Amanda leads FIC operations. Her work in the program bridges her passion for social justice, public health, and for bringing people together to create meaningful change. Amanda originally went to law school in hopes of “making the world a better place” but soon realized the legal system seemed to be designed to react to problems rather than prevent them. Amanda decided to pursue a different career track and attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she found a way to use her legal training as a tool for promoting positive health outcomes. Amanda believes that whistleblowers are the first (and often best) line of defense against wrongdoing in the food system, and when their message is heard and heeded, whistleblowers can play a significant role in stopping abuses to animals, people and the environment.
Launching the organization’s Food Integrity Campaign in 2009, Amanda now tackles multiple issues that emerge from today’s industrial food system. While these are serious topics, Amanda’s humor and her ability to laugh while remaining committed to the mission of truth provides an inspiring setting to motivate the FIC team into action.
Amanda serves on the board of directors for the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute as well as the International Book Bank. She is a member of both the Maryland and DC state bars.
Adam investigates waste, fraud, and wrongdoing in the food industry. His investigations span across the country. In his travels, he helps whistleblowers tell their stories as they seek justice. Adam studied law at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where he first worked with the Government Accountability Project in the school’s clinical program. He embraced GAP’s mission, and interned for a summer with GAP Legal Director Tom Devine. After graduating from UDC in 2014, Adam was admitted to the Maryland Bar. He completed his LL.M. in International Environmental Law and International Organizations at American University in the spring of 2015.