Commission Staff

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Anne L. Schwartz, PhD, Executive Director
Annie Andrianasolo, MBA, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Kathryn Ceja, Director of Communications
Laura Pelner, Communications/Graphic Design Specialist

Policy Analysis

Amy Bernstein, ScD, Policy Director and Contracting Officer
Moira Forbes, MBA, Policy Director
Mary Ellen Stahlman, MHSA, Congressional Affairs and Policy Director

Principal Analysts

Martha Heberlein, MA
Joanne Jee, MPH
Chris Park, MS
Chris Peterson, MPP
Anna Sommers, PhD
Kristal Vardaman, MSPH

Senior Analysts

Veronica Daher, JD
Benjamin Finder, MPH
Sarah Melecki, MPAff
Robert Nelb, MPH
Katie Weider, MPH


Kacey Buderi, MPA
Kayla Holgash, MPH

Operations and Finance

Ricardo Villeta, MBA, Deputy Director for Operations, Finance and Management
Jim Boissonnault, MA, Chief Information Officer
Ben Granata, Finance/Budget Specialist
Allissa Jones, Administrative Assistant
Ken Pezzella, Chief Financial Officer
Eileen Wilkie, Administrative Officer