Our staff brings over 50 years of experience covering a wide variety of disciplines including public relations, journalism, activism, web design, and graphic design. These are the experts that keep their eyes open to the bioethics issues coming down the pike and provide the tools and skills necessary for CBC to respond quickly with the right resources.
Matthew Eppinette, Executive Director
Matthew’s educational background includes business, information technology, and bioethics. He has worked in both the non-profit and for profit sectors in communications, new media, information technology, and bioethics research. A chapter he wrote, “Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trend,” appears in Everyday Theology: How to Read Texts and Interpret Trends. He is also a contributing author to The New Media Frontier. He co-wrote and served as associate producer for the documentary film Anonymous Father’s Day, which explores the stories of women and men who are the children of sperm donors. He is currently studying Ethics at Fuller Seminary and is a Fellow of the Paul Ramsey Institute.
Melody, Martins, Assistant to the President
Melody believes there is power in the human experience—each person has a story that can change others. This conviction led her to study Theology and Journalism at Multnomah University so that she can work to provide a voice to those who are voiceless. She enjoys spending time outside and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.
Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant
Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, is an attorney and consultant for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. He is an international lecturer and public speaker, appearing frequently at political, university, medical, legal, bioethics, and community gatherings across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Wesley J Smith’s writing and opinion columns have appeared in such national and regional news publications as Newsweek, the New York Times, the Weekly Standard magazine, National Review, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Post, First Things, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Detroit News.
Christopher White, Director of Education and Programs
Christopher White holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Review Online, First Things, Public Discourse, Human Life Review, and Touchstone among many other print and online publications. He is the co-author of Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops are Revitalizing the Catholic Church (Encounter Books) and a 2013-2014 Robert Novak Fellowship Award Winner. He lives in New York City.