EMILY WURTH

Emily Wurth

Managing Director of Organizing

Washington, DC

Emily Wurth is Food & Water Watch’s Co-Organizing Director. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in international studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at [email protected].

REBECCA WOLF

Rebecca Wolf

Food Policy Analyst

Washington, DC

ERIC WELTMAN

Eric Weltman

New York Senior Organizer

New York, NY

JIM WALSH

Jim Walsh

Policy Director

Washington, DC

JASMIN VARGAS

Jasmin Vargas

Southern California Senior Organizer

Los Angeles, CA

TAMARA TRIPP

Tamara Tripp

Managing Director of Philanthropy

New York, NY

Tamara Tripp is the Managing Director of Philanthropy at Food and Water Watch.

With more than twenty years of nonprofit development experience, Tamara is committed to the nonprofit environmental community, having worked at places such as the Wildlife Conservation Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Garden Conservancy. Tamara also has a Master’s in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from NYUWagner. Growing up on a dairy farm in Minnesota, Tamara spent most of her childhood caring for animals and her family farmland — it is through this experience and love of the land and the protection of our food systems that brought her to Food and Water Watch. Tamara is a passionate gardener, mushroom farmer, avid hiker and runner, and is a practicing yogi. Tamara lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected].

SHAKALIA TALLEY

Shakalia Talley

IT Support Specialist

Washington, DC

MONICA STICKLEY

Monica Stickley

Data Specialist

Tampa, FL

AMANDA STARBUCK

Amanda Starbuck

Research Director

Washington, DC

MATT SMITH

Matt Smith

New Jersey State Director

New Brunswick, NJ

EMILY SKYDEL

Emily Skydel

Hudson Valley Organizer

New York, NY

LAURA SHINDELL

Laura Shindell

Senior New York Organizer

New York, NY

SHELLEY SHERMAN

Shelley Sherman

Lead Finance Associate

Washington, DC

OAKLEY SHELTON-THOMAS

Oakley Shelton-Thomas

Senior Researcher

Washington, DC

ELIZABETH SCHUSTER

Elizabeth Schuster

Government Affairs Rep

Washington, DC

EMMA SCHMIT

Emma Schmit

Senior Iowa Organizer

Rockwell City, IA

JOCELYN SAWYER

Jocelyn Sawyer

Digital Campaigner

Philadelphia, PA

MEG ROBBINS

Meg Robbins

Senior Manager of Individual Philanthropy

Washington, DC

TOMÁS MORALES REBECCHI

Tomás Morales Rebecchi

Central Coast Organizing Manager

Ventura, CA

EMMA PETIT

Emma Petit

Digital Campaigner

Chicago, IL

ALX PAREJA

Alx Pareja

Data Analyst

Los Angeles, CA

MARTIN OSBORNE

Martin Osborne

IT Security Systems Manager

Washington, DC

RACHEL NISSLEY

Rachel Nissley

Director of Foundation Relations

Chicago, IL

Santosh Nandabalan

Santosh Nandabalan

Senior New York Organizer

New York, NY

Alex Nagy

Alex Nagy

California Regional Director

Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

National Organizing Manager

Olympia, WA

Megan McDonough

Megan McDonough

Pennsylvania State Director

Elizabeth, PA

Rebecca McDaniel

Rebecca McDaniel

Adminstrative Manager

Washington, DC

Robin Martin

Robin Martin

Southwest Pennsylvania Organizer

Pittsburgh, PA

Tyler Lobdell

Tyler Lobdell

Staff Attorney

Boise, ID

Tyler Lobdell joined Food & Water Watch’s legal team as a staff attorney in 2019, and focuses on combating factory farms through legal advocacy. Prior to joining Food & Water Justice, Tyler spent two years as the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Food Law Fellow. A long-time environmentalist, Tyler spent almost 10 years leading conservation programs across the U.S. before attending law school.

