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MOLLYANN BRODIE, PH.D.

Mollyann Brodie is Vice President, Director of Public Opinion and Media Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation. She directs a variety of public knowledge and survey-related projects. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Brodie was a Health Policy Fellow and Assistant Director of the Program on Public Opinion and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she co-edited Volume IV of the series on The Future of American Health Care. Her research efforts focus on public opinion and knowledge and the roleof political institutions in health policy. She has recently been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Dr. Brodie received her Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University, holds a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Harvard’s School of Public Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously, Dr. Brodie worked as a health policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of Evaluation and Inspection, and performed research at the RAND Corporation.

KELLYANNE FITZPATRICK, J.D.

Kellyanne Fitzpatrick is CEO and President of the polling company180.gif,a political consulting and public affairs research firm founded in 1995, with offices in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.The polling company180.gif specializes in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, and provides strategic counsel for political, corporate and public affairs clients. During her 12-year polling career, she has advised clients in nearly all 50 states, including Jack Kemp, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) and former Vice President Dan Quayle. She has directed hundreds of demographic and attitudinal survey projects for statewide and congressional political races, trade associations, and Fortune 100 companies, measuring voter attitudes, client satisfaction, and consumer opinions.

Ms. Fitzpatrick began her polling career as Political Research Assistant at The Wirthlin Group, pollster to President Ronald Reagan. Prior to forming the polling company180.gif, she was Corporate Counsel and Senior Account Executive at The Luntz Research Companies, a firm known for its work on the Republican Contract With America. Ms. Fitzpatrick is a magna cum laude graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she earned a B.A. in political science, studied at Oxford University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1992, Ms. Fitzpatrick was awarded a law degree with honors from the George Washington University Law Center, and for four years taught there as Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Oral Advocacy.

ANNA GREENBERG, PH.D.

Anna Greenberg, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Greenberg is also Director of Opinion Research for interSurvey, a Web-based survey research firm based in Menlo Park, California. Working with interSurvey, she is the director of polling for the women’s electorate project for iVillage.com, a women’s internet network. Additionally, Dr. Greenberg is a visiting scholar at the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, located in Washington, D.C., where she is working on a project on gender and politics.

Dr. Greenberg received her B.A., cum laude, from Cornell University, Department of Government, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Department of Political Science. She is currently working on a book called Divine Inspiration: Faith, Congregations and American Politics.

TINA HOFF

Tina Hoff is Director of Public Health Information and Communication for the Media and Public Education Program at the Kaiser Family Foundation. She oversees the release of Foundation-commissioned research and several communications-related programs, including an ongoing media briefing series on reproductive health issues and the Talking with Kids campaign. She is involved with many of the Foundation’s special partnerships focusing on public education, including several joint collaborations with leading women’s and teen magazines and other media, including Glamour, Seventeen, YM, Family Circle, Essence, Latina, and the Los Angeles Times. At the Foundation, Ms. Hoff also has worked on several studies of media coverage of health and reproductive health issues, including content analyses of the sexual and reproductive health coverage in women’s, men’s, teen, and other specialty magazines; a 10-year study of news coverage of HIV/AIDS; the sexual content on television’s family hour; and the sexual content on television soap operas and talk shows. Ms. Hoff joined the Foundation in 1994.

Previously, Ms. Hoff worked for a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm, The Widmeyer-Baker Group, representing primarily non-profit organizations focused on health care and women’s and children’s issues. She received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

TIMOTHY F. MOONEY

Timothy F. Mooney serves as Vice President of Political Affairs of Voter.com. He is a national political consultant who has worked in 200 electoral campaigns in 37 states. He is a former political director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest and top-ranked business organization. Mr. Mooney was a founding partner of the Southwest Policy Group, a political consulting firm specializing in ballot initiative and referendum campaigns and grassroots lobbying. He was educated at Pepperdine University and at Harvard University.

KELLI M. CONLIN

Kelli Conlin has served as the Executive Director of the New York Stateaffiliate of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League fornine years. During her tenure, Ms. Conlin has become one of the mostinfluential political voices in the state. NARAL/New York is widely viewed asa powerful political organization, both electorally and legislatively. Ms. Conlinhas also developed critically important programs to address teh lack of accessto reproductive health access in underserved areas, through the organization’sInstitute for Reproductive Health Access.

Ms. Conlin holds a Master of Science in Journalism from NorthwesternUniversity, and a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame,Indiana. Before Joining the staff of NARAL/New York, she worked as aneditor for Outside Magazine, served as President of NOW in New York City,and was Director of Public Information at the New York City CampaignFinance Board.