William McNary is the Co-Director for Citizen Action/Illinois, the state’s largest public interest organization, and serves as the Legislative Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition.
A lifelong advocate, McNary was a founding member of Health Care for America Now!, the largest national grassroots health care coalition which led to the successful passage of the Affordable Care Act, and served as the founding president of USAction, one of the nation’s largest coalitions of progressive grassroots organizations.
McNary was recently awarded the Illinois Education Association’s “Friend of Education Award.” He has a degree in journalism and communications from the University of Iowa.
2017 MCH PROFESSIONAL AWARDEES
Loretta P. Lacey Maternal and Child Health Researcher AwardAnne Marie Murphy, Ph.D.
Executive Director - Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Dr. Garry Gardner Healthcare Provider AwardGloria E. Barrera, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN
School Nurse and Adjunct Professor of Nursing - DePaul University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, and Capella University
For her commitment to her students and their families in School District #229