Executive director, National Nurses United
Castillo, a registered nurse, leads National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she zeroed in on the lack of personal protective equipment for nurses while pushing back against pay cuts and layoffs. Castillo was named to the Time 100 list of Most Influential People in the World and to The Nation’s honor roll of progressive activists and leaders.
Castillo speaks: “We want to take care of our patients. We want to keep everyone safe. And the best way to do that is to offer premier protection.”