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Don Allen

Don Allen

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.

Jessica Almy

Jessica Almy

Jessica Almy is CSPI's Deputy Director of Nutrition Policy. She advocates for nutrition policies and works with the food industry to improve practices. Prior to joining CSPI in 2013, she worked for Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, representing nonprofit clients in litigation. Jessica holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, an M.S. from Tufts University, and a B.A. from Gordon College. She is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Jordan Agnew

Jordan Agnew is the Individual Gifts Officer at CSPI.  Prior to joining CSPI, Jordan served as Director of Individual Giving & Online Giving at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).  Jordan 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.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University.

Angela Amico

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, Angela 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. Angela has completed internships for the World Health Organization, the New York University SeedProgram, and the New York State Health Foundation. ​

Chris Anderson

Christopher Anderson

Office Manager

Jorge Bach

Jorge Bach

Jorge Bach is Creative Director and Chief Designer for Nutrition Action Healthletter. He 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.

Rebecca Bailey

Rebecca Bailey

Development Coordinator

Sheila Thomas

Sheila Benjamin

Customer Service Representative

Debra Brink

Debra Brink

Debra Brink is Senior Manager of Production Services at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. She 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.

Jeff Cronin

Jeff Cronin

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.