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Our Team

LISBETH ESPINOSA, Field Coordinator

I have twenty years of experience in community organizing,and creating member participant led organizations. I am an art historian by training, and community organizer by love. 

Fun Fact: “Mammas” is my German Shepard and I enjoy traveling, and going on long road trips. 

CRYSTAL CARRILLO, Organizer

I became a healthcare activist after losing my insurance in college and being unable to receive mental health services as a first generation college student. Since then, I have been fighting to make sure everyone can get the healthcare they need.

Fun Fact: Alongside my partner, I care for 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 tarantulas, 2 lizards, 1 tortoise, and many fish.

AMANDA VILLA, Organizer

I am a first generation Mexican-American and native Arizonan. I have worked on campaigns to raise the minimum wage, fund early childhood education, and protect the Affordable Care Act.

Fun Fact: I rescue Pitbulls because they get a bad rap but are truly sweet, loveable goofballs.

CARLY GADBERRY, Organizer

I worked as a campaign manager for a legislative campaign. Looking for new terrain, I came to Arizona where I found healthcare was an issue that needed fixing.

Fun Fact: I love to go out to a karaoke bar. Singing is a not-so-secret passion.

CELINA WASHBURN, Organizer

I’ve always enjoyed uniting people to fight for a cause. In college, I organized to help alleviate farmworker poverty. I was also an organizer in Texas and in California helping hospital workers to raise workplace standards.

Fun Fact: I love camping adventures, hiking, cooking, board games, and gardening.

ERIK JUNG, Organizer

I’ve worked in 11 states on different political, public interest, and environmental campaigns, and am passionate about reforming the healthcare system.

Fun Fact: I passed my drivers test with the emergency brake up.

ROBERT SEMBARSKI, Organizer

I come from Detroit, Michigan and am excited to work with Healthcare Rising because I believe that every person deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. I have a background in Political Organizing and have worked on several top tier campaigns from President Obama’s reelection to the 2020 Senate runoff race in Georgia.

Fun Fact: I enjoy attending concerts.