Mark Brakke Mark Brakke is a retired family practice doctor with experience in health systems management. After undergraduate and doctoral preparation at Northwestern University he practiced in Coon Rapids until 2014.  Along the way he had stints as clinic board chairman and clinic medical director.   He also served on the Health Partners Board of Directors and Allina committees focused on quality healthcare.
 Joel  Joel Clemmer
Vice-Chair
Joel has been researching and advocating single-payer health care reform since retiring from Macalester College in late 2005, where he was Vice President for Library and Information Services. He chaired the Community Organizing and the Legislative Relations committees of Healthcare for All – Minnesota and worked on health care for the DFL Progressive Caucus, Pass The MN Health Plan (a political action committee of which he was treasurer), Healthcare Conversations, Grassroots Organizing for Healthcare and Our Revolution.
   Ron Jankowski, Chair Family Physician, Clinical Professor University of Minnesota, former Residency Director at St. Joseph Family Medicine Program, former Faculty North Memorial Family Medicine Program, former member Allina Leadership Team, former board member Med Centers Health Plan, former board member UCare, former Board Chair Columbia Park Education and Research Foundation, former member Medica Advisory committee
   Anne Jones  Anne C. Jones RN, BSN, MA.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota.  Master of Arts, Health and Human Services, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Practiced nursing for over 45 years.  Experience includes direct patient care for general surgery patients, medical and surgical intensive care, and the multi-specialty operating rooms, University of Minnesota Hospitals.  Anne has had a long-standing interest in health policy and financing of health care in the U.S.  Retired from active nursing care in 2015 to focus on advocacy for health care payment reform to assure universal coverage in Minnesota, ultimately in the U.S.  Served 23 years in the United States Air Force Reserve, Nurse Corps, on flying status for over 20 years, retired at the rank of LtCol.  Anne has been a member of the health care team for Take Action Minnesota for the last five years, advocating for implementation of a state-based health insurance exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and maintenance of Minnesota’s commitment to our public health insurance programs.  Professional Associations:  Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses, American Nurses Association, Minnesota Nurses Association, Reserve Officers Association.
 Glen Peterson
   Don Pylkkanen, Secretary/Treasurer
   Kip Sullivan Kip Sullivan has been a Minnesota-based organizer and researcher on healthcare issues for more than two decades. He is the author of the book “The Health Care Mess: How We Got Into It and How We’ll Get Out of It.”