Andrew Kimbrell is a public interest attorney, activist and author. He has been involved in public interest legal activity in numerous areas of technology, human health and the environment. After working for eight years as the Policy Director at the Foundation for Economic Trends, Kimbrell established the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) in 1994 and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in 1997. Kimbrell has written several books and given numerous public lectures on a variety of issues. He has been featured on radio and television programs across the country, including The Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, Crossfire, Headlines on Trial, and Good Morning America. He has lectured at dozens of universities throughout the country and has testified before congressional and regulatory hearings. In 1994, the Utne Reader named Kimbrell as one of the world’s leading 100 visionaries.
Jaydee Hanson directs the CTA’s work on human genetics, including work on stem cell research, cloning, and gene/embryo patenting. He also works on the convergence of biotechnology and nanotechnology.Prior to coming to CTA in 2004,he served as The United Methodist Church’s staff director of genetics and bioethics issues from 1981 to 2004. From 1991 to 2004, he also was the legislative director for the church. Mr. Hanson has testified to many state and US congressional hearings on human cloning, animal and gene patenting, and related issues. He coordinated the 1995 religious leaders’ statement opposing gene and animal patenting, which was endorsed by over 200 leaders from every US religious tradition. Hanson has served on many committees related to public policy and genetics. He chaired the National Council of Churches’ Exploratory Commission on the New Human Genetics and chaired the National Council of Churches’ Eco-justice Working Group biotechnology taskforce. He is a member of the World Council of Churches’ genetics and nanotechnology committees, which developed new policy for that world-wide body of 400 denominations. He served on the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Religion Advisory Committee and the Ecumenical Roundtable on Science and Religion. He is a fellow of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future.
CTA Senior Attorney George Kimbrell works on legal and policy issues related to nanotechnology, biotechnology, and climate change. With regard to nanotechnology, he is a member of the National Science Foundation’s Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT), Working Group, based at the University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. Mr. Kimbrell has authored law review articles on topics including nanotechnology, endangered species protection, and water law. He is also a staff attorney for CTA’s sister organization, The Center for Food Safety, where he works on legal and policy issues surrounding genetically engineered foods and crops, organic standards, and aquaculture.
Mr. Kimbrell joined CTA following a clerkship with the Honorable Ronald M. Gould, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School, graduating magna cum laude with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law. While there, he was also an Associate Editor of the Environmental Law Review and a member of the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Clinic. Mr. Kimbrell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in History and Government from the College of William and Mary.Tonja Moore Operations Manager
Tonja has 18 years experience working in office management and administration in both the corporate and legal environments. Prior to managing offices, she worked as a paralegal and legal secretary. For the last 10 years she has run her own event production company, Moody Moore Productions, to raise awareness and funds for local charities. Tonja is responsible for all facets of operations management including human resources, payroll, facilities & office management, supervision of junior staff, network administration and assisting accounting with accounts receivables & payables.Colin O’Neil Regulatory Policy Analyst
Colin joined CTA and the Center for Food Safety in 2008 after graduating magna cum laude from Beloit College with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Through his studies at Beloit and abroad in Chile and Australia, Colin gained an in-depth understanding of modern environmental thought, principles of agroecology and sustainability, and an interdisciplinary approach toward environmental policy. At CFS, Colin provides research support to the staff on a wide range of issues including genetic engineering, biofuels, corporate accountability, and climate change. In addition, he is a researcher CTA, where he provides policy and research support on issues tied to nanotechnology, synthetic biologic, and geoengineering. Colin has a deep passion for the outdoors and can be found most often working in his garden, running in the woods, or riding his bike.