Speaker Profile

Anthony Wright

Executive Director
Health Access California

Anthony Wright has led Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, for over a decade. He works toward quality, affordable health care for all Californians, and a healthier California, and has led campaigns to win first-in-nation consumer protections and health reforms, investments in public health and prevention. Wright and Health Access has led the California campaign to pass the Affordable Care Act, and over two dozen bills to implement and improve the law in the last three years since passage. He previously worked for New Jersey Citizen Action, the Center for Media Education, The Nation magazine, and Vice President Gore's office. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives in Davis, CA with his wife and 6-year old son, and two cats Patience and Fortitude.