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Nuestro Equipo

El dinámico equipo de ECP se compone por personas apasionadas y dedicadas que trabajan de forma remota desde Estados Unidos, Canadá, Europa y América Latina. Nos une la misión de educar para crear un mundo mejor y reconocemos que cómo individuos tenemos influencia, pero colectivamente ¡podemos cambiar el mundo!

Equipo Ejecutivo

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Lorena Mucke

Fundadora y CEO

Como fundadora y CEO Lorena Mucke es el corazón y alma de la organización desde su incio en 2016. Su visión fue crear un programa educativo sin fines de lucro para adolescentes y adultos, enfocado en los efectos de nuestro sistema alimenticio en la salud y el medio ambiente. Lorena tiene 16 años de experiencia de liderazgo en el área de la educación relacionada con los alimentos y ha hablado sobre su eficacia en conferencias, universidades y escuelas secundarias en los EE. UU., Bolivia y Argentina.


Bajo su liderazgo, ECP ha crecido exponencialmente, ha aumentado su eficacia, se ha expandido internacionalmente y se ha asociado con organizaciones globales, convirtiéndose en la organización educativa más impactante en materia de educación alimentaria. Gracias a Lorena, hoy capacitamos a millones de consumidores y líderes actuales y futuros sobre la importancia y la responsabilidad de tomar decisiones alimentarias informadas, para construir una vida más saludable y un futuro más sostenible para todos.

Lorena tiene una licenciatura en Zoología de la Universidad de Texas A&M y un posgrado en Ecología y Desarrollo Sostenible (Argentina). Ha vivido en Bolivia y Argentina y ahora vive con su familia en Atlanta, Georgia (EE. UU.). A Lorena le apasiona el liderazgo consciente, la igualdad de acceso a la educación y dejar el mundo mejor de como lo encontró.

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Karyn Knox

Oficial de Recaudación y Alianzas

Como Oficial de Recaudaciones y Alianzas, Karyn combina su experiencia en recaudación de fondos y en liderazgo corporativo, garantizando el éxito continuo de ECP. Con un portafolio de financiamiento diverso y sostenible, además de alianzas estratégicas, Karyn asegura un mayor crecimiento e impacto. También pone en práctica su experiencia administrativa, impulsando el crecimiento y desarrollo del equipo de ECP.

Su compromiso con ayudar a las personas a llevar una vida más saludable, y su dedicación a capacitar a cada individuo a ser el cambio que desean ver en el mundo, ¡hace que su rol en ECP sea el trabajo de sus sueños!

Karyn es miembro de la Asociación Global de Recaudadores Profesionales. Se graduó de la University of the Pacific en Administración Sin Fines de Lucro y en Conservación de Vida Salvaje en Penn Foster.

Executive Team

Directores

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Casey Clemens

Directora Senior de Educación

Julie Massa ECP

Julie Massa

Directora de Desarrollo Curricular

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Dan Taylor

Administrador de Desarrollo Curricular

Vivian Farah

Vivian Farah

Administradora de Desarrollo Curricular

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Alexandria Godwin

Administradora de Desarrollo Curricular

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Elise Ferguson

Administradora de Desarrollo Curricular

Kerstin Reichmann ECP

Kerstin Reichmann

Administradora de Difusión - América Latina

Beth Champion ECP

Beth Champion

Directora de Comunicaciones

Debbie Cravey

Debbie Cravey

Administradora de Desarrollo Web e Información

Maddison Chaffin ECP

Maddison Chaffin

Administradora de Material Gráfico y Redes Sociales

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Gerard Martinez

Administrador de Difusión

Amber Snyder ECP

Amber Snyder

Coordinadora de Cuentas

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Mike May

Director de Difusión

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Alexa Gnauck

Administradora de Desarrollo Curricular - Europa

Becca Cook ECP

Becca Cook

Administradora Principal de Desarrollo Curricular

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MaryAnn Montalvo

Administradora de Difusión

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Andrew Vargas

Compañero de educación

ECP has dedicated HR to support the needs and success of our valued ECP team members, run our excellent offering of employee perks and benefits, and to help our team grow and thrive! 

 

If you would like to contact ECP HR with any questions about working at ECP or any of our currently posted job openings, please email: humanresources@ecprogram.org

Management Team
Advisory Board

Nuestros Asesores

Nuestra mesa de asesores está compuesta de diversos profesionales de alta calificación y expertiz, y representan un recurso invaluable para nuestra organización. Su guía es clave para el crecimiento y éxito de nuestro programa.

Neal Priest, M.D.

Medical Advisor

After studying medicine at Tulane University and completing his Emergency Medicine residency at Los Angeles County/USC, Dr. Neal Priest has worked as an emergency physician, chief of his department, and chief of staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia.

Relying on the latest scientific research, Neal devotes many hours of his professional time promoting heart-strong diets. He has received continuing medical education credits from Food=Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine nutritional conferences.

