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Julie Woessner
President
jwoessner@casaa.org



Julie Woessner graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1986.  She left private practice after a decade in order to spend more time raising her family. Julie has been an active member of CASAA since its inception, and was appointed to the Board in 2012. She helps with the writing and editing, as well as providing organizational assistance. Julie also does double duty serving as CASAA's Legislative Director, investing many hours each week researching and interpreting proposed legislation and ordinances across the country and issuing the CASAA Calls to Action, which alert members of activity in their area.


   
 
Kristin Noll-Marsh
Vice President
knoll-marsh@casaa.org
Kristin Noll-Marsh is small business owner and entrepreneur.  She is a founding director; elected by popular vote to the first board of directors in 2009. She currently serves as vice-president. Her efforts on behalf of CASAA include setting up and administrating CASAA's website and web store; email system; social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, CASAA Newsletter; and Constant Contact email correspondence to members. She administers the CASAA member forum and Google Plus. She also writes the posts for the official CASAA news blog, posts Calls to Action, assists with writing and sending official press releases; hosts and administrates the bi-monthly CASAA member meetings and administrates CASAA's volunteer Regional Representative group.


 
Karen Carey
Treasurer/Secretary 
kcarey@casaa.org

Karen Carey is a professional accountant.  She has worked as Senior Accounting Specialist for a college in New England since 2001.  She joined the Board in December 2011, and currently serves as Treasurer. She has organized and maintains our financial information.  She prepares monthly financial updates for both board and member meetings. She has also appeared at board of health meetings to oppose local bans.




Michael Cozzi
mcozzi@casaa.org


Michael Cozzi is a former Non Profit Executive and Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocate. His presence in the e-cigarette enthusiast community has been a constant for over two years through inspecting and critiquing e-cigarette products from a consumer standpoint. He brings a significant knowledge of the industry to CASAA and previously held the position of board secretary.



 
Elaine Keller
Director
ekeller@casaa.org
Elaine Keller is retired from Battelle Memorial Institute where she served as a requirements analyst and technical writer. Prior to that, she worked in the field of instructional design and training development for over 20 years. She is a founding director; elected by popular vote in 2009 to serve on the original board of directors. She was elected president of the board in 2011. She has developed presentations and testified at numerous FDA public hearings and contributed to the content of the CASAA website. She has written press releases, brochures, handouts and other promotional and educational materials for CASAA.



 
Drew Gliem
Director
dgliem@casaa.org
 
Drew Gliem is an original founding member voted onto the Board by popular vote in 2009. As the owner/operator of a successful and reputable electronic cigarette company, he provides a unique and knowledgeable insight to the board from an industry viewpoint. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, 16-year-old son, and 9-year old daughter.



Carl Phillips
Scientific Director
cphillips@casaa.org
 
Dr. Carl V. Phillips spent most of his career as a professor of public health science -- real public health and real science -- and now works as an epidemiologic and economic consultant and as Chief Economist for the Humane Society of the United States.  He joined the board in 2012, in the role of Scientific Director, merging his public health research and education organization, TobaccoHarmReduction.org into CASAA. Carl oversees most scientific communication from CASAA.  He is the primary author of theanti-THR Lies blog. He is involved in redesigning the website and planning to create updated content under TobaccoHarmReduction.org.




Ron Ward
Director
rward@casaa.org


Ron Ward is a practicing attorney in the State of Maryland and in 2013, he started an electronic cigarette company. He was appointed to the board in July of 2010 and played a seminal role in CASAA’s formation as a Not-For-Profit Corporation.  He also envisioned, spearheaded, organizes and co-chairs the bi-weekly CASAA member meetings.  Mr. Ward is active in CASAA’s legislative efforts. 
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Bill Godshall
CASAA Advisor
smokefree@compuserve.com



While he does not serve on the CASAA board of directors, Bill Godshall has served as an advisor to CASAA almost since its inception. He founded SmokeFree Pennsylvania in 1990, which has advocated policies for smoke-free air, reducing tobacco marketing to youth; expanding nicotine addiction treatment services; and educating smokers about less hazardous alternatives to cigarettes, such as electronic cigarettes and modern, smoke-free tobacco products.