Advisory Board and Steering Committee

National Advisory Board

Charles Brave — President, South Carolina AFL-CIO

Bonnie Castillo — Executive Director, National Nurses United

David Van Deusen — President, VT AFL-CIO

Mark Dimondstein — President, American Postal Workers Union

Richard Hooker — Sec.-Treas., Teamsters Local 623

Sara Nelson — President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

David Newby — President Emeritus, Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Cynthia Phinney – President Maine AFL-CIO

Carl Rosen — President, United Electrical Workers (UE)

Sal Rosselli— President, National Union of Healthcare Workers

Steven A. Tolman — President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Jos Williams — President Emeritus, District of Columbia Metropolitan CLC

Nancy Wohlforth — OPEIU

national coordinator

Rose Roach is the National Coordinator for the Labor Campaign for Single Payer and serves as Chair of Healthcare for All Minnesota. 


Rose recently retired as the Executive Director of the MN Nurses Association, MNA, after 34 years in the labor movement having represented public school employees in both MN, her home state and CA before being hired at MNA in 2014. 


For two decades, Rose has been involved in the healthcare justice movement, as a trainer and national speaker while working with elected officials to craft legislation that moves us to a patient/provider-centered healthcare system.


Rose was recognized by the MN Physician’s Magazine as one of their quadrennials, top 100 leaders in healthcare in 2016 and 2020.  Rose has served on former MN Governor Mark Dayton’s Healthcare Financing Task Force as well as MN’s Attorney General Keith Ellison’s Lowering Pharmaceutical Costs Task Force. Recently, she received the Women’s Trailblazer Award from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and was the 2019 recipient of the MN Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Paul Wellstone Lifetime Commitment to Organized Labor Award.

steering committee

Ada Briceño — UNITEHERE Local 11

Donna Cartwright — Pride @ Work, AFL-CIO

Al Cholger — USW (Ret.)

Steve DeMatteo — APWU

Mark Dudzic — Labor Campaign for Single Payer

Sandy Eaton — Massachusetts Nurses Association

Jon Flanders — Troy Area Labor Council

Don Giljum — IUOE Local 148

Rebecca Givan — Rutgers AAUP/AFT

Dustin Guastella — IBT Local 623

Cherrene Horazuk — AFSCME Local 3800

Katherine Isaac — Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute

David Johnson — Champaign IL CLC

Geri Katz — Minnesota Nurses Association 

Martha Kuhl — NNU

Traven Leyshon — Green Mountain Labor Council

Michael Lighty — NUHW

Martha Livingston — UUP/AFT2190

Kevin Mapp — USW 

James McGee — Transit Employees H & W Fund, ATU

Roy Morrison — BMWED/IBT

Lew Moye — St. Louis CBTU

Katie Murphy — Massachusetts Nurses Association

David Newby — Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Elizabeth O’Connor — Maine AFL-CIO

Sonny Pezzella — Pennsylvania Federation BMWED/IBT

Rose Roach — Labor Campaign for Single Payer

Jean Ross — NNU

Joel Shufro — NY Health Campaign Labor Outreach Group

Mike Sullivan — Oregon Labor for Single Payer

John Thompson — UE

Marva Wade — New York State Nurses Association

John Walsh — IBEW

Nancy Wohlforth — OPEIU