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Staff

About ICAP  Staff
    • Anna Sheveland
    • Senior Scientist
    • Anna Sheveland is a Senior Scientist for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • She holds a master’s and doctorate in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in government and politics and psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in economics. All were awarded from the University of Maryland.

      Anna’s research focuses on the impact of alcohol policies around the world, noncommercial alcohol use in developing countries, and the relationship between alcohol consumption and quality of life across various cultural contexts. Prior to joining ICAP, Anna was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland. Her doctoral training centered on the social psychology of motivation and cognition, and she has over seven years of experience conducting research ranging from experimental lab studies to correlational and quasi-experimental survey research in the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

    • Ashley Adrian
    • Inter-regional Manager
    • Ashley Adrian is the Inter-regional Manager for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Ashley joined ICAP as an intern in January 2009 and later served as Research Assistant prior to becoming Inter-regional Manager in 2012.  Ashley works on coordination and outreach efforts related to ICAP's work on the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.

      Ashley holds a master's degree in Eurasian, Russian and East European studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and a bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia.

    • Ashley Armenakis McClendon
    • Vice President of Finance
    • Ashley McClendon is the Vice President of Finance for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Ms. McClendon joined ICAP in 1999 and is responsible for all financial and human resources functions.  She also serves as Assistant Secretary to the ICAP Board of Directors.

      She has over 15 years of professional experience and has worked as an accountant in the legal, banking, and telecommunications fields.

      A native of Alabama, Ms. McClendon earned a degree in Accounting from Auburn University.  She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter.

    • Brett Bivans
    • Senior Vice President
    • Brett Bivans is Senior Vice President of the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Brett joined ICAP in February 2004. He handles industry related issues, such as corporate social responsibility, self-regulation, road safety, retail, and responsible hospitality. He is also oversees ICAP’s regional outreach in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

      Prior to joining ICAP, Mr. Bivans was the first Manager of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) initiated by the World Bank and hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. GRSP benchmarks road safety good practice and the positive impact of partnerships for both business and social development. Between 1996 and 1999, he was part of the World Bank’s Finance and Private Sector Development team which developed corporate social responsibility and partnership initiatives.

      Mr. Bivans holds masters degrees in Philosophy and Law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

    • Brittany Barry
    • Communications Officer
    • Brittany Barry is the Communications Officer for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Brittany writes about ICAP tools and resources and the organization’s work worldwide. She is also the editor of the Global Actions newsletter and a regular contributor to ICAP’s ongoing communications activities. Before joining ICAP, Brittany was the magazine editor for a Washington, D.C. based non-profit veterans service organization. She has also written for a number of online magazines.

    • Bryony Addis-Jones
    • Research Information Manager
    • Bryony Addis-Jones is the Research Information Manager for the Centre for information on Beverage Alcohol (CBA) and the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • She joined CBA in 2003 and has responsibility for CBA's Research services including document supply, the weekly research alert, and monthly global research publication.  She has a degree in Classics from Manchester University and a post-graduate MA in Library information Management.  Previous experience includes nine years in the information services department of a human rights organization and three years managing the library and helping to develop a new website at the Royal College of Midwives.

      She lives in London and plays rugby for London Welsh.

    • Corinne Newhart
    • Research Analyst
    • Corinne Newhart is the Research Analyst for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Corinne joined ICAP in January 2011 and previously served as an intern for the Arlington County Department of Human Services, where she conducted research and participated in the planning of a social marketing campaign aimed at reducing sexually transmitted infections in Arlington teens.  She also worked as a research assistant at the Cornell University Law School, where she was involved in data analysis for the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative.

      Corinne holds a master's degree in Public Health from The George Washington University, and a bachelor's degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University.

    • Jennifer Tujague
    • Senior Scientist
    • Jennifer Tujague is a Senior Scientist for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Her work involves research on non-commercial alcohol consumption in developing countries, monitoring new relevant research and policy developments and working with ICAP staff to develop in-house data analysis and research projects.

      Jennifer has published several papers in alcohol epidemiology during her work with the Alcohol Research Group in California. Prior to joining ICAP in 2013, she worked as a research analyst primarily in the areas of nutrition and food policy, alcohol epidemiology, and children’s exposure to violence.

      Jennifer received her degree in Accounting and Finance from Tulane University and her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley.

    • Kate Gorman
    • Communications Manager
    • Kate Gorman is the Communications Manager for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Kate writes and edits for CBA Daily News and works on a variety of communications projects. Before joining ICAP in 2010, Kate was a station manager in public access television and integrated the station's television production with web-based distribution. She has also written and edited a number of film and video productions.

      Kate holds a master's degree in Media Production from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    • Marcus Grant
    • President
    • Marcus Grant is President of the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • He has worked in the alcohol field for nearly 30 years, first as director of a UK-based NGO, Alcohol Education Center, which provided national coordination of post-qualification training on alcohol problems for health and social service staff, then for the World Health Organization (WHO), where he was responsible for global activities on the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse. He resigned from WHO in 1994 to set up ICAP.

      Mr. Grant was born in Scotland and went to school in Inverness, Edinburgh, and Paris and to University at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature. Mr. Grant has written a variety of film and television scripts and has published works of fiction.

