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 devises and implements CCFC’s campaigns, and builds partnerships with other advocacy groups, policy makers, and the communities we serve. He’s passionate about protecting children from the inappropriate influence of corporate marketing. David worked for 15 years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, including six years as Deputy Division Chief, and handled enforcement actions to address unfair and deceptive business practices. He previously served as Prosecuting Counsel for the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. David is grounded by time with his family—his wife Lindsey, six-year-old Lillian, and their 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 is the Communications 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.
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.
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 attempting to cook.