PSR/Sacramento is an organization of health care professionals and other concerned citizens dedicated to the elimination of nuclear weapons and militarism, the reduction of firearm related deaths and injuries and other forms of interpersonal violence, the preservation of our environment, and universal access to affordable health care.
Nationally, PSR has over 30,000 members. The Sacramento chapter currently has over 700 members.
PSR/Sacramento Officers and Board Members December 2019
President: Harry Wang, MD
Vice-President and Treasurer: Bill Durston, MD
Board Member: Tony DeRiggi, MD
Board Member: Robin Kristufek, RN
Board Member: Marilyn Perry, PhD
Board Member: Will Seavey, MD
Board Member: Jimmy Spearow, PhD
Board Member: Zohreh Whitaker
|Harry Wang, MD
|Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in private practice
|Harry believes that we all have a responsibility to try and address the biggest threats to the survival of our planet. He gains hope working with an organization with like-minded individuals. Read his article on why physicians should be activists.
|Bill Durston, MD
|Emergency Physician (retired) and Active Assistant Professor of Medicine, UC Davis Sacramento Medical Center
|As a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired emergency medicine, Bill has firsthand experience and expertise in the areas of war and militarism and gun violence. Read Bill’s articles on The Imminent Threat of Nuclear War: And What We can Do to Prevent It and his white paper concerning gun violence prevention posted on this website.
|Tony DeRiggi, MD
|Tony, a past president of PSR/Sacramento, has experience in environmental health issues and sustainability.
|Robin Kristufek, RN, PHN
|Retired Public Health Nurse
|Robin enjoys working for a healthy society in which everyone has equal access to clean air and water, fertile soil, healthy food, and safe neighborhoods, free of contaminants and without violence in any form.
|Marilyn Perry, PhD, MFT
|Licensed Psychotherapist and Executive Coach in private practice
|Marilyn believes that Peace will be a natural consequence of building a just world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
|Will Seavey, MD
|Practicing Geriatrician at UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center
|Will is excited to be a part of PSR/Sacramento and its efforts to promote environmental sustainability, rational national scientific policy, and a practical knowledge base for the avoidance of war.
|Jimmy Spearow, PhD
|Staff Toxicologist, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California EPA
|Jimmy has a special interest and expertise in environmental issues and nuclear weapons. He has lectured widely on the effects of nuclear weapons, the nuclear arms race, and dangers of our country’s first-strike nuclear weapons policy.
|Full Time Peace Activist
|As a naturalized U.S. citizen of Iranian descent, Zohreh is acutely aware of the effects of U.S. foreign policy on the people of the Middle East.Zohreh says, “Peace is what I strive for.” Her love of children and her concern for their future led her to join PSR.