Upasana graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. While at Northwestern, she served as the President of Project RISHI, a project under the Sadanah Foundation which serves to provide healthcare access to the migrant community in Charnia, India. She worked at Northwestern IT as a Support Center Lead Consultant. During the onset of the pandemic, Upasana joined Students4COVID, and currently serves as Vice President of Internal Affairs, and works to provide up to date resources and education materials for the community to combat the COVID crisis.
MS, MD, MPH
Katayoun completed her Undergraduate and Master of Science in Tissue Engineering at Arizona State University. Katayoun attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada West Indies, where she co-founded and became the first Chair of InciSioN Grenada.
She led InciSioN’s Research Team from 2017 to 2020 and created InciSioN’s research infrastructure. Katayoun served as InciSioN Co-Chair in 2020 leading the organization through the pandemic. She founded Students4COVID. Katayoun is a Global Surgery Research Fellow at the Sadanah Trauma and Surgical Initiative, and is recently completed her Master of Public Health at St. George’s University.
Board of Directors
Roland da Silva
Roland is a Senior Adviser working with start-ups, multinational corporate's, venture capitalists and PE firms. With over 25 years of experience in Strategy, Organisational and Technology consulting, he offers expertise in the converging communications, technology and digital spaces. He has considerable experience in a broad range of strategy positioning, development and transformation initiatives for customers across the ecosystem and he has led client engagements in multiple industry verticals such as Healthcare, Transport and Micro-mobility, Utilities, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Automotive focusing on strategic change related programs. Prior to his current role, he has held leadership roles at some of the prominent Management Consulting firms leading projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia, US and Latin America. He holds a degree in Economics, with specialism in Accounting from the University of London.
Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD brings over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to transform the well-being of individuals and organizations. She completed her medical education at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she won numerous teaching & research awards. She has worked in academic and community neurology settings, serving as a physician leader and completing research focused on anti-epileptic drugs and epilepsy in women. In 2014 after her own life-saving surgery, Dr. Romie founded her wellness company to transform workplace wellness paradigms. She is an award-winning speaker and national media expert. She currently serves as Chief Wellness Officer of Evolution Hospitality, where she has successfully scaled a mindfulness & wellness program to over 7000 employees.
Mohamed Sadeq Ali,
Sadeq is a serial entrepreneur and founding team member of 5 companies. He is currently an MD at Root NYC, an NYC-based Venture Studio & Advisory company, Founder of Archimydes, a Global Software Development Guild, and Chairman of AccurKardia, a stealth digital-health AI company in the cardiac care space. He started his career at Accenture, where he advised some of the worlds leading private and public sector organizations through the 2000s and led technology teams that built NYC 3-1-1 for then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Sadeq has a BE in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Internal Medicine physician with 20 years experience in private practice . Has had experience leading disaster management efforts after the 2004 Indian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina 2005.
His practice is focused on rural medicine , nursing homes , telemedicine, chronic care management, Remote Patient Monitoring.
Ben is a senior adviser who enables companies to bridge the gap between business and technology for improved decision making and collaboration. He has significant experience guiding conglomerates through mergers & acquisitions, improving business processes, and leveraging critical data. He has led large global technology implementations across multiple industries including Agriculture, Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Manufacturing. Ben holds a BBA in Information Systems Management. He strives to develop technology that supports and enhances healthcare delivery in remote and underserved areas around the world.
While working on his Ph.D. in Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Alex took a break to found his first health tech startup. That first company was bought by a company that had just gone public and he has never looked back, starting new companies and running them ever since. He still wants to cure cancer and fix healthcare, but now he does so by enabling hundreds of new companies to get to market faster and more reliably. He has also served as adviser or mentor to scores of startups, corporations, accelerators, and governments; designed the NYC HealthTech Pilot program; and developed H2NYC, the world’s largest Health Innovation meetup group that has helped hundreds of new ideas in healthcare get found and funded faster and was the genesis of MedStartr.