Josh Golin, MA
Executive Director, CCFC
Josh started at the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood as an intern in 2003 and has been with the organization in a variety of capacities ever since. While CCFC is perhaps best known for its highly publicized corporate campaigns, it has increasingly focused its efforts on helping families unplug from ad-supported screens. Josh is thrilled that CCFC is the home of the new Children’s Screen Time Action Network and looks forward to seeing the collaborations that develop. Josh’s 8-year-old daughter, Clara, is also a vocal advocate for limited screen time who is not shy about reminding her parents that she is infinitely more interesting and important than the content on their devices.
Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed.
Screen Time Program Manager, CCFC
Jean has been amazed at the generosity of people to donate resources, time and talent to the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. At Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, she is the family screen time specialist—managing the Action Network and the annual Screen Free Week celebration. Prior to coming to CCFC, Jean provided Kids Media Diet workshops and is author of the book, Kids Under Fire. She holds a Masters’ in Education and a Certificate in Parenting Education from Wheelock College. Jean lives in southern New Hampshire, with her husband, Jim, and various combinations of their five children who come home from college and career—and who all survived a limited media childhood.
Communications and Operations Manager, CCFC
Melissa manages CCFC's day-to-day operations, shapes CCFC's messaging and campaigns, and helps launch CCFC initiatives. Before joining CCFC, she worked with the feminist organization SPARK Movement, training girls 13-22 to be activists, organizers, and leaders in the fight against the sexualization of girls. Melissa holds a BA in Cultural & Media Studies from The New School, where she focused on identity and online communities. She is a dedicated activist and believes that nurturing children's imaginations, creativity, and relationships without the influence of marketers is instrumental to building a more just and equitable world.
Marie Schmidt, Ph.D.
Screen Time Program Assistant, CCFC
Marie is the Screen Time Assistant for the Children's Screen Time Action Network. Prior to joining CCFC, she was a Staff Scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital Boston and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hampshire College. A development psychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Marie has studied the effects of TV on children since her undergraduate years at Georgetown University. Her work has been published in top medical and psychology journals, and her studies have been featured widely in the news media. A mother of three daughters, Marie struggles daily to help her own family choose alternatives to screen time.