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work at academic conferences. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. She has also established herself as an educator and speaker, teaching medical students and residents, and speaking on health topics in academic and corporate settings, and at wellness events. She has also shared her medical expertise on “The Today Show” and “Rachael Ray.”

In addition to serving on the EWG board of directors, she serves on the board of and has been honored for her contribution by Lifeline New York, a nonprofit organization that provides support to Serbian hospitals and children in need. She is also on the board of Tryall Fund, a nonprofit organization that promotes health and education in Jamaica.

Dr. Bojana loves spending time with her two children and husband, in nature, experimenting in the kitchen, doing ballet barre and practicing mindfulness and yoga. Her not-guilty pleasure: reishi mushroom coffee in the morning. Guilty pleasure: anything with chocolate.

She practices at: 245 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor NY NY 10016

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 the co-founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, Inc., a parent solutions company known for the creation of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. He is on the faculty of Keck School of Medicine of USC 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 have been translated into more than 20 languages. The popularity of his work has made him America’s most-read pediatrician.

In 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 Public 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 & Noble and AOL. He has appeared numerous times on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Larry King Live” and “Dr. Phil,” and his work has been featured by the Associated Press, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and People, among others. 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.

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 She lives with her husband and their three daughters in New York City.

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Karen Malkin

Karen Malkin is certified as an Integrative Health Coach and Lifestyle Practitioner from both the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Karen is also certified through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Karen has a private health coaching practice in Chicago. As co-founder and CEO of MCT Foods, LLC, Karen developed a line of high-quality vegan protein blends, MCT oil and superfood bars. She is the author of the “14 Day Transformation” series including “Toxin Takedown.”

Karen is a regular guest on ESPN Sports Medicine Weekly Radio and has appeared in several media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Karen serves on the advisory council for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine; the board of directors for Gardeneers, an organization which sustains and provides curriculum for Chicago Public Schools; and the advisory board for Spiral Sun Ventures, a mission-based capital fund investing in health and wellness products.

Karen’s clientele includes executives, professional athletes, women of all ages, and motivated individuals who are ready for a new level of vitality. Some of Karen’s specialty areas include corporate wellness, 14 Day Transformation whole foods cleanses, reducing environmental chemical toxicants, emotional eating, weight loss, the science of nutrition, managing cravings and healthy lifestyle makeovers.

Karen is married, has four sons and resides in Chicago.               

Nina Montée Karp

Nina Montée Karp is a producer, director and environmental activist. She is the co-founder and SVP of Happiest Baby, Inc. 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 profits from sales of the DVD are donated to 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” and “Dr. Phil,” and on CNN. 

Nina was a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, a leading 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 Lifetime Achievement Award. She also serves as vice chair of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Champion Fund, which benefits 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 lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Dr. Harvey Karp, and is the proud mother of their daughter, Lexi.

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.

Barbara Paldus

Barbara Paldus is the founder of Codex Beauty. A scientist, engineer and entrepreneur, Paldus has been awarded more than 30 U.S. patents and numerous honors for her achievements in science. She brings her unique knowledge to Codex, working to discover, curate, innovate and lead all aspects of the botanical beauty company.

Paldus grew up in Canada and Europe. Before launching Codex Beauty, she spent two decades as a leader in the fields of spectroscopy, telecommunications and biotechnology. By age 34, she had co-founded two Silicon Valley companies that, among many breakthroughs, helped paved the way for carbon cycle measurements, food integrity testing, accessible vaccines, personalized medicine and cell therapy.

Naturally curious about botanical beauty, Paldus discovered that many go-to practices in the skincare industry do not yield the most potent results or adhere to the standards of regulated industries.

Inspired, Paldus traveled to places near and far – from Ireland to Chile, from India to Iceland – and encountered experts dedicated to pure ingredients and sustainable techniques. Building on these experiences, Paldus went on to assemble experts across a range of specialties and disciplines to build the deep expertise that Codex Beauty is based on.

Paldus holds a Bachelor of Science in math and electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, in Canada, and a doctorate in electrical and electronics engineering from Stanford University.

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 and is a leading expert on cause marketing rewards programs. He was also co-founder of the first electronic greeting card site, 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. 

