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, Medical Student

  • Medical Student, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 2026
  • 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

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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


Lilah Blalock, Medical Student at UCSF

  • Current medical student at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University, 2020, primarily focused on medical anthropology and the sociology of healthcare systems

As a medical student and PSR Intern, Lilah looks forward to improving her science and health communication skills to advocate for and defend environmental justice and its intersections with health equity.

Sienna Marley, Medical Assistant

  • Current medical assistant at an Orthopaedic Surgeons office in Walnut Creek.
  • Recent graduate at the University of California, Berkeley where she received a BA in Public Health and minor in Forestry
  • Accepted into MPH program at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Two years of fellowship experience in translating local public health issues into sustainable and inclusive solutions for underserved and isolated communities
  • Sienna’s interests include wildfire smoke exposure, health education, and access to clean water. She’s especially interested in how these issues impact rural populations and using human centered design to effectively distribute resources.
  • Through this internship, she hopes to explore the interdisciplinary field of public health practitioners and physicians who are implementing environmental activism in their professional life.


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Marj Plumb (she/they), Executive Director

  • 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

Alfredo Angulo (they), Coordinator of the Richmond Shoreline Alliance Healthy Environment Project

  • Environmental Justice Organizer from Richmond, CA
  • First-generation graduate from U.C. Berkeley with BA in Political Science
  • Community Organizer, Listening Project, 2021-2022
  • Support Staff, Regeneration Richmond, June-August 2022
  • Council Support Staff for Vice-Mayor Martinez, Richmond Progressive Alliance, June 2022-present
  • Co-Chair, Path to Clean Air Community Steering Committee
  • Vice President, La Raza Student Union, 2018-20202
  • Founding President, Rainbow Movement


Giselle Bergmeier (she), Membership Associate

  • Associate, Plumbline Coaching and Consulting, 2021-present
  • Mobilization Director for the Nebraska State Democratic Party during the 2020 election cycle
  • Political Organizer during the 2018 and 2020 elections for a progressive congressional candidate
  • Graduate Assistant for the Midland’s Sexual Health Research Collaborative at the University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • MPA in Public Administration with a focus on Public Policy and BS in Political Science with minors in Holocaust and Genocide Studies


Anlan “Annie” Cheney (she), Nuclear Weapons Abolition Organizer

  • Freelance writer and consultant providing program, communications, research, and mediation support
  • Nearly eight years of experience encompassing global public health, journalism, communications, international partnerships, and education
  • Most recently worked as a COVID-19 Corps Epidemiologist with the CDC Foundation at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and as a community health reporter for Mission Local in San Francisco
  • Member of national PSR #DemandAccess campaign advisory committee
  • Communications chair and co-program planner of the Peace Caucus in affiliation with the American Public Health Association
  • MPH from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and MA from the University of Belgrade Regional Programme in Peace Studies

Julie Lindow (she), Director of Communications and Health Professional Engagement

  • Owner, Lindow Editorial Services, 2019–present
  • Associate Writer and Editor, Gestalt Graphics, 2019-present
  • Manager and Editor, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 2005-2019
  • MA 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 15 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.