Our advisory council

Our advisory council

J. Robin Moon

J. Robin Moon, DPH, MPH, MIA, is co-founder and chief strategy officer of sana solutions LLC. She is a transdisciplinary social epidemiologist, a practitioner and entrepreneur for health justice, and an educator in public health.

Robin is a seasoned public health strategist and executive management professional with over 25 years of experience in private (corporate/entrepreneurial and non-profit/philanthropy) and public (government and academia) sectors.

She holds degrees from Harvard University, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. She also holds faculty positions at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, School of Medicine, Institute for Health Equity, and Urban Food Policy Institute. She is an Aspen Health Innovators fellow.

Robin is the vice-chair of The Examination’s advisory council. 

Evan Myers

Evan Myers is Senior Vice President at AccuWeather, where he has helped guide the company into the preeminent leader in world weather data and media.

As a meteorologist and media personality with decades of experience, Myers has helped AccuWeather improve the way people experience and use weather information and be aware of the growing concerns of climate change. Myers has appeared on more than half a million radio and television broadcasts in the largest US markets and has been quoted by many of the most respected news outlets in the world.

In addition to his AccuWeather responsibilities he has extensive local community involvement; having served on the State College, Pennsylvania Planning Commission, including as its Chair, as a member of the Consolidation Study Commission and the Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan Committee. He recently served as Chair of the Centre Region Council of Governments Finance Committee.

Twice elected to State College Council, he has served as Council President. Evan has worked on legislation in State College to ensure fair and affordable housing, racial equity and justice, immigrants’ rights, and the rights of the LGBTQA+ Community.

Evan is the treasurer of The Examination’s advisory council.

Evan Narcisse

Evan Narcisse is the Senior Writer at Brass Lion Entertainment.

He's worked as a screenwriter, producer, and narrative design consultant in video games, comic books, film, and TV, often focusing on the intersection of blackness and pop culture. As a journalist and critic, he wrote for The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Kotaku, and The New York Times, in addition to teaching game journalism at New York University and appearances as an expert guest on CNN and NPR.

He's also the author of the Rise of the Black Panther graphic novel, Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Atlas, and The New Day: Power of Positivity. As a narrative design consultant, he's worked on Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Redfall, Marvel's Avengers, Gotham Knights, and the award-winning Dot's Home. He also served as story producer on the HBO Max documentary Milestone Generations, documenting the rise, fall, and rebirth of the groundbreaking black-owned comics company Milestone Media.

A native New Yorker, he now lives in Austin, Texas.

Jess Simmons

Jess Simmons is an Advisor for Sponsored Projects & Funds at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), where she currently manages a portfolio of projects focused on health, education, arts, and culture.

She has a background in non-profit operations, advocacy compliance, and community partnership development from previous work with 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations and institutions of higher education.

Prior to joining RPA, Jess provided client service support at a large fiscal sponsorship management firm, where she oversaw grantmaking, financial management, and facilitated donor relationships for a portfolio of projects focused on environmental conservation, global health, and civic engagement.

Based in Chicago, Jess is a “Double Demon,” holding a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Gender Studies from DePaul University. In her free time, she enjoys running outdoors, going to see live music, and moonlighting as a (very beginner) ceramics student.

Amy Singer

Amy Singer is the deputy director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship and an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School.

An award-winning writer and editor specializing in legal and business issues, Amy has worked at The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Thomson Reuters and The American Lawyer magazine, covering criminal justice, human rights, white collar crime and corporate business litigation, including asbestos and tobacco cases. A one-year fellowship to attend Yale Law School deepened her reporting on these subjects.

She lives in New York City with her husband and their pandemic puppy, Louie.

Amy is the chair of The Examination’s advisory council.

Challen Stephens

Challen Stephens is senior news director and investigative editor for AL.com.

He spent decades covering education, criminal justice and politics in Alabama, spent a year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and earned a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. In 2021, he was a lead reporter on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for examining the severity of widespread injuries from police K9s.

He was the editor on two year-long projects for AL.com that each earned a Pulitzer Prize in 2023, one for local reporting and another for commentary.

He currently leads one of the largest investigative reporting teams in the Southeast.

Tracey Woodruff

Tracey Woodruff, PhD MPH, is the Alison S. Carlson Endowed Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California - San Francisco, and the Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.

She is a recognized expert on environmental pollution exposures during pregnancy and its effects on prenatal and child health, as well as on her innovations in translating and communicating scientific findings for clinical and policy audiences.

Before joining UCSF, Tracey was a senior scientist and policy advisor for the U.S. EPA’s Office of Policy.