Staff

Staff

  • Jessica E. Martinez

    Co-Executive Director

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    A nationally-recognized movement leader, Ms. Martinez has been spearheading organizing, public policy and education initiatives at National COSH for over 10 years. Under Ms. Martinez’s direction, National COSH has built ground-breaking coalitions that engage workers to win critical improvements in workplaces and communities, with a particular focus on immigrants, people of color, women and youth. Additionally, she leads efforts around language justice ensuring accessibility and inclusivity of programs for diverse worker populations. She is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese. A well-respected strategist in economic, racial and labor justice movements, Ms. Martinez has appeared and has been quoted in several mainstream media outlets. In 2014, Ms. Martinez was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez under President Obama’s Administration to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, representing safety professionals. She holds a B.A. in International Development Studies from UCLA and a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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  • Marcy Goldstein-Gelb

    Marcy Goldstein-Gelb

    Co-Executive Director

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    She has been a leader and strategist in the occupational safety and health and economic justice movements for over twenty-five years.   Ms. Goldstein-Gelb also serves on the faculty of the Harvard Trade Union Program at Harvard University Law School.   Ms. Goldstein-Gelb has co-authored numerous groundbreaking studies highlighting the intersection of occupational health and safety with other urgent public health epidemics, – including sexual harassment, immigration and obesity.   Prior to her work at National COSH, she served as executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH. A frequent speaker at conferences and events, Ms. Goldstein-Gelb has written columns for the Progressive and has been widely quoted in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and many other media outlets.   She holds a Masters degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.

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  • Jessica Cruz

    Jessica Samara Cruz Pineda

    DATA ARCHITECT & COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE DEVELOPER

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    She specialized in public transformation, leadership building, digital experience, change management, and operational efficiency. She has experience with international and bi-lateral labor contract negotiotions, non-profit administration, multicultural outreach, growth strategy for social businesses/projects, and digital organizing  by working in non-profits like America Solidaria, TECHO and The National Hispanic Intitute where she developed and coordinated leadership projects for youth, young adults and executive professionals in  México, Panamá, Finalnd and Estonia.  She has served as leadership and career mentor for Latinx highschool, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as for young professionals with interest on research and data strategy for the past 10 years for Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Estado de México (ITESM CEM) where she has been awarded with the “Golden Ram Award for Leadership” in 2018.

  • Brittney Jenkins

    Brittney Jenkins

    WORKER AND NETWORK ORGANIZER/ SOUTHERN REGION COORDINATOR

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    Brittney is a Houston native whose passion is to empower Houstonians to fight for change to improve their community for all. Brittney brings direct community organizing experience in environmental justice and political campaigns across the South. In addition, she has experience in power building, community outreach, volunteer management, event coordination, and leading direct actions. As an organizer, she has been able to increase community involvement and participation in the legislative process. Her inspiration to organize comes from seeing communities living in environments that harm them and knowing the only way to see a change is to bring people together to fight for change.

  • Melissa Moriarty

    Melissa Moriarty

    STORYTELLING AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST

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    As the bilingual Storytelling and Communications Strategist,  Melissa Moriarty  spearheads WorkedUp, a digital campaign that gives all workers an opportunity to bring their voices from the margins to the mainstream. She also oversees COSH’s social media strategy and is the organization’s media liaison.

    Previously she oversaw communications for an SEIU labor union in New Hampshire where she managed media relations, drafted external messaging to thousands of members across all digital platforms and created visual and written content to elevate the organization’s profile in the state. Melissa also played a crucial role in guiding the local union’s endorsement for presidential candidates in the 2020 election that received national attention. Additionally, she has also worked in broadcast media as a video editor and as a multimedia specialist for a national organization that focused on equitable outcomes in housing, mental health access, and recovery.

    She holds a B.A in political science from Dickinson College and a Masters in film production from Boston University. She is natively fluent in Spanish.

  • Susi Nord

    Susi Nord

    Administrative Synergist

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    She has worked for National COSH since 2016. She has a background in administration and marketing, focusing on non-profit administration for the past 15 years. She cares deeply for social and economic justice having applied her administrative skills to organizations working for gun violence prevention, peace and disarmament, labor, and workplace health and safety. She even served 2 terms in the NH House of Representatives earning her the title of ‘honorable’.

  • Katelyn Parady

    Katelyn Parady

    Development & Capacity Builder

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    She supports the COSH network’s resource development and regional coordination, as well as encouraging health and safety organizing in the Interior West. Katelyn was born and raised in a mining and oil & gas community in Southwest Wyoming. She was previously the Associate Director of Justice at Work, a Boston-based law and organizing nonprofit that supports workers in low-paying jobs and their worker centers. Katelyn helped steward Justice at Work through a period of significant growth before moving back out West to Phoenix, Arizona, where she now lives and works.

  • Marianela A. Arreaza

    Marianela Acuña Arreaza

    SPECIAL PROJECTS CONSULTANT

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    She is a Venezuelan immigrant who had dedicated herself to social change in Houston for over a decade and started to work with National COSH when she moved to Atlanta before the COVID pandemic. With a strong background as a community educator, organizer, and social researcher, Marianela has always loved facilitating participatory decision-making, designing and implementing educational curriculum, and moving networks and groups into action. While studying sociology and arts in college, she organized student/worker solidarity groups at the University of Houston and volunteered with Fe y Justicia Worker Center, which she later served as executive director. With National COSH, she has coordinated and helped strengthen the Southern region’s worker safety and health partners and supported other educational programs, like monthly webinars and COSHCON. She built her experience through participatory advocacy research projects with Data Center, Food Chain Worker Alliance, and the National Domestic Worker Alliance national survey. She also has led civic engagement and voter protection campaigns with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, Common Cause, and VoteRiders. Her work as Organizing Director at Young Invincibles taught her much about the role of advocacy and workforce development.

  • Peter Dooley

    Peter Dooley

    Program and Technical Support (MS, CIH, CSP)

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    He worked for the UAW International Union coordinating educational programs for more than 20 years. Previously, he worked for Michigan State University in Labor Education. His work specializes in worker education, with an emphasis in participative adult education and innovative programs to educate and motivate workers about improving health and safety in their workplaces. He  provides educational services to OSHA, NIOSH, The United Steelworkers Union, National COSH Network and many other organizations and institutions. Peter consulted in the meatpacking industry while consulting with UFCW International Union where worker trainings and workplace assessments where performed. He currently serves as a member of the NACOSH advisory board to federal OSHA as well as holding positions in USMWF and APHA.

  • Roger Kerson

    Roger Kerson

    Communications Consultant

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    A veteran labor communicator, he has coordinated media efforts for organizing, bargaining and legislative campaigns for the United Auto Workers, the United Mine Workers, the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions, the American Postal Workers Union, the Transport Workers Union and others. Working with the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental organizations, he has helped communicate the jobs-creating potential of advanced vehicle manufacturing, producing online videos which have drawn thousands of hits on YouTube. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in the  Chicago Reader, the  Columbia Journalism Review, Eclectablog.com,  In These Times, the  Washington Monthly  and other publications.

  • Sebastián Valenzuela Ureña

    Sebastián Valenzuela Ureña

    Special Projects Analyst

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    He specializes in data analysis, marketing strategy and content creation. He has a background in international business, business analytics and law. He is always arising insights through the analysis of different data sources such as marketing campaigns, website and video display. He also specializes in the production and creation of valuable content for social media and campaigns. He is empathetic, human and always trying to contribute to society through his skills and abilities. He is originally from Mexico City, he is a key factor for National COSH language justice success.