Board of Directors

Robert M. Gould, MD, Board President

  • Pathologist, Kaiser Hospital, San Jose, 1981-2012 (retired)
  • Associate Adjunct Professor, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, 2012–present
  • Board Member, PSR National, 1993–present
  • President, National PSR, 2003–2014
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), 2012–2014, 2017–present
  • Co-Vice President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), 2018–present
  • Chairperson, Peace Caucus in affiliation with the American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Member, Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA), and House of Delegates, California Medical Association (CMA)

Tova Fuller, MD, PhD, Board Vice President, Chair of Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 2018-present
  • National Board Member and Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons Co-Chair, 2020–present
  • Deputy International Council, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, 2021–present
  • Nuclear Task Force Member, Washington State Physicians for Social Responsibility,  2016-2018
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association, 2018-present
  • Member, Northern California Psychiatric Association, 2018–present
  • Member, American Public Health Association, 2019–present
  • Member, Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 2020-present

I most value PSR’s emphasis, education, and advocacy on the two greatest existential crises we face today: climate change and nuclear proliferation.

Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH, Secretary

  • Senior Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Occupational Medicine Department, San Francisco, 2013-current
  • Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF School of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2006-current
  • Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 2006-2013

I most value PSR’s emphasis, education, and advocacy on the two greatest existential crises we face today: climate change and nuclear proliferation.

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Michael D. Geschwind, MD, PhD, Treasurer

    • Professor of Neurology and holds the Michael J. Homer Chair in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Memory and Aging Center (MAC)
    • Board Member, SF Bay PSR, 2001-present
    • Board Member, New York City PSR, 1992–1996
    • Deputy Representative to the United Nations, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), 1992–1995

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Aude Bouagnon, PhD, Second-Year Medical Student

  • Medical Student, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 2023
  • Graduate Student, UCSF Biomedical Sciences Program, Class of 2019
  • Community Organizer, UCSF Chapter of White Coats for Black Lives, 2019 – present
  • Council Member, UCSF Center for Community Engagement, 2020 – present
  • Founding Member, REPAIR Project, UCSF Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2020 – present
  • Fellow, UC Global Food Initiative, 2020 – present

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Janice L. Kirsch, MD, MPH

  • Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, 1983–2016 (retired)
  • Public Health Investigator with the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, 1999–2004
  • Former President New York City Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Speakers Bureau Coordinator, 350 Bay Area, 2017–present
  • Public Health Consultant, No Coal in Oakland, 2016–2017
  • Presenter and Mentor, Climate Reality Project, 2015–present

Rohini Haar, MD, MPH

  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2020–present
  • Research Fellow, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley, 2014–present
  • Pool Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Medical Center, Oakland, CA, 2014–present
  • Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights, 2014–present

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Michael J. Martin, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Member, Board of Directors, National PSR, 2019–present
  • President, PSR National, January 2022–present
  • Co-chair, National PSR Environment & Health Committee, 2018–present
  • Treasurer, PSR National, 2019–2020
  • Chair, PSR National Finance Committee, 2019–2020
  • Chair, PSR National Fundraising & Development Committee, 2019–2021
  • Founder & President of Physicians Against Red Meat (PhARM), 2017–present

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Marjaneh Moini

Marjaneh Moini, MD

  • Chair, Radiation Oncology John Muir Health, Concord Campus, 2004–2008
  • Chair, Radiation Oncology John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Campus, 2008–2019
  •  Staff Physician, John Muir Health, 2000–present
  •  Member PSR, 1994–present
  •  Member Sierra Club, 1991–present
  •  Member American Society for Radiation Oncology, 1994-present
  •  Member Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association, 1998-present
  •  Member American Public Health Association, 2021- present
  •  Climate for Health Ambassador, ecoAmerica, 2021- present

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Tom Newman, MD, MPH

  • Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • Chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology, UCSF, 1997–2016
  • Member, PSR National Board of Directors, 2005–2014
  • Founder, UCSF Academic Senate Sustainability Committee
  • Member, UCSF Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability
  • Founding Chair and Member SF Bay PSR Environmental Health Committee
  • Member, Green Team, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo

SF Bay PSR provides scientific and emotional support for my activism around climate change and nuclear weapons while always providing me encouragement and inspiration to do more.

