Josh started at CCFC as an intern in 2003 and has been with the organization ever since. Most recently, he was Associate Director, organizing campaigns and developing communications strategy. Josh has appeared on Today, NPR, and Fox & Friends and he’s been quoted in publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. His writings on the commercialization of childhood have appeared in many outlets. He and his wife Jennifer are doing their best to raise their daughter, Clara, commercial-free.
David plans and implements CCFC’s campaigns, and builds partnerships with advocacy groups and policymakers. David was an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General for 15 years, including six years as Deputy Division Chief. He sits on the Board of Directors at Northeast Legal Aid and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling. David is grounded by time with family—his wife Lindsey, 7-year-old Lillian, baby George, and their dog, Beatrice.
Melissa is the Communications and Operations Manager at CCFC, where she works to help parents,educators, and other stakeholders understand how ad-supported commercial media impacts kids’ wellbeing. She’s particularly interested in how always-on, data-gathering devices shape children’s social identities, experiences, and development. Previously, she trained teenage girls in digital feminist activism and organizing. Melissa holds a BA in Cultural & Media Studies from The New School, where she focused on identity and online communities.
Jean heads the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, using screen time research to help parents and professionals 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 Master’s in Education and a Certificate in Parenting Education from Wheelock College. She lives in Amherst, NH, with her husband Jim, and various combinations of their five children who come home from college and career.
Sam supports CCFC’s programs, including corporate campaigns and the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. Prior to joining CCFC, she served as an AmeriCorps member at BEST Hospitality in Boston, where she taught English, civics, and computer skills to members of Local 26. Sam studied online volunteer communities and the politics of European migration at Harvard University, where she graduated with a BA in Social Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Boston’s green spaces, finding new favorite restaurants, and cooking.
Rinny is the Action Network Outreach Coordinator at CCFC. Rinny has previously served as a litigation attorney for the federal government, a law clerk to a federal judge, and an attorney in private practice. She currently volunteers for a county consumer protection agency and volunteered as a board member and marketing committee chairperson at a parenting nonprofit.