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Associate Board

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HealthRight’s Associate Board brings together young professionals who are passionate about global health and human rights, providing them with opportunities to have a real impact on the lives of marginalized communities. The Associate Board volunteers their time, talents and resources to grow HealthRight’s supporter base, raise funds, and lend their expertise to HealthRight’s staff and Board.

What we give

  • Advocating on behalf of HealthRight
  • Sharing the stories of HealthRight’s work and projects
  • Attending monthly meetings (remote until further notice)
  • Donating or raising $1,200 per year
  • Organizing social activities, promotional events and fundraisers
  • Lending our skills and knowledge to the staff and board

What we get

  • A vibrant network of young professionals who share our passion for global health and human rights
  • Access to global leaders in health, business and NGOs via the staff, board and partners
  • Unique insight into HealthRight’s sustainable development projects and the people they help
  • Tickets to the annual gala
  • The opportunity to improve the health of vulnerable people

Associate Board Members

Natasha Pande


Natasha is the Chief of Staff at T-REX Group and has served as Co-Chair of the Refinitiv Women’s Network in New York, driving the Diversity and Inclusion agenda. She is passionate about Environmental, Social and Governance issues. Natasha has a B.A. in Communications from Drexel University and an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University.

Al Chang


Al is an Emerging Markets Credit Analyst & Trader at Citigroup, where he focuses on highly leveraged companies in Latin America. He also spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, with tours to Afghanistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Al obtained his BA in Political Science from Columbia University, where he served as the President of the U.S. Military Veterans of C.U.

Dr. Mary Motwani

Vice Chair

Dr. Mary Motwani is a licensed health psychologist at Greenwich Hospital and a volunteer consultant for HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic. She has specialized experience in behavioral medicine and trauma psychology and a passion for global mental health and reducing disparities in access to health care. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Purdue University.

Danielle Burns

Danielle is a Wealth Management Associate at Morgan Stanley and works as a DEI consultant. She holds an M.A. in Political Science & International Relations from Villanova University. Danielle has worked with UN Women and is passionate about global development, advancement, and protection of women and girls.

Raja Amara

Raja Amara is an Investor Relations Associate at Sun Capital Partners. Prior to this, he worked at Citigroup Global Markets as a Relationship Manager. Raja graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Business Administration and an Economics minor. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, board games, playing basketball, and volunteering.

Nora Duffy

Nora is a public health consultant at Deloitte focusing on strategic implementations for health equity and community-based practices. She is passionate about increasing mental health awareness and access to services globally. She has an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Simrin Jhangiani

Simrin Jhangiani is a Strategic Advisory Manager at Status Labs, a global digital brand reputation management firm, prior to this she was an advisory associate at PwC. She has always had a passion for social impact and fighting global inequalities. Simrin holds a degree in International Relations and Economics from Georgetown University.

Dr. Kushal Patel

Kush is a Mergers & Acquisitions professional at SVB Securities, focusing on biopharmaceutical companies. He previously covered large-cap pharmaceuticals at Guggenheim and was a life science strategy consultant. He also holds a PharmD from Rutgers, with experience in oncology care centers, payer organizations, and research hospitals.

Akhil Kapur

Akhil Kapur is a communications professional specializing in health, political and NGO campaigns, currently working at the advertising agency FCB Health. He has prior experience working with Global Health Strategies, Voice of America, and the Clinton Foundation. Akhil holds a degree in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.

Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice is Employment Counsel for Apollo Global Management.  A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Sarah graduated from Columbia Law School and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.  Sarah is passionate about health inequality, particularly with respect to women and babies.

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