Thank you Christie for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Christie Garbe: Thank you for asking me to share a glimpse of
tobacco control efforts here in Alaska. My name is Christie Garbe and I
have served as the CEO of the American Lung Association of Alaska
(ALAA) since 1997.
Steven is Past President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care,
Department of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco
Thank you Steven for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Steven Schroeder: I am a physician with training in internal
medicine and public health and with a long interest in health policy.
For most of my professional life I was in academic positions, first at
Harvard, then at George Washington, and from 1976-1990 at the
University of California, San Francisco.
Georgina is the author of You are the target and the class curriculum Project Moving Target Vancouver, British Columbia
Thank you Georgina for accepting our rendez-vous.
May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Georgina Lovell: My casual interest in tobacco industry fraud became
more structured following Workers Compensation Board hearings in
British Columbia where I presented a five-page brief in support of
proposed smoke-free workplaces.
Thank you Jim for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself?
Jim Bergman: One of the most succinct descriptions of me is that I'm
a lawyer by training and an advocate by instinct. I've spent over 35
years in the field of aging, much of that devoted to legal and policy
issues concerning older Americans. In 1992, I made a rather significant
career change when I accepted the position as the first Executive
Director of STAT (Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco), a national
advocacy organization based in Springfield, Massachusetts.