OUR TEAM

Board

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KELLY WONG, MD

Founder of Patient Voting

Representing

Rhode Island, South Dakota

Emergency Medicine resident at Brown University interested in patient advocacy and rural medicine.

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MEGHAN MCCARTHY

National Medical Student Coordinator and Protocol Creator

Representing

Rhode Island

Bio

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OLIVER TANG

Liaison to State Election Boards

COVID-19 Committee Chair

Representing

Rhode Island, New Jersey

Medical student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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KATHERINE BARRY

National Medical Student Coordinator and Protocol Creator

Representing

Rhode Island

Medical student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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ALISON

HAYWARD, MD MPH

Emergency physician

Faculty in the Division of Global Health, Brown Emergency Medicine 

Assistant Professor, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Representing

Rhode Island

Research Team

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OLIVER TANG

Research Team Leader

Medical student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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SABA PARACHA

Research Team Member

Second-year PLME student

Dual majoring in Neuroscience and Science, Technology, and Society at Brown University.

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NICOLE BURNS

Research Team Member

Brown University student interested in environmental health and food security.

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KEYANA ZAHIRI

Research Team Member

Undergraduate student at Brown University, Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), 

interested in cardiology and global health 

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REETAM GANGULI

Research Team Member

Intended Medical Engineering and Reproductive Healthcare major at Brown University interested in maternal care, sexual assault/domestic violence, and patient advocacy.

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GIOVANNI KOZEL

Research Team Member

Bio

Hospitals

  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

  • The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

  • Newport Hospital, Newport, RI

  • Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

  • Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  • Northwell Health System, NY

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia, PA

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), Philadelphia, PA

  • Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Avera Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD

  • Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, CA

  • Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles, CA

  • University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL

  • Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

  • Penn State Health, Hershey, PA

  • More Updates Coming

Medical School Chapters (Coming Soon)

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University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Representing

South Dakota

State Representatives

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McKenna Mathews

Created Spanish language version for South Dakota

Current junior at Augustana University. Interested in public health.

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Vedant Thakkar

Working in resources for long-term care facility residents

Augustana Universtiy student.  Interested in cell and Molecular Biology, especially in the area of drug development and vaccination

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Chris Lucido

Patient Voting Coordinator - South Dakota

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.  MD/PhD track.

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Geralyn Palmer

Patient Voting In-Hospital Team

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

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Michael Andreone

Patient Voting In-Hospital Team

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

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Matthew Wennberg

Created Spanish language version for South Dakota

Biology and Spanish major at Augustana University. Interested in medicine.

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Isabel Bathke

Working in resources for long-term care facility residents

Augustana Universtiy student. Biology Major interested in Medicine

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Christopher Van Hove

Patient Voting In-Hospital Team

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

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Jordan Dykstra

Patient Voting In-Hospital Team

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

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Lincy Smith Méndez

Created Spanish language version for South Dakota

Junior at Augustana University majoring in Psychology & Modern Foreign Language (French and Spanish) on a pre-medicine track.

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Amrutha Alluri

Working in resources for long-term care facility residents.

Augustana Universtiy student. 

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Kristin Inman

Patient Voting In-Hospital Team

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

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Sean Clausen 

Patient Voting In-Hospital Team

MS4 at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

COLLIN

MICHELS, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

Stanford Emergency Medicine residency

Representing

Northern California

KRISTEN

SANTARONE

Medical Student

Third year medical student at Nova Southeastern University 

Representing

Florida

SHARLEEN
YUAN,  MD PhD

EM/IM resident

University of Maryland

Representing

Maryland

JENNIFER

TSAI, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

Yale Emergency Medicine residency

Representing

Connecticut

FARAH

RAHMAN, MPH

Medical Student

Started an initiative for family medicine health clinics within the Loyola University Health System. Click on the IL page for more on her project.

Representing

Loyola Health System, Illinois

COMING

SOON

Title

Bio

Representing

State

EMILY

AGER, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

University of Michigan

Representing

Michigan

AARON

GILANI

Medical Student

MS3 at Indiana University School of Medicine and founder of Prescribe It Forward

Representing

Indiana

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AARON

SHAPIRO, MD

Resident Physician

Founder of Citizens Physicians.

Representing

Bronx, NY

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ERIN SMITH

LISA SCHAVRIEN

Obstetric Nurse Navigators

Created Northwell Health Voting (patientvoting@northwell.edu). See more on the NY state page.

Representing

Northwell Health, New York

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BRENDAN KELLEY

Medical Student

Current medical student

Representing

Albany area

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KELLY WONG, MD

Founder of Patient Voting

Emergency Medicine resident at Brown University interested in patient advocacy and rural medicine.

Representing

Rhode Island, South Dakota

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ALISON

HAYWARD, MD MPH

Emergency physician

Faculty in the Division of Global Health, Brown Emergency Medicine 

Assistant Professor, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Representing

Rhode Island

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RONALD PHILLIPS

Medical Student

Medical Student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Representing

Rhode Island, Pennsylvania

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Chelsea Woicekowski, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Emergency Medicine physician assistant.

Representing

Main Line Health Hospitals, Pennsylvania

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Ben

Meyerink, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Mayo Family Medicine Residency alum.

Representing

South Dakota

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Doug Scaffidi

Emergency Department Technician

Bio here

Representing

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center