Our People

We don’t think health care should be only for the fortunate, the blessed, or the lucky. We believe everybody should have the health care they need when they need it. 

Volunteers lead our movement:  We are compassionate, professional and fired up to see America and Colorado enjoy social, racial, economic, and gender justice in the form of improved Medicare for All. We’re health care workers, community members/leaders, patients and concerned citizens. We appreciate humor, play, and creativity. We need both big thinkers and task doers. It’s going to take all types to win this for everyone.

Do you care about the well-being of all? Do you put mission above ego? Tired of seeing friends, neighbors, and coworkers on GoFundMe trying to pay their medical bills? 

Board of Directors

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

Laurie Beckel, MA, LPC

Secretary, Co-Coordinator, Candidate Liaison Project

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Robert Davis, MDiv, DMin

Diane Dunn, BSW, MBA, PMP

Diane Dunn, BSW, MBA, PMP

CO4UHC board member Karla Gonzales Garcia smiles in front of flagstone wall.

Karla Gonzales Garcia

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Radhika Nath, Ph.D.

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

T. R. Reid

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Jed. S. Shapiro, MD

Vice-Chair

Bill Semple, MSW

Chairman

Stephany Rose Spaulding, Ph.D.

Staff and Volunteer Leaders

Virginia Gebhart, retired pharmacist, Co-Director of Candidate Liaisons program

Virginia Gebhart, Retired Pharmacist

Co-Coordinator, Candidate Liaison Project

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Rich Shannon, BS, MPA

Statewide Coordinator of the Local Resolutions for IM4A Campaign

Jim Potter, JD, Legislative Action Team Coordinator

Jim Potter, JD

Legislative Action Team Coordinator (Photo by Darral Freund)

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Nancy Reed, JD, PA-C

Strategy Team and Speakers for UHC (Photo by Darral Freund)

Jonathan Ward, MD, Medical Professionals for Universal Health Care Co-Chair

Jonathan Ward, MD

Medical Professionals for UHC Co-Chair

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

Madeline Jacobs, MD

Medical Professionals for UHC Co-Chair (Photo by Darral Freund)

Elaine Branjord, retired nurse, Co-Coordinator of Community Organizers

Elaine Branjord, retired nurse

Co-Coordinator of Community Organizers

Greg Smith, BS, CPA, Leader of Businesses for Universal Health Care

Greg Smith, BS, CPA

Leader of Businesses for UHC

Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director

Ivan Miller, Ph.D.

Executive Director (Photo by Darral Freund)

Sara Wright, Director of Communications

Sara Wright

Director of Communications

Elaine Branjord, retired nurse, Co-Coordinator of Community Organizers

Patricia Rice

Social Media Director

Greg Smith, BS, CPA, Leader of Businesses for Universal Health Care

Ellery Galvin

Website Co-Designer

Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director

Avital Lipkin

Website Co-Designer