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, producer of the documentary “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” (2016), candidate for the United States Senate (2006), and aide to U.S. House Member and four U.S. Senators (1979-1988).
Georgia Davenport is the Field Director for One Payer States and Whole Washington. From 2017-2019 she served as the Whole Washington Campaign Director and led the 100% volunteer effort to pass universal healthcare via a ballot initiative in 2018.
Georgia is a Washington State Democratic Central Committee Member and was also the Phone Bank Organizer for I-735, the initiative aimed at overturning Citizens United, which passed in 2016 by 63%. Her interest in politics comes from wanting a better future for her daughter and all the other children who need us to enact bold legislation today, to ensure they can get the healthcare they need, without using Gofundme.
Michael C. Huntington M.D.
Mike attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health and Sciences University, OHSU). He was an Army flight surgeon in Viet Nam in 1969. He received his residency training at OHSU, was a Radiation Oncologist for 35 years, and was Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis from 1984 to 2006.
After his retirement in 2006 he joined Physicians for a National Health Program. He was President of Health Care for All Oregon in 2012. He is currently Vice Chair of Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates in Corvallis and Secretary for One Payer States. He had followed the progress of OPS over the past several years and decided to get more involved to help OPS pursue its dual-track (state and federal) work to achieve universal health care for our nation.
Betty Keller, MD
Betty Keller, MD, is chair of the Education and Advocacy Work Group for One Payer States. That group teaches folks about why our current health care system is a disaster for both our health and our economy, and how we can fix it. She would love to hear your ideas and what skills you can share to help in that goal.
She is a Christian who believes that we are all one, so to be healthy, we need all our brothers and sisters to be healthy. She helps run a summer internship for medical students to learn about policy, and to develop advocacy and leadership skills: pnhp.org/nne2020. And it has become her belief that, when so many people want us to use our tax dollars more wisely and fund our health care with taxes like we do our roads and police, but we still don’t, then there is something deeply wrong with our democracy. So she is active with the League of Women Voters, as well.
Barbara Pearson curates the state map for One Payer States. After retiring from her post as a university lecturer and research associate in linguistics, she is dedicating 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, on the steering committee of the League’s national network for Health Care Reform 4 the US (HCR4US), and a foot soldier in Western Mass Medicare for All.
She has this old-fashioned idea that the public good is better served with representative democracy than oligarchy and that Medicare 4 All is the key to “healthy people for a healthy democracy.”