Staff

Jennifer Kim

State Director
609-394-8155
Jennifer Kim is the State Director for NJPIRG based in Trenton. She works on a variety of issues including consumer safety, public health, and transportation.

Peter Skopec

Program Associate
(609) 394-8155 ext. 313
Peter has been working as a Program Associate at NJPIRG since the summer of 2012. He works on democracy issues, tax and budget policy, and consumer protection at NJPIRG.

Dan Xie

Organizing Director
(732) 247-8177
As NJPIRG Student Chapters' organizing director, Dan oversees NJPIRG's campus organizers and works with student leaders to run successful campaigns. Prior to joining the NJPIRG team in 2012, Dan was the Assistant Organizing Director for CALPIRG Students based in Berkeley.

Heather Plante

Administrative Director
Ms. Plante has been the administrative director since December 2009.

Phineas Baxandall

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

Michael Russo

Federal Program Director
(202) 461-3823
Mike Russo oversees and coordinates our federal field and legislative program work.

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.

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