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About TEDX

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Theo Colborn, PhD

Board of Directors

Chairperson: Elise Miller, MEd
Director, Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Vice Chairperson: Sharyle Patton
Director, Commonweal Health and Environment Program

Secretary: Richard A. Liroff, PhD Executive Director, Investor Environmental Health Network

Treasurer: Daniel B. Magraw, Jr., JD

President Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar, Center for International Environmental Law

Nicole Acevedo, PhD

Science Director, Beautycounter/Counter Brands LLC

David O. Norris, PhD

Professor of Integrative Physiology, Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Dr. Kwiatkowski is the Executive Director of TEDX and an Assistant Professor Adjunct at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Integrative Physiology. She is responsible for developing the products and services, communication strategies and funding support necessary to carry out the TEDX mission. Dr. Kwiatkowski studied Cognitive Science at the University of Denver, where she received her Ph.D. in 1995. Prior to joining TEDX, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Dr. Rochester received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where she studied the effects of natural and man-made environmental estrogens on wild birds. Thus, she has a special interest in EDCs' affects on wildlife and ecosystems. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Rochester studied how reproductive brain hormones are maintained in adult mammals, and the implications for human reproductive health. She currently works to review and analyze the growing body of scientific literature on the physiological effects of EDCs. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Dr. Pelch received her B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, where she studied the effects of developmental exposure to man-made environmental estrogens on female reproductive health in adulthood. As a postdoctoral fellow in the National Toxicology Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, she has led several cross-disciplinary research efforts to characterize and evaluate the toxicity of a group of chemicals that are potential replacements for the known EDC bisphenol A. A part of this research effort was to systematically review and analyze the previously published literature on this set set of chemicals, a skill which she will continue to develop in her work at TEDX. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


In 2009 Ms. Bolden graduated from the University of Colorado- Boulder with a M.S. in Integrative Physiology. There she studied in the Comparative Environmental Endocrinology Laboratory. Her graduate work described reproductive and behavioral changes which occur to fish exposed to waste- treated water effluent which was thought to contain chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties. Subsequently, she was part of a research team in the Othropaedic department at Denver Health Medical Center investigating the role of natural antibodies in the inflammatory response following closed head injury. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ms. Schultz graduated with honors from Colorado State University in 1997 with a degree in International Agronomy. In her past work with the US Forest Service and as a Research Associate with the Colorado State University's Western Colorado Research Center, Ms. Schultz obtained a strong scientific background in both natural resources and agricultural research. She has co-published three articles in the field of organic agriculture and native plant production. She joined TEDX in the spring of 2009. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ms. Ribbens received a bachelor's degree in biology from Western State College of Colorado in 1992. Prior to working at TEDX, she owned and operated a small resort in the mountains of western Colorado for 15 years. She also worked as an accounting assistant at an electrical cooperative. She has a diverse background including all aspects of accounting, business management, customer relations and administration. She is responsible for all of the business administration needs of TEDX. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)