Josh Golin, MA
Josh is CCFC's Executive Director. He started at CCFC as an intern in 2003 and has been with the organization in a variety of capacities ever since. Most recently, he served as CCFC's Associate Director, organizing CCFC’s advocacy campaigns and developing its communications strategy. Josh's media appearances include Today, NPR, Fox & Friends, and NBC Nightly News and he has been quoted in hundreds of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. His writings about the commercialization of childhood have appeared in a wide range of outlets. He and his wife Jennifer are doing their best to raise their daughter, Clara, commercial-free.
David Monahan, JD
David worked for 15 years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, and handled enforcement actions to address unfair and deceptive business practices. From 2009 until 2015, David served as Deputy Chief of the Consumer Protection Division. He previously served as Prosecuting Counsel for the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. David is on the adjunct faculty at New England Law Boston, where he serves as the Writing Specialist. Responsible for devising and implementing CCFC’s campaigns, David is passionate about protecting children from the inappropriate influence of corporate marketing. He devotes weekends to time outdoors with his dog, Beatrice.
Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed.
Screen Time Program Manager
Jean creates resources and programs for parents, educators and healthcare professionals to reduce children's screen time and promote creative play. Previously, Jean worked as a writer and communications consultant both in high tech and nonprofit settings. She holds a Masters’ in Education and a Certificate in Parenting Education from Wheelock College. She is currently working to develop a strong network of organizations concerned about children and media—integrating current screen time research with practical, healthy solutions for families and children. Jean lives in Amherst, NH, with her husband, Jim, and various combinations of their five children who come home from college and career.
Communications and Operations Manager
Melissa manages CCFC's day-to-day operations, shapes CCFC's messaging and campaigns, and helps launch CCFC initiatives. Before joining CCFC, she worked with the feminist organization SPARK Movement, training girls 13-22 to be activists, organizers, and leaders in the fight against the sexualization of girls. Melissa holds a BA in Cultural & Media Studies from The New School, where she focused on identity and online communities. She is a dedicated activist and believes that nurturing children's imaginations, creativity, and relationships without the influence of marketers is instrumental to building a more just and equitable world.
Marie Schmidt, Ph.D.
Screen Time Program Assistant
Marie is the Screen Time Assistant for the Children's Screen Time Action Network. Prior to joining CCFC, she was a Staff Scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital Boston and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hampshire College. A development psychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Marie has studied the effects of TV on children since her undergraduate years at Georgetown University. Her work has been published in top medical and psychology journals, and her studies have been featured widely in the news media. A mother of three daughters, Marie struggles daily to help her own family choose alternatives to screen time.
Darshana Shakya, M.A.
Darshana is a Gender Studies graduate who moved to Boston in 2016 from Nepal. In Nepal, she worked as a Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Executive, assisting in planning, implementation, and reporting of social development projects. Passionate about women empowerment and social change, she has accumulated years of experience of working with local communities, rural women, and youth in Nepal. Prior to joining CCFC as a Program Assistant, she interned at United Nations Association of Greater Boston, helping them in database and fundraising program. Optimistic and hardworking, Darshana is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.