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SPAN Contacts

General Information

SPAN Ohio
PO Box 852
Kent, OH 44240
Email: span@spanohio.org  — Voice Mail: 216-736-4766

State Director

Debbie Silverstein
Email: dsilverstein@neo.rr.com — Phone 330-673-8524

REGIONAL COORDINATORS:

Contact the regional coordinator for your county to obtain SPAN material or instructions on how to obtain it, to volunteer to help with the campaign for siingle-payer, or for answers to questions about SPAN Ohio or the single-payer movement in general.

Region 1 (Northeast Ohio)

Ted Seuss
tedseuss@att.net  
Phone: 440-590-2427
(Includes Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties)

Region 2 (Northwest Ohio)

Dennis Slotnick
slotnicks4@aol.com
Phone: 419-704-1863
(Includes Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood counties)

Region 3 (Southeastern Ohio)

Patty Mercer
pmyahini@gmail.com 
Phone: 740-594-2344
(Includes Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington counties)

Region 4 (Southwestern Ohio)

Dee Chavez
dee49@fuse.net 
Phone: 513-413-1178
(Includes Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties)

Region 5 (Central Ohio)

Bob Krasen
bkrasen@twc.com
Phone: 614-261-0754
(Includes Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Union, and Wyandot counties)
 

Region 6 (East Central Ohio)

John Gordon
tigersnf@aol.com
Phone: 330-872-7298
(Includes Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Trumbull, and Wayne counties)

Region 7 (West Central Ohio)

Matt Noordsij-Jones
mattnj78@gmail.com
Phone: 937-321-8698
(Includes Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties)

SPAN Ohio 9th Annual Conference

REGISTER TODAY!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

Columbus, Ohio

 

Conference Theme: Healthcare for the 99% - Overcoming Roadblocks to a Basic Human Right

Keynote Speaker: Joe Brewer - Founder and Director of Cognitive Policy Works, Project Coordinator for the Seattle Innovators, Former Fellow of George Lakoff's Rockridge Institute. Click here to view the full conference brochure and mail-in registration form, which can be downloaded for printing. Click here if you prefer to register and pay online.

Viewpoint: Injustice in Health Care

The “profits-first, market-based health care system” left an ED patient with a debilitating stroke because he couldn’t afford the co-pays for follow-up care or the medication to keep his blood from clotting in his atria. Dr. Cotton explains. Read More

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Donations to SPAN Ohio help cover operating and lobbying expenses and ARE NOT tax deductible.

Donations to HCFAO go to our education fund and ARE tax deductible.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • SPAN Region 4 Meeting Wed. 23 Aug, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) SPAN Ohio (for Single Payer Healthcare) Region 4 (SW Ohio) will meet on Wednesday, August 23rd, 7-9PM at 1st Unitarian Chu...
  • Cleveland SPAN Planning Meeting Mon. 28 Aug, 2017 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm) Cleveland SPAN planning meeting  Monday August 28,   6:00 - 7:30 PM    North Shore AFL-CIO Off...
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd - Columbus OH
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 2 Dec, 2017 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd - Columbus OH
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd - Columbus OH
  • SPAN ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE Sat. 28 Apr, 2018 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) Quest Conference Center - 8405 Pulsar Place - Columbus OH
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