Board Members

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.

Upasana Pathak

Executive Director

 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.

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 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

Executive Team

Alex Fair

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.

R . Alok Gupta MD

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.

Karthik Ramakrishnan MD

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.

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD

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. 

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