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.
Jenny Gamson, MS
Development & Communications Director
Jenny joined CCFC in July 2016 as our Development and Communications Director. Prior to joining CCFC, Jenny worked in several nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in a variety of capacities, including program management, community relations, event/conference planning, fundraising and training. Jenny holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a MS from Wheelock College. She spent 10 years in Israel and earned a certificate in Early Childhood Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jenny hails from Michigan and now lives in Newton with her husband, their youngest child, and their aging Labrador retriever. Her two young adult sons are in college. When not at CCFC, Jenny enjoys socializing with friends she’s known since she was 15, cooking, and listening to NPR’s The Moth.
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.
Melissa manages CCFC's day to day operations and helps shape and launch CCFC initiatives and campaigns. 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.
Charlie Feick, Ed.M.
Charlie conducts background research to prepare CCFC’s advocacy campaigns. When not working on behalf of children at CCFC, Charlie can be found playing alongside them—ze is an afterschool teacher in Cambridge, MA, a caregiver for hire (babysitter), and a big fan of smiling at babies on the T. Charlie’s passion for working with children centers on zir belief that all individuals should grow up confident to be their authentic selves and be loved for being exactly who they are. For Charlie, this includes using gender neutral pronouns (ze & zir). Charlie earned zir Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and zir B.I.S. from Southern Utah University.
As Program Assistant, Darius is an integral part of CCFC's operations, campaigns, and other initiatives. A City Year alum, Darius believes strongly in the power of young people. His previous work with and for youth has shown him firsthand how impactful young people can be when given the chance. He is a senior at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, where he is double majoring in Media Literacy and American Studies. Darius believes that through critical media literacy and education, we can understand and change misleading media messages, creating a world where young people are better equipped to take control of their own narratives and give agency to those whose voices go unheard.