Our Team

  • Gretchen Greene, Senior Advisor

    Gretchen Greene is an internationally recognized expert on face and emotion recognition and AI and AV policy and ethics whose advice to governments has been read in 8,000 cities.  Greene is an international AI policy advisor, Yale-trained lawyer, computer vision scientist, autonomous vehicle engineer, and former U.S. national lab mathematician whose broad, multi-industry and government… Read more


  • Lucas J. Matthews, Postdoctoral Researcher

    Lucas J. Matthews is a postdoctoral researcher at The Hastings Center and the Columbia Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics. After completing a PhD in philosophy of science in 2016 at the University of Utah, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in behavioral genetics at the… Read more


  • Bethany Brumbaugh, Research Assistant

    Bethany Brumbaugh joined The Hastings Center in September 2019. She received a BS degree from the University of North Dakota, with a major in psychology and minors in Spanish and biology.

    Contact: 845-424-4040 x 206

  • Mark Cardwell, Chief Engagement Officer

    Mark Cardwell recently joined The Hastings Center to improve impact, engagement and communications. He was previously the Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs for New York City’s inspector general.  Prior to his service with the City, he was a Senior Advisor at the US Agency for International Development, where he led outreach efforts with internal and… Read more


  • Barry S. Coller, Board Member

    Barry S. Coller is the David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine; Head, Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology; and physician-in-chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital; and Vice President for Medical Affairs at The Rockefeller University. He also serves as the founding Director of the Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science… Read more


  • Julie Chibbaro, Staff Editor

    Julie Chibbaro is a long-time teacher, mentor, and editor. She is the author of three novels, and numerous short stories and articles. Her books have won the American Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and many other honors.

    Contact: 845-424-4040 ext. 221

  • Cynda H. Rushton, Board Member

    Cynda Hylton Rushton, recognized as an international leader in nursing ethics, is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing. (Dr. Rushton holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.) She co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s… Read more


  • Ben Wills, Project Manager and Research Assistant

    Ben Wills joined The Hastings Center in September 2018. He graduated from Vassar College with a major in cognitive science and a minor in Hispanic studies. Before coming to The Hastings Center, he spent a year as a Maguire Fellow doing post-baccalaureate research on gender and workplace gender diversity at the University of Melbourne. He… Read more

    Contact: 845-424-4040 ext. 209

  • Isabel Bolo, Project Manager and Research Assistant

    Isabel Bolo joined The Hastings Center in August 2018. She studied at the University of Chicago, majoring in philosophy and law, letters and society.

    Contact: 845-424-4040 ext. 229

  • Zachary A. Zalewski, 2018 Presidential Scholar of Law

    Zachary Zalewski has had extensive training in both biological science and law. His primary interest is to promote sound research policy, especially with respect to next-generation genome sequencing and targeted genomic editing. He seeks to intersect the law and empirical science with bioethical issues that reach both. Zachary is a third-year law student at Case… Read more