OUR STAFF

Michelle Perro, M.D., Executive Director

Michelle Perro, M.D., has been a practicing pediatrician for over 35 years in many aspects of health care for children including emergency care and integrative health. She presently is involved with medical education and patient supervision at Gordon Medical Associates in Marin County as well as a nationwide lecturer on integrative medicine.

Debbie Friedman, Strategic Advisor

Debbie has served in a variety of advocacy, communications and leadership positions including as producer for a national environmental radio program, and as a communications consultant for innovative nonprofits & businesses. Debbie also co-founded and led two environmental health nonprofits. Her work included organizing a statewide coalition that successfully ended decades of pesticide spraying by California’s agriculture department. Debbie currently works as Program Director for Conscious Kitchen, a fresh, local, organic school food program. Debbie began her career as a practicing attorney in San Francisco.

Rachel Parent, Director of Communications

Rachel Parent has devoted her life as an environment and food youth educator since age 11. She has been a leader in her advocacy for climate change and social justice. Rachel is the founder of Kids Right to Know and Gen-Earth.Org. At age 14, Rachel debated celebrity Host Kevin O’Leary on CBC Television. She is a recognized public speaker, including TEDxToronto and SXSW, Austin Texas, and is a blogger for the Huffington Post as well as the recipient of the Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero Award.