RoseAnn DeMoro

Executive Director of NNU

Leading the largest professional and labor organization of registered nurses in the U.S. — and the fastest-growing overall — RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, as well as the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, has emerged as one of the nation’s preeminent advocates for genuine healthcare reform and working people.

Under her stewardship as executive director, National Nurses United:

  • Formed in 2009 as the first national union of, by, and for the nation’s registered nurses and the fastest-growing U.S. union, now with 185,000 members.
  • Inspired the founding of the first international organization of unions of directcare RNs and other healthcare workers from six continents, Global Nurses United.
  • Brought RNs across the nation together to lead the campaign to extend and improve Medicare to cover all patients and create a system of guaranteed healthcare.
  • Won enactment of the nation’s first safe RN–to-patient ratios law in California, which has now been proposed in states across the nation.
  • Won many of the best collective bargaining agreements for RNs in the United States, in compensation, retirement security, and improved patient care conditions.

Featured in prominent profiles in the The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Business Week, and the Chicago Tribune, DeMoro has also appeared on a number of national and California news programs, including Bill Moyers Journal, CBS’ 60 Minutes, PBS’ Now, and the Lehrer News Hour.

DeMoro has been named “America’s Best & Brightest” by Esquire magazine, dubbed “The Most Influential Woman You’ve Never Heard Of” by More magazine, honored as among “America’s Most Influential Women” by MSN, and one of only eight people to be cited among the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” for the past 12 consecutive years by Modern Healthcare magazine. DeMoro also serves as National Vice President and Executive Boardmember of the AFL-CIO.