WPSR Volunteer Task Forces

 

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is primarily a volunteer-based organization. Our issue-area task forces, composed of healthcare professionals and other community members, take the lead in setting WPSR's strategic priorities. They typically meet monthly and play a vital role in our program work. Below you will find more information on our three task forces.

We are always looking to add new voices to our task forces. If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch with us

climate and health task force

WPSR's climate change and health task force - a group of practicing and academic health professionals - seeks to bring attention to climate change as a current personal and public health issue, enlist other healthcare leaders to speak out on the health impacts of climate change, and provide a medical voice for promoting low-carbon energy sources. Visit our section on climate change for more information on this work. 

Task Force Co-Chairs:

Mark Vossler and Emily Peterson

Task Force Members:

  • Bruce Amundson
  • Chris Covert-Bowlds
  • Phyllis Eide
  • Larry Freeman
  • Margaret Kitchell
  • Kenneth Lans
  • Richard Lipsky
  • David Masuda
  • Margaret Shield
  • Laura Skelton
  • Michael Soman
  • Mary Margaret Thomas
  • Lou Vontver
  • Ginny Wolff

income inequality task force

WPSR's income inequality task force is led by Stephen Bezruchka and Adam Hoverman. In addition to our support for the $15 minimum wage, WPSR is focusing our strategic work on the passage of legislation in Washington mandating paid maternity leave for families. This is our focus due to the overwhelming body of research showing that a substantial percentage of each person's health is programmed early in life. Visit our Income Inequality page for more information. 

We are currently building a larger task force to help with this work. If you are interested in participating in this effort, or have suggestions for us, please contact us

nuclear weapons abolition task force

WPSR's nuclear weapons task force works to organize civil society to educate and pressure our elected officials on nuclear abolition. As the US begins to launch a surprising and ill-conceived policy to "modernize" its entire nuclear triad - submarines, missiles and bombers - at a projected cost of a trillion dollars over 30 years, we have to say no. Visit our section on nuclear weapons for more information on this work. 

Task Force Co-Chairs:

Bruce Amundson and Lilly Adams

Task Force Members:

  • Sunil Aggarwal
  • Kit Burns
  • Leonard Eiger
  • Tova Fuller
  • Amy Hagopian
  • David Hall
  • Mary Hanson
  • Evan Kanter
  • Jim Sawyer
  • Laura Skelton