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

Radhika Nath, Ph.D.

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Bill Semple, MSW

Chairman

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Jed Shapiro, MD

Vice-Chair

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

Nancy Reed, JD, PA-C, Secretary

Photo by Darral Freund

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

T. R. Reid

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Robert Davis, MDiv, DMin

Diane Dunn, BSW, MBA, PMP

Diane Dunn, BSW, MBA, PMP

Treasurer

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

Lelieth Thompson, PsyD

Laurie Beckel, co-coordinator, Candidate Liaisons Project

Madeleine Jacobs, MD

Medical Professionals for UHC Chair (Photo by Darral Freund)

Jed S. Shapiro, MD, Vice-Chair

Lori Heintzelman, Ph.D. 

Jim Potter, JD, Legislative Action Team Coordinator

Jim Potter, JD

Legislative Action Team Coordinator (Photo by Darral Freund)

Sydney Jacobs

Sydney Jacobs

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

Elaine Branjord, retired nurse

Co-Coordinator of Community Organizers

Staff and Volunteer Leaders

Sara Wright, Director of Communications

Sara Wright

Director of Communications

Guinn Unger

Guinn Unger

Project Manager
Be Bolder Campaign

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

Virginia Gebhart, Retired Pharmacist

Co-Coordinator, Candidate Liaison Project

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

Patricia Rice

Social Media Director

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

Avital Lipkin

Website Co-Designer

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

Ezra Halstad

Young People’s Campaign for Universal Health Care

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

Rich Shannon, BS, MPA

Statewide Coordinator of the Local Resolutions for IM4A Campaign

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

Ellery Galvin

Website Co-Designer

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

Greg Smith, BS, CPA
Business for Universal Health Care