White House Author
Co-founder and Executive Director, Family Forward Oregon and Family Forward Action
Andrea Paluso is co-founder and Executive Director of Family Forward Oregon and Family Forward Action, the organization that has led the paid sick days campaigns throughout Oregon. Andrea is a social worker turned community activist and policy wonk. She has worked in public education, community health clinics, and in international development. She has master’s degrees from Columbia University in social work and public health and a work history in public policy and nonprofit program management. Andrea also chairs the Everybody Benefits Coalition, a diverse statewide coalition that focuses on advancing paid sick days. Andrea hopes that her work will inspire and help parents, employers and policy-makers to create the kinds of policies that work for today’s families. Andrea is the mother of two kids, ages 8 and 10.