Board Members


Diane Archer, Chair
Founder and President, JustCare

Thomas A. Wathen, Vice Chair
Deputy Director
Pew Environment Group

Deborah A. Cowan, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President of Finance

Thomas C. Voice, Secretary
Professor and Director,
Environmental Engineering Program
Michigan State University

Joaquin Alvarado
The Center for Investigative Reporting

Marcia Aronoff
Retired Senior Vice President for Programs
Environmental Defense Fund

Robert E. Baensch

Director, Publishing Programs
SUNY Global Center, New York

Robert Anthony Benten
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller
The New York Times

Anthony B. Iton, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities
The California Endowment

Carol Izumi
Clinical Professor of Law
University of California,
Hastings College of the Law

Annette LoVoi
Director, Financial Access and
Asset Building Program
National Appleseed

Heather McGhee


Edmund Mierzwinski
Consumer Program Director
United States Public Interest Research Group 

Craig Newmark

craigslist and craigconnects.org

Willard Ogburn
Executive Director
National Consumer Law Center

Martin Schneider

Health Pages

Betsy D. Scolnik
Digital and Communications Strategist

Micah L. Sifry
Co-founder, Editor, and Curator
Personal Democracy Media

Marta L. Tellado, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Consumer Reports






To contact board members

Write a letter addressed to the board member(s) care of:

Board of Directors
Consumers Union
P.O. Box EMD
101 Truman Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10703


Joining the Consumer Reports Board

We are seeking applications for service on the Consumer Reports board of directors from individuals who share a passion for protecting and advancing the interests of consumers. This year, we are especially interested in adding members who have expertise in ethics, development, change management in a digital marketplace, and marketing, along with consumer leaders. Applications should be submitted to ConsumerReports.org/boardapplication by September 30, 2015.

A committee of the board will review applications, conduct interviews, and recommend a slate to stand for election to a three-year term of board service beginning in October 2016. Board service requires significant commitments of time and participation consistent with that required of other organizations of similar size and complexity. Board members are required to attend three two-day meetings per year and participate in board business by phone and email on an ongoing basis. No compensation is provided, but travel expenses are covered.