Staff

Andre Delattre

Executive Director
(312) 544-4436 x203
Delattre oversees all aspects of the state PIRGs’ programs, including program implementation and administration.

Steve Blackledge

Public Health Program Director
(916) 448-4516 x108
Steve provides guidance to state PIRG organizations on matters of policy, strategy, membership development and fundraising.

Ed Mierzwinski

Consumer Program Director
202-546-9707 x314
Mierzwinksi is the federal Consumer Program Director and Senior Fellow, and has worked in the Washington, D.C., federal office since 1989.

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Baxandall oversees policy and strategy development for tax and budget campaigns, including campaigns for transportation reform.

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.

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.

Mario K. Salazar

Federal Program Coordinator
(202) 546-9707
Mario Salazar is the Federal Program Coordinator for U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

Chris Lindstrom

Higher Education Program Director
(617) 747-4330
Lindstrom works with state PIRGs around the country to develop and execute campaigns to make higher education affordable and accessible.

John Olivieri

21st Century Transportation Campaign Director
John Olivieri is the 21st Century Transportation Campaign Director. John is experienced campaigner with a half-dozen prior campaigns under his belt, reflecting races at the local, state, and national levels.

Ethan Senack

Higher Education Associate
(202) 546-9707 x321
Ethan Senack works on higher education issues.

Michelle Surka

Campaign Organizer
617-747-4386
Michelle Surka works as a campaign organizer to increase transparency in government settlement agreements signed with corporations accused of wrongdoing.

Anya Vanecek

Public Health Digital Campaigner
(303) 573-5995 x387
Anya Vanecek is the digital campaigner for the organization's public health program.

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