Our Team

 

Co-Founders 


Madhura Bhat
 is a remarkable leader in health with a decade of experience working with global brands, Fortune 500 companies, UN agencies, and NGOs to maximize the impact of their investments. Her broad range of expertise includes program management, creating and expanding multi sector partnerships, marketing, and communications. An alumna of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, Madhura is the recipient of the Power 30 Under 30 Award, and in recognition of her leadership she was selected for the Stars Symposium for Leaders of the Next Generation, the Atlantik-Brücke Young Leaders Program, and the Sandbox network of young leaders. Madhura holds an M.B.A., an M.P.H., and an M.A. in Communications. Madhura can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Kapil Parakh is a Johns Hopkins cardiologist with a focus on the intersection of health and technology. He has used startup techniques to create an innovative, community-based heart failure program that integrates technology solutions. Kapil has extensive expertise in the fields of cardiology, epidemiology, public health, and clinical research. He has presented at numerous scientific conferences, authored over two dozen papers, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Kapil holds an M.D., an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. Kapil can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

  

Core Team

Cordell Carter II is the Vice President of Operations for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and he has a broad range of experiences at the intersection of education, law, policy, and strategy. He started his career with the IBM Corporation and was the former Vice President of Public Policy for the Business Round Table, where he led the business association’s Information & Technology and Education & Workforce Committees. He previously worked at Seattle Public Schools, where he served several senior roles, including the Director of School Support Services and Business Systems. He led enterprise-wide operational and strategic initiatives for the urban school district, such as the creation performance metrics, and the delivery of business process redesign training to hundreds of employees in addition to collaborative budget development and negotiations. Cordell holds a J.D., an M.S. in public policy management, and a B.A. in political science and economics.

Katie Oakley brings over ten years of higher education and student recruitment experience to the project. Katie’s previous experience includes developing and nurturing international agreements with over forty universities and organizations on five continents. Since 2010, Katie has worked as a government contractor, supporting various federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2007-2008, Katie participated in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for Future American Leaders.  Throughout her career, Katie has been involved with several professional associations and attended various workshops, seminars, and conferences related to higher education, international education, and government contracting. In her career, Katie has recruited, admitted, oriented, and advised over 6,000 students and interns. Katie holds an M.A. in International Training and Education. 

Sandeep Pulim is a physician entrepreneur who is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Health for America and a mentor at XLerateHealth. He co-founded an mHealth company focused on patient engagement and CHF readmissions. Sandeep was also a "Floating Founder" at Blueprint Health, and a Health 2.0 code-a-thon winner. He previously served as Senior Medical Editor at MDLinx, an award-winning, physician-focused website that aggregates information from 1,200 medical journals to keep healthcare professionals up to date. Sandeep attained his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine, and has trained in both the U.K. and the United States.

Tracy Zuckerman Van Grack is a senior communications professional at the Brunswick Group focusing on public affairs, corporate reputation, and corporate responsibility. Previously, she worked in the Office of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, where she led strategic relationships and public/private partnerships with multilateral organizations, government entities, academic institutions, NGOs, and advocacy groups. Tracy served as the lead advisor for social investment programs in Latin America and helped develop and implement 10,000 Women, the firm's five-year initiative to provide 10,000 underserved women in emerging markets with a business and management education. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Tracy managed private sector engagement and communications at Population Services International. She started her career as a corporate attorney at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles. Tracy received a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

 

 

Communications 

Kat Clark is the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications at a Quaker independent school outside of Philadelphia. She is also a freelance photographer, designer, and communications consultant, and previously worked for and collaborated with North Shore Country Day School, The Art Institute of Chicago, Towers Productions, Lollapalooza, Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women, and Swarthmore College. Kat received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2012. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .