Our History

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The Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition was established by the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc. in 1999 in order to advocate for our Health Care for All! Plan. Our coalition includes hundreds of faith, business, labor, professional and community groups from across the state. Together, our mission is to ensure that all Marylanders have access to quality affordable health care coverage. 

We have achieved major policy victories which have resulted in reducing the state’s uninsured population from 15% at the time of our founding to just 6% in 2022.  We are proud of this progress and will continue to work until everyone has quality, affordable health care.

Below is a timeline of some of our past victories. None of this is possible without involvement from people like you. Visit “Our Work” page to see what we’re currently working on. 

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Meet the Board of Directors

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc. 501(c)(3)

The board of directors provides broad oversight of the activities of the MCHIEF and fiscal oversight through regular reports on the budget.  Directors include representatives of our key constituencies and meet quarterly.

President– Vincent DeMarco
Vice President
–Dr. Darrell Gaskin, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Treasurer- 
Glenn Schneider, Horizon Foundation
Founder –
 Dr. Peter Beilenson
Emeritus Board Member – Joel Rabin

Anna Davis, JD Advocates for Children and Youth
Mark Derbyshire, Park Moving and Storage
Dr. Toby Gordon, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Jamal Lee, Breasia Productions

Angelica Newsome, Luminus Health
Isazetta Spikes, Maryland Chapter, NAACP
Susan Talbott, RN MA MBA, Community and health activist

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Inc. 501(c)(4)

The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Inc. is a sister organization of our Education Fund. It is a 501(c)(4) organization and takes action on important issues relating to our shared goal of expanding access to quality, affordable health care. This board also includes representatives of our key constituencies and meets quarterly.

President – Vincent DeMarco
Vice President
 –Bishop Larry Lee Thomas, United Black Clergy of Anne Arundel County
Treasurer-
 Jamal Lee, Breasia Productions
Founder – Dr. Peter Beilenson
Emeritus Board Member – Joel Rabin

Jim Campbell, AARP Maryland
Rev. Lee Hudson, Lutheran Office on Public Policy
Ricarra Jones, 1199 SEIU Health Care Workers East
Len Lucchi, O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore

Angelica Newsome, Luminus Health

Glenn Schneider, Horizon Foundation

Meet the Coalition

This is where the rubber meets the road. Our Health Care for All! Coalition is the largest and most diverse organized group of health care consumers in Maryland. Hundreds of groups from faith, business, labor, policy, community, and health care services fields are all represented in our coalition. There is no cost to become a member of our coalition.

The Health Care for All! Coalition is a formidable force in Annapolis. We advocate on behalf of health care consumers and engage with local elected officials on important matters relating to current issues in public health.