Marj-Headshot_sqMarj Plumb, DrPH, MNA

Administrative Consultant

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Marj Plumb is Administrator for SF Bay Area PSR on a part-time basis. She is also a non-profit consultant and trainer, specializing in public policy, community-based participatory research, and organizational and leadership development. Previously, she served for over twenty-five years in senior management positions with a variety of non-profit organizations working on health, economic development, environmental justice, violence prevention, and social justice/civil rights. Dr. Plumb is currently Director of the Women’s Policy Institute (a policy training program of the Women’s Foundation of California) and Reach the Decision Makers (a policy training program of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment). She also provides training in community-based participatory research through the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) and the Child Health and Development Studies. She is a co-investigator for CBCRP’s Special Research Initiatives planning innovative research on the environmental causes of breast cancer and the causes of breast cancer disparities. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco and a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

kristinteigenprofilepicKristin Teigen

Communications Consultant

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Kristin Teigen is a communications and development consultant, and an instructor at Portland State University. She has Master’s degrees in Education and History, with specialties in the history of people of color, women’s history and justice-based educational methods. She has worked for organizations such as the National Organization for Women and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, as well as philanthropic and education groups. She has also served as a board member and/or founder of organizations focused on women’s rights and educational equity. Her consulting focus is to help ensure that progressive organizations can efficiently and effectively pursue their goals while including diverse audiences and supporters.

In 2015, Kristin will be providing communications support to the SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility. Specifically, Kristin will be ensuring monthly eNews, occasional eAlerts, and up to two hard copy newsletters. Kristin will also work with SFPSR to ensure fundraising letters and emails are produced and will providing planning support in creating a comprehensive organizational communications plan.

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Policy Consultant

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A graduate of Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Catherine practiced employment law, representing employees and labor unions, particularly teachers.  She served as the director of legal services and policy at the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland.  As staff attorney at WorkSafe, she provided information, training, and advocacy on workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health.  As a policy consultant over the last seven years, her focus has included environmental and workers’ health. She currently provides policy advocacy and analysis for CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative as their Policy Director and for SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility. She was a fellow with the Women’s Foundation’s Women’s Policy Institute and Budget Advocacy Program. In her free time, Catherine is an avid runner and world traveler, loves to backpack, and sings with a community chorus.

In 2015, Catherine will analyze, track, and facilitate San Francisco Bay Area PSR’s (SF PSR) policy advocacy on key legislation and regulation in issue areas consistent with the organization’s mission such as environmental health, gun violence prevention, international security, and other social justice issues such as safety net. Catherine will also coordinate a lobby day or legislative action day in the state capitol in which members in SF PSR and other California chapters will participate and take lead roles in educating legislators on California PSR’s key priority issues and bills. SF PSR will develop deeper and more relationships with the California NGO community through Catherine’s outreach efforts in 2015. Collecting and recording information and materials on board and staff activities will be another of Catherine’s duties this year.