Our Co-host, Ram Yogendra M.D., M.P.H. is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a background in public health and exercise physiology. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida and his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Tropical and Communicable Diseases from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He went onto receive his medical degree (M.D.) from St. George’s University and complete his residency in anesthesiology at State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn, New York. Prior to medical school. Dr. Yogendra worked as an Infection Control Practitioner at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida and then in the HIV/AIDS Division of the Pinellas County Health Department, St. Petersburg, Florida.
He is currently in private practice in anesthesiology and the medical director of ECA Wellness, a sports and medical fitness center in Rhode Island.
Executive Director for Constitutional Litigation, Katie Sullivan
Katharine Sullivan is from Fulton, New York, and serves as AFPI’s Executive Director for the Constitutional Litigation Partnership and General Counsel. Sullivan most recently performed the duties of the Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs under Attorney General William Barr at the Department of Justice. Sullivan managed a budget of $5 billion in resources to support state, local, and tribal criminal and juvenile justice activities, victim services, research and statistics, and administrative duties. After managing multiple statewide and local political campaigns, Sullivan was a Deputy District Attorney, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony offenses. Sullivan then founded and was a managing partner of Goldberg, Sullivan, and Gerson, PC in Aspen, Colorado, where she had a robust practice of complex civil and criminal cases. Governor Bill Owens appointed Sullivan to serve as a state trial court judge in 2007. For 11 years, she presided over 42,000 civil and criminal cases, a rehabilitation-focused drug court, and a DUI court. Sullivan was appointed and served on Colorado’s Committee on Judicial Ethics. She received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School.
Dr. Kelly Victory is a board certified trauma and emergency specialist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is an expert in disaster preparedness and response and the medical management of mass casualties. Dr. Victory is an alumnus of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a combined effort of Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government to develop “meta-leaders” for national disaster preparedness and response.
Dr. Victory works with a broad range on clients, including both public and private sector companies, hospitals, schools, churches and municipalities on issues regarding public health, including disaster preparedness and response planning, and business continuity and contingency strategies for large disasters.
Dr. Victory has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School Healthcare Conference, and was a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard School of Public Health for many years. She is an expert on the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and has served as an advisor to multiple politicians and government healthcare policy teams. She remains actively involved in the reform debate and writes and speaks prolifically on the subject. Dr. Victory also makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss issues related to healthcare policy, emergency and disaster preparedness and response, and public health.
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