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Bruce Lee Livingston, MPP    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Executive Director / CEO

Bruce brings more than 30 years of policy analysis, community organizing, and program management experience to the Executive Director position, which he began in 2006. He trains on environmental prevention of alcohol problems and challenges media spin of Big Alcohol's latest attempts to deregulate. His prior experience includes executive director positions at Health Access California, Health Access Foundation, and Senior Action Network. At Clean Water Action he led state and national campaigns to protect wetlands, promote recycling, and limit toxic wastes. Bruce says, “I work with passionate people who build coalitions and campaigns for a world where global corporations don’t automatically get to expand and grow profits and markets at the expense of public health and safety.”

Michael Scippa    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Public Affairs Director

Michael has over 25 years of senior management experience in media advocacy and production, marketing, communications, and government relations. In addition to directing similar efforts at Alcohol Justice, he created the Free The Bowl® and Free Our Sports® Youth Video Contests and recently directed the first REEL Recovery Film Festival - San Francisco Bay Area Edition.




Jorge Castillo, MA    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advocacy Director
Director de Enlace Comunitario

Jorge manages local organizing projects, such as the San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition and the Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance. He is focused on coalition organizing, training of leadership, press-worthy activities and empowerment of local organizations. He promotes the environmental prevention model and its practical application in campaigns and policy outcomes.



Maite Duran     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator

Maite is a community organizer at Alcohol Justice and the founder of Youth for Justice, a youth advocacy group. In her role as Project Coordinator, she organizies meetings and coordinates efforts of the San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition (SRADC), conducts extensive community outreach, heads efforts to expand in-school alcohol and marijuana prevention policies, and recruits and organizes youth actions.

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Sara Cooley Broschart    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advocacy Manager
Organizadora Comunitaria

Sara Cooley is based in Southern California and conducts outreach and support for the statewide coalition, California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA). Additionally, she is the local organizer for Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance. Sara has been learning from and working for strong communities for the past twelve years. Sara has a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan. Prior to Alcohol Justice, she was the leader for five years of Partnership for a Positive Pomona, a federally-funded Drug Free Communities coalition. She has also worked in research roles for UCLA’s Center for Culture and Health and the Rand Corporation. Early in her career, Sara served in the Peace Corps in a small pueblito in Nicaragua, working to organize the local community on health issues. Sara is currently a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow with the Women’s Foundation of California.

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Karen Kuhn    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Administrative Director

Karen plays a pivotal role for the organization by managing operations, accounting, and human resources, and by providing support to the executive director and board of directors. Her background includes a wealth of management and production experience in a variety of creative fields such as photography, landscape architecture, and natural foods.




Bruce Wolfe, MSW    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chief Information & Technology Officer

Bruce coordinates all administrative and Internet technology with over 30 years experience and oversees the organization's networking, IT support, security, and web application services. He is also a professional audio engineer, stage manager and T'ai Chi instructor. Bruce holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Social Development from San Francisco State University and a Life Coach.





Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, MSPH, CHES    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Research Manager/Web Content Manager

Carson is responsible for generating both original research in support of Alcohol Justice/CAPA’s projects and content for the website. He holds a Master’s of Science in Public Health with a health communications emphasis from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has formative experience in community health with the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, and spent four years conducting tobacco control research at UCSF. He moonlights as an overdose prevention trainer with the DOPE Project/Syringe Access Services in San Francisco.