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HealthMPowers Welcomes First Youth Member to Board of Directors

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers has announced a new member to its board of directors: Rohan Rajpurohit.

Rohan Rajpurohit, a Senior at Lambert High School makes history as the first youth to ever serve on the HealthMPowers Board of Directors. Along with an impressive history of health advocacy, Rohan joined the HealthMPowers community earlier this summer as the chair of the inaugural HealthMPowers Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

“This is an incredibly exciting time for HealthMPowers,” said Jennifer L. Owens, President and CEO, HealthMPowers. We are in year one of our most ambitious strategic plan to date, and we are committed to building a board that is reflective of the diverse communities that we serve and providing one-of-a-kind leadership development opportunities designed to foster the next generation of health leaders.”

Strategic Plan: Aspiration 2025

 

“We are very excited to welcome Rohan to the board,” said Keith Perkey, Chair, HealthMPowers Board of Directors. “As a representative of our core audience, he will provide invaluable insights for the improvement of our processes and programs.”

 

Rohan Rajpurohit
Senior
Lambert High School

Rohan Rajpurohit is the first youth member of the Board of Directors and brings enthusiasm for elevating and integrating youth voices. Rohan is a senior at Lambert High School in Forsyth County, serving as Vice President of his school’s humanitarian healthcare club (Doctors Without Borders, a branch of the UGA Friends of MSF chapter), and participates in several extra- curricular activities. He especially enjoys supporting community outreach programs that promote health access, advocacy, and well-being. This includes his service with Walk with a Doc at Emory’s Urban Health Initiative, and the Youth Advisory Council at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Rohan built a deeper awareness and appreciation for public health while participating in the CDC Museum’s Public Health Academy summer course and subsequent internship. His interests surround how the intersection of health research, business, and technology converge for the betterment of communities. Additionally, Rohan enjoys exercising, composing music, singing, and reading.


2022-2023 HealthMPowers Board of Directors Roster:

Keith Perkey, Haskell—Chair
Gerry Halphen,  iVision—Vice Chair
Jasmine Hoffman, Emory University—Treasurer
Kirk Diamond, Cushman & Wakefield—Corporate Secretary
Andrew Isakson, Isakson Living – Founder
Mary Johnson, SBBOS LLC – Founder
Amanda Adams, Cherry Bekaert LLP
Marcus Foster, Emory Clinic
Justin Grimsley, Chick-Fil-A
Pat Hickok, Retired
Laura Kurlander-Nagel, Esq, Johnson Kurlander Legal Group
Denys Lu, Emory University
Nicole Mosley, McClure Health Science High School
Rohan Rajpurohit, High School Senior
Sonali Rao, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Shana Scott, American Heart Association

2022-2023 HealthMPowers Advisory Council Roster:

 Former Board Members
Afshan Ali, Jackson & Coker
Dr. Diane Allensworth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Louis Battey Jr., Piedmont Heart Institute
Jason Bernstein, Barnes & Thornburg
Mike Callahan, Aprio, LLP
Kelly Combs, Anthem, Inc.
Mike Elting, Retired
Loreal LeGate, i3MKTG
Mike Neumeier, Arketi Group
Curtis Sausserig, KPMG LLP
Jana Thomas, Humana

Former Staff Members
Kate Bertram, Commerce Middle School
Ashley Rouse, Captain Planet Foundation
Christi Kay, Retired


About HealthMPowers

For over twenty years, HealthMPowers has worked with youth, educators, and families across Georgia to champion healthy habits and transform the environments where children live, learn, and play. Youth in our programs learn how to build healthy habits—and it shows, they eat more fruits and vegetables, choose water over sugary drinks, and incorporate more physical activity into their day. They also experience one-of-a-kind leadership development opportunities designed to foster the next generation of health leaders.  

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