Director of Public Policy, National Nurses United
Michael Lighty is the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, where he has worked since its founding in 2009, and for the California Nurses Association since 1994. Michael has been organizing for social and economic justice for over 35 years, devoted especially to creating a just healthcare system for all. He has served on the Oakland Planning Commission, and on community, education and political organizations’ boards of directors. He was the first openly LGBTQ Commissioner for the Port of Oakland.