Who We Are
Board of Directors (Still In Formation)
Founder and Campaigns Director
Becky is a former surgical care nurse from Colorado’s Western Slope.
A lifelong Coloradan, Becky was in the nursing profession for 20 years, starting as a nurse’s aide and working her way to being a Registered Nurse and an operating room coordinator.
In 2014, she harnessed her volunteer passion for politics and turned it into a new career. She has since run several political campaigns, and emerged as one of Colorado’s most respected progressive operatives. In addition, she worked at the state legislature as an aide with key expertise in public health policy.
After seeing members of the anti-vaccination movement derail a number of key policy goals, Becky decided to pivot to take on anti-vaxxers directly. She formed SAFE Communities, a national 527 organization with a simple goal: Eliminate baseless vaccination exemptions, to strengthen public health and save lives.
Operations and Finance Director
Northe brings 15 years of leadership, grassroots organizing, and fundraising experience to our organization. He has worked on the local, state, and national levels for numerous political campaigns, candidates, and advocacy organizations.
In 2019 he was encouraged by his partner, a pediatrician, to testify in support of removing non-medical exemptions to the vaccine schedule for students in Maine. He was galvanized by the strong opposition to the legislation and joined the volunteer organization, Maine Families for Vaccines, to support the effort. He led the grassroots citizen lobbying effort that saw the successful passage of the legislation. When the opposition attempted a referendum to use a “People’s Veto” and overturn the legislation, he served as volunteer political director for Maine Families.
Northe oversaw the creation of a state PAC, hiring of campaign staff, and coordination with political allies. Maine Families celebrated a resounding 72.4 percent victory at the polls, and the legislation was upheld. He is excited to bring his passion for fundraising, grassroots organizing, and pro-science advocacy to other states across the nation.