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

Monica Sylvan, Treasurer
Community Leader, St. Louis

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

Deacon Frank Prideaux
St. Cletus Catholic Church, St. Charles

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

Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo
Deaconess Faith Nurses, St. Louis

Monica Sylvan
Community Leader, St. Louis

Cheryl Unterschutz
Girls on the Run, Columbia

Sidney Watson
Saint Louis University, St. Louis

Erica Williams
A Red Circle, St. Louis



Jen Bersdale
Executive Director, based in St. Louis

Crystal Brigman Mahaney
Deputy Director, based in Springfield

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

Racheal Baker
Southeast Missouri Organizer, based in Dexter

Jackie Schmitz
Organizing Fellow, based in St. Louis

KJ McDonald
Southwest Missouri Organizer, based in Joplin

Shawn D’Abreu
Policy Director, based in Jefferson City

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.