Board of Directors

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to ensure the fulfillment of H-STAT’s mission and to oversee the operations of H-STAT.

The student leaders are guided by the Board of Advisors (BOA) and Professional Advisory Committee (PAC), which are comprised of professors, professionals, and community partners.

The BOD is responsible to the organization in the following ways:

  • Implementing H-STAT’s vision and mission to serve Georgia patients through education, service, and policy at the local, state, and federal level

  • Informing the public and providing opportunities to engaging in policy and advocacy

  • Ensuring the organization’s financial health through diverse funding streams

  • Cultivating relationships with students, schools, and community partners

  • Prioritizing H-STAT’s agenda to address up-to-date issues of education, service, and policy in Georgia

In addition, each board member is responsible for overseeing different program areas – education, service, and advocacy – and organizational components, including development, evaluation, and day-to-day operations.

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Surabhi Beriwal

Emory School of Medicine

Board Chair

David Gaines

Georgia State University College of Law


Keillor Johnston

Georgia State University College of Law


Happiness Nwozuzu

Masters of Health Science in Health Informatics at Georgia State University

Director of Communications

Emily Chu

Emory School of Medicine

Director of Alumni Relations

Janhavi Dubhashi

Emory School of Medicine

Vice President of Advocacy

Rebecca Hong

Emory School of Medicine

Service Program Representatives

STAR Co-Director

Eudora Olsen

Emory School of Medicine

STAR Co-Director

Charlie Lane

Emory School of Medicine

Street Medicine Co-Director

Dominique Monroe

Mercer University

Cut Hypertension Director

Symphony Davis

Morehouse School of Medicine

School Chapter Chairs

Georgia State Chapter Chair

Cody Thomas

Georgia State University

Mercer Chapter Chair

Mandana Malyani

Mercer University

Emory Chapter Chair

Caroline Chivily

Emory School of Medicine