Here are the members of Health Care for All NC’s Board of Directors, including the officers. All have committed to working for a health care system in the US that is high-quality, affordable and open to all.
Brenda Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN
Brenda Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN, is self-employed as a Healthcare Consultant: Improving Eldercare through Policy, Education/Workforce and Evidence-Based Practice, drawing on her clinical, research and policy expertise in geriatrics and background in workforce issues. From 2008-2011, she served as a Director in the AARP Public Policy Institute, analyzing proposed policy legislation around Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other social issues in terms of impact on an aging population. She also contributed to specific language in the ACA related to primary care. While in Washington, she represented AARP on the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, tasked with implementation of the Institute of Medicine’s Report to Congress on Retooling for an Aging America and also prepared multiple resources for the IOM Committee on the Future of Nursing. She was recruited to North Carolina to be the CEO of the first State Nursing Workforce Center in the nation, a position she held from 1996 – 2008. She has multiple presentations and publications to her credit, including 2 award-winning books: one on nursing/health professions workforce and the other on research in long term care.
For more than 20 years, Will Cox has worked as a radiology tech at a large medical center. Before entering healthcare, Will managed a homeless shelter and organized protests against cuts to anti-poverty programs during the Reagan administration. He continues to work part-time in a domestic violence prevention program in Winston-Salem. As a small child, Will was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which informed his belief that every person has a right to healthcare. It has been Will’s experience that fundamental rights such as universal access to healthcare have only been won through collective struggle.
Gary Greenberg MD MPH
Dr. Greenberg trained in Internal Medicine and is additionally Board-certified in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
After 18 years on fulltime staff at Duke University Medical Center, he transitioned from volunteer to the first (now only) staff provider at the Open Door Clinic, at Urban Ministries of Wake County. The Open Door is a full-service, charity-supported Free Clinic caring for uninsured, low-income adults living in Wake County. Most of the care is provided by a huge team of volunteers, including 50+ physicians, PAs, NPs and specialists, with hundreds of nurses, interpreters, lab, clerical and pharmacy personnel.
Photo is from a 3/21/10 Washington demonstration, the day the Affordable Care Act passed the US House (before ‘reconciliation’ with the Senate).
Eleanor Elaine Greene, MD, MPH
I am a lifelong advocate for Public Health and I work to improve access to care for underserved populations. By training I am an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and practice in the area of Women’s Health. I am the founder of and practice at Triad Women’s Health and Wellness Center in High Point, NC. I have served on national, state and community boards where I advocate for universal access to quality health care. I served as State Director for Doctors for America, a grass roots advocacy group promoting access to cost effective quality health care for all and supported the passing and implementation of the Affordable Care Act as a tool to reach our goal of affordable health care for all.
I am also active in organized medicine; currently I am a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the Old North State Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Board and others.”
Wayne Hale, MD, MS, CAQ Geriatrics
“After 28 years of teaching family medicine/geriatrics at Cone Health Family Medicine, I currently work part-time at PACE of the Triad evaluating applicants for participation in this program, which is focused on keeping elderly patients in their home environment. In the residency, I managed a clinic for Hispanic patients and have led short-term medical brigades to Honduras over 25 times in the past 18 years. We must make clear to the public that Medicare has been much more cost-effective than private insurance plans. ‘Voucherizing’ Medicare will lead to inadequate care with severe repercussions for the health of our elderly population.”
Jonathan Kotch MD MPH
Jonathan Kotch is a physician specializing both in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. After 38 years on the faculty of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, he retired in June, 2016. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and is the editor of the leading textbook in Maternal and Child Health, now in its third edition.
The photo is of his arrest at Moral Monday on 6/3/2013.
Robin Lane RN, PNP-C, MPH
Robin is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, former Lecturer at the UNCG School of Nursing and community volunteer (described here). She has a special and enduring interest in promoting the health of women and children with barrier-free access to primary care and mental health services. From 2007 to 2014, Robin was the chair of the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad’s Health Roundtable which worked to promote understanding of the US health care system and options for reform. She currently serves as a member of several local boards and advisory groups dedicated to public health interests. Her professional and volunteer work have led to her commitment to bring health reform to a logical conclusion with the creation of a single system of care, free of discrimination and available as needed to every resident of the US.
Photo from LWV.org Moral Monday, Raleigh, June 17, 2013
Hopefully Demetria’s photo & bio aren’t lost in cyberspace.
Kim L. McMasters, DC
Dr. McMasters, a native of Asheboro, NC, is a recent graduate of Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing for 5 years. Before entering Chiropractic College, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University and a Masters of Science degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, (NC A&T State University). Dr. McMasters has taught at Randleman Middle School (Randolph County Schools), NC A&T State University (Microbiology, Physiology and Biology), Randolph Community College (Biology, Anatomy and Physiology) and South Carolina Community College (Anatomy and Physiology).
Claudia C Prose MD MPH
Claudia Prose is a pediatrician who has spent her career working in clinics for underserved children, and especially enjoys working with immigrant families. Her public health degree is in maternal and child health. Currently she is on the staff at Cone Health Center for Children, an innovative clinic providing comprehensive, integrated team care.
Photo is during the Moral Monday demonstration 5/19/14, when the Legislature sought to silence protesters.
“I am a social worker, grandmother, and a veteran organizer in the movements for social change, including worker justice, union rights, health care for all, and public education advocacy.”
Miriam’s views and tattoo(!) were featured in an AP story about the Moral Day of Action held at state capitals 9/12/16. Publications included Washington Post, Redding Record Searchlight, Virginian-Pilot, Daily Progress (Charlottesville), KCTV (Kansas City) and WBTV (Charlotte).