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Biographies and Contact Information

For journalists

Alex FormuzisAlex Formuzis, Director of Communications.
202-939-9140 or [email protected]
Alex came to EWG after 8 years on Capitol Hill. Prior to his time in the Senate he worked in the Clinton administration. Alex was born and raised in the Northwest, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana.

For parents

Lisa Frack, Online Parent Organizer.
202-939-9154 or [email protected]
Lisa connects with parents online to share EWG’s research and activism opportunities on kid safe products, environmental health and toxics. She holds a BA in history from Princeton and a Masters in Public Policy from Duke. Lisa’s two young children inspire her to make choosing safe products a simple task for even the busiest of parents.

Facts about the Environmental Working Group:

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, we founded the EWG Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies.

Our two goals are to protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population-children, babies, and infants in the womb- from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants. Second, we want to replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.

Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.