The Health Care For America Now Education Fund (HCANEF) conducts non-partisan public education about policies that increase equitable access to health care and social safety net programs by elevating the voices of directly impacted people across the country. HCANEF works with membership organizations in states and nationally to engage, educate and connect the dots on critical issues and to leverage the power of grassroots organizing for people-powered change that improves lives and increases race, gender and economic equality for all.
Margarida Jorge, Executive Director
Margarida Jorge is the Executive Director of Health Care for American Now Education Fund (HCANEF). She was a co-founder of the campaign in 2008 and chief architect of the 47 state field program that helped win the Affordable Care Act. Margarida brings nearly three decades of experience to health care advocacy from national and state work. Margarida currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Joel Foster, Deputy Director
Joel Foster is HCANEF’s Deputy Director. He has two decades of experience working on advocacy, political and ballot measure campaigns primarily on issues of economic justice and reproductive rights. He and his family live in northern Virginia.
Molly Moody, Senior State Campaigns Manager
Molly Moody is Senior State Campaigns Manager at HCANEF. She has worked as an organizer and director in Montana for over 20 years, promoting social justice causes, progressive policies, electoral, and union campaigns. Molly served as HCAN’s lead partner in Montana from 2008-2010. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in fine arts. Molly is originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Jordan Hevenor, State Campaigns Manager
Jordan Hevenor is a State Campaigns Manager at HCANEF. She has worked in Washington state, Washington, D.C., Ohio and Rhode Island in roles across government, organizing, and campaigns and elections. In 2017 she co-founded The Womxn Project, an art and activism organization, focused on advancing reproductive health care in Rhode Island. She is based in Rhode Island.
Amanda Swanson, Digital Director
Amanda is passionate about online advocacy and using social media to campaign for meaningful change on progressive issues. Before becoming the Digital Director at HCANEF, she worked on climate change policy, reproductive justice, and judicial reform. She is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota