Staff

Andre Delattre

Executive Director
(312) 544-4436 x203
Andre Delattre is Executive Director of U.S. PIRG and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, and the National Campus Director for the Student PIRGs.

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Mr. Baxandall oversees policy and strategy development for tax and budget campaigns and transportation program throughout the United States.

Steve Blackledge

Public Health Program Director
(916) 394-5413
Steve Blackledge is U.S. PIRG's public health program director. He oversees the organization's efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, label GMOs, and reduce risks from chemical spills and accidents.

Ed Mierzwinski

Consumer Program Director
202-546-9707 x314
Ed Mierzwinski has been a consumer advocate in the Washington, D.C.-based federal lobbying office of the state PIRGs since 1989.

Dan Smith

Democracy Campaign Director
202-461-3822
Dan Smith coordinates federal and state level campaigns to curb the corrosive effect of big money on our democracy.

Sujatha Jahagirdar

Stop Antibiotics Overuse Program Director
(202) 534-3104
Sujatha Jahagirdar oversees U.S. PIRG's efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

Kathleen Woodruff

21st Century Transportation Field Director
(312) 544-4433 x239
Kathleen Woodruff is the 21st Century Transportation Field Director. She has worked as a consultant managing and leading public outreach campaigns for Chicago's bike share, suburban commuter rail, and Chicago Department of Transportation.

Douglas H. Phelps

President, Chairman
Douglas H. Phelps is President and Chairman of the Board for U.S. PIRG. Mr. Phelps is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Fund for the Public Interest, which is a national nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns to: raise money, sign up members and build political support for the nation’s leading progressive non-profits

Mario K. Salazar

Federal Legislative Director
(202) 546-9707
Mario Salazar is the Federal Legislative Director for U.S. PIRG and is responsible for implementing legislative campaigns on U.S. PIRG’s issues at the federal level.

Chris Lindstrom

Higher Education Program Director
(617) 747-4330
Christine Lindstrom is a 14-year veteran of Student PIRGs, she now works with the U.S. PIRG network around the country to develop and execute campaigns to secure affordable and accessible higher education.

Meghan Hess

Democracy Digital Organizer
(202) 546-9707 x370
Meghan Hess works to mobilize our online community and coordinate the organization’s communications through email and social media for our Democracy For The People campaign.

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