Serving People with Disabilities in Northern California
Systems Change Coordinator Email: forest.harlan [at] ilsnc [dot] org
Forest began working at ILSNC in October of 2011. He is President of a local advocacy group, Butte County Health Care Coalition, devoted to passing a single-payer “Medicare for All” program in California and the U.S. He is also a 10-year cancer survivor who found himself suddenly disabled. After many years of working to improve his health, he was able to return to work at ILSNC. This position of organizer/advocate allows him to fulfill a lifelong ambition of wanting to work in politics. He has also worked as a nutritional consultant and computer technician.