Our Team

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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Lee Polansky
Senior Director of Executive Initiatives and Special Projects
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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
Education Network Director
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Laura Short
Program Associate
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Rafael Woldeab
Program Associate
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Peter Bailey
Professional Development Associate
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Abby Watkins
Program Associate
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Imani Williams
Education Program Assistant
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Sandy Joseph
Population 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
Advocacy Specialist
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YoVanna Solomon
Grassroots Advocacy and Outreach Fellow
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Marian Starkey
Vice President for Communications
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Hannah Evans
Communications Manager
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Nancy Gomes
Digital Media Coordinator
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Alex Casey
Communications Fellow
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Marketing & Development


Shauna Scherer, MPA, CFRE
Vice President for Marketing and Development
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Call Shauna: 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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Sarah Ikemoto
Development Manager
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Victoria Wright
Individual Giving Manager
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Heaven Edwards
Individual Giving Manager
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Makenzie Lowe
Senior Marketing Coordinator
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Sydnie Stocks
Development Assistant
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Membership Services


Jessica Duarte
Director of Membership Services
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Vondra Rogers
Membership Services Coordinator
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Carrie Brochu
Senior Membership Assistant
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Alea Wiggins
Membership Services Assistant
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Stephanie Wolfe
Membership Relations Coordinator
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Maria Orozco
Vice President of Administration and Membership Services, Chief Financial Officer
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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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