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About

America’s Agenda

America's Agenda is a national healthcare alliance that brings together labor unions, businesses, healthcare providers, and policymakers who share a common commitment to smart policy and effective action to advance our mission of affordable, high quality, readily accessible healthcare for every American. 

Officers and Staff

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Douglas H. Dority
President & Chairman

Doug took the helm of America’s Agenda in 2004 to concentrate his attention on solving what he terms “one of the most serious... 

Doug took the helm of America’s Agenda in 2004 to concentrate his attention on solving what he terms “one of the most serious domestic issues confronting our country.” Prior to America’s Agenda, Doug dedicated 43 years of his life to the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), its members, and the American labor movement.

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Dr. Mike Kapsa
Chief Economist

Mike is an accomplished policy director who has extensive experience in non-profit health care management...

Mike is an accomplished policy director who has extensive experience in non-profit health care management. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy focused on labor economics at New School University in New York City.

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Rick Dade
Director of Field Operations

Rick joined America’s Agenda in 2020 and has translated his decades of experience in labor benefits, negotiations...

Rick joined America’s Agenda in 2020 and has translated his decades of experience in labor benefits, negotiations, mobilization, comprehensive organizing and contract campaigns into successful initiatives that are helping to redesign workers’ health care experience. His career in the labor movement has spanned more than 35 years, including the role of President and Principal Officer with Teamsters Local 730 and nearly 15 years at SEIU International. He has led numerous campaigns at the national, state & local levels.

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Eric Dean
Secretary-Treasurer

Eric began his career as an Ironworker and thereafter worked for a number of labor unions and trade...

Eric began his career as an Ironworker and thereafter worked for a number of labor unions and trade associations, including as general president of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union. He brings over 30 years of experience to the America’s Agenda team.

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Jessica Belford
Operations Manager

Jessica has been with America’s Agenda since 2013, first serving as managing director. Her previous roles ...

Jessica has been with America’s Agenda since 2013, first serving as managing director. Her previous roles focused on organization management. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the District of Columbia. 

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Mark Blum
Executive Director

Mark is a recognized expert on innovative solutions to address the rising cost of healthcare. He has led America’s Agenda...

Mark is a recognized expert on innovative solutions to address the rising cost of healthcare. He has led America’s Agenda work since its founding in 2005. Mark currently serves on the State Health Benefits Value and Quality Task Force in New Jersey and previously worked as an economics professor as well as national director of organizing for the American Association of University Professors. He completed his graduate studies at the London School of Economics.

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Amanda Mishur
Director of Programs

Amanda brings more than 25 years of experience in operations management, stakeholder relations and business...

Amanda brings more than 25 years of experience in operations management, stakeholder relations and business strategy. Prior to joining America’s Agenda, Amanda served as the Vice President of National Onboarding and Director of Vendor Relations and Supply Management at Activate Healthcare.

Board of Directors

Mark C. Blum

Executive Director, America's Agenda

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Joseph R. Bock

Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC

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Eric M. Dean

Secretary-Treasurer, America’s Agenda General President, Ironworkers

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Executive Director, America's Agenda

Mark C. Blum

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President and CEO, HMC HealthWorks

Janis DiMonaco, Ph.D.

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Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Anthem Inc.

Julie L. Goon

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Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Scott LaGanga

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President, UFCW 8 -- Golden State

Jacques Loveall

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General President, Laborers' International Union of North America

Terence M. O'Sullivan

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President and CEO, CHI Health

Dr. Cliff Robertson

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President, UNITE HERE!

D. Taylor

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Attorney, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC

Joseph R. Bock

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President & Chairman, American’s Agenda Former President, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

Douglas H. Dority

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General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

James P. Hoffa

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President, Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

Richard Lanigan

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Chairman and CEO Advanzeon Solutions

Clark A. Marcus

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International President, United Food and Commercial Workers (UCFW)

Marc Perrone

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President, Union Labor Life Insurance

Edward M. Smith

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Secretary-Treasurer, America’s Agenda General President, Ironworkers

Eric M. Dean

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Former Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives

Hon Richard A. Gephardt

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Former General President, IronWorkers

Joseph J. Hunt

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International President, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IA)

Matthew D. Loeb

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President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers

Edward J. McElroy

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President, United Mine Workers of America

Cecil Roberts

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Vice President, New Jersey Education Association

Sean M. Spiller

 

Partners

  • A. Philip Randolph Institute

  • Advanzeon Solutions

  • American Federation of Teachers

  • Anthem, Inc.

  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

  • Centene

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA)

  • Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader

  • HMC Healthworks

  • New Jersey Education Association

  • Novo Nordisk

  • Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

  • iNet/CHI

  • Union Labor Life Insurance

  • UNITE HERE!

  • United Mine Workers of America

  • United Food and Commercial Workers

  • International Alliance of
    Theatrical Stage Employees (IA)

  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
    Workers (IAM)

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters

  • Ironworkers

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • Labor Life Insurance Company

  • Laborers' International Union
    of North America