    • Marjana Martinic
    • Deputy President
    • Marjana Martinic is the Deputy President of the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Her work focuses on the development of policy approaches at the global, regional and national levels. She also has primary responsibility for ICAP’s scientific technical programs and research activities, the development of relationships with the scientific and public health communities, as well as for regional work in Europe and Latin America.

      Marjana has published extensively on alcohol policy. She currently serves as scientific advisor to the European Commission, as part of the Alcohol and Health Forum’s Science Group.

      Prior to joining ICAP in 1996, she was a Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and at the U.S. National Institutes of Health where her work focused on the early development of the central nervous system, particularly the development of neural connections.

      Marjana received her degree in Biology from Harvard University and her doctorate in Neuroscience from Northwestern University.

      A German national, she was raised in Yugoslavia, Libya, Germany, the UK and Argentina. She speaks German, Spanish, French and Serbo-Croat fluently.

    • Mat Thomas
    • Information Officer
    • Mat Thomas is the Information Officer for the Centre for Information on Beverage Alcohol (CBA) and the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).Read complete bio
    • Before joining CBA in 2008, Mat worked in the retail sector in both independent and chain bookstores, and also ran his own specialist bookstore online.  Mat holds a bachelor's degree in English & Social Studies from Swansea Metropolitan University, and is currently seeking a master's degree in Library & Information Studies from Aberystwyth University.

    • Michael Weiss
    • Publications Manager
    • Michael Weiss is the Publications Manager for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).Read complete bio
    • As Publications Manager, Michael is responsible for the review and editing of internal ICAP publications as well as external contributions. Part of the Research Team, he works on publishing functions across the entire organization.

      Prior to joining ICAP, Michael worked as a scientific writer at various academic institutions in the Los Angeles, California area.

      A native of Germany, he received a master’s degree in Biochemistry and a degree in Toxicology from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    • Nicole Wilbon
    • Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    • Nicole Wilbon is the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).Read complete bio
    • Ms. Wilbon joined ICAP in March of 2013 and is responsible for all administrative functions. She focuses on creating and maintaining all internal and external administrative systems and supporting the various activities of the organization. Nicole works directly with the Vice President of Finance and also assisting all senior staff members as needed.

      Her qualifications and experience includes over five years in the Administrative field.

      She is a native Washingtonian and resides here with her daughter.

    • Rebecca Walsh
    • Research Information Officer
    • Rebecca Walsh is the Research Information Officer for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).Read complete bio
    • As part of ICAP’s research team, she assists with the research service, library, and document supply. She has a degree in Humanities from the University of Hertfordshire and a post-graduate MSc in Information Science. Rebecca’s prior experience includes working as a consultant for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service on a comprehensive information architecture and taxonomy project, and 14 years working as a knowledge manager for a law firm in London. She also worked as a Librarian at Ashridge Management College in Hertfordshire and as a Library Assistant at King's College London.

    • Shushanna Mignott
    • Program Manager
    • Shushanna Mignott is the Program Manager at the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).Read complete bio
    • Shushanna joined ICAP in February 2010 and works on the implementation of the Global Actions on Harmful Drinking initiatives.

      Prior to joining ICAP, Ms. Mignott worked with the Global Health Council, National Minority AIDS Council, American Psychology Association and completed a fellowship at the Pan American Health Organization. Ms. Mignott holds a masters degree in Public Health with a focus on International Health Promotion from George Washington University.

    • Susan Biemsderfer
    • Vice President of Communications
    • Susan Biemsderfer is the Vice President of Communications at the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • As Vice President of Communications, Susan B has primary responsibility for ICAP’s internal and external communications functions, from media outreach and response to online communications and the promotion of ICAP’s broad range of communications, including books, reports, tool kits, training, and an array of online resources. After serving as a consultant to ICAP for more than a decade, she joined the staff in 2010.

      Susan’s career began as a television news writer, producer and on-air reporter for the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis Minnesota. She also worked extensively as a print journalist, and as a political analyst for several education and policy organizations.

      Susan studied politics, philosophy, and economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar after earning an undergraduate degree with a double major (English/Political Science) at the University of Denver (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She also holds a law degree.

    • Tinisha Carroll
    • Executive Officer
    • Tinisha Carroll is the Executive Officer at the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Ms. Carroll joined ICAP as the Office Administrator in October 2005 before becoming the Executive Officer in June 2012. Tinisha assists and works directly with the President of ICAP, Sponsor Company CEOs, the ICAP Board and other key stakeholders. She is also responsible for creating and maintaining “user accounts” for CBA and ICAP Training as well as maintaining, updating and editing the ICAP and Global Actions websites.

      Her qualifications and experience includes over 15 years as a professional business administrator.

      She is a native Washingtonian and resides here with her husband, son and daughter.

    • Will Tucker
    • Information Officer
    • Will Tucker is the Information Officer for the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). Read complete bio
    • Will writes for CBA Daily News, and assists in its research and digital publishing as part of the communications team. Before joining ICAP in 2013, Will wrote for a college basketball website and engaged in various editorial and research projects.