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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 is an attorney who practiced business law in San Francisco for 5 years. Since leaving the practice of law to pursue environmental work, Debbie has served in a variety of advocacy, communications and leadership positions including as producer for EcoTalk Radio which aired nationally on Air America Radio, and as a communications consultant for innovative nonprofits and businesses. Debbie has also co-founded and led two environmental health nonprofits. In her role at Moms Advocating Sustainability, Debbie led policy initiatives and organized coalitions, with an emphasis on shifting agricultural policies towards ecologically-oriented practices, to reduce the amounts of pesticides sprayed by state and local agencies. Debbie also was lead organizer and negotiator with County Government Officials in a 2009 successful campaign to revise Marin County’s regulations to substantially reduce the use of pesticides on County property. Prior to joining The Conscious Kitchen team as Program Director, she was a co-founder and served as Executive Director of GMOScience, a science-based educational and information platform that addresses the costs, risks and benefits of genetically engineered food. Debbie was selected in 2011 as a “Marin Hero for Children,” by Marin Advocates for Children.

Robert G. Daniel Ph.D., Director of Operations

Bob received his Doctorate in Geophysics from Stanford University. Bob’s career has included: scientific research; leading project management training in the U.S. and overseas; project management at the Geothermal Division of Chevron-Unocal; client consulting on data systems at Schlumberger Inc.; and project/client management for software products at Autodesk, Inc. While at Chevron-Unocal, Bob’s responsibilities included effectively providing technical information about Unocal’s operations to outside environmental and regulatory authorities. Besides GMOScience.org, Bob’s current projects include Internet application development and education about sustainability issues such as global energy needs, fossil-energy resources, and sustainable social & food systems.