Staff

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax and Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Mr. Baxandall oversees the state PIRGs’ tax and budget campaigns throughout the U.S., including campaigns for transportation reform.

Allison Cairo

Deputy Director
(312) 291-0349 x303
Ms. Cairo is the Deputy Director of U.S. PIRG, overseeing the state PIRGs' work across the country to educate the public on important public interest issues.

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.

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.

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