Washington, D.C. – January 11, 2023 – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is excited to announce the appointment of four new members of our Board of Directors:
Parinda Khatri, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. A nationally known health center leader and advocate, Khatri leads Cherokee Health Systems, a federally qualified health center which provided comprehensive health services to over 70,000 patients in 2021 alone.
Kyle McDaniel, BA, BS, Medical Student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. The recipient of ACU’s 2022 Health Professional in Training Award, McDaniel plans to pursue a career in family and community medicine and helped distribute personal protective equipment and vaccines to the South Plains of Texas during the pandemic and coordinated medical student involvement in health fairs in Lubbock.
Brandon W. Moritz, BS, Medical Student at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK. The recipient of ACU’s 2021 Health Professional in Training Award, Moritz led an effort to train and mobilize volunteers to administer over 50,000 COVID-19 vaccinations.
Ashley Wallace, Supervisor at the Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health in Topeka, KS. Wallace is passionate about connecting medically underserved communities with opportunities for care and serves as the Region VII representative for HRSA’s Primary Care Office National Committee, among other appointments.
ACU is thrilled to have the leadership and vision of these latest members of our Board, which guides our work to transform communities to achieve health equity for all by leading advocacy, clinical, operational and equity excellence to develop and support clinicians and the healthcare workforce caring for America’s medically under-resourced communities.
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a uniquely transdisciplinary membership association uniting clinicians, advocates, and organizations in the shared mission to transform communities to achieve health equity for all. ACU leads advocacy, clinical, operational and equity excellence to develop and support clinicians and the healthcare workforce caring for America’s medically under-resourced communities. ACU provides professional education, training and technical assistance, and clinical tools and programs to thousands of clinicians and organizations every year. Founded in 1996 by members and alumni of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), ACU is the leading voice of advocacy for the NHSC, and its collective community includes over 26,000 organizations, individuals, and advocates. To learn more about ACU, visit www.clinicians.org, like ACU on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.