Staff

Andre Delattre

Executive Director, U.S. PIRG
(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.

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

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.

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.

Matthew Casale

Transportation Advocate
Matthew Casale advocates for the development of a 21st century transportation system, to increase options like efficient public transit and to stop the waste of scarce federal and state funds on newer and wider highways.

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.

Patrice Snow

Communications
(202) 546-9707 ext. 333
Patrice Snow is part of the Communications team.

Bill Wenzel

Food and Farming Program Director
Bill Wenzel is responsible for the development of our food and farming program.

Jeremy Flood

Tax & Budget Digital Campaigner
(303) 573-5995 x326
Jeremy Flood is a digital campaigner for U.S. PIRG's tax and budget program.

Jesse Ellis O'Brien

Health Care Advocate
(971) 266-2463
Jesse Ellis O’Brien is US PIRG’s Health Care Advocate, researching and advocating for policies and strategies to lower the cost of health care while improving quality.

Kara Cook-Schultz

Toxics Program Director
303-573-5995, ext 329
Kara works to build the organizing power necessary to keep toxic chemicals out of the homes, neighborhoods, and communities of everyday Americans.

Kaitlin Steen

Higher Education Associate
Kaitlin (Katie) Steen is a Higher Education Fellow for U.S. PIRG. She works in Washington, D.C. advocating for accessible and affordable higher education on behalf of students.

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