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Together, we’re making prevention possible. Our dedicated staff team works with passion, commitment, and steadfast determination, as if what we do is a matter of life and death, because it is.
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Suzanne Price BCPP Interim CEO_2

Suzanne Price
Interim CEO

Suzanne (she/her) is the founder of Sprout San Francisco, a chain of stores and e-commerce site selling natural and organic products for children. ​Suzanne started Sprout when, after learning about the toxic chemicals in everyday products, she wanted to make it easier for parents to create a healthy home for their children.
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Bio

Previously a Senior Equity Research Analyst in the Green Living Consumer Sector at ThinkEquity, a San Francisco-based investment bank, Suzanne has spent years studying  the impact of toxic chemicals on our bodies and searching for solutions. Every day, Suzanne is inspired by her teen daughters to help to create a healthier environment for all of our children. Suzanne holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA from Northwestern University.

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Sharon Budwal
Director of Finance

Sharon (she/her) is responsible for BCPP’s fiscal management, overseeing our internal controls, budgeting, cash management, audited financial statements, tax returns, and financial grant reporting. 

Bio

Sharon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) through the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Sharon has 20 years of corporate finance experience, and has previously held senior finance roles such as Head of Finance at AEG Entertainment and Warner Brothers. Sharon has also spent the last 5 years volunteering her time to mission driven nonprofits, and has held board member/treasurer positions at both Bow Food Bank and Birds Eye View.
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Nancy Buermeyer BCPP Director of Program and Policy

Nancy Buermeyer
Director of Program & Policy

Nancy (she/her) works at the state and federal levels to advance public policy to reduce exposures to toxic chemicals.

Bio

Before joining BCPP, Nancy spent over 20 years in Washington DC advocating for numerous causes, including civil rights for women and the GLBT community. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and earned a Masters degree in Biological Oceanography from the University of Connecticut. Nancy is an avid outdoors person, spending her spare time hiking and birding in Northern California and beyond.

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Pujeeta Chowdhary, MPH
Science and Education Manager

Pujeeta (she/her) works to translate the science of environmental toxicology into education and outreach.

Bio
Prior to BCPP, Pujeeta was a health risk assessor consultant for 10 years and worked on extremely complex projects involving estimating cancer risks from various chemicals at contaminated sites and in consumer products. Pujeeta is very passionate about the environment – from identifying harmful chemical exposures to reducing waste, she is committed to using science to ignite change, both personally and professionally. Pujeeta has a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from University of California, Berkeley. In her spare time she loves spending time outdoors with her daughter and husband, exploring food and inventing new recipes, hiking, traveling, and gardening.

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Marie DeJournette BCPP Outdoor Events Manager

Marie DeJournette
Outdoor Events Manager

Marie (she/her) coordinates BCPP’s outdoor fundraising events.

Bio

With a background ranging from banking to natural foods to trail running and nutrition coach, Marie found deep alignment with BCPP’s mission to improve the health of the planet and its people. She joined the Climb Against the Odds in 2007 as a fundraiser for BCPP. She participated in seven annual fundraising Sacred Trek events before she joined BCPP’s staff in 2015 as Outdoor Events Manager. Her background in banking honed her skills as a detail oriented project manager, while her love of people and the outdoors means she is a great cheerleader for the participants in all of BCPP’s outdoor events. 
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Laura Gillan
Program Manager

Laura (she/her) coordinates BCPP’s digital advocacy campaigns and the Black Beauty project. She runs campaigns that influence corporate, state, and federal policies in order to support BCPP’s legislative work of protecting the public against chemicals linked to breast cancer and other serious diseases.

Bio

Prior to joining BCPP, Laura worked as an environmental health scientist where she conducted a variety of human health risk assessments to evaluate cancer risks and noncancer health effects associated with environmental exposures at contaminated sites, residential homes and commercial offices. She holds a Master of Public Health degree specializing in Environmental Health from Boston University. Outside of work, Laura loves being a mom, exploring the coast and performing improv.
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Nyisha Green-Washington_BCPP Senior Organizing Manager

Nyisha Green-Washington
Senior Organizing Manager

Nyisha (she/they) leads the new Californians Linking Action with Science for Prevention of Breast Cancer (CLASP- BC) project.

Bio

They come to BCPP with several years of grassroots community organizing and activism in upstate NY and San Diego, CA advocating for many causes including human rights, environmental justice, and most recently reproductive justice. They’ve co-founded two grassroots community organizations with a focus on gender equality, sit on three non-profit organization board of directors, and owns a small business as a certified full spectrum doula. Nyisha graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. In their spare time they enjoy roller skating by the beach and coloring.
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Angela Ng
Development Manager, Grants & Creative Projects

Angela (she/her) coordinates BCPP grant reporting, proposals, and communications to foundations and large donors. She also uses her creative side to craft social media graphics, cartoons and messaging in support of development.

Bio

Prior to joining the Development Department, Angela worked with both the Science and Program & Policy team as a Science Intern and Program Associate. Angela earned a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing and pole aerial fitness.
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Janet Nudelman BCPP Senior Director of Program and Policy

Janet Nudelman
Senior Director of Program & Policy

Janet (she/her) directs program and policy activities and coordinates BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer Campaign.

Bio

Janet draws on 30 years of experience working in the social change arena as a political organizer and lobbyist on women’s health issues to create and oversee BCPP’s cutting edge policy initiatives and market-based campaigns. Previously, she served as Political Director at Credo Mobile (formerly Working Assets) and Legislative Assistant for Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY). Janet has a M.A. in Public Policy from George Washington University.
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Nicole Parker BCPP Assistant Director of Development

Nicole Parker
Donor Relations Manager

Nicole (she/her) oversees donor engagement for BCPP, fostering the interests and passions of the organization’s supporters.

