About Us

VoteHealth 2020 wouldn't be possible without the dedicated individuals on our team, our stellar advisors providing us insights, and our champions that advocate and support our mission. 

We invite you to meet and learn more about these amazing leaders!

Meet the Leadership Team

Dr. Saranya Loehrer
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Even pre-COVID, health care was often cited as a top issue for voters. Yet, those most directly involved with delivering and receiving care often don't participate in this most vital aspect of our democratic process. I want to help change that.

Founder

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Ali Khan
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The advancement of health through our civil, political and economic rights is the cause of our time. Nothing is more uniquely American than exercising one's right to vote for policies that save and transform lives. Now we must protect that right.

Co-Founder

Why does voting matter to me?

Chris Alba
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I'm interested in health care policy, and I recognized the need to ensure people can safely vote during the 2020 election.

Digital Strategy

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Manisha Sharma
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"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker

 

Voting is power.

It's one way to directly hold those creating injustice accountable.

Co-Founder

Why does voting matter to me?

Vishnu Muppala
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Voting is important because it keeps leaders accountable to the health needs of our communities.

Student Leader

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Stella Safo
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Because health is a human right and a strong democracy requires all citizens to vote for leadership that prioritizes wellness, equity and community.

Co-Founder

Why does voting matter to me?

Yumiko Nakamura
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Voting is a way to invest in our communities and the systems that govern our practice as health care professionals.

Student Leader

Why does voting matter to me?

Alexander Pralea
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Civic engagement among physicians is paramount yet extremely low and that healthcare professionals (and aspiring healthcare professionals) have an obligation to vote for the wellbeing of their patients.

Digital Strategy

Why does voting matter to me?

Giovana Jaen
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I'm passionate about reducing health disparities and ensuring everyone is able to exercise their right to vote. I hope to increase access to safe voting while working to eliminate voter suppression through VoteHealth 2020. 

Digital Strategy

Why does voting matter to me?

Pranay Nadella
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Voting matters to me because good policy can help facilitate good health.

Student Leader

Why does voting matter to me?

Raj Shah
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Our government policies

affect everyone, and they disproportionately affect BIPOC and the disabled, who also have low voter turnout. Mobilizing patients and professionals to vote is important to helping everyone.

Web Developer

Why does voting matter to me?

 
 

Meet our VoteHealth 2020 Champions

Shalini Pammal
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Voting matters to me because I believe in the promise of participatory democracy — where people are able to freely and easily make their voices heard to elect leaders that support our communities & our future.

Co-Founder

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Ankita Sagar
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As Physicians, we take the Hippocratic Oath, which asks us to “remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings”. A physician exercising their right to vote is the most fundamental form of fulfilling this oath.

Why does voting matter to me?

Gwen Darien
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To ensure access to equitable, affordable quality health care for all. Too many people in this country do not have access to quality health care. Health care is a right. Voting to preserve this right is our responsibility.

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Evan Saulino
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It's shocking how many barriers there are to actually voting - particularly voting safely in time of COVID. By taking action together to promote Healthy Democracy we can help our communities most affected by COVID make their voices heard.

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Mark Shapiro
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It is critical that physicians make their voices heard through voting & encouraging others to vote, as well as role model the ways that voting is a healthy and important behavior.

Why does voting matter to me?

Jennie Carreon
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History has taught us that there’s nothing more powerful — nothing more unstoppable than ordinary people organizing together and voting for justice and equity.

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Rishi Manchanda
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Voting and civic participation are vital to the health of individuals, communities and our society. This growing group of leaders know's that it's not only necessary for healthcare professionals and institutions to promote voting - it's possible.

Why does voting matter to me?

Maureen Bisognano
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Health and health care are my passion, and I feel we need leaders who care for our children, our elders, and all in this time of COVID.

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Kelly Wong
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I grew up hearing that 'your vote doesn't count,' which is a jaded way to view our elections. If as many registered voters cast their vote, then our representatives will be more representative of the views of their constituents.

Why does voting matter to me?

 
Dr. Jay Bhatt
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Voting is a way that we can share our voice and honor those who lost their lives in fighting for voting rights. It is one of the most important actions we can take in our democracy.

Why does voting matter to me?

Dr. Tom Roberts
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So many of the problems we see in the clinic require policy solutions. Voting is the only way we'll get policies that work for our patients.

Why does voting matter to me?

Interested in Joining the Team?