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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2016 1 Jacy Reese Anthis
2017 7 J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis Kelly Witwicki Diana Fleischman, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Anthis, Kelly Witwicki
2018 11 J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris Kelly Witwicki Diana Fleischman, Jeff Sebo, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Anthis, Kelly Witwicki, Natalie Cargill, Oscar Horta
2019 13 J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris Kelly Witwicki Diana Fleischman, Jeff Sebo, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Anthis, Kelly McNamara, Kelly Witwicki, Max Daniel, Natalie Cargill, Oscar Horta
2020 15 Ali Ladak, J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris Diana Fleischman, J. Mohorčich, Janet Pauketat, Jeff Sebo, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Anthis, Kelly McNamara, Kelly Witwicki, Max Daniel, Natalie Cargill, Oscar Horta
2021 16 Ali Ladak, J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris, Janet Pauketat Diana Fleischman, J. Mohorčich, Janet Pauketat, Jeff Sebo, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Anthis, Kelly McNamara, Kelly Witwicki, Max Daniel, Natalie Cargill, Oscar Horta
2022 17 Ali Ladak, J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris, Janet Pauketat, Michael Dello-Iacovo Diana Fleischman, J. Mohorčich, Janet Pauketat, Jeff Sebo, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Anthis, Kelly McNamara, Kelly Witwicki, Max Daniel, Natalie Cargill, Oscar Horta

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2017-01-01 1 Jacy Reese Anthis
2018-01-01 3 J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Kelly Witwicki
2019-01-01 4 J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris, Kelly Witwicki
2020-01-01 3 J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris
2021-01-01 4 Ali Ladak, J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris
2022-01-01 5 Ali Ladak, J. Mohorčich, Jacy Reese Anthis, Jamie Harris, Janet Pauketat

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2 2 0 Maya Mathur, Thomas Moynihan
2016-12-01 3 1 0 Jacy Reese Anthis
2017-03-01 5 2 0 Kelly Anthis, Kelly Witwicki
2017-12-01 9 4 0 Diana Fleischman, J. Mohorčich, Jonas Vollmer, Kelly Witwicki
2018-08-01 10 1 0 Jamie Harris
2018-11-01 13 3 0 Jeff Sebo, Natalie Cargill, Oscar Horta
2019-04-01 14 1 0 Kelly McNamara
2019-08-01 15 1 0 Max Daniel
2019-12-01 14 0 -1 Kelly Witwicki
2020-09-01 17 3 0 Ali Ladak, J. Mohorčich, Janet Pauketat
2021-02-01 18 1 0 Janet Pauketat
2022-04-01 19 1 0 Michael Dello-Iacovo

List of people (20 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Jamie Harris Researcher 2018-08-01 part-time [1], [2]
Ali Ladak Researcher 2020-09-01 [3]
Jacy Reese Anthis Co-Founder & Research Fellow 2016-12-01 [4], [5]
Kelly Witwicki Co-Founder & Executive Director 2017-03-01 2019-12-01 [4], [6]
Kelly Witwicki Board member 2017-12-01 board member [7]
Natalie Cargill Advisory Board Member 2018-11-01 board member [8]
Oscar Horta Advisory Board Member 2018-11-01 board member [8]
Kelly McNamara Advisory Board Member 2019-04-01 advisor [3], [9]
J. Mohorčich Research Fellow 2017-12-01 [7]
J. Mohorčich Advisory Board Member 2020-09-01 board member [3]
Janet Pauketat Advisory Board Member 2020-09-01 board member [3]
Janet Pauketat Research Fellow 2021-02-01 full-time [10]
Diana Fleischman Board Member 2017-12-01 board member [7]
Jonas Vollmer Board member 2017-12-01 board member [7]
Jeff Sebo Advisory Board Member 2018-11-01 board member [8]
Max Daniel Board member 2019-08-01 board member [11]
Michael Dello-Iacovo Strategy Lead and Researcher 2022-04-01 [12], [13]
Kelly Anthis Co-Founder & Advisory Board Member 2017-03-01 board member [14], [6]
Maya Mathur Advisory Board Member board member [12]
Thomas Moynihan Advisory Board Member board member [14]

Products (0 products)

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Organization documents (2 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
The peculiar #metoo story of animal activist Jacy Reese 2019-03-28 Marc Gunther Sentience Institute, Centre for Effective Altruism Jacy Reese, Kelly Witwicki, Julia Wise HR controversy Animal welfare Marc Gunther, a commentator on animal welfare activism and nonprofit activity, discusses the backstory and implications of the apology post [15] of animal activist Jacy Reese. He includes more discussion of the role of the Center for Effective Altruism, and links to the Google Doc [16] with answers by Kelly Witwicki providing background. Witwicki works with Reese at the Sentience Institute and is also engaged to Reese
Apology 2019-03-22 Jacy Reese Effective Altruism Forum Sentience Institute, Centre for Effective Altruism Jacy Reese HR controversy Animal welfare Jacy Reese, a public figure in animal welfare advocacy and a key member of the Sentience Institute, posts an apology on the Effective Altruism Forum: "It has recently been brought to my attention that I have made people uncomfortable through my verbal and written advances. I’m deeply sorry to everyone I hurt or made uncomfortable. I intend to step back from public life and the activism communities I’ve belonged to and reflect on my mistakes further." Marc Gunther, a commentator on animal welfare activism and nonprofit activity, describes the post as follows in [17] "An 812-word statement, under the headline “Apology,” posted last week by Reese on the forum of the Centre for Effective Altruism, the global hub of the effective altruism movement."

Documents (0 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes

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