Christopher Gavigan is an author, speaker, environmental health leader, and social entrepreneur focused on building powerful brands and innovative communications for companies seeking healthy advancements, social responsibility, and credible positioning.
The former CEO / Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World, a nationally recognized nonprofit focused on environmental health and nontoxic family lifestyles, Christopher shaped Healthy Child to be one of the most credible and trusted organizations in the environmental and children’s health field. Engaging tens of millions of consumers to help them choose healthy, nontoxic lifestyles, Gavigan grew the annual budget three times in five years, and built strategic partnerships with Google, WebMD, Target, Seventh Generation, Microsoft, Babycenter, Universal Studios, Stonyfield Farms, Whole Foods, and many other market leaders.
Christopher is also the best selling author of “Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home” (Penguin/Dutton 2008), with over 40 leading contributions from notable doctors, activists, and celebrities including Dr. Philip Landrigan, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Alan Greene, and Dr. Harvey Karp.
Prior to Healthy Child Healthy World, Christopher was the Founder/Managing Partner of Family First LA, Inc, a family therapeutic services collective, and Pinnacle Expeditions, a outdoor wilderness expedition company.
Currently, Christopher sits on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children Environmental Health Center and is a Chief Advisor to the Green Product Innovation Institute. He is also on the Advisory Boards of SAIL Venture Partners and UCLA’s Environmental Health Sciences Department. Christopher was awarded the WebMD’s “Health Hero Award for 2010” and Elle Magazine’s “Green Award” in 2007.
He and actress Jessica Alba started the Honest company 2011. “Everything I stand for and all I’ve done over last 15 years has come to this moment,” he says of The Honest Company. “I’m thrilled to launch a brand that offers some of the most thoughtfully designed, innovative, and safest products available.”
Raised in New York and Connecticut, Christopher graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Environmental Science and Business, and extensive Masters Degree training in Psychology from UCLA. Christopher lives in Santa Monica with wife and actress, Jessica Capshaw, and their two children Luke and Eve.
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