Neal is the former host of the long-running local radio show “The Classic Clinic,” which addressed a variety of health issues. Neal has served as singer or Master of Ceremonies to benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic, the Tourette Syndrome Association, AIDS Athens, and the local battered women’s shelter Project Safe.

Christine Smith, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Dr. Christine Smith has been a practicing pediatrician since 1995. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida. Her Residency in Pediatrics was completed at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She is a Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics and a Member of the American Board of Pediatrics. 

As a pediatrician, Christine discusses nutrition and lifestyle choices with her patients and their families. She promotes food as medicine. Christine educates her patients and parents about the benefits of a healthy diet in treating and preventing disease, as well as to improve the issues related to ADHD and other challenges. Her efforts have empowered many families to make better nutritional choices and have improved the health outcomes and wellness of children and adolescents into the future.

Along with volunteering for several related organizations, Christine is also a member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She also participates in the annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine, in Washington DC. 

Emory Hsu, M.D.

Scientific and Medical Advisor

Dr. Emory Hsu is a board-certified physician. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences with honors from Harvard University, completed a research year fellowship through Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health near Washington DC, and received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Hsu completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine with emphasis on endocrine research at Emory University, followed by a fellowship in Endocrinology, Lipids, and Metabolism there. As a clinician and scientist, he is a co-author on several peer-reviewed publications in the scientific and medical literature, and has presented work at conferences such as the Endocrine Society.

As a practicing physician, Dr. Hsu believes in the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle as foundational to health.

Iraina Rosenthal-Tawil, M.S., R.D.

Nutritional Advisor

Iraina holds a Master's degree in Nutrition Sciences from Brooklyn College and completed her dietetic internship at Hunter College. Iraina studied Environmental Design in college, giving her a strong foundation to speak about the intersections between environmental issues and the health sciences.

As a nutritionist, Iraina focuses her work on chronic disease prevention. She approaches health from a holistic and functional perspective, utilizing the latest research to promote foods that are proven to prevent, manage, and even reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Iraina has worked for numerous health companies and organizations that help individuals manage their chronic health conditions. Iraina started her career as the executive nutrition consultant of a plant-based health company. She then went on to manage the nutrition focused diabetes program at a Brooklyn-based home health agency. ​Iraina works and resides in New York City.

Jairo Garcia, Ph.D.

Sustainability Advisor

Dr. Jairo Garcia is an expert in sustainability, climate change, and renewables. He performs sustainability analysis and studies and develops innovative policies and educational programs to track and implement community-wide energy, water, waste, and food systems. He also evaluates worldwide sustainability best practices, and provides recommendations to local governments. 

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Jairo has held positions with the City of Atlanta, the E​arth Institute at Columbia University​, ​Concordia University, and​ ​the UCLA-Extension program in Global Sustainability. 

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Jairo holds an engineering degree, an MSc in Management of Information Technologies from Syracuse University, an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability from Pepperdine University.

Paul Waldau, Ph.D.

Ethics Advisor

Dr. Paul Walda​u​ holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from University of Oxford, a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA Law School, and a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University in Religious Studies. ​

A​s the​ the Barker Visiting Professor of Animal Law, Paul taught "Animal Law" at Harvard Law School ​and presently teaches Harvard​'s ​online course "Animals: Religion and Ethics." ​He was ​also ​the Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and directed the Center’s Master of Science graduate program in human-animal studies. Paul has directed the Yale Law School “Animal Law Reading Group”, and taught courses at Boston College Law School and Suffolk University Law School. Paul has also offered lectures in the summer term for Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.​ Paul currently serves as the President of the Religion and Animals Institute​. ​
      
Paul's first book, The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals, was published by Oxford University Press in 2001. A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics, on which Paul is co-editor, was published by Columbia University Press in 2006. Paul also co-edited An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-being of Elephants in Captivity, which was published by the Center for Animals and Public Policy in 2008. In 2011, Animal Rights was published by Oxford University Press in its "What Everyone Needs to Know" series, and in 2013 Animal Studies - An Introduction was also published by Oxford University Press.
 
​Pau​l is also the co-founder of the Animals and Religion Group at the American Academy of Religion and a consultant for many ​varied ​institutes and groups.

Mary Beth Polek, D.V.M., C.V.A.

Veterinary Advisor

Mary Beth Polek, DVM, CVA, has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in large animal science from Delaware Valley University. Mary Beth's Doctoral degree is from Ross University, with the final year of rotations at the University of Missouri. In 2014, Mary Beth became a certified veterinary acupuncturist at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. Currently she works at a small animal practice in Northport, NY and is also a staff veterinarian and volunteer at the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and Vet Dog Program in Smithtown, NY. She also volunteers on an as-needed basis at Suffolk County SPCA and is a member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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