Staff

Andre Delattre

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

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

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

Allison Cairo

Deputy Director
(312) 291-0349 x303
Allison 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.

Francisco Enriquez

Tax & Budget Associate
(617) 747-4315
Francisco works to increase tax and budget transparency and accountability, close corporate tax loopholes, and eliminate wasteful subsidies that fail to serve the public interest.

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.

Laura Etherton

Health Care Policy Analyst
(503) 231-4181 ext. 305
Laura Etherton is our Health Care Policy Analyst. In her role, she supports State PIRG directors and advocates across the country in their work to establish state-level pro-consumer policies to cut costs, improve care, and improve health.

Dan Smith

Tax and Budget Associate
202-546-9707 x340
Smith works to end special-interest giveaways, increase budget transparency and accountability, eliminate waste, and close corporate tax loopholes.

Jenny Levin

Public Health Advocate
202-546-9707
Jenny Levin works on issues including food safety, safe access to drugs and medical devices, toxics in the environment, safe toys and children’s products, and regulatory reform.

Michael Russo

Federal Program Director
(202) 461-3823
Mike Russo directs our Federal Program.

Jeff Bernstein

Policy Analyst
(206) 518-6125
Bernstein is a policy analyst, providing research and analysis in the areas of health care, finance, and consumer issues.

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