Meet the Team

The Team

Learn a little about ViTAL's key members

EXECUTIVE BOARD

executive director

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Executive Director drives the growth of ViTAL through initiating new projects and ideas, maintaining relationships with related organizations, and being a ViTAL point person.

Megha Varghese

Executive Director

Major: Health Sciences

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operations

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The Director of Operations is responsible for overseeing the efforts of the operations team members and ensuring that all club programming is run and planned smoothly through the organization of weekly meetings, oversight of any collateral that is being created, and coordinating with other teams as needed.

Megha Varghese

Director of Operations

Major: Health Sciences

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The Speaker Outreach Co-Leads are responsible for helping to research and contact potential speakers to bring in for our speaker series’ and collaboration events.

Aaron Chen

Speaker Outreach Co-Lead

Major: Health Sciences

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The Community Engagement Lead is VITAL’s liaison with the Greater Boston community. While VITAL brings speakers and companies into our Northeastern bubble, the Community Engagement Lead helps bring ViTAL members out into the greater community.

Anna Urrea

Community Engagement Lead

Major: Health Sciences and Business Administration

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The Member Engagement Lead is the point person for internal engagement and communications, to help foster a greater sense of community in our club.

Ron Maslaton

Member Engagement Lead

Major: Business Administration

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The Speaker Outreach Co-Leads are responsible for helping to research and contact potential speakers to bring in for our speaker series’ and collaboration events.

Aida Wen

Speaker Outreach Co-Lead

Major: Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

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The Finance Lead works to help power the club to accomplish present and new initiatives. They execute their budgetary and sponsorship needs and maintain contact with SABO and CSI.

Riku Yamaji

Finance Lead

Major: Biochemistry

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husky health innovation challenge

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The Director of the Husky Health Innovation Challenge leads teh HHIC team in case development, research, and event planning for the yearly spring case competitions hosted by ViTAL.

Giancarlo Nero

Director of HHIC

Major: Health Sciences

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The Communications and Logistics lead manages the operations behind the Husky Health Innovation Challenge in getting necessary information to participants and working out event logistics. They are the primary organizer of Pitch Day, and they support the rest of the HHIC team with planning, outreach, and case research. Nick is also in charge of updating the ViTAL website with new information and events hosted by the organization.

Nick Moscardelli

Communications and Logistics Lead, ViTAL Website Manager

Major: Health Sciences

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The Professional Outreach Lead is the interface with companies, sponsors, and professionals brought in for the Husky Health Innovation Challenge.

Peiying Li

Professional Outreach Lead

Major: Data Science

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The HHIC Marketing & Promotion Lead is the voice of HHIC in the greater Northeastern and Boston communities, outlining and leading marketing and promotion efforts within Northeastern and beyond.

Sara Lowell

Marketing and Promotion Lead

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

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The Research and Education Lead is a key driver first in the Husky Health Innovation Challenge case development, and in designing and planning educational content and workshops.

Raiyaan Hosain

Research and Education Co-Lead

Major: Pharmacy

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marketing

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The Director of Marketing is responsible for overseeing and establishing the brand of ViTAL and the content that is presented both externally and internally. They oversee the design of content, design, and social media for all VITAL teams.

Thy Nguyen

Director of Marketing

Major: Pharmacy

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The Content Lead is the voice of VITAL, heading the Medium and Podcast and researching and creating awareness around topics around healthcare innovation.

Kevin Shao

Content Lead

Major: Business Administration

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The Social Media and Design Leads are responsible for portraying ViTAL externally on all of our social media accounts as well as take charge of creating the content and collateral that promote VITAL as an organization and any related events.

Melinda Luo

Social Media and Design Co-Lead

Major: Biology

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The Social Media and Design Leads are responsible for portraying ViTAL externally on all of our social media accounts as well as take charge of creating the content and collateral that promote VITAL as an organization and any related events.

Jason Kumar

Social Media and Design Co-Lead

Major: Industrial Engineering

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ventures team

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The Director of VVC drives ViTAL’s inaugural student-led pro-bono consulting services for pre-seed to series A ventures. We lead the client sourcing endeavors, and remove any frictions during the projects, with a view to fostering experiential learning and collaboratively driving healthcare forward.

Nirban Singh Bhatia

Director of Ventures

Major: Health Sciences & Business Analytics

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Advisors

Kevin Scanlon

Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon, PhD

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, Northeastern University

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Laurie Bishop

Laurie Bishop

Program Manager, Health Science Entrepreneurs (HSE) of Northeastern University

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Philippe Sommer

Philippe Sommer

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Health Science Entrepreneurs (HSE) of Northeastern University

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