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2018 - 2019 Officers 

The Sloan Student Association (SSA), through social and education activities, serves as a vital link between students and others affiliated with the program, including faculty, administration and alumni.

SSA’s core functions are to facilitate community involvement, provide opportunities for professional development and help achieve national recognition of the Sloan program.

Off campus, the SSA provides volunteer opportunities for students to serve Ithaca and the local health care community.

Officers meet regularly with program administration, attend Sloan Alumni Association board meetings, lead the Sloan American College of Healthcare Executives student chapter, help plan the colloquia series, and advocate on behalf of the program and its students.

Meet our Officers

Margot Berg is currently a second year MHA student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. She began graduate school immediately after earning her Bachelors Degree in Operation Research & Information Engineering with a minor in Health Policy, also from Cornell. She is from Brooklyn, NY and has internship experience in both private and public sector hospitals in the borough. She is spending her Sloan summer internship at Veralon, a boutique health care consulting firm in Philadelphia. Professionally, she is interested in Provider Strategy, M&A, and using engineering tools to improve patient outcomes & autonomy. Margot enjoys ordering take out, hiking, reading, dogs, running, weightlifting, & she also boxes competitively. She is thrilled to be serving the SSA for the 2018-2019 school year as President and is excited to welcome & engage everyone into the Sloan family! 

E-mail:mhm227@cornell.edu

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Christine Gangi is currently a second year MHA student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. In 2017, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from The College of Charleston. While at The College of Charleston, she was an active member of a Greek Life Organization, where she volunteered at the local Ronald McDonald Charity House and took on an event planning leadership role. As a student, Christine was an administrative assistant at a Wellness Center in Charleston, studied abroad as a Public Health Ambassador, and spent her summers volunteering her time in a rural hospital. In the summer between her first and second year at Sloan, Christine will intern in the Internal Audit Office at Weill Cornell Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys watching horror movies, eating GOOD food, and organizing social events. Appropriately, she is excited to serve the SSA as the Vice President of Internal Affairs to celebrate Sloan’s diversity and promote cohesion between the first and second year classes.

E-mail: cag327@cornell.edu 

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Samihah Ahmed is a first year MHA student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2015 from Union College. Upon graduation from Union, Samihah returned to her hometown of New York City and was employed at a hedge fund as an administrator. After rediscovering her passion for healthcare, she seeks to increase hospital efficiency and improve patient outcomes in health systems. In her free time, Samihah enjoys eating out, thrilling adventures, music, and Muay Thai. She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and is looking forward to a successful year of corporate briefings and professional development!

E-mail: sa2272@cornell.edu 

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Nipei Lim is a MHA student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. He grew up in Singapore and received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University. While at Purdue, he conducted research on cancer tumor models and targeted nanoparticle drug delivery systems. Before entering college, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces and had the opportunity to manage the finances for his unit. For his summer while at Sloan, he will be interning at Overlook Medical Center, a 504-bed hospital that is part of the Atlantic Health System. Ever passionate in healthcare, he hopes to improve the quality and accessibility of it through innovative means. While not in school or at work, Nipei loves to try out new and different places to eat and is an avid badminton player and swimmer. He has multiple experiences running and managing the finances of student organizations and is excited to serve the Sloan family as the Vice President of Finance on the SSA board.

E-mail: nl482@cornell.edu 

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Kelvin Polanco is a first-year student in the Sloan Program looking to reimagine how medical professionals deliver care in the ever-evolving field of healthcare as we know it. Kelvin earned his Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Society with a minor in Business at Cornell University. Post-graduation, he returned back home to New York City to work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Physician Office Assistant where he learned how to manage an academically oriented surgical oncology practice with facilities in New York and New Jersey. Kelvin hopes to increase his capacity to practice financial stewardship and enable health systems translate cost-savings into opportunities for more altruistic and affordable care for all. In his spare time, Kelvin enjoys playing basketball, hiking, spending time with family, and of course...New York City pizza! He currently serves on the SSA Board as the Vice President of Operations. 

E-mail:mailto:aw494@cornell.edu

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Sana Khalid is currently a second year MHA candidate in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, Sana earned her Bachelor's degree in 2015 from the City University of New York - Queens College in Biological Anthropology. Working in an administrative role at a private clinic in her hometown, she wanted to focus on improving patient outcomes through patient experience. Tying in her background in anthropology, Sana is interested in hospital operations and improving the population's health. Sana enjoys reading, swimming, the outdoors, pop culture, and attending concerts. As colloquium chair, Sana is excited to bring insightful speakers from diverse backgrounds in the industry to create an inclusive, informing, and interactive series.

E-mail: sk2993@cornell.edu

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Ashley Krupa is a second-year MHA student in the Sloan Program at Cornell University. She began graduate school immediately after earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her undergraduate career, she gained experience working in many different aspects of healthcare including non-profit work, community health, and private practice administration. Her main area of focus is in healthcare consulting and strategic planning. When she is not working or studying, Ashley enjoys hiking, cycling, and baking. Ashley serves as the Community Service Chair on the SSA Board. She is looking forward to establishing Sloan sponsored projects to serve the local community.

E-mail: ank65@cornell.edu 

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Gerrard Boucaud is an aspiring healthcare administrator in his first year in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, Gerrard earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Development, with a minor in Business from Cornell University. As an undergraduate student, he was a lab assistant in a social psychology lab, a member of Greek Life, and also a member of the Cornell Social Consultants where he worked with motivated students to create innovative interventions in order to improve the social climate at Cornell. He is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and enjoys basketball, sushi, and chipotle. Professionally, Gerrard hopes to go into hospital operations in order to improve overall patient experience and hospital efficiency within the hospital. He is very excited to serve as Recruitment Chair of the SSA, and is excited to show everyone how amazing it is to be a part of the Sloan family.

E-mail: gab79@cornell.edu

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