I’ve been busy planning and preparing for some pretty significant changes and just sent the following note out to press:
Hi all –
The end of my tenure with HCAN is fast approaching, and I just wanted to let you know whom you should be contacting now and what’s next on all fronts.
My last day with HCAN will be April 15th. When I joined the campaign in June 2008, my goal was to fight to win health care reform. With that accomplished, I’ve decided now’s the right time for me to move along. It has been an extraordinary ride, and I am truly lucky to have had the opportunity to work on something I cared about so much with so many amazing people.
As for what’s next…
I am going to be participating in a fellowship program abroad and then am planning to stay and travel a bit. I should be back in the States by mid-May and back to work in some capacity by June, but the truth is that HCAN’s going to be a tough act to follow.
HCAN will continue albeit in a slightly different capacity. There is a political narrative to be told and an important dialogue to have about reform and how it is a real victory for the public and members of Congress who stood up for their constituents against big insurance. Our Research Director – Avram Goldstein – will be adding communications to his responsibilities. I’ve assured him you will all be gentle and kind as he gets acclimated to the new gig.
He will be easing into the role over the next week or so. You can still reach out to me until the 15th, but you should expect to work with him from the 15th on.
Thank you all for an incredible couple of years. It’s been quite a run.
All the best –