UCSF home page UCSF home page About UCSF UCSF Medical Center
Reach the Decision Makers


Marj Plumb, DrPH, MNA, PCC

Marj Plumb is Director of Reach the Decision Makers. She has been a non-profit consultant and trainer for the past twelve years specializing in public policy, community-based participatory research, and organizational and leadership development. Prior to starting her consulting practice she served for over twenty-five years in senior management positions with a variety of non-profit organizations working on health, economic development, environmental justice, violence prevention, and social justice/civil rights. Marj is currently Director of the Women's Policy Institute (a policy training program of the Women's Foundation of California) and Reach the Decision Makers (a policy training program of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment). Marj also provides training in community-based participatory research through the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) and the Child Health and Development Studies. She works as a large-group, multi-stakeholder facilitator for CBCRP's Special Research Initiatives planning innovative research on the environmental causes of breast cancer and the causes of breast cancer disparities. Marj is Co-Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. She is also a professional coach working with executive directors of nonprofit organizations. She received her coaching training from the Coaches Training Institute and the Co-Active Leadership Program and advanced coaching training on relationships and organizational development from The Center for Right Relationship. She has also been awarded the Professional Coach Certificate from the International Coach Federation. Marj is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Step I and Step II) and through California State University/East Bay received her certification in Online Teaching and Learning (OTL). She has a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco and a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Marj lives in Berkeley with her wife, Tracy Weitz, and their two yellow labs, Beaumont and Buddy.

Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D., MPH

Tracey Woodruff is the Director of PRHE and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Pediatrics. She has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development. Her research areas include perinatal health effects from air pollution, developing the first national characterization of air toxics across the US, children's health risks, and environmental health indicators. She has authored numerous scientific publications. She recently departed from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), where she was a senior scientist and policy advisor in the Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation. While at US EPA Tracey was the principle author of two EPA reports on children's environmental health indicators. She also has worked on critical science policy issues, including participation in risk assessment review and development, and general policy development. Tracey is a coauthor of the 2005 US EPA guidance addressing childhood susceptibility to carcinogens for use in risk assessment. She is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Jason Harless

Jason has been a program analyst for PRHE for over 4 years. He is the program manager for Reach the Decision Makers. At PRHE, he manages research projects, coordinates PRHE's communication efforts, oversees this website, and much more.

Reach the Decision Makers Application

Learn more about the application for Reach the Decision Makers and how to apply for the upcoming fellowship.

Reach the Decision Makers Fellows

Click here for a list of current and past Reach the Decision Makers fellows.

Watch the 2011 Reach the Decision Makers Fellows Video.

facebook twitter