Rob Davidson, MD

Executive Director & Board Member

Dr. Davidson is a board-certified Emergency Physician with nearly 20 years of experience in the Emergency Department in a rural West Michigan hospital. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center after graduating from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. In response to his experiences in the emergency department, Dr. Davidson is an outspoken advocate for universal healthcare and Medicare-for-All. As Executive Director of the Committee to Protect, Dr. Davidson advocates for the protection and expansion of health care coverage for his patients.

Miles Baker

Chief Operating Officer

Miles Baker previously worked for the AFLCIO, candidate campaigns, and is a veteran of issue campaigns and ballot initiatives across the country. He has been a universal healthcare advocate since the first time he raised his hand to volunteer for a Democdratic candidate. He currently resides in Chicago, IL.

Annika Doner

Communications Director

Annika most recently spearheaded the Battleground State Communications program in Michigan for Priorities USA. Previously, she worked for the Michigan House Democrats and the Michigan Department of State, moving messages to elect champions of affordable health care and inform about voting rights and secure elections. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Annika worked for strong female leaders in the Michigan Legislature. She currently resides in Flint.

Jodi Helsel

Organizing Lead

Jodi comes to CTP with experience in national and local candidate campaigns, most recently working for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign in Nevada. Jodi is committed to building progressive power through conversations at the doors. Prior to her campaign work, Jodi worked in public education and a Brooklyn bakery. She holds a BA in History and Latin American Studies from Oberlin College in Ohio.

Lori Nguyen

States Organizer

Lori has spent the majority of her professional career at the intersection of public policy and organizing. Lori started her work in politics as an intern in Senator Schumer’s office and quickly moved up the ranks to become Regional Director. Most recently, Lori served as the Political Director and interim Deputy Campaign Manager for an Upstate New York congressional campaign. Lori has nearly a decade of experience under her belt and holds a BA in Political Science from Syracuse University.

Vaishu Jawahar

States Organizer

Vaishu comes to the CTP team with five years of experience in healthcare, policy, grassroots advocacy, and research. Vaishu has assisted doctors in emergency departments, worked with public health experts in rural Appalachia, conducted research at the NIH, and interned for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Her experiences taught her how important good policy is to patient outcomes so she began grassroots organizing for progressive healthcare causes and presidential campaigns. Vaishu graduated M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biology and minors in Public Health and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She hopes to become a physician and patient advocate like CTP’s Executive Director, Dr. Rob Davidson.

Victoria Barreras


Victoria comes to the CTP team with experience as a fellow at political consulting firms in Seattle and Chicago. She is passionate about creating progressive change through conversation and digital campaigning. Victoria earned a BA in Communications and Media and American Studies at DePaul University. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.