Lisa Mankofsky is the Litigation Director at CSPI. She leads CSPI’s efforts to identify and bring class action and administrative lawsuits challenging deceptive advertising and labeling practices concerning food and supplements, working with CSPI staff and private lawyers. Ms. Mankofsky has significant experience litigating and advising on a range of complex civil cases in federal and state courts, including cases seeking to prevent unfair or deceptive marketing practices, false advertising, and violations of Consumer Protection Acts. As a long-time partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and as a Senior Trial Consultant, she worked on consumer protection laws prohibiting deceptive and unconscionable business practices in the areas of food, drug and product safety, and preventing telemarketing abuse. Ms. Mankofsky earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA with High Honors in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
Meghan Maroney is a Policy Associate focusing on school foods. She received her B.S. in Health Science from the University of Miami and her Master of Public Health from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. Prior to joining CSPI, Meghan worked at the Fund for Public Health at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and at the Partnership for a Healthier America during graduate school.
Maegan McBride is a Science Policy Associate at CSPI who helps identify the health effects and assess the safety of food additives. She received her B.S. in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as certificates in Occupational Health and Risk Sciences. While in graduate school, she worked with the 6th Branch, an urban land restoration non-profit in Baltimore, MD.
Darya Minovi is a Policy Associate at CSPI, focusing on healthy retail policies. She received her B.S. from the College of William & Mary and her Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining CSPI, Darya worked for Health In Harmony, a conservation and development non-profit in Portland, OR, and while in graduate school she was part of the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School.
Kaamilah Mitchell is a Nutrition Action HealthletterProject Coordinator and is responsible for compiling and verifying nutrition and ingredient information for NAH articles and contributing to online and digital NAH material. Kaamilah is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition at George Washington University, and earned a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University.
Lindsay Moyer is a Senior Nutritionist for Nutrition Action Healthletter. Lindsay is a Registered Dietitian and completed her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health with a concentration in clinical nutrition research. Lindsay earned her M.S. in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and B.A. in Science Writing/Journalism from Lehigh University.
Colleen O'Day is the Director of Human Resources and Administration at CSPI. She manages all human resources-related functions and oversees CSPI's administrative operations. Prior to joining CSPI in 2009, she served as Director of Human Resources at People for the American Way starting in 2005. Before that, O’Day held a variety of positions throughout her 18 years at Common Cause, including five years in the media relations office and 11 years as Director of Human Resources. O'Day earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University.
Ronda Parks serves as Accounting Associate and has been with CSPI since 2000. Her primary responsibilities are assisting the Finance Director with operations, coordinating the audit process, and managing invoices and payments.
Cassandra (Cassie) Ramos is a Policy Associate who helps identify and implement strategies to support healthy eating for low-income families, including through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Before joining CSPI, she served as the HHMI Science Policy Fellow at Research!America supporting health research advocacy, and as a researcher at City of Hope investigating the links between obesity and breast cancer. She earned her PhD and MS in Biological Sciences, and her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Sara Ribakove is a Policy Associate focused on reducing unhealthy food marketing to children and improving the nutritional quality of food for children in restaurants. Prior to joining CSPI in 2015, Sara worked for the Food Recovery Network, a non-profit working to reduce hunger and food waste. She is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University, where she is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration, focused on responsible and ethical business practices and non-market strategy. She earned her B.A. in Public Health from the University of Rochester in 2014.