Board and Staff

2017-2018 Board of Directors


Rabbi Doug Alpert, President
Congregation Kol Ami, Kansas City

John Mihalevich, MD, Vice President
Physician, Springfield

Aaron Griffin, Secretary
SEMO Health Network, Matthews

Board of Directors - At-Large Members:

Lexi Amos
Community Leader, Springfield

Michelle Bach
MD/PhD Student, St. Louis

Ashli Bolden
Missouri Jobs with Justice, Statewide

Sagar Mehta
Medical Student, St. Louis

Lois Reborne
Community Leader, West Plains

Rebecca Gordon
The Rebecca Gordon Group, Jefferson City

Brian Smith
Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Columbia

Emma Spencer
Nurse, St. Louis

Cheryl Unterschutz
Girls on the Run, Columbia

Erica Williams
A Red Circle, St. Louis



Jen Bersdale
Executive Director, based in St. Louis

Drew Noblot
Organizing and Operations Manager, based in St. Louis

Shawn D’Abreu
Policy Director, based in Jefferson City

Racheal Baker
Southeast Missouri Organizer, based in Dexter

Jackie Schmitz
Organizing Fellow, based in St. Louis

KJ McDonald
Southwest Missouri Organizer, based in Joplin

Founding Principles

Every Missourian deserves access to quality, affordable health care, no matter where they live or how much money they make.


In April 2007, a group of faith and community leaders met to hear Vinny DeMarco of the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition.

Endorsing Organizations

More than 160 organizations statewide have joined the Missouri Health Care for All movement by endorsing our principle.