Bio

Prior to joining BCPP, Nicole held positions at the American Diabetes Association as Director of Development, and Associate Director of Development at her alma mater, UC San Diego, where she worked to develop a culture of philanthropy among students and young alumni. In her spare time, Nicole is most likely doing something outdoors with her family.
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Julie Pofsky BCPP Director of Development

Julie Pofsky
Director of Development

Julie (she/her) leads BCPP’s fundraising activities, including individual giving, events, foundation grants and business partnerships.

Bio

Having previously worked for BCPP from 2003-2012, Julie is so pleased to re-join the team as Director of Development. A passionate match-maker, Julie thrives on connecting people and funders with the causes they care about the most. Prior to returning to BCPP, Julie worked as Associate Dir. of Development for California Institute of Integral Studies and most recently as Director of Development for Nepal Youth Foundation. When not working, she enjoys her time with family, friends, and playing in the great outdoors.
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Emily Reuman BCPP Senior Tech and Communications Manager

Emily Reuman
Senior Operations Manager

In addition to managing operations and technology, Emily (she/her) provides internal communications, HR, CEO and Board support.

Bio

Emily joined BCPP’s policy and advocacy team in 2015, spurred by her passion for health equity and environmental justice. Prior, she led advocacy and fundraising campaigns across the U.S. as a Field Organizer and Canvass Director for environmental and human rights nonprofits including Food & Water Watch, the Human Rights Campaign, Corporate Accountability International, and Green Corps. Emily earned a B.A. in Political Science, Environmental Studies Concentration, Magna Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College.
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Rainbow Rubin PhD BCPP Director of Science

Rainbow Rubin, PhD, MPH
Director of Science

Dr. Rainbow Rubin (she/her) received an MPH in Environmental Health at UC Berkeley and a PhD in nutritional biology at UC Davis where she conducted post-doctoral research in epidemiology and exposure science in the School of Public Health.

Bio

She received the Fellowship in Reproductive and Environmental Health at UC San Francisco where worked with the US EPA to expand their definition of at-risk populations to include pregnant women. Dr. Rubin’s research focuses on the health impacts associated with pre- and perinatal toxic exposure and the prevention of chronic disease during vulnerable life stages. Her article on children’s cancer risks from dietary contaminants found that cancer hazards are exceeded for five persistent, bioaccumulative contaminants commonly found in the food supply. Dr. Rubin is passionate about translating science for the public and highlighting institutional and individual chronic disease prevention strategies.

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Lisette van Vliet BCPP Senior Policy Manager

Lisette van Vliet
Senior Policy Manager

Lisette (she/her) leads BCPP’s food policy work at the California and federal levels.

Bio

Lisette comes to BCPP with 12 years of experience in the toxics world having worked with the Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL), Health Care Without Harm Europe, and the International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) in Europe. Many of the campaigns and issues she has worked on the EU mirror our efforts here, including the EDC-Free Europe campaign, implementing the EU REACH industrial chemicals system and work on food contact materials. She has a deep knowledge of and passion for toxics work.

Erika Wilhelm Director at BCPP

Erika Wilhelm
Director of Marketing & Communications

Erika (she/her) spearheads the Marketing and Communications team for both BCPP and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. An “in-house” everything, Erika is a woman with many hats whose main focus is on strategy and development of all creative communications and marketing initiatives. 

Bio

Empowering women through social impact is nothing new to Erika. Before coming to BCPP, she focused on helping tech startup female-founders secure funding and succeed in and beyond Silicon Valley. Erika also dedicated years to supporting and representing women-owned businesses at the local and federal level as Director of Communications for Women Impacting Public Policy. Erika earned her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Media Studies and Communications. Erika enjoys running, acting in local and independent films, and creating socially-conscious multi-media art pieces.
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Donald Yang BCPP Database Manager

Donald Yang
Database Manager

Donald (he/him) manages BCPP’s Salesforce database and Classy donation platform data sync.

Cindy Yuan BCPP Senior Accountant

Cindy Yuan
Senior Accounting Manager

Cindy (she/her) provides daily finance and accounting support to BCPP’s CPA, directors, and staff.

Bio

Before coming to BCPP, Cindy was a Director of Financial Management. She is an accomplished financial executive with 20 years of nonprofit experience. Cindy earned a B.S. in Business Administration in Accounting from California State University, East Bay. She also a California State certified tax preparer.

Interns

2010 

Beverly Shen 

 2013 

Maija Witte 

 2014 

Berna Villanueva 

Lauren Mitten 

 2015 

Amanda Lawrendra 

Anila O’Sullivan 

Jessica Bethlahmy 

Lauren Trambly 

 2016 

Diego Sifuentes 

Janice Savengrith 

Roxanna Firusian 

Russell Wirth 

 2017  

Brooke Lyons-Justice 

Madeleine Gerson 

Nandi Robinson 

 2018  

Kathryn Bache 

 2019  

Juhi Khemani 

Maddie Fry 

 2020  

Anaroop Nirula 

Darius Stenstedt 

 2021  

Brianna Siracuse 

 2022 

Jasmine Kang 

Rebekah Frese 

Savannah Gaines 

 2023-2024 

Xania Reed 

Sophia Tong 

Camilla Barbaduomo 

Key Consultants

Katherine Huffman

The Raben Group
Federal Public Policy Consultants

Reed Addis

Environmental and Energy Consulting
California Public Policy Consultants

 

Past Leadership 

Meet our Founder, Andrea Martin and former longtime CEO, Jeanne Rizzo, R.N.

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