UHCAN Board of Directors

Members of the Board of the Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)
(July 2018)

  • Amy Allina

    Amy Allina

    Consultant to non-profit advocacy organizations focused on reproductive health, rights and justice, Washington, DC
  • David Byrom, PhD

    David Byrom, PhD

    Please note: Dr. Byrom passed away in July 2018. His long-time contributions as a board member of UHCAN and to the cause of health care justice are greatly appreciated. He will be sorely missed. UHCAN is grateful to Dave's family for designating UHCAN as the recipient of memorial contributions.
  • Patrick Cannon

    Patrick Cannon

    Vice-President, Wendell Potter Consulting,Tampa, FL
  • Jim Duffett

    Jim Duffett

    Executive Director, Doctors for America
  • Bob Griss

    Bob Griss

    Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health, Washington, DC
  • Mark Hannay

    Mark Hannay

    Executive Director, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, New York City, NY; Chair
  • Brian Johns

    Brian Johns

    Executive Director, Virginia Organizing, Charlotteville, VA
  • James McGee

    James McGee

    Executive Director, Transit Employees Health & Welfare Fund, and, Board member, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Washington, DC
  • Ellen Shaffer

    Ellen Shaffer

    Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health, San Francisco, CA
  • Joan Pirkle Smith

    Joan Pirkle Smith

    Chair, Health Access California, Glendale, CA
  • Deborah Socolar

    Deborah Socolar

    Independent health policy researcher, New York, NY; Executive Committee
  • Nick Unger

    Nick Unger

    Veteran trade union and health care organizer and educator, Washington, DC
  • Jill Zorn

    Jill Zorn

    Senior Policy Officer, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Meriden CT; Executive Committee


Rachel Rosen DeGolia

Rachel Rosen DeGolia

Executive Director of UHCAN

Rachel DeGolia is the Executive Director of UHCAN. She has worked with UHCAN since its founding in 1992, previously serving as Communications and Organizing Director.

In the fall of 2013, at the start of the first open enrollment period under the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), DeGolia joined the Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership (CHAP) team of ACA Enrollment Navigators.  She also serves as a board member of the National Physicians Alliance and received the “Consumer Health Advocate Award” on behalf of UHCAN from Families USA in 2012.