Staff

Emily Rusch

Executive Director
510-844-6800
Executive Director Emily Rusch has worked with U.S.PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs, since 2001.

Zach Weinstein

Campaign Organizer
(510)-844-6811
Zach Weinstein joined CALPIRG as our Heath Care Associate in January 2014, and now works as a Campaign Organizer working to reclaim our democracy.

Laura Deehan

Student Organizing Director
510-844-6800
Laura Deehan is the Organizing Director for CALPIRG Student Chapters.

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.

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

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