The Chief Executive Chair, also referred to as “Chair,” shall act as top executive of the Board of Directors, overseeing all monthly board meetings to enact the vision, mission, and values of the nonprofit organization. The Chair appoints the Board of Director positions, has voting rights on all matters regarding the organization, offers instructions and guidance to all Board members, and has seniority over the nonprofit and conference decisions. The Chair acts as spokesperson of the nonprofit, prepares monthly meeting agendas along with the President, and oversees the logistics, finances, and governance of the organization.
The President shall serve second in seniority within the Board, presiding over the vision and oversight of the annual international conference and their chapter. They shall maintain all logistical responsibility over the conference, select the Executive and Committee Board, and have Board voting rights. They shall periodically consult with Board members on conference and chapter proceedings, serving as the primary authority on such functions, with the exception of Chair instructions. They shall serve as the organization’s chief representative to the chapter student base and university’s administration.
The Executive Co-Directors shall be responsible for all internal and external logistics of the international conference. The Co-Directors determine the action plan, conference theme, theme guide, Dais members, and other logistics after explicit approval from the President. They shall have full jurisdiction of the conference, with the exception of Chair instructions. They shall have Board voting rights.
The Chapter Directors shall be responsible for the facilitation, enactment, growth, and monitoring of AMWHO chapters. This position involves being fluent in the AMWHO Chapter/Club Manual, discussing with new chapters/clubs their annual strategy, and providing all relevant manuals and documents. They shall have Board voting rights, and serve as primary authority of all chapters/clubs, with the exception of Chair instructions.
The Financial Directors shall be responsible for all financial planning, procurements, and vision for the nonprofit. The Directors shall work extensively with the Chair to establish a sound budget for the nonprofit, and with the President and Co-Directors to establish a sound budget for the international conference. They shall oversee all organization payment processes, 501(c)(3) processes, and have voting rights.
The Advisory Board (AB) members are members voted on by the Board of Directors to provide support for all organizational functions, including, but not limited to: strategy, organizational design, finance, growth, and development. These members propose advice and strategic design to the Executive Chair during quarterly meetings, along with offering advice to BOD members. AB members shall not have voting rights.
Neha grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina studying immunology research prior to attending UNC Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree. After taking courses on international development and the socioeconomic determinants of health, Neha realized her passion laid elsewhere in the fields of global health policy and health systems strengthening. She formed the American Mock World Health Organization as a junior in the college, and sought to improve the level of global health policy education currently existing in the country. After graduating in 2015, she interned at the World Health Organization’s Gender, Equity and Rights Division, attended the Emory Rollins School of Public Health for her MPH in Global Health, worked at CDC and USAID in Atlanta for two years, and with the U.S. Agency for International Development as a Policy and Governance Fellow. She now works as a Senior Analyst for Abt Associates on the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project.Close
Rohan Yarlagadda is a senior at Emory University, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. AMWHO, formed at the intersection of his passions in both healthcare and public policy, has been a large part of Rohan’s undergraduate career and he often cites it as having catalyzed his personal and professional growth. He loves that this organization provides a platform for people to discuss pressing global health issues! An avid writer and musician as well, Rohan enjoys creative expressions and can often be found with a book or an instrument when time permits! He also has a habit of making bad puns whenever possible and has probably watched every TV show you’ve ever seen. Rohan is really excited for AMWHO’s bright future and looks forward to seeing you all at the next annual international conference!Close
Nivedita is a senior studying Economics and Human Health at Emory University and hopes to pursue a career in medicine after graduation. She is interested in bringing together diverse fields including economics, psychology, sociology, biology, and medicine to approach issues of health care access and quality. Nivedita is excited to serve as Executive Co-Director of AMWHO this year and welcome delegates to address pressing global health issues from an international perspective at this year's conference.Close
Aneesha is a junior at Emory University double majoring in Chemistry and Sociology. She plans on pursuing a career in Medicine and Health Policy after her undergraduate education. Growing up in a small town in central Pennsylvania with immigrant parents allowed her to foster the ability to not only view issues within her small community but also on a global scale. Her strong interest in the social and life sciences as well as her passion for being a part of the debate on global health issues is what drew her to AMWHO and is what makes her so excited to welcome you to Emory in the spring.Close
