Sigrid Fry-Revere, President
Having most recently served as the Director of Bioethics Studies at the Cato Institute, Sigrid Fry-Revere has enjoyed an extensive career in the field of Bioethics and Health Policy. Her academic positions have included serving as Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law and Ethics at the University of Virginia’s Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Adjunct Professor of Ethics and Health Care Law at George Mason University’s College of Nursing and Health Science. She has practiced Bioethics, Health, and FDA Law for Arent Fox Kinter Plotkin & Kahn, and has been nominated to serve as the medical ethicist on the Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee of the Washington Regional Transplant Community. She spoke on behalf of the Center for Ethical Solutions at the Middle East Society of Transplant Surgeons annual meeting in Shiraz, Iran, in November 2008.
Fry-Revere received her J.D. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University, becoming the first person in the United States to hold both a Law degree and a Ph.D. in bioethics. She received her M.A. in Jurisprudence from Georgetown, and her B.A. in Philosophy and Government with honors from Smith College in Northampton, MA. She is the mother of four children.
Shane Steinfeld, Executive Vice-President
Shane Steinfeld is a freelance writer and editor, represented by the Creative Group of Washington, D.C. He has served as Communications Assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office; and as web content manager & designer for Dittus Communications, Potomac Communications Group, and the Brecher Design Group. He was previously Assistant Editorial Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Publications Editor for Dr. Yehua Wei, University of Wisconsin Urban Studies Professor and Advisor to the World Bank.
Steinfeld graduated magna cum laude with majors in Philosophy and Film & New Media Studies and a minor in English Composition, from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). He continued his education on a Teaching Assistantship in UWM’s graduate philosophy program, focusing on ethics and political philosophy. He intends to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy, focusing on the interplay between political philosophy and cognitive science — specifically the linguistic aspects of cognitive science.
Rod Carveth, Vice President for Product Development
Rod Carveth currently teaches media studies and writing at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. A co-author of the book, Media Economics: Theory and Practice, Carveth has taught courses in media, marketing communication, organizational communication and research methodology and statistics for over 25 years. He has also worked in television promotions, directed the Institute for Communication Research at Texas Tech, and consulted for several organizations, such as Aetna. He has secured grants from a number of funding agencies, ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Carveth received his B.A. in Sociology from Yale University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Theresa Gheen, LLM, Director of Legal Affairs
Sue Van Glanden, Communications Content Manager