Anthony Iarrapino serves as the Executive Advisor to the Vermont Public Health Institute. Drawing from his extensive experience in public interest advocacy and nonprofit management, his role is to collaborate closely with the organization’s active volunteer board and dues-paying membership, guiding the organization’s growth and increasing its capacity as a leading voice in national, state, and local public health policy initiatives.
Anthony previously led the Alliance for a Healthier Vermont, a coalition including the Vermont Public Health Association and more than sixty other Vermont organizations representing doctors, nurses, dentists, public health professionals, teachers, farmers, and advocates for consumers, children, and people with low incomes. As the campaign director for the Alliance’s recent obesity-prevention initiative, Anthony coordinated the legislative advocacy to enact a $0.02 per-ounce excise tax on sugary drinks and to dedicate funding from the tax to programs that would support Vermonters in pursuing healthy eating and active living.
Before leading the Alliance’s campaign, Anthony served nearly nine years as a senior attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation, a New England-wide public interest environmental advocacy group. While there, Anthony achieved numerous precedent-setting outcomes in clean water court cases, won passage of stronger state and federal environmental protection and open government laws, and collaborated with numerous stakeholders in local and regional climate change resilience and sustainable agriculture efforts.
Anthony lives and works in Montpelier, Vermont where he maintains a general law and consulting practice. He serves on the Board of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, the Vermont Conservation Voters, and volunteers pro bono legal services for the clients of Circle, a domestic violence legal clinic in Barre, Vt.