Staff

Emily Rusch

Executive Director
510-844-6803
Emily Rusch is the Executive Director of CALPIRG Education Fund.

Jason Pfeifle

Public Health Advocate
510-844-6809
Jason leads CALPIRG's research and public education efforts on public health issues, including stopping antibiotic overuse on livestock and reducing our exposure to toxic chemicals.

Steve Blackledge

Public Health Program Director
(916) 448-4516 x108
Steve Blackledge 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
Mierzwinksi is the federal Consumer Program Director and Senior Fellow, and has worked in the Washington, D.C., federal office since 1989.

Kathryn Lee

Digital Campaigner
(303) 573-5995 ext. 408
Kathryn Lee is U.S. PIRG's digital campaigner for the organization's consumer protection program. Using social media and other web tools, she mobilizes our online community on issues such as consumer protection, reigning in Wall Street, and making Volkswagen pay.

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