National Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Andy Igrejas (ee-gray-juhs) is the National Campaign Director. Prior to working for the campaign, Igrejas headed the Environmental Health Program at the National Environmental Trust for seven years, and continued in the position when that organization merged with the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2008. In that role, Igrejas helped put chemical policy reform on the national agenda through work on the Kid-Safe Chemical Act. Igrejas also led NET’s work on chemical security, right–to-know, food safety, and California initiatives like the successful campaign for the Safe Cosmetics Act. Prior to NET, Igrejas, a native of Bloomfield, NJ, was a lobbyist and organizer for the Public Interest Research Groups in California and New Jersey, the California League of Conservation Voters and Californians for Pesticide Reform. He spearheaded passage of the Clean Water Enforcement and Pollution Prevention Act which was signed by Gov. Gray Davis in 1999.