Board of Directors



Marcia Stedman is President of HCFA-WA. She has been a Board member since 2013 and is active organizing in the 1st LD. She can be reached at


Kelly Powers is Vice President of HCFA-WA and has been a universal health care advocate from the 36th LD since 2008. She can be reached at

Erica Nealious-Grall is the new Volunteer Coordinator for HCFA-WA and is also an administrator for a non-profit child care and preschool in Snohomish County.

Erica has worked in the child care field for over 15 years, starting out as a toddler teacher and working her way to Director. She focuses on building up the community strength of families and employees who are a part of her school, as well as administrative duties. Erica enjoys spending her free time being outdoors with her husband and young son, reading, and exploring new styles of cooking. She is looking forward to helping single payer health care becoming a reality for Washington. She can be reached at

hcfawa-dana-iorio.jpgDana Iorio is Treasurer of HCFA-WA and is active in the 36th LD. He can be reached at


hcfawa-chuck-richards.jpgChuck Richards has been active since 2006, president from 2011-2016, and is organizing supporters in the 36th LD.


Ronnie.jpgRonnie Shure is the chair of the Legislative Committee and is active organizing in the 43rd LD. He can be reached at

hcfawa-hal-stockbridge.jpgHal Stockbridge serves on the WHST Revision Committee, is active in the South Sound area. 


hcfawa-sherry-weinberg.jpgSherry Weinberg is editor of our quarterly HCFA-WA Newsletter, and serves on the WHST Revision Committee. She is also President of Physicians for a National Health Program’s Western Washington chapter. 

hcfawa-peter-lucas.jpgPeter Lucas has been a Board member since 2016 and serves on the fundraising committee. He can be reached at



Consultants Team


hcfawa-bevin-mcleod.jpgBevin McLeod is Program Director of HCFA-WA. She comes to us from a diverse background of non-profit management, agricultural and economic development work, advocacy, and campaign management. Passionate about equity, equality, and human rights issues, she is active in the 36th LD and can be reached at She looks forward to hearing from each member their ideas and plans on direct action within our districts statewide.

syd.jpgSydnie Jones is HCFA-WA’s communications lead and webmaster. She has a background in sports and advocacy writing. After studying English at the University of New Orleans, she ultimately graduated with a BFA from the Art Institute of Seattle. Since graduation, advocacy writing has been a constant for her, and working for HCFA-WA marks her first foray into non-profit work. She can be reached at

Fred Koch is our Data Manager who maintains members’ records, and who greets our members and supporters at each Annual Meeting at our registration table. 


Field Directors

JessaLewis_DCedit.jpgJessa Lewis is our Eastern Washington Field Director. Her experience spans policy, environmental education, tribal issues, energy security, stakeholder engagement, communications and marketing. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University and a BA from The Evergreen State College. She can be reached at


Carmen Méndez is our Central Washington Field Director and serves as Yakima Deputy Mayor. She is also a City Councilmember. Carmen was born in Yakima and raised in Colima, Mexico. After returning to Yakima, she attended the University of Washington and Heritage University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.

Her experience includes serving as Student Government Association President, outreach to rural communities through agricultural development and environmental sustainability projects, mentoring through the College Assistant Migrant Program, and as the Executive Director for Safe Yakima Valley - working to strengthen the community while making it safer for families. She was one of the first ever Latina women to be elected to the City Council in Yakima, and has served there since 2016. She can be reached at


Dale Porter is our Field Director for Southwest Washington. Dale is a Tacoma native and a first generation college graduate with duel BA degrees from University of Washington. He is currently a part-time student studying legislative policy, constitutional law, and election law at the UW School of Law, and has experience in the field on multiple local campaigns. He is determined, dedicated, and ready to win the battle for universal health care in Washington State. He can be reached at