Staff and Board

Marna Anning

Marna Paintsil Anning (she, her, hers) joined TURN in 2022 as a Staff Attorney focusing on energy affordability, consumer protection, and climate justice issues. Prior to joining TURN, Marna worked

David Cheng

David Cheng joined TURN in July of 2017, and works out of TURN’s San Diego office. He came to TURN with a robust background in energy, finance, and technology, and
Regina Costa

Regina Costa

Regina Costa became TURN’s research director in August 1991. She is responsible for developing TURN’s policy on regulatory, economic and public policy aspects of telecommunications issues, and participates heavily in

Jennifer Dowdell

Jennifer Dowdell joined TURN as an energy analyst in March 2019.   She comes to TURN with an extensive background in utility regulation, financial services, and financial modeling. She is a
Bob Finkelstein

Bob Finkelstein

Bob Finkelstein has been with TURN since 1992. Serving for many years as the group’s chief advocate on electric issues, he has helped save California consumers hundreds of millions of

Matthew Freedman

Matthew Freedman became TURN’s staff attorney specializing in electricity in January 2000. He handles diverse issues including renewable energy, utility ratemaking, distributed generation, state legislation and consumer complaints. Prior to

Hayley Goodson

Hayley Goodson started at TURN’s legal assistant in September 1998, and has been a staff attorney since September 2003. Goodson represents consumers in electric cases at the CPUC, focusing on

Marcel Hawiger

                          Marcel Hawiger joined TURN as a staff attorney in August 1998 and represents consumers in proceedings at
Tom Long

Thomas Long

Tom Long joined TURN as Legal Director in 2011, but is not new to TURN. Long served as TURN’s Senior Telecommunications Attorney from 1990 through 2000. Long’s numerous successes at

Xochitl Montano

Xochitl joined TURN in February 2022 as the Northern California Organizer. She was born and raised in San Francisco. Early in life she learned about racial, gender, economic and other