Sarah Aird, Co-Director
Sarah brings a great deal of experience to her work at CPR. In
Washington, D.C. she helped organize tenants in her housing unit into an
effective tenant association. Additionally, she was the Executive
Director of Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
(NISGUA). Since moving back to California, she has worked with Amazon
Watch, Friends of the Earth and as an immigration lawyer before joining
CPR core staff in February 2010. Sarah earned her law degree from
American University, focusing on humans rights, and is fluent in
At CPR, Sarah coordinates the HOMES campaign. Much of this
work involves informing managers and tenants on ways to implement
integrated pest management strategies in their buildings.
Tracey Brieger, Co-Director
Before joining CPR in 2002, Tracey worked at Pesticide Action Network and earlier with Probe International in Toronto monitoring the use of Canadian taxpayers' money for overseas "aid" projects. She spent two years working on organic agriculture projects and monitoring World Bank projects in Thailand and Lao PDR, and also worked with the "Save the Narmada" movement in India documenting villagers' experiences of human rights violations resulting from a massive hydroelectric power project. In 2001, Tracey received an M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from UC Berkeley. Tracey speaks Thai and Lao.
At CPR, Tracey coordinates the Safe Air for Everyone campaign as well as the coalition's media work and publications.
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Many thanks for their years of dedication to and hard work at CPR!
David Chatfield, Former Executive Director
moved on from CPR in 2011, but was Executive Director of the coalition
for 14 years. Prior to joining CPR in 1997, David was California
Director of Clean Water Action. He worked for Greenpeace for ten years
before that, primarily as the Southwest Regional Executive Director, but
also as International Pesticide Coordinator, and, for two years, Chair
of the Greenpeace national board of directors. From 1977 to 1985, he was
International Director of Friends of the Earth. David worked with the
American Friends Service Committee in the 1970's. David is currently
Chair of the national Greenpeace Fund Board, and serves on the boards of
California Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, the Global
Greengrants Fund and California-based Greenaction. He has a BA in
International Relations from Occidental College (Los Angeles).
Teresa DeAnda, Former Central Valley Coordinator
addition to being CPR's coordinator in the San Joaquin Valley from
2003 until 2012, Teresa is the President and Director of El Comite Para el
Bienestar de Earlimart, in Earlimart, a small farmworker town in Tulare
County, California's Central Valley. El Comite educates local
townspeople and those in other rural towns about the dangers of
day-to-day pesticide drift and provides information about what
residents can do in the case of a pesticide drift emergency. Teresa
started the organization as a direct result of a drift accident that
occurred in Earlimart in November 1999, when a toxic cloud of
pesticides drifted onto her agriculture-surrounded community, making
180 people ill. Teresa has testified many times on the need for
adequate response to poisoning events to the California Department of
Pesticide Regulation. She spoke at CPR's February, 2003 Drift
Conference on the theme, "Absolutely Never Do Nothing." Teresa is on
the advisory boards of the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment
and Latino Issues Forum. She is bi-lingual (English/Spanish).