Alan’s activism began in college with union solidarity work and opposition to US involvement in Central America. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Alan was active in the counter-globalization and media democracy movements. In 2011, he began organizing for Occupy Wall Street in the months leading up to the occupation of Zuccotti Park.
Alan is a committed anti-racist and feminist. He is also an advocate for economic policies that address social inequality, eradicate poverty, and prioritize the interests of working and middle-class households. Alan began working with PDA in 2014.
Associate Director of Operations
Mike started as a volunteer Florida State Coordinator for PDA in 2008, and since coming onto staff he’s worn several hats, from nationwide chapter development and fundraising to his most visible role as PDA’s “Phone Guy”, running our nationwide phone banks. Mike is now our Associate Director of Operations. He has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, has done post-graduate work in political science, and has taught at 3 universities. He is a board member of his local Democratic Executive Committee, has served as president of multiple Dem Orgs in his County, was a Bernie delegate to the convention in 2016 and whipped PDA’s 240+ delegates there.
As a firm proponent of PDA’s “Inside-Outside” strategy, he’s been active in the peace and social justice movements in Florida is a veteran of multiple marches in DC, and cut his “street heat” teeth camping outside of George Bush’s ranch with Cindy Sheehan.
National Field Team Director
Dan is a PDA National Board member in addition to his position on our National Staff, as the National Field Organizer for Chapter Development.
He is a long-time progressive activist in the Arizona Democratic Party serving as a Precinct Committee-Person, an elected member of the ADP State Committee and he is an appointed at large delegate from CD-5 to the ADP Executive Committee.
Dan is a staunch supporter of Bernie Sanders. He was a CD-5 Bernie Delegate to the DNC in Philadelphia. First organizing PDA’s “We Want Bernie” chapters in Arizona and later serving as a volunteer adviser and Maricopa County Coordinator for the Bernie Sanders for President in 2016.
In early 2019 he helped found Arizona For Bernie Sanders Coalition, which included PDA, DSA, Our Revolution, and progressive activist in the ADP. Dan was elected as a 2020 Bernie Delegate and appointed by the Sanders campaign to the Rules Standing Committee.
Mike is PDA’s Maryland State Coordinator, the Executive Director of the Keep Our Promise Coalition and the Montgomery County Progressive Alliance, a Steering Committee member for the Maryland Progressive Working Group and Progressive Neighbors, D.C. Director of the Jobs for All Campaign, and Co-President of Montgomery County Maryland’s NOW chapter.
National Social Media Director
Matt began his work in progressive politics during the late ’90s as co-chair of the local Green Party of Kent County, supporting Ralph Nader’s campaign for president, working to electing progressive candidates throughout Michigan, and organizing petition drives to enact progressive legislation. At PDA National, Matt is in coordination with local chapters and leaders around the county to get our progressive message out to citizens and engage with voters in this age of rapid-consumption social media. The future of democracy in our country depends on our participation in it!
Bryan Buchan is a progressive activist who is often found behind the scenes compiling data and/or building technology solutions for candidates, political action committees and issue-driven campaigns.
Bryan has been a part of the PDA family since its launch in 2004. His activism began as a consultant to the 2004 Presidential Campaign of Dennis Kucinich where he assisted with organizational and technology-driven field efforts in Arizona and nationally. Since then, Bryan has worked with several progressive candidates, PAC’s and others to harness technology solutions for improved membership management, outreach, and fundraising.
DR. BILL HONIGMAN
National Outreach Lead
Dr. Bill has been a long time elected member of the Orange County CA Democratic Central Committee and the California Democratic Party’s state committee and is an active member of the Progressive Caucus of the CDP. He was also an elected Co-Chair of the California Delegation for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
Dr. Bill is a strong believer in Healthcare as a Human Right, and a frequent spokesperson on the subject of Single Payer enhanced and improved Medicare for All.
Resource Center Manager/Database Administrator
Kimberly has been volunteering and working for PDA since 2004. Since moving to Arizona in 2003, Kimberly discovered her inner progressive and volunteered with the Kucinich Presidential Campaign and later the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus.
She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelors’s Degree in Music Therapy, and a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology.
Chair, Healthcare NOT Warfare Campaign
Donna served most recently as executive director of the Health Care for All Colorado Foundation. She has been a guest on Bill Moyers’ Journal, CNN, Thom Hartmann’s show, CBS news, and numerous other programs. She blogs on PDA’s site, MichaelMoore.com, Common Dreams, and DailyKos.
Donna worked from 2008 to 2013 as a national health care reform advocate and community organizer for National Nurses United/California Nurses Association. Though she was born and raised in Chicago, Donna and her husband of 40 years, Larry, now live in Denver and they have six children and 15 grandchildren.