GPP Staff and Board

GPP Staff Members:

Richard Healey is Executive Director of GPP, as well as its founder. In the 1970s, he was National Director of the New American Movement. Subsequently Richard was Director of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Preamble Center. He has served as the director of the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy, Nuclear Times magazine, and was a founder of the Study Circle Resource Center. Richard received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard.

Richard is on the boards of the See Forward Foundation, the Center for Social Inclusion, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, and the Angelina Fund.

Sandra Hinson is Policy Director for the Grassroots Policy Project and a consultant to the Commonwealth Institute. With GPP since 1994, Sandra has developed strategic planning and training materials as well as strategic analysis of housing, healthcare, taxes and budget policies. Prior to joining GPP, Sandra worked on health care issues with the Communications Workers of America. Sandra also served as Vice President of CWA Local 1188.

Dave Mann is the Minnesota Director of GPP. Dave has been working with GPP for over eight years on strategy development and planning programs. Dave helped found the Midwest States Center, served as a Co-Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action, and later participated in the creation of TakeAction Minnesota.

Charlene Sinclair is an Associate with GPP. Charlene has been involved in community organizing for over 20 years. She also has worked with the Center for Community Change on issues related to jobs, income and racial justice. Charlene currently is directing a program on racial justice and economic democracy at the Union Theological Seminary, through the Center on Race, Religion and Economic Democracy.


GPP Board Members:

· Kimberly Freeman Brown. Former Executive Director, American Rights at Work and acting Director, Green for All

· Adria Goodson. Hunt Alternatives’ Prime Movers Program

· Richard Healey. Grassroots Policy Project

· Juan Leyton. Former Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor

· Charlotte Ryan. Media Research and Action Project and University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Department of Sociology


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