Executive Team

David M.Mahvi


Vice President

Dr. Mahvi is a leading health care system executive and surgeon with experience in building a high-quality ambulatory health-care delivery system with novel delivery models, a national speaker on health care systems design, and an expert in creating a culture of physician leadership.

Scott Vandermeer


Secretary & Treasurer

 Mr. VanderMeer graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Business Marketing and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate. He is the Managing Director of Infusion 51A, a Founding Partner of International Infusion and CFO of Vivacitas Oncology. He is also the co-founder and director of the non-for-profit Camp Athlete Inc.

Board Members

Board of Directors

Pushpa Sadanah Swaroop

MBBS, DRM, DMRT, MSc Nuclear Medicine

Honorary Chair, In Spirit

August 25, 1935 to June 10, 2018

Mamta Sadanah Swaroop


Founder & President

Cynthia Horvath Garbutt, JD, is an attorney and senior associate director for major gifts at Northwestern, working since 2008 on behalf of the medical school to raise funds in global health and primary care medicine. She also serves on the Medical Alumni Association’s strategic initiatives subcommittees on global health and on primary care, and is the Executive Director for the Global Health Initiative Fund, founded by the physicians at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, a part of Northwestern Medical Group, now known as Northwestern Medicine Primary and Specialty Care.

  Nathaniel Soper


Nathaniel J. Soper is the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Northwestern University. He is the past Chair of the Depart of Surgery at Northwestern University and loved by his faculty and residents.

Dr. Soper has been named in "The Best Doctors in America" from 1991 through the present and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Dr. Soper is Past-President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the International Society of Digestive Surgery, the Central Surgical Association and the St. Louis Surgical Society. 

R . Alok Gupta


Dr. Gupta is an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  

Dr. Gupta moved from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to attend Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. After graduation, he served as a technology consultant and computer programmer after which he made the decision to return to medical school.  He served as a research assistant at Columbus Children’s Research Institute and went on to complete medical school at the Ohio State University.  He completed his anesthesiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and critical care fellowship at the University of Chicago.  After two years at Loyola University, Dr. Gupta joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 2015.  As an intensivist in the cardiothoracic ICU, he has an interest in critical care ultrasound and participates in interdisciplinary critical care simulation for fellows from various specialties.

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