Our Team

 Officers

Bob Final Bob Mason, LCSW,  President Bob is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional and has been a health care worker for 40 years. He is a founding member of Pennsylvanians United for Single Payer Health Care (PUSH) and HealthCare4AllPA. He has been honored by the Graduate School of Social Work of the University of Pittsburgh as a Distinguished Alumnus and by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers with a Lifetime Achievement Award. A resident of Trafford, PA, Bob is the father of two adult children and notes that there is no right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” without the right to health care.
Becky Pruveadenti photo Rebecca Pruveadenti, Vice-President   Rebecca is also the President of HealthCare4AllPA, NW Chapter located in Erie, PA where she resides. Additionally, she is a long-time member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and currently holds the position of Membership Chair for NW PA NOW. She graduated from Penn State University with a B. A. in Communications and received a Human Resources Management Certification from Gannon University. Part of her career was spent in a VFW Field Office where she assisted Service Officers in developing pension and compensation claims for eligible veterans. Rebecca believes we need to demand a single payer health care delivery system to protect Pennsylvanian families and enhance the future for generations to come.
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, Secretary Walter is a nationally known consultant on public health and health care reform. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches health policy at their Center for Public Health Initiatives. He was President of the American Public Health Association in 2005. He served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia from April 2000 to February 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was the founding Deputy Director for Personal Health Services and Medical Director of the Montgomery County (PA) Health Department from 1991-2000. He is a founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program. In 2006, he received the Public Health Recognition Award from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania; his MPH is from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and he has an honorary Doctorate in Medical Sciences from Drexel University. Walter currently lives in Philadelphia.
Anita Prizio, Treasurer,   President of Pittsburgh Crankshaft Service, Inc.

Board Members

  • Caryl Byrne RN
  • Michelle Hamilton
  • Dwight Michael, MD
  • Jerry Policoff
  • Cindy Purvis
  • Mike Stout
  • Randolph Shannon
  • Joseph Talarico, MD
  • Joanne Tosti-Vasey, Ph.D.
  • Scott Tyson, MD
  • Arno Vosk, MD
  • Geoff Woodland
  • Missy Wyatt-Shupe RN

Advisory Board

  • Eli Byrne, Ph.D.
  • Elaine Jones
  • Kate Loving-Schenk RN
  • Kate Michelman
  • Dave Steil

Chuck Pennacchio, Executive Director Emeritus Chuck is history program director at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, founder of Citizen Solutions for Pennsylvania, and former United States Senate candidate (2006). A longtime advocate of publicly-financed, privately-provided universal healthcare, and organizing veteran of 34 years, Chuck lead-negotiated comprehensive health benefits for thousands of working graduate students while at the University of Colorado. A native of Delaware County, resident of Bucks County, husband of nearly 20 years and father of two school-age children, Chuck sees the state-level, single-payer healthcare question as the “tipping point” opportunity capable of triggering dramatic turnarounds on numerous fronts (social, economic, legal) and at all levels (local, national, and international).

 

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