Suzanne Gordon has spent three decades reporting on health care programs, workers, and policy. She has authored or edited 21 books, is a patient advocate, and a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, British Medical Journal (BMJ) and many other publications. She has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and was a commentator for CBS RADIO, and NPR’s Marketplace. Over the last five years Gordon has reported on the Department of Veterans Affairs and interviewed hundreds of veterans and their caregivers, lawmakers, and health care professionals about the VHA. Her first book on the subject, The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policymaking and Patient Care, revealed how the Koch Brothers and conservative lawmakers used the VA wait list crisis to advance VA privatization. Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans (Fall 2018), captures what could be lost if the VA — an innovative and one-of-a-kind health care system that should be the model for all of American healthcare — is dismantled.
Jasper Craven, a Vermont native, double-majored in print journalism and political science at Boston University. He has worked for two years in the Boston Globe’s Metro and Investigative units. While at the Globe he collaborated on Shadow Campus, a three-part investigative series focused on greed and mismanagement in Boston’s off-campus student housing market. The series was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. He also served for two years as VTDigger's Chief Political Reporter, covering everything from Bernie Sanders' presidential bid to the Vermont's congressional delegation.
Craven has reported for various publications, including Vermont Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, the Times Argus, MuckRock, Task & Purpose, and Vice. He has also fact-checked a series of major investigative stories that appeared in Rolling Stone, The Intercept and Bloomberg Businessweek.