Michael Cavallo, President

Michael Cavallo teaches leadership, data analytics, and risk management at Northeastern University and Chairs WECAN, a climate protection group. He was previously Director of Renewable Energy for C40 Cities, an alliance of the world’s largest cities brought together to work at preventing climate change, and for the Clinton Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Project on Government Oversight. 

John Cavanagh, Chairperson

John Cavanagh is the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.  He has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS’s Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (2008, Paradigm Publishers), written with Robin Broad.

Conrad Martin, Treasurer

Conrad Martin previously served as the Executive Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government. Additionally, Mr. Martin is the former Executive Director of the Stewart R. Mott Foundation. Mr. Martin also serves on the boards of the Center for International Policy, the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, and the American Progressive Caucus Foundation. Mr. Martin served in the Peace Corps from 1981 to 1983 as a Forage Agronomist on the island of Barbados. He is a graduate of Utah State University, where he studied Agronomy and International Agricultural Development with a focus in Agricultural Economics. Born in Mexico, Mr. Martin is fluent in conversational Spanish and has traveled widely in South America, Central America, Europe, and the Near East.

Board Members

Ryan Alexander

     Taxpayers for Common Sense

     Taxpayer advocacy

Robert Alvarez

     Institute for Policy Studies

     Former DOE Investigator; DOE Contracting/Nuclear Safety Expert

Jack Blum

     Attorney; President of TJN-USA

     Former Senate staff; Money laundering expert

Shahid Buttar

     Director of Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

     Civil liberties expert

John Cavanagh

     Institute for Policy Studies

     Economist, author

Michael Cavallo

     Clinton Foundation

     Financial management/oversight

Kate Doyle

     National Security Archive

     Documents/international justice expert

Marion Edey

     Philanthropist

     Environmental advocacy

Randy Fertel

     President, Fertel Foundation

     Author, Vietnam historian

Conrad Martin

     Former Executive Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government

     Former Executive Director of the Stewart R Mott Foundation.

Hamilton Fish

     President, Public Concern Foundation

     President, Public Concern Foundation

Diann Rust-Tierney

     National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

     Public policy and litigation advocacy

Anne Zill

     Director of University of New England Gallery of Art; Director of Women’s Center for Ethics in Action at UNE

     Non-profit advocacy; women’s issues