Sandeep is a senior at the Emory College of Arts and Sciences studying Biology and Sociology. He is passionate about health literacy, healthcare access, and improving the state of the American healthcare system, and hopes to pursue an M.D./MPH degree in the near future. Sandeep is passionate about AMWHO because of its ability to make young professionals start thinking about health issues on a larger scale while addressing global health concerns. Outside of AMWHO I enjoy dancing, binging on Netflix, and discovering new places to eat!Close
Sarah Elmongy is a senior at Emory University studying Anthropology and Arabic Studies. She is particularly interested in cultural and applied anthropology, social justice, and development studies. Her other interests include learning new languages, traveling to new places, and visual art across various mediums including graphic design, sculpture, and painting. Her experience with AMWHO throughout her four years as an undergrad has inspired her to pursue public health in her studies as well. With the hopes of entering the NGO/Nonprofit Humanitarian world, she finds the overlap between global and public health, anthropology, and social justice especially compelling. After three years committed to AMWHO and its goal of inspiring our generation’s future global health leaders, AMWHO has become a defining feature of her college experience. For Sarah, AMWHO means a community of driven individuals, dedicated to working hard to showcase their passion for global health and health diplomacy. With the new challenge and opportunity of Chapter Assistant Director, Sarah cannot wait to see what AMWHO Incorporated can accomplish as a Nonprofit both nationally, and internationally.Close
Amulya Marellapudi is a rising sophomore at Emory University, born and raised in New York. Growing up in an area surrounded by various cultures and socioeconomic statuses, she has gained interest in global health, service and policy. Amulya is a blog writer for the Emory Undergraduate Admission, a tour guide, editor of Emory University's Research Journal (EURJ), and a volunteer at the Winship Cancer Institute. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Global Health with a keen interest of pursuing an MD/MPH. Apart from her academic interests, you can find Amulya playing basketball or practicing the violin. It is surreal to think that the friends she made during the last conference could one day be colleagues, and the global health professionals she networked with could one day be mentors. She encourages everyone to join the conference to be a part of such an incredible experience. Amulya is extremely excited to continue being a part of AMWHO and even more excited for the upcoming international conference!Close
Edith Lee served as AMWHO Co-Director for the second AMWHO international conference in 2015, and as Chapter Co-founder at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015-2016. She is passionate about helping health systems become more efficient through innovation, investments, and partnerships. She was a healthcare consultant with EY before moving to Hong Kong to work for Flexport, a global logistics start-up. Edith loves AMWHO for its forward-thinking mission to empower students and prepare them to influence global health at a policy level, and she's always up to answer any questions for anyone who's interested in learning more!Close
Somnath Das is a current first-year medical student at Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated in 2017 from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. For him, AMWHO taught him to be cognizant of contemporary issues in global and public health when practicing as a physician. Somnath served as a delegate to AMWHO 2015 and went on to serve as Co-Founder of the Emory Chapter later that year. In 2016, he worked with the Emory Executive Board to host the 2016 Georgia Regional Conference. Later that year, he served as Theme Director for the 2016 International Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance. His interests include cooking, fitness, and coffee-making.Close
Mia Lei served as AMWHO Co-Director for the second AMWHO international conference in 2015, and as Chapter Co-founder at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015-2016. Mia is obsessed with using Health in All Policies to align initiatives for greater collective social impact. Since graduation, Mia has served the City & County of San Francisco – first as a San Francisco Fellow where she administered various WaSH and climate change-related projects, and now as a VisionZero Research Assistant with the Department of Public Health where she analyzes data to build tools that link transportation and land use to health outcomes. Mia is deeply committed to AMWHO’s mission to prepare future generations with the practical skills and insights necessary to catalyze the change that they want to see in the world.Close
Ashwini is a junior in Emory’s Goizueta Business School, born and raised in Rolla, Missouri. Studying finance and global health, Ashwini's diverse set of interests stem from an understanding that cross-collaboration between business and science is critical towards economic and social improvement. She started as a First Year-Representative member during AMWHO Emory’s founding year, and since, has immersed herself with the organization. She then served as the Co-Director for External Logistics during the 2015 Georgia Regional Conference and the 2016 International Conference. As Emory Chapter President and Co-Director for the 2017 International Conference, she was motivated to create an enjoyable and immersive conference to help future healthcare professionals become more fluent in health policy and the interworking of the World Health Organization. Outside of AMWHO, she is pursuing a career in finance and plans to start her own healthcare company. Summer 2018, she will be interning at Centerview Partners in New York. On campus, she serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Emory Impact Investing Group and conducts renal research at the Emory Medical School under Dr. Robert Hoover and Dr. Brandi Wynne. She also enjoys hiking, tennis, contemporary art, and searching for the best burger in Atlanta.Close