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One Payer States fights to win high-quality, cost-effective health care for all. Working together, we build powerful state, regional, and national solutions.
Chuck Pennacchio, Ph.D
Co-founder and president of the One Payer States network (2009-), associate professor of history and politics at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia (2003-), senior advisor (2015-), and former executive director (2006-2015) to Healthcare for All Pennsylvania. MORE.
Andrea is a senior advisor to OPS and a veteran social justice strategist and organizer. In 2019 she had a major role in making Action Network the core element of OPS organizing and communication. She is a founding board member and digital strategist for the Center for Common Ground. MORE.
Rudy Arredondo is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the civil rights, farm and ranching agricultural policy, public health, public relations and communi-cations industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Grassroots Organizing, Government, and Crisis Communications. Strong business development professional graduated from Columbia Union College. MORE.
Kathryn Lewandowsky, R.N.
Kathryn is Treasurer for OPS and Chair of Whole Washington Board of Directors. She is also serving as interim co-chair of the OPS Education and Advocacy Work Group. Kathryn is a Registered Nurse in Washington State with over 30 years of experience in Healthcare working in the Acute Care setting in Oncology, IV Therapy, Critical Care, and Hospice. MORE
Caroline Corum RN, BSN, JD
Caroline Corum is serving as interim co-chair of the OPS Education and Advocacy Work Group. She is a nurse. When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she hardly paid attention to the bills. As a 52-year-old nurse from Arlington, Va., Corum’s treatments were largely paid through her employer’s insurance. But that changed when the disease forced her to leave her job and take disability last year. Suddenly faced with exorbitant costs and the prospect of losing her doctors. MORE.
Michael C. Huntington, M.D.
Mike is Secretary of One Payer States. He graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School and was a Radiation Oncologist for 35 years. He is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program and was President of Health Care for All Oregon in 2012. He is currently Vice-Chair of Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates in Corvallis. MORE. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Valencia, Ph.D
Dr. Beatriz “Betty” Valencia, Ph.D., is a proponent of education equity and has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Studies, serving as the vice-president of Santiago Canyon College Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors. MORE.
Betty Keller, M.D.
Betty Keller, MD, has been until March 2021 chair of the Education and Advocacy Work Group for One Payer States. She is President of the Vermont Chapter of PNHP and is a leader in the Vermont League of Women Voters’ Health Care Caucus. MORE.
Barbara Pearson curates the collection of state proposals universal health care proposals. See map on the OPS website. After retiring from her post as a university lecturer and research associate in linguistics, she dedicates her time to advocating *for* Single Payer/ Medicare for All and *against* voter suppression. She is chair of the League of Women Voters Health Care Committee in Amherst, MA. MORE.
Stephen Kemble, M.D.
Stephen Kemble, M.D. is a semi-retired psychiatrist who chairs the Policy Work Group and lives in Oahu, Hawaii. He has written many articles on healthcare policy how he was president of the Hawaiian medical Association and currently is on the Hawaiian Health Authority Board. MORE.
Jeanne Nicholson, R.N.
Jeanne chairs the OPS Communications Work Group. She is a retired public health nurse, former state senator, and county commissioner and lives in the mountains west of Denver, Colorado. MORE.
Joseph Jarvis, M.D., MSPH
Joseph is a member of the OPS Legislation Work Group. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA-English) and the University of Utah School of Medicine (MD-1982, MSPH-1986). Dr. Jarvis practiced family medicine at community health centers in Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Reno. He served as the State Health Officer in the Nevada Division of Health and as a medical officer in OSHA/US Dept. of Labor and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. MORE.
Sean is Campaign Director for Whole Washington. He is an apprentice electrician and proud union member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46. As former vice-chair of IBEW’s local 46 RENEW chapter. He is passionate about the fight for universal healthcare because it will provide him and others economic liberation from the high costs of our current healthcare system and improve everyone’s quality of life. MORE.
Nox Shou / 蘓章良 (They/them/theirs) is a Philadelphia-based farmer, philosopher, aesthetician, artist, activist, filmmaker, and self-styled polymath and psychopomp Teochew-Chinese descent. MORE.
Departmental Vice President Retail Central with CWA3108. As a member of Medicare for All CT, an all-volunteer grassroots group advocating for guaranteed healthcare for all, Stephan was part of the effort, that for the first time in many years, in 2021, a state-level single-payer bill was introduced in Connecticut. MORE.
Ajay Marwaha, M.D.
Ajay Marwaha is a physician who believes that high-quality and affordable healthcare is a human right. They advocate for expanding affordable, equitable, portable, and high-quality health insurance coverage to everyone in America in their spare time.
Ajay believes that, as the wealthiest nation in the world, America has the ability to achieve this. MORE.
Nina Ahmad, Ph.D.
Nina is a strong advocate for women and communities of color. As a catalyst for change, she served for nearly half a decade as President of the Philadelphia chapter National Organization for Women (NOW). She is honored to serve as a national board member to this day. Nina has also served on local nonprofit boards and acted as a community leader. As a small business owner, she’s spurred good jobs with union-generated and labor-built partnerships and has made key responsible decisions on community investments. MORE.
Michele Hamilton is Assistant Director of Shelter Services at the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, an organization that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Michele lives in Centre County, PA, and supports many local progressive and human service programs. She currently serves as the Vice President of the PA National Organization for Women. MORE.
For years, Catherine Hunt has been a champion of progressive values and exemplified grassroots efforts. She has been an active participant in Our Revolution since its inception. She has also been a leader of Progressive Democrats of America. A lifelong social justice activist, Catherine is also a member of the National Nurses Association. MORE.
Julie Keller Pease, M.D.
Dr. Julie Pease hails from Minnesota, and has lived in Maine since 1987. She received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, and her psychiatry training at the University of Vermont Medical Center Hospital. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. A co-founder of Maine AllCare, Dr. Pease was president of the board from 2011-2016. MORE.
Rodney S. Sadler, Jr.
Rodney S. Sadler, Jr. is a graduate of Howard University (1989, B.S. Psychology/Philosophy), Howard University School of Divinity (1992, M.Div.), and Duke University (2001, Ph.D. Hebrew Bible and Biblical Archaeology), and has also studied at Hebrew University (1990). He is an ordained Baptist minister and presently serves as Associate Pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary. MORE.