is a new, grassroots nonprofit that was founded in the spring
of 2005 to address the growing epidemic of childhood
injury in developing nations via cost effective, sustainable
interventions and advocacy campaigns.
Amend.org’s programmatic aim is not the provisioning
of aid, but the implementation of initiatives that result
in a lasting, systemic decrease in childhood injuries.
All of our programs must meet three criteria:
• Sustainability and local collaboration
• Actionable, measurable results and replicability
• Evidence-based, entrepreneurial solutions
On the advocacy side of things, Amend.org will engage our
members and the general public, both in developing nations
and in the West, to encourage better understanding of and
attention to the situations, that contribute to childhood
injury in the developing world, such as armed conflicts
and discriminatory trade policies.
Amend.org is dedicated to cost-efficiency at all levels.
In order to cut down on costs, we forego office space and
use volunteers, technology and donated goods whenever possible.
We do everything we can to insure that at least 80% of funds
go directly into programs, a high percentage for a nonprofit.
Jeffrey, Amend.org’s executive director, worked in
politics and media production until the 2004 American presidential
election. After the election, Jeffrey got to work putting
together a new, international public-health nonprofit, Amend.org.
Laura is Amend.org’s communications
director. She has spent the last two years working as the
cultural director for MoveOn.org, creating national media
campaigns and organizing artists for progressive political
causes, and hopes to bring the same spirit to Amend.org.
S. Khatun Huber
S. Khatun Huber is a corporate facilitator based in New
York City, and is Director of Affairs for Amend.org. Involved
for many years in progressive causes in the U.K., she has
been variously active in the U.S., working in the political
sphere and with groups such as The International Organization
for Women and Development.
Dr. Adam L. Kushner
Adam L. Kushner, MD, MPH, is a board certified general surgeon
who practices exclusively in developing countries.
Vivien Labaton is a lawyer in New York City and will begin
a fellowship at the Center for Reproductive Rights this
Moby is a well-known musician, social activist, entrepreneur,
Julia Stiles is an accomplished stage and screen actress
and is passionate about social justice both in the US and
Jamie was John Kerry's New York finance director for the
'04 campaign. Jamie is currently a partner at Diamond Edge
Rachel P. Goldstein
Rachel is the Vice President of Entertainment and Special
Events at Goldstein Communications. Rachel has 15 years
of experience in the film and music industries, specializing
in production of films, concerts and special events.
Dr. Charles Mock
A pioneer in the field of injury in developing nations,
Dr. Mock is active worldwide with injury prevention initiatives.
Ben Wikler is a producer and writer for The Al Franken Show
on Air America Radio.