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 a MD, a MPH and a PhD. Kapil can be reached at
Cordell Carter II is the Vice President-Operations for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and has a broad range of experiences in 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 that business association’s Information & Technology and Education & Workforce Committees. He was previously at the 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 that urban school district such as the creation performance metrics, the delivery of business process redesign training to hundreds of employees in addition to collaborative budget development and negotiations. Cordell holds a JD, a MS in public policy management and BA in political science and economics.
Courtney Lobel is a development professional with a background in international public policy. She is the deputy director for foundation relations at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) where she is responsible for securing funding from institutional and individual donors. Prior to joining CFR, Courtney served as a development officer at American Jewish World Service, a project coordinator for Estonian Special Youth Work Organization, and was a consultant for the Bulgaria office of the Open Society Institute. Courtney also served as a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps in Bulgaria where she helped establish a community-based organization dedicated to promoting youth development and ethnic tolerance. While in the Peace Corps, Courtney also implemented a project in partnership with the Rotary Foundation that distributed containers of life-saving medical supplies to rural hospitals. Courtney has published pieces in the Wall Street Journal and Chronicle of Philanthropy and holds a BA in political science.
Suprita Makh has substantial experience designing and leading interactive trainings and workshops for multicultural audiences. As Capacity Building & Operations Officer at Population Services International (PSI), Suprita has led trainings in Mombasa, Johannesburg, Dubai, Thailand, Lusaka and New Delhi. She also has extensive experience creating, growing and managing a global grants & contracts network with an intricate knowledge of donor regulations. Suprita holds a MA in International Relations.
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 a MA in International Training and Education.
Sandeep Pulim is a physician entrepreneur who currently is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Health for America and a mentor at XLerateHealth. He co-founded a 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 web site that aggregated 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 UK and USA.
Sarah Struble brings years of program management, international development, and global health experience to the team. Most recently, Sarah spent four months in India with the Dalit Foundation as an American Jewish World Service Volunteer Corps member. Prior to that, Sarah worked at the mHealth Alliance, an organization hosted by the United Nations Foundation. At the mHealth Alliance, Sarah researched and wrote articles on the use of mobile technlogy to improve health outcomes, planned international conferences and workshops, and helped foster relationships with partners, such as USAID, Johnson & Johnson, the American Cancer Society, Pfizer, and GSMA. Sarah has a BA in Global Politics from Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, and is a MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
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.