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Wiki Page for 2015 SPAN Annual Conference

Healthcare Is a Human Right
Healthcare-NOW! A national grassroots advocacy organization in support of single-payer health care with a network of activists in 42 states.
Illinois Single-Payer Coalition
Kaiser Family Foundation: State Health Facts
Kentuckians for Single-Payer Health Care
Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare
Maryland Chapter PNHP is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a nonprofit research and education organization of 16,000 physicians, medical students, and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.
Maryland Citizens Health Initiative
Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care (MASS-CARE)
MEDICARE for ALL
Minnesota Citizens Organized Acting Together (COACT)
National Nurses United
Our Ailing Health Care
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
Physicians Working Group Proposal for Single-Payer National Health Insurance
Public Citizen
Single-Minded for Single-Payer: An Interview with Kevin Grumbach
Single-Payer: Answers and Facts About Health Care for All
Single-Payer Action A nonprofit activist-fueled organization based in Washington, D.C.
Single Payer Central
Single Payer New York
Single Payer NOW

SPAN State Council

The following individuals were elected by their respective constituencies to serve on the SPAN State Council for a one-year term ending in April, 2019:

Executive Committee
Deborah Silverstein — SPAN Ohio State Director
Johnathon Ross, M.D.— SPAN Ohio Secretary
Barbara Walden — SPAN Ohio Treasurer
Brad Cotton, M.D. — At Large
Bill Davis — At Large
Marcia Hartman — At Large
Bob Krasen — At Large
Matt Noordsij-Jones, M.D. — At Large
 
Regional Coordinators
Region 1 — Ted Seuss
Region 2 — Dennis Slotnick
Region 3 — Patty Mercer
Region 4 — Dee Chavez, RN
Region 5 — Bob Krasen
Region 6 — Bonny Graham Esparza
Region 7 — Matt Noordsij-Jones, M.D.
 
Labor
Connie Hammond
Kendall Mays
Dave Pavlick, Sr.
 
Health Care Community
Richard A. Bozian
Richard C. Bozian, M.D.
Alice Faryna, M.D.
Pia Kanistros, RN, BSN
Katherine Lambes, M.D.
Joan Matyskella
Melanie Moynan-Smith
Don Rucknagel, M.D., Ph.D.
Kimball Stricklin
Marilyn Webster, RN, MSN
 
Community Organizations
Kathy Guest
Sean Nestor
 
Faith Groups
Bonny Graham Esparza.
Dennis Lambert
 
Other Organizations / Individuals
Quo Vadis Ellison
Marcia Hartman
Diana King
Logan Martinez
Bob Parker
Mark Polley
Arlene Sheak
 
Business Community
Freeda Flynn, M.D.
Tim Kettler
Mayo Makinde
 

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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
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)

Bonny Graham Esparza
bonnygrahamesparza@gmail.com
Phone: 330-842-9296
(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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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Region 1 SPAN Meeting Mon. 21 May, 2018 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm) North Shore AFL-CIO Office.   3250 Euclid Ave, 2nd floor, Cleveland - Note:  enter parking lot from Prospec...
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 (6:00 am - 9:00 am) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd – Columbus OH (Orange/Yellow Room)
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 22 Sep, 2018 (6:00 am - 9:00 am) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd – Columbus OH
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 1 Dec, 2018 (5:00 am - 8:00 am) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd – Columbus OH
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