Professional Staff


John Seager, President and CEO  
John Seager is President and CEO of Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth), the nation’s largest grassroots population organization. He has been a guest lecturer at more than 50 colleges including Duke, Brown, Purdue, and the University of California, San Diego and has spoken to numerous environmental, religious, and community groups all across the U.S. on the environmental and human costs of rapid population growth. Seager was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Clinton Administration and also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. A veteran of more than 50 political campaigns, Seager has authored numerous op eds and articles on various aspects of population growth including links to aging, poverty, and social change. Seager holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
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Noorjahan Akbar
Media and Communications Manager
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Alexandra Behette
Senior Field Assistant
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Brian Dixon
Senior Vice President for Media and Government Relations
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Jessica Duarte
Membership Manager
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Rebecca Harrington
National Field Director
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Cristina Hunter
Marketing Assistant
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Jennifer Lynaugh
Development Officer
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Vondra Malloy
Membership Assistant
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Nicole Martin
Director of Marketing
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Luisa Montes
Donor Relations Coordinator
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Stacie Murphy
Senior Policy Associate
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Maria Orozco-Marquez
Director of Administration and Membership Services, Chief Financial Officer
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Lee Polansky
Director of Planning and Strategic Support
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Ellen K. Potts
Research and Outreach Fellow
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Lauren Salmiery
Field Organizer
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Shauna Scherer
Vice President for Marketing and Development
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Marian Starkey
Director of Communications
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Natalie Widel
Online Marketing & Development Coordinator
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Maxine Williams
Administration Assistant
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Population Connection Action Fund Headquarters
2120 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037 |
Main: 202-332-2200 | Fax: 202-332-2302 | Toll Free: 1-800-767-1956

San Diego Development Office
5005 Texas St., Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92108
Main: 202-974-7730 | Fax: 619-955-8930