Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United and California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee

Rose Ann DeMoro

Leading the largest professional and labor organization of registered nurses in the U.S. — and the fastest-growing overall — Rose Ann 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:


  • Was formed in December 2009 as the first national union of, by, and for the nation’s registered nurses, now with 156,000 members.
  • Brought together three founding organizations United American Nurses, Massachusetts Nurses Association, and California Nurses Association into one unified whole
  • 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 Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and 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 repeatedly listed among the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” and the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine. DeMoro also serves as National Vice President and Executive Boardmember of the AFL-CIO.

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