Jordan Agnew is the Individual Gifts Officer at CSPI. Prior to joining CSPI, Agnew served as Director of Individual Giving & Online Giving at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). He held a variety of roles and responsibilities during his 10-year tenure working in CAFB’s development department including major gift cultivation, direct response fundraising, CRM strategy and administration, data analysis, grant writing and digital marketing. Agnew earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University.
Don Allen serves as Director of Finance. He brings to CSPI more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience, including more than 15 years working in the nonprofit sector. Most recently he served as vice president of finance and administration for MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, and prior to that, served as director of finance for Common Cause. A Certified Public Accountant, Allen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Angela Amico is a Policy Associate for CSPI and supports initiatives on sugar drinks, sodium, and healthier foods for public places. Prior to joining CSPI in 2015, Amico received her Master’s in Public Health from New York University and her Bachelor’s in Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She has completed internships for the World Health Organization, the New York University SeedProgram, and the New York State Health Foundation.
Jorge Bach is Creative Director and Chief Designer for Nutrition Action Healthletter. Bach has worked in design and marketing for 14 years since earning his Associate's degree in Communication Arts from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.
Andrew Blake is a Staff Paralegal for CSPI’s Litigation department. Through research and case matter management, he supports the use of litigation to tackle issues in food and nutrition, including, most actively, false and misleading advertising. Prior to CSPI, Andrew served as a legal analyst for Kobre & Kim LLP, a global law firm, where he provided legal support and managed case matters for multiple cases. He also served as a campaigns intern for the ONE Campaign, where he helped prepare policy and advocacy materials, social media content, blogs, and talking points. Andrew earned Bachelor degrees in International Studies, and Political Science, from the University of Idaho.
Debra Brink is Senior Manager of Production Services at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Brink joined the CSPI staff in 1991, after several years at marketing agencies in the D.C. area. She has a B.A. in English from Allegheny College, in Meadville, PA.
Hillary Caron is a Senior Policy Associate at CSPI with a focus on state and local policy. Prior to joining CSPI, Hillary held several senior level positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Previously, she was a staffer for the Senate Agriculture Committee during the development and passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Hillary earned a J.D. from NYU School of Law and a B.A. in Public Policy and African & African American Studies from Duke University.
Jeff Cronin is Director of Communications for CSPI. He is responsible for maintaining CSPI's high profile in the news media, for its web site, and for publicizing the group's reports, studies, and Nutrition Action Healthletter. Prior to joining CSPI in 2002, Cronin served as Press Secretary for Common Cause, the nonprofit government watchdog group. Before coming to Common Cause in 1995, Cronin worked in nonprofit fundraising and on a number of political campaigns at the presidential, congressional and state legislative levels. He received his degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.