John Seager, President and CEO

John has been a guest lecturer at more than 80 colleges and has spoken to numerous environmental, religious, and community groups all across the U.S. on the environmental and human costs of rapid population growth. He was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Clinton Administration and also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. A veteran of more than 50 political campaigns, John has authored numerous op-eds and articles on various aspects of population growth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
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Population Education


Pamela Wasserman
Senior Vice President for Education
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Carol Bliese
Senior Director of Teacher Programs
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Lindsey Bailey
Senior Teacher Training Manager
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Kate Anderson
Education Program Associate
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Isabelle Rios
Senior Education Associate
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Ashley Simmons
Education Program Assistant
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Peter Bailey
Professional Development Coordinator
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Chase McCain
Education Fellow
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Field & Government Relations


Brian Dixon
Senior Vice President for Media and Government Relations
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Rebecca Harrington
Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach
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Stacie Murphy
Director of Congressional Relations
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Lauren Salmiery
National Field Director
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Lindsay Apperson
Senior Field Coordinator
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Marcella Cage
Senior Advocacy Fellow
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Lee Polansky
Senior Director of Executive Initiatives and Special Projects
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Marian Starkey
Senior Director of Publications
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Jacqueline Fuller
Director of Digital Media
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Marketing & Development


Shauna Scherer, MPA, CFRE
Vice President for Marketing and Development
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Call Shauna (Donations only): 202-974-7730

Nicole Martin
Senior Director of Marketing
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Jennifer Lynaugh
Director of Individual Giving
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Call Jennifer: 202-974-7710

Natalie Widel
Director of Digital Marketing
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Abigail Lunetta
Planned Giving Manager
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Zoe Pezzanite
Individual Giving Manager
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Makenzie Lowe
Marketing Coordinator
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Sarah Ikemoto
Development Coordinator
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Member Engagement


Roseberline Porcenat
Membership Relations Coordinator
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Alyssa Kroeger
Membership Relations Coordinator
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Hannah Evans
Population, Health, and Environment Specialist
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Administration & Membership Services


Maria Orozco-Marquez
Vice President of Administration and Membership Services, Chief Financial Officer
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Jessica Duarte
Director of Membership Services
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Deborah Shum
Director of Human Resources
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Peter Caggiano
Director of Information Technology
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Ana Pineda
Office Manager
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Vondra Rogers
Membership Services Coordinator
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Carrie Brochu
Senior Membership Assistant
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Garolyn Clemons
Administrative Assistant
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