The California Environmental Health Initiative


Science at the intersection of human health and agriculture.


Organizations & Public Officials that have Signed Our Letter to Gov. Brown and CDFA Secretary Ross Opposing Preparation of Statewide Plant Pest Prevention & Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (Pest PEIR):

1. Center for Biological Diversity

Jonathan Evans, Staff Attorney

San Francisco CA

2. Center for Environmental Health

Caroline Cox, Research Director

Oakland CA

3. California Sportfishing Protection Alliance

Bill Jennings, Executive Director

Stockton CA

4. San Francisco Baykeeper

Jason Flanders, Staff Attorney

San Francisco CA

5. Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles

Martha Dina Arguello

Los Angeles CA

6. Physicians for Social Responsibility – Sacramento

Harry Wang, M.D.

Sacramento CA

7. Clean Water Action

Andria Ventura, Program Manager

San Francisco CA

8. City of Albany CA

Farid Javandel, Mayor

9. MOMS Advocating Sustainability

Debbie Friedman, Chairperson

Mill Valley CA

10. California Environmental Health Initiative

Nan Wishner, Board Member

Albany CA

11. Pesticide Watch Education Fund

Paul Towers, State Director

Sacramento CA

12. Pesticide Action Network

Margaret Reeves, Senior Scientist

San Francisco CA

13. Californians for Pesticide Reform

Tracey Brieger, Co-Director

San Francisco CA

14. Search for the Cause

Judi Shils, Executive Director

Marin County CA

15. Teens Turning Green

Erin Schrode

Marin County CA

16. Wild Equity Institute

Brent Plater, President and Executive Director

San Francisco CA

17. Living Resources Company

Steven Zien

Citrus Heights CA

18. Safety Without Added Toxins (SWAT)

Karen Lazlo

Chico CA

19. Stop West Nile Spraying Now!

Jack Milton, PhD

Davis CA

20. Better Urban Green Strategies (BUGS)

Samantha McCarthy

Davis CA

21. Pesticide Free Zone

Ginger Souders-Mason, Director

Marin County CA

22. Health & Habitat, Inc.

Dr. Sandra Ross, President

Mill Valley CA

23. Butte Environmental Council

Maggi Barry

Chico CA

24. Sustainable Marin

John Schlag, President

Marin County CA

25. Sustainable Fairfax

Stacy Weinberg Dieve, Community Health Advocate

Fairfax CA

26. Save The Bay

David Lewis, Executive Director

Oakland CA

27. Pesticide-Free Sacramento

Amy Barden

Sacramento CA

28. Center for Policy Analysis of Trade and Health

Ellen Shaffer, Co-Director

San Francisco CA

29. City of Berkeley CA

Tom Bates, Mayor

30. Physicians for Social Responsibility - SF-Bay Area Chapter

Robert Gould, MD, President

San Francisco CA

31. Citizens for East Shore Parks

Robert Cheasty, President

El Cerrito CA

32. Oakland Zoo

Joel Parrott, DVM, Director

Oakland CA    

33. The Turtle Island Restoration Network

Todd Steiner, Executive Director

Marin County CA

34. Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)

Carrie Sendak, Watershed Biologist

Olema CA

35. Action Now

Mitzi Shpak, Executive Director

Altadena CA

36. Sustainable Novato

V-Anne Chernock,  President

Novato CA

37. California State Grange

Michael Greene, Director, Legislative Affairs

Sacramento CA

38.  WildCare

Maggie Sergio, Director of WildCare Solutions

San Rafael CA

39. City of Fairfax CA

Pam Hartwell-Herrero, Mayor

40. Green Party of Alameda County CA

Patti Marsh, Secretary, County Council

41. The River Otter Ecology Project

Paola Bouley, Executive Director & Co-Founder

Inverness CA

42. City of Richmond CA

Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor

43. Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)

Andrew Orahoske, Conservation Director

Arcata CA

44. Alameda Creek Alliance

Jeff Miller, Director

Niles CA

45. Golden Gate Audubon Society

Mike Lynes, Conservation Director

Berkeley CA

  1. 46.Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

Allen Fish, Director

Sausalito CA

47. Humboldt Baykeeper
Beth Werner, Executive Director

Eureka CA

48. Northcoast Environmental Center
Dan Ehresman, Programs Manager

Arcata CA

49. Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment
Larry Glass, President

