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Our Story

Acting Co-Founders

As a leadership team, we collectively bring nearly 80 years of deep experience in effecting meaningful, sustainable change at the local, regional and national levels. We build movements at scale, and we build to last - via a unique foundational approach in iterative improvement, human-centered design, servant leadership and a thoughtful questioning of the status quo.

 

Finally, we are physicians and healers, working at varied levels to improve the health of all those that we serve, be it at the bedside or in the boardroom. We offer unique vantage points on the impact of a healthy democracy on the lives of our patients and colleagues - and on the dire consequences when we fail to invest in civic health.

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Stella Safo, MD, MPH

Co-Founder and Acting Executive Director

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Manisha Sharma, MD, FAAFP

Co-Founder

Co-Founders

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Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH

Co-Founder

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Ali Khan, MD, MPP         

Co-Founder

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WHo We Are

As a collective, we work at the intersection of medicine, public service, entrepreneurship, health policy, population health and community organizing to help transform American health care delivery and achieve true health equity, across our nation’s diverse communities.

 

As individuals, we are experienced leaders of mission-driven teams through periods of growth, uncertainty and high-stakes challenges, across the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

Founding Advisors 
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Shannon Shoop

Operations Director

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Jessica Grinspan

M.S., Research and Outreach Director

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Julia Kooser

Director of Social Media and Communications

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Jessica Dennehy, MPH

Director of Policy and Partnerships

Senior Consultants
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Russia Chavis, MPP

Former Strategy and Partnerships Director

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Jessica Rebaza, MS, CHES

Former Social Media and Outreach Director

Board of Directors
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Kavita Patel, MD, MS

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Lizette Escobedo

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Rishi Manchanda, M.D., M.P.H

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Senior Advisors
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Daniel E. Dawes, JD

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Jeanne Ayers, RN, MPH

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Don Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

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Mark Shapiro, MD

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Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

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Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP

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