As president, Faye oversees the operations of U.S. PIRG. She also directs the logistics for much of The Public Interest Network. Among her previous positions in the network were campus organizer and canvass director. Faye lives in Denver, where she enjoys cooking, traveling and running.
Matt directs U.S. PIRG’s work to address the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections by stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Matt has directed successful campaigns to convince McDonald’s, Subway and KFC to phase antibiotic use out of their meat supply chains. Matt lives in Maine, is an avid outdoorsman, and loves to play the drums.
Abe is responsible for the program and organizational development of Illinois PIRG. In 2017, he led a coalition to pass legislation to implement automatic voter registration in Illinois, winning unanimous support in the Illinois General Assembly for the bill. Before moving to Illinois, Abe worked as the state director of ConnPIRG. Abe lives in Chicago, where he enjoys biking, cooking and tending his garden.
Emily directs CALPIRG’s advocacy efforts, and is a leading voice in Sacramento on protecting public health, consumer protections and defending our democracy. She oversaw CALPIRG’s recent efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on California farms, and has spearheaded policy work to reduce the high cost of health care. Emily works in our Oakland, California, office, and loves camping, hiking and cooking with her family.
Kara directs U.S. PIRG’s efforts to push states to ban the pesticide Roundup unless and until it’s proven safe. She also works to protect Americans from other toxic threats, including stopping the use of bee-killing pesticides and working with the media to alert people to toxic threats in their communities. Kara lives in Denver, where she enjoys hiking and buying used books.
Adam works to protect everyone from dangers in the marketplace, including toxic toys, dangerous cars, unsafe prescription drugs and more. He leads our efforts to educate the public about breaking threats, empower consumers to protect themselves, and shift the marketplace to put consumers first. Prior to this role, Adam was the field director and deputy director of PennEnvironment. Adam lives in South Philadelphia with his wife and son.