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is a Golden Globe Award winner and three-time Academy Award-nominated actress. She has been a longtime advocate of the environment and children’s environmental health. Michelle has been a supporter of EWG since its inception. She has also lent her voice to other critical issues, supporting the Humane Society and the American Cancer Society. 

Drummond Pike

Drummond Pike founded and served until 2011 as CEO of the Tides Network, a group of social justice organizations that includes 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. Before 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 of the Youth Project, in Washington, D.C. He also co-founded Working Assets, the predecessor to Credo, a telecommunications company dedicated to progressive philanthropy and political activism, and on whose board he continues to serve. In addition to his participation on the EWG board, Drummond also serves on the boards of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Pacific Institute, as well as the investment committee of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Since retiring from Tides, Drummond has been a principal with Equilibrium Capital, a director of Ultra Capital, and chair of Good Planet Labs, and he manages the PMR “Bock” Vineyard, a biodynamically farmed cabernet vineyard in the Alexander Valley.

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

Erica Reid

Erica Reid is the founder and C.E.O. of the inclusive and health-conscious living platform nécessité. To extend her emphasis on self-care and health at home, the Colorado native has written a series of bestselling books. She penned “The Thriving Child” as a road map for navigating allergies and other common challenges of children. “Shut Up and Cook!” followed, presenting modern, healthy recipes for inspiring and nourishing meals in an easily delicious format. Most importantly, she gives back at every turn. For a decade, she mentored a group of young girls poised to graduate from college in 2020. A portion of proceeds from nécessité revenue go to charity. And she volunteers at soup kitchens in Los Angeles and New York City. Numerous magazines and television programs regularly spotlight her work.

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.

Kim Rozenfeld

Kim Rozenfeld is responsible for all scripted comedy and drama series programs and helms alternative series development as part of the newly formed TV initiative at Apple.

Before joining Apple, Kim was the Executive Vice President of Scripted Programs for Sony Pictures Television. There he was responsible for shows such as “Better Call Saul,” “Blacklist,” “Bloodline,” “Breaking Bad” and “Outlander,” which spanned more than a dozen broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Kim joined Sony after having completed a multiyear development deal as an executive producer at ABC Studios. Under his production banner, Half Full Entertainment, Kim developed for all genres of television and produced the drama series “Huge.” Previously, he produced and directed the hit television comedy “Two Guys and a Girl,” as well as produced the comedies “Baby Talk” and “Dinosaurs” and the Emmy Award-winning nonfiction series “American High.” In addition, he developed and executive produced the award-winning reality series “Bands Reunited” and the controversial “Breaking Bonaduce.”

As an executive, Kim has served as the Senior Vice President of Current Series Programs for the ABC network, having supervised more than 400 hours of scripted programming annually. He has also served as the Vice President of Series Development and Programming for VH1. Involved in the rebranding of the cable network, he engineered and managed the channel’s development think tank, the Launch Pad, from which came the popular series “Motormouth” and the comedy/reality hybrid “Home James,” both of which Kim executive produced. In addition, he developed and executive produced such acclaimed series as “Military Diaries” and “Rock the House,” among others.

Kim has previously held the roles of Vice President of Comedy Programs for ABC, developing and supervising such shows as “Dharma and Greg,” “Sports Night,” “The Hughleys” and “The Secret Lives of Men.” Before his ABC tenure, Kim was the Director of Series Development for Columbia TriStar Television and involved in the development of such shows as “Early Edition,” “The Gregory Hines Show,” and “Malcolm and Eddie.”

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.

Shazi Visram

Shazi Visram is an entrepreneur and mother committed to bettering the world through business that is socially, financially and environmentally enlightened. Visram is the Founder and ChairMom of Happy Family Brands, which she led to become the No. 1 organic baby food company in the U.S. market with disruptive innovations that have democratized organics for new families. Visram's business focus is rooted in an unflinching dedication to the health and wellness of children and families around the world. As an advocate of social entrepreneurship, Visram is actively engaged with companies innovating for a brighter future, with board seats at Ovia Health, Bulletproof, and Recycle Track Systems. Additionally, Visram holds a seat on the Board of Overseers at her alma mater, Columbia Business School.

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