100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
RoseAnn DeMoro, 67
Executive director, National Nurses United
- Compensation: NA
- Years on list: 15
After DeMoro took the helm of the California Nurses Association in 1986, she helped the organization grow into one of the most powerful unions in the country. Since combining with other major nurse associations to form NNU in 2009, the organization's social advocacy on the adverse health effects of joblessness, income inequality and environmental pollution haven't been matched. The union has become known for running well-publicized campaigns for patient-safety initiatives and against managed-care abuses.