Tyler graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2017 with certificates in Environmental and Natural Resources Law as well as Animal Law. During school he worked for several environmental protection organizations and served as Co-Editor in Chief of the Animal Law Review. Tyler works remotely in Boise, Idaho. He can be reached at [email protected].

Johnte Lee

Johnte Lee

Annual Giving & Data Associate

Washington, DC

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Kevin Larson

Kevin Larson

Salesforce Director

Oakland, CA

Charlie Kratovil

Charlie Kratovil

Central Jersey Organizer

New Brunswick, NJ

Jennifer Kolarsick

Jennifer Kolarsick

Manager of Philanthropic Discovery

New Brunswick, NJ

Frida Kieninger

Frida Kieninger

Director of EU Affairs

Brussels, Belgium

Frida Kieninger is a Brussels-based Food & Water Europe campaign officer promoting a ban on fracking in Europe. Working with local European groups and US-based researchers, she raises awareness of the countless risks of hydraulic fracturing. After completing her master’s thesis on intensive agriculture in southern Spain, Frida became involved with issues concerning the European food system as well as the transition to a sustainable energy system, community energy and questions of climate justice. She has dealt with various food and energy issues in the context of EU institutions and Brussels NGOs. To contact her, email her at fkieninger(at)fweurope(dot)org.

Katy Kiefer

Katy Kiefer

Volunteer Engagement Director

New York, NY

Katy Kiefer is the Distributed Organizing Director at Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. The Distributed Organizing team engages with volunteers and students across the country to fight for clean water, safe food and a liveable climate. Katy and her team provide trainings, resources, and opportunities to engage in critical and urgent campaigns at the local, state and national level. Prior to joining the Food & Water Watch team in 2010, Katy completed the Green Corps program for environmental organizing and advocacy, and then worked with Green Corps as a Lead Organizer. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in environmental science and a minor in faith-justice studies. She can be reached at kkiefer(at)fwwatch.org.

Krissy Kasserman

Krissy Kasserman

Factory Farm Organizing Director

Atkinson, NC

Krissy Kasserman is Food & Water Watch’s Factory Farm Organizing Manager and is based in Atkinson, NC. Krissy oversees our factory farm organizing and campaign work in several states and at the federal level as we work toward a ban on factory farms and a safer, more sustainable and equitable food system. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch in 2017, Krissy spent 11 years in Pennsylvania as the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper working on coal, fracking and public lands issues. She has a M.P.S. in Community and Economic Development from Penn State and can be reached at kkasserman(at)fwwatch.org.

Renee Jones

Renee Jones

Interim Technology Solutions Manager

Washington, DC

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Managing Director of Advocacy Programs and Policy

Baltimore, MD

Mitch Jones is the Managing Director of Advocacy Programs and Policy. He leads the organization’s work on federal and state policy as well as the organization’s political program. Since 2008, Mitch has held several positions at Food & Water Watch, including the Climate & Energy Program Director, the Director of the Common Resources Program, and the Director of the Fish. Mitch also worked as the Senior Legislative and Policy Analyst for the Water program. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch, he worked at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, focusing on issues related to food safety and renewable fuel policy. He holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.A.L.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, and is ABD in philosophy at The Catholic University of America. Mitch lives in Baltimore. He can be reached at [email protected]

Christina Holtzen

Christina Holtzen

Digital Design Lead

Portland, OR

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Luz Hernandez

Luz Hernandez

Digital Campaigner

Oakland, CA

Luz Hernandez is a Digital Campaigner at Food & Water Watch, where she works with our organizers on the ground to help them develop and implement integrated online to offline organizing strategies. In the past, Luz has worked with Planned Parenthood as a Raiz organizer where she helped build long-term community organizing structures in Latinx communities. Most recently, she worked with NextGen Climate in Nevada during the election as their statewide Data Director. She can be reached at lhernandez(at)fwwatch.org. 

Yonit Friedman

Yonit Friedman

Social Media Coordinator

New York, NY

Trent Macintosh

Trent Macintosh

IT Support Specialist

Washington, DC