Co-President, National Nurses United
Deborah Burger is a registered nurse and Co-President of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in United States history, with over 190,000 members nationwide. She works in gastroenterology and the infusion center at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Santa Rosa, California.
As President from 2003 to 2007, and a member of the Council of Presidents with three other outstanding nurse leaders since 2007, Burger helped the California Nurses Association usher in a new era of national nurse solidarity. She was instrumental in the creation of CNA’s national organizing arm, the National Nurses Organizing Committee, and its fusion with the Massachusetts Nurses Association and United American Nurses to form National Nurses United in 2009.