Trevor Butterworth

Executive Director

trevorwebTrevor has written for The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and the New He was a science writer for Newsweek and wrote a weekly column—The Information Society—for the iPad newspaper, The Daily. He holds a BA (Hons) and M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and attended Georgetown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received an MS and the Sevellon Brown Award for outstanding knowledge of the history of the American press. He is a visiting fellow at Cornell University.

Carey Reed

Communications Director

CareywebCarey is a former associate producer and multimedia web editor at PBS “NewsHour Weekend.” She became interested in science communication through her reporting on molecular biology, botany, geology and astronomy while at PBS. Her articles have garnered hundreds of thousands of page views and have been republished by other media outlets. In 2014, Carey graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with honors. There, she had studied digital media and reported on the arts, education and criminal justice. Prior to attending journalism school, she lived in Spain and Japan. Her travel essays have appeared in Travel + Leisure, Globe Trekker Pilot guides, and on When not at SAS USA’s office in the back of a Brooklyn bakery, Carey is exploring the streets of NYC in search of stories, taking dance class, writing by the water, and plotting her next global adventure.

Cristy St. John

Outreach and Education Manager, AllTrials USA

sas-portrait-2Cristy has provided social media consulting services to journalists, authors, medical professionals, activists, TV talk show hosts, and musicians since 2010. Previously, she served as the social media manager at Primary Care Development Corporation, and as the project coordinator for the CDC-funded High Impact HIV Prevention team. Cristy has also worked at The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), New York University’s Wasserman Career Development Center and Charity: Water; providing research and program development support. She spent six months conducting qualitative research in India on the psychological impact of coping with a terminal disease with patients of the Palliative Care & Pain Management Unit of the Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS). Cristy holds an MSSW from Columbia University and an MPH from New York University. When not at SAS USA’s office in the back of a Brooklyn bakery, Cristy is photographing everything, reading, dancing, designing jewelry, writing, and planning future travels.

Rebecca Goldin

Director, STATS

RebeccawebDr. Goldin is a professor of mathematics George Mason University. Goldin holds a B.A. (cum laude) in mathematics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her STATS work has been published or mentioned in multiple online and print venues, and she has appeared on NBC, CBS, CNN and NPR. She runs workshops and gives talks about statistics in the media across the country. She is a many-year Nifty Fifty Speaker at the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival, and has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to support her STATS effort and her research in mathematics. When not at SAS USA’s office in the back of a Brooklyn bakery, Dr. Goldin is coaching local math clubs, watching sci-fi movies, worrying about politics, and trying to keep gifted programs in public schools.

April Clyburne-Sherin

Campaign Manager, AllTrials USA

sas-portrait-1April is an epidemiologist and research methodologist working to advance research transparency through advocacy and education. While at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, she received her MS in population medicine (epidemiology) and created guidelines to improve pediatric clinical research reporting. During that time, she also co-founded OOO Canada, a network to promote leadership in open access, open education, and open data. Her volunteer work in the open science community brought her to a new position stateside as the reproducible research evangelist at the Center for Open Science in Virginia, where she conducted workshops for scientists and students. When not at SAS USA’s office in the back of a Brooklyn bakery, April is bookbinding, picnicking in a park, or working on her podcast.

Neda Afsarmanesh

Adviser, Scientifically Speaking

Neda joined SAS USA at its launch in November 2014 to work on strategy and operations, as well as oversee many of its programs. A former scientist, she did her undergraduate studies in biology at the California Institute of Technology, and her master’s degree in neuroscience, focusing in autism, at Boston University School of Medicine. Upon leaving scientific research, Neda worked with children with autism, early bipolar, and other mental health disorders at Boston children’s hospital, but eventually moved to NYC to pursue a career in science communication as a press officer for the journal Nature. When not at SAS USA’s office in the back of a Brooklyn bakery, Neda is exploring mountains and woods, paging through poetry or fiction books, making a mess in the kitchen, trying her hand at arts and crafts, and exploring the unexpected in NYC.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank our hardworking volunteers (Nana Yaa T Amakye and Brian Chernak), as well as those volunteers who have helped us in the past: Dr. Joel Bamford, Milya Vered Foulis, Gemma Puts, Britt Marie Hermes, Robin Gilbert, Pooja Patel, and Kate Katz.

Board of directors

Heather Dahl

Trevor Butterworth
Non-voting member

Tracey Brown
Non-voting member

Fionna Dunne
Tourism Ireland

Elisabeth Eaves
Contributing Editor, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Paul Hardaker
Chief Executive, Institute of Physics 

Ellen Raphael
NYC-based Strategic Communications Consultant

Dietram Scheufele
Distinguished Professor in Science Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Christine Turley
Chief Medical Officer, Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC)

More on our board members

AllTrials USA advisory board

Milya Vered Foulis, MA, MSc

Frank W. Rockhold, Ph.D
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke Clinical Research Institute 
Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Joseph S. Ross
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz
Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dr. Steven Woloshin
Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

STATS advisory board

Rebecca Goldin Ph.D (Director
Professor, George Mason University

Karla Ballman Ph.D
Division Chief, Weill Cornell Medicine

Andrew Bray Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Reed College

Andrea Foulkes Sc.D
Professor, Mount Holyoke College

Giles Hooker Ph.D
Associate Professor, Cornell University

Peter Imrey Ph.D
Professor, Cleveland Clinic

Jenna Krall Ph.D
Assistant Professor, George Mason University

Michael Lavine Ph.D
Professor, UMass Amherst

Patrick McKnight Ph.D
Associate Professor, George Mason University

Regina Nuzzo Ph.D
Professor, Gallaudet University

Kristin Sainani
Associate Professor, Stanford University

Tian Zheng Ph.D
Associate Professor, Columbia University