Richard Adcock is the Communications Assistant at CSPI, helping maintain the website and publicize CSPI’s studies, advocacy efforts, and Nutrition Action Healthletter. Richard is from central Iowa, where he grew up around food and agriculture working on community farms and gardens. He earned his B.A. in Linguistics from Reed College in 2016, and since then has farmed, helped organize day laborers in Oregon, and interned with Slow Food USA.
Don Allen serves as Director of Finance. He brings to CSPI more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience, including more than 20 in the nonprofit sector. A Certified Public Accountant, Allen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Chris Anderson serves as Office Manager and has been a member of the CSPI staff since 1999. Anderson is responsible for managing day-to-day office operations and assists with a variety of Human Resources-related activities. Anderson's administrative services duties include maintenance of the physical office space, managing off-site storage, and ordering office supplies. His HR role includes managing new hire onboarding, coordinating payroll, organizing office-wide events, and assisting with benefits administration.
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.
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.
Spencer Champagne, Individual Gifts Officer, assists CSPI’s Partner level supporters in realizing their philanthropic goals of creating a healthier, safer food supply. Prior to joining CSPI, Spencer worked for the National Park Foundation and National Geographic Society in multiple leadership giving and direct marketing roles. Spencer is a Marine Corps veteran, having served in Iraq, Cuba, Lebanon, and other locations globally.
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.
Hannah Dallmann, Senior Development Officer, works with CSPI’s financial supporters to advance our food safety and advocacy work. Prior to joining CSPI, Hannah was the development director at MoveOn.org, senior director of development at Amnesty International USA, and director of development at CARE USA. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Estonia and Georgia and still dreams about the incredible open-air food markets in Tbilisi.
Caitlin Dow, Senior Nutrition Scientist for Nutrition Action Healthletter, earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Arizona. Caitlin completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has extensive experience as a health blogger and worked with a local news station as the resident nutrition expert in Colorado. She has also volunteered with Cooking Matters, a program focused on teaching nutrition and cooking skills to low-income families.
Sara Ghaith serves as Chief Operating Officer. She manages CSPI’s operations, which includes Marketing, Development, Human Resources, Finance, Customer Service, and Information Systems. Prior to joining CSPI, Sara worked for the National Geographic Society in leadership roles that focused on new business development, donor fundraising strategies, operations, and strategic partnership development. She earned an MBA from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA.