Meet the board

The Truth Initiative® Board of Directors, an independent body, oversees the organization’s work to speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, community activism and engagement, and innovation in tobacco dependence treatment. America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past, Truth Initiative was established part of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between major U.S. tobacco companies and U.S. states and territories.

With the award-winning truth campaign, we have helped bring teen cigarette use down from 23 percent in 2000 to less than 6 percent in 2017. We’re proud of that success, but our work won’t stop until we achieve a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco.

Mike Moore

Chair

Principal, Mike Moore Law Firm, LLC
Flowood, MS

Nancy Brown

Vice Chair

CEO American Heart Association
Dallas, TX

The Honorable Doug Peterson

Treasurer

Nebraska Attorney General
Lincoln, NE

Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH

Director

Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights
Boston, MA

Georges C. Benjamin, MD

Director

Executive Director American Public Health Association
Washington, DC

The Honorable Herb Conaway, MD

Director

New Jersey Assemblyman
Delran, NJ

The Honorable Kemp Hannon

Director

New York State Senator
Albany, NY

The Honorable Gary R. Herbert

Director

Governor of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

The Honorable George Jepsen

Director

Connecticut Attorney General
Hartford, CT

Nancy Lublin

Director

Founder and CEO, Crisis Text Line
New York City, NY

The Honorable Gina Raimondo

Director

Governor of Rhode Island
Providence, RI

Lex Martinez

Youth Board Liaison

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Katelynd Todd

Youth Board Liaison

University of California, Berkley, Alum 
Berkley, CA

Robin Koval

CEO and President

Director Ex Officio Truth Initiative