The Center for Truth in Science today proudly announced the appointment of five board members, who will help lead the Center and carry out its vision to become a well-respected champion of fact-based science. The board is comprised of Joseph Annotti, Dr. Marjana Martinic, Dr. Richard Williams, Ed King, David Randall, and Keith Pauley.

Martinic is the founder and CEO of MM Science & Policy Advisors, LLC. She is widely recognized as an international expert in global public health policy and advocacy, policy research, and corporate social responsibility in highly regulated consumer goods industries.

Williams served a 27-year career at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he was the chief social scientist at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He was vice president at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and continues to serve there as a Senior Affiliated Scholar. His has expertise in risk analysis, including economic benefit-cost analysis, the regulatory process, food safety, and nutrition.

King leads the King Economic Group as principal and has over 10 years of experience providing consultation to senior management, providing training opportunities, and making forecasts. His experience covers a wide breadth of topics, from forecasting the activities of militants in Iraq and providing labor and sales forecasts to small business owners, to providing strategic insight, policy advice, and policy forecasts to the Alaska governor and state legislature.

Randall is director of research at the National Association of Scholars (NAS). He has co-authored The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Roadto Reform (2018), as well as articles on the irreproducibility crisis for The Wall Street Journal and The Hill. His academic works include The Concept of Conversation: From Cicero’s Sermo to the Grand Siècle’s Conversation (2018) and The Conversational Enlightenment: TheReconception of Rhetoric in Eighteenth-Century Thought (2019). 

Pauley is President and CEO of Vandalia Growers, which is building a 120-acre sustainable greenhouse complex in Buffalo, West Virginia, to grow tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. As an engineer and technologist, Keith has worked for NASA and the Department Energy designing energy, communication, and computer systems for interplanetary spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. 

“Objective, independent review of the scientific studies that are the subjects of current or future litigation is critical for maintaining a healthy and balanced judicial system. That is precisely what the Center for Truth in Science seeks to accomplish. Through analysis of the methodologies and protocols that formed the basis of existing studies, we seek to help consumers better sort fact from fiction and judges and juries can make unbiased, informed decisions,” said Joseph Annotti, president and CEO. “I am proud to stand with such a driven and principled leadership board. This is a group dedicated to the facts and to restoring scientific integrity.”

The Center for Truth in Science: Seeking integrity in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.