Amanda Hitt, Director, Food Integrity Campaign
Amanda Hitt is the Director of GAP's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC). Amanda oversees FIC operations and is responsible for ensuring that FIC fulfills its mission of enhancing food integrity by facilitating truth telling. To do this, Amanda works closely with partner organizations, clients, legislators, and the media to alter the balance of power between the food industry and consumers. She acts to protect the rights of those who speak out against the practices that compromise food integrity, and empower whistleblowers and food activists.
Amanda has a background in both law and public health. Amanda graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and received her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She has clerked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, worked in private practice, and taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law. In addition to her work as a lawyer, Amanda has worked on Alzheimer's clinical trial studies at the National Institutes of Health, HIV risk communications for the University of Maryland, and served as a domestic violence research interviewer for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Before joining GAP in 2008, Amanda worked as a fellow for the Family Violence Prevention Fund (now Futures Without Violence) and authored a peer-reviewed law journal article that advocated for the use of public health tools for legal decision making.
Amanda currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Food Ingredient Health Research Institute and is admitted to practice law in both Washington DC and Maryland.
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Phone Amanda at 202.457.0034, ext. 159
Sarah Damian, New Media Associate
Sarah Damian serves as New Media Associate for GAP's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC), where she manages the FIC website, blog and social media networks. She writes about threats to food integrity and the importance of whistleblowers in the food industry on a regular basis.
Sarah started at GAP in September 2010, just as FIC was rebranding its online presence. She played a key role in integrating social media and interactive features to FIC's whistleblower conference in February 2011.
Prior to joining GAP, Sarah graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a focus in convergence journalism – a combination of print, broadcast and online media. She also worked as a social media consultant for consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch in Washington D.C.
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 130
Follow FIC on Twitter: @foodinteg
Alyssa Doom, Investigation & Outreach Coordinator
Alyssa Doom serves as the Investigation & Outreach Coordinator for GAP's Food Integrity Campaign, where she works with food industry whistleblowers to expose government and corporate practices that are detrimental to public health and counter to public expectations about the way safe food systems should operate. As an Investigator, she is responsible for spearheading investigative teams and identifying problems related to FIC's mission including food safety, worker rights, food handling, and the right to tell the truth. In her capacity as an Outreach Coordinator, Alyssa works to educate the public about services offered by FIC and build coalitions with likeminded organizations and individuals.
Alyssa graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Bachelor of Arts in social welfare. She then went on to earn her Master's degree in criminology from Portland State University, where she focused mainly on white collar crime, including regulatory deficiencies in the food industry. Prior to joining GAP, Alyssa worked as an Organizer at consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch in its Portland, Oregon office.
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 126
Jeffery Gulley, Food & Public Health Counsel
Jeffery Gulley serves as GAP's Food & Public Health Counsel. In this capacity, he provides legal advice and assistance to GAP's Food Integrity Campaign Director and staff, and assists with investigations and litigation to empower whistleblowers and protect the rights of workers who speak out against practices that compromise food integrity and public health. Jeff also assists GAP's litigation staff in representing whistleblowers in the private and public sectors.
Prior to serving as GAP's Food & Public Health Counsel, Jeff came to GAP in 2010 as GAP's Intake & Litigation Fellow. In this role, Jeff functioned as the initial point of contact for persons seeking assistance from GAP, and assisted with litigation on behalf of federal and District of Columbia government employees. Prior to this, Jeff served as a GAP intern during his final year of law school. While at law school, Jeff worked at Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in Richmond, Virginia, and at Rhode Island Legal Services in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Phone Jeff: 202.457.0034, ext. 127
Dylan Blaylock, Communications Director
Dylan Blaylock serves as Communications Director for GAP, where he manages communications with journalists for stories about GAP clients, oversees the organization's website and social media presence, generates materials for GAP print and online publications, and produces GAP multimedia presentations, among other duties.
Dylan started at GAP in early 2005 in his current role. Major media campaigns that he has worked on include the Paul Wolfowitz scandal at the World Bank, safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Plant , Rick Piltz' exposure of White House tampering regarding climate change, the case of National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drake, and most whistleblowers on the GAP Client Stories page. He has traveled internationally in his work capacity, speaking on how to establish effective partnerships between journalists, nonprofits and whistleblowers, as well as how small nonprofits and organizations can build and establish sustainable social and 'new' media programs. Op-eds by Dylan have appeared in several outlets around the country, including The New York Times.
Prior to joining GAP, Dylan graduated with distinction with a Master of Mass Communication specializing in public relations from the University of Florida. He also worked as a journalist for KUOW, Seattle's NPR affiliate, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
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Phone Dylan at 202.457.0034 ext. 137
Skype Dylan at dylan.blaylock
Follow Dylan on twitter at @GAPDylan
Richard Condit, Legal Director/Litigation
Richard Condit is the Legal Director for Litigation Services at GAP. In this role, Richard oversees all GAP's lawyer-litigation and other client representation activities. For GAP's Food Integrity Campaign, he also focuses on food contamination from environmental pollutants and the protection of whistleblowers raising food-related issues.
An attorney with twenty-five years of experience working on whistleblower, employment discrimination and environmental protection issues, Richard worked at GAP for ten years (1985 - 1995) before rejoining the organization in 2007. In his first GAP stint, he helped develop the organization's environmental whistleblower and citizen enforcement programs. Later on, he spent time in Colorado as the Legal/Toxics Director of the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies (now Western Resource Advocates). Richard also spent more than five years as Counsel to the Chemical Weapons Working Group (CWWG), which has led an international effort to require the U.S. Army to safely dispose of stockpiled chemical warfare agents. Richard also served for three years as General Counsel for the GAP sister organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
Richard is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, six U.S. Courts of Appeal, and three U.S. District Courts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and received his J.D. from the Antioch School of Law.
Phone Richard: 202.457.0034, ext 142