Hayfork CA

50. Defenders of Wildlife

Kim Delfino, California Program Director

Sacramento CA

51. Ecology Center

Martin Bourque, Executive Director

Berkeley CA

52. Permaculture Marin

Lauren Dalberth, Co-founder

Pt. Reyes Station CA

53. Just Say Mow

Patty Mayall, Coordinator

San Mateo County CA

54. Parents for a Safer Environment

Susan JunFish, Director

Moraga CA

55. Raptors Are The Solution (RATS)

Lisa Owens-Viani, Founder

Berkeley CA

56. Healthy Child, Healthy World

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director/CEO

Los Angeles CA

57. Breast Cancer Fund

Jeanne Rizzo, President/CEO

San Francisco CA

58. Endangered Species Coalition

Leda Huta, Executive Director

Washington DC

59. Friends of the Swainson's Hawk

Judith Lamare, President

Sacramento CA

60. Jane Brunner, Council Member

Oakland CA City Council

61. Organic Consumers Association

Ronnie Cummins, Executive Director

Finland MN

62. North Coast Rivers Alliance

Frank Egger, President

Fairfax CA

63.  Tri-Valley CAREs

Marylia Kelley, Executive Director

Livermore CA

64. Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment

Brent Newell, General Counsel

San Francisco CA

65. California Church IMPACT

Elizabeth Sholes, Director of Public Policy

Sacramento CA

66. Food & Water Watch

Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director

San Francisco CA

67. TriCounty Watchdogs, Inc.

Jan de Leeuw, Board Member and Treasurer

Frazier CA

68. Center for Food Safety

Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director

San Francisco CA

69. Fresno Metro Ministry

Sarah Sharpe, Environmental Health Program Director

Fresno CA

70. Black Women for Wellness

Nourbese Flint, MA., Women’s Health Program Manager

Los Angeles CA

71. Friends of the Earth

Marcie Keever, Oceans and Vessels Project Director

Berkeley CA

72. Green America

Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director

Washington DC

73. Environmental Justice Project, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Stockton

Betsy Reifsnider, Director

Stockton CA

74. The Watershed Project

Linda Hunter, Executive Director

Richmond CA

75. Rachel Carson Council

Dr. Diana Post, President; Munro Meyersburg, Secretary

Silver Spring MD

76. Fresno Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (FresCAMP)

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, U.S. Section

Joan Poss, Chairperson

Fresno CA

77. Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Earth Democracy Team

Jean Hays

Fresno CA

78. Breast Cancer Action

Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director

San Francisco CA

79. Lamorinda Democratic Club

Lafayette CA

80. TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange)

Lynn Carroll, Senior Scientist

Paonia CO

81. Habitat 2020

Rob Burness and Sean Wirth, Co-Chairs

Sacramento CA

82. Sacramento Audubon Society

Don Schmoldt, President

Sacramento CA

83. Environmental Council of Sacramento

Rick Guerrero, President

Sacramento CA

84. Malibu Agricultural Society

Kian Schulman, Secretary

Malibu CA

85. SafeLawns Foundation

Paul Tukey, Founder

Falmouth ME

86. Ojai Valley Green Coalition

Deborah Pendrey, Director

Ojai CA

87. Topanga Creek Watershed Committee

Ben Allanoff, Carrie L. Carrier, Rabyn Blake, Gail McDonald-Tune, and Bill Bowling - Board Members

Topanga CA

88. Beyond Pesticides

Jay Feldman, Executive Director

Washington DC

  1. 89.Save the Frogs!

Kerry Kriger, PhD., Founder, Executive Director, Ecologist

Santa Cruz CA

  1. 90.Stewards of the Earth

Lupe Anguiano, Founder & Executive Director

Oxnard CA

91. It is Now or Never for Pollinators (INNP)

Patricia Algara and Therese Oxford, Co-Founders

San Francisco Bay Area CA

  1. 92.Environmental Action Committee of West Marin

Amy Trainer, JD, Executive Director

Point Reyes CA

updated 10/20/14