Jeffrey Ritterman, MD

  • Chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Richmond, 1981–2010 (retired)
  • Richmond (California) Human Rights Commission, 2022–present
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District Community Advisor Council, 2022–present
  • Associate Professor, Touro University Joint MPH/PA Program, 2013–2016
  • Physician, Adult Primary Care, Lifelong San Pablo, 2016–2019
  • Member, Board of Supervisors, Public and Environmental Health Advisory Board to the Contra Costa, 1990–2010
  • Co-founder, The Committee for Health Rights in Central America, The Salvadoran Medical Relief Fund, and the Southern Africa Medical Aid Fund
  • City Council of Richmond, 2008-2012, proposed first municipal soda tax in the United States

We must solve the worrisome problems of climate change, extreme wealth and income inequality, environmental devastation, gun violence, epidemics in obesity and diabetes, and the threat of nuclear annihilation.  It’s an honor and a duty to be a part of the solution.  I have been a PSR member since 1980.  Join us, we welcome you and we very much need your help.

Mary L. Williams, MD

  • Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 1980–2006 (retired)
  • Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 2006–present
  • Member, Environmental Committee, Physicians for Social Responsibility Bay Chapter, 2017–present
  • Co-chair American Academy of Dermatology, Expert Resource Group on Climate Change and Environmental Issues, 2017–2022
  • Representative of the American Academy of Dermatology to the Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health, 2018–2020

I believe that we have a unique opportunity as health professionals to use our expertise and leverage our voices in advocating for actions and policies that will both limit future greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the harms to human health and the environment caused by global warming.

Key Member Roles

Patrice Sutton, MPH, Chair of Environmental Health Committee

  • More than 30 years of experience in occupational and environmental health research, industrial hygiene, public health practice, policy development, and community-based advocacy, in academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Scientific Collaborator, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 2019–present
  • Research Scientist, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, UCSF, 2007–2019
  • Chair, SF Bay PSR Environmental Health Committee, 2020–present
  • Co-Program Planner, Peace Caucus in affiliation with the American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Member, APHA Occupational Health Section
  • Member, APHA Environmental Health Section
  • Research Scientist Public Health Institute, 1993–2006
  • Industrial Hygienist/Research Scientist California Department of Health Services, 1987-1993

Interns

Jasmine Campos, student at University of California, Berkeley

  •  Peer Learning Specialist for Student Learning Center at the University of California, Berkeley
  •  Social Media Fellow for UCSF-UCB JMP White Coats for Black Lives Chapter
  • Pre-medical student pursuing a degree in Public Health and Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, Class of 2022

Alma Hernandez, Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF

  • Clinical Research Coordinator for the Medical Culture Labs at the University of California, San Francisco’s Institute for Health Policy Studies, working on dementia related projects and other Social Science studies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from University of California, Berkeley 2020

Allie Smith, MPH student in Environmental Health Sciences

  • Current MPH student in Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. in Environmental Studies and Economics
  • Seven years of experience in research and evaluation, community wealth building, and data analysis.
  • Allie’s interests include climate change impacts, air pollution and pesticide exposure, and access to clean water. She’s especially interested in how these issues impact reproductive and child health and the health of workers. Through this internship, she hopes to learn more about how public health practitioners and physicians are using their voices to advocate for environmental justice and address health disparities.

Staff

Marj Plumb in a cool black hat

Marj Plumb (she/they) Managing Consultant

  • A non-profit consultant and trainer who focuses on public policy advocacy, and organizational and leadership development
  • Founder of Plumbline Coaching and Consulting since 1998
  • In 2020, served as interim Executive Director of the national advocacy organization Breast Cancer Action and worked with the Black Futures Lab to create a new US-wide public policy training program for black advocates
  • For 16 years, served as Founder and Director of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute
  • Created and ran the UCSF Reach the Decision Makers, which trained over 100 scientists, community members, clinicians and public health professionals over six years to effectively promote science and health-based policies at the USEPA
  • Previously served as Administrator of the San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility from 1999-2018

Julie Lindow, MA, (she) Writer, Editor, Communications Consultant

  • Communications Consultant, SF Bay PSR, manage editorial productions, website, newsletter, PR, social media, events program, 2020-present
  • Owner, Lindow Editorial Services, 2019–present
  • Master’s degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Cultural and Feminist Theory, San Francisco State University
  • Certificate in Professional Editing, University of California, Berkeley Extension
  • More than 10 years of experience writing and editing in the following topic areas: environment, medicine, history, education, fundraising

I am honored to help SF Bay PSR amplify health professionals’ voices, take concrete actions to shape policy, address environmental degradation, racial and economic injustice, nuclear weapons proliferation, and to educate the public and next generation of activists.