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SAPHA Spotlight Series- May 2024

South Asian Public Health Association Spotlight Series

SEASON 1 | EPISODE 5

South Asian Public Health Association Spotlight Series

SAPHA is excited to expand its podcast offerings with our latest release! Introducing Episode 5 of the South Asian Public Health Association Spotlight Series, where we delve into the remarkable careers and journeys of public health pioneers, with a special focus on the South Asian community.


In celebration of SAPHA's 25th anniversary, each episode features enlightening discussions, motivational narratives, and an intimate exploration of the impactful contributions made by former SAPHA board members, who have shaped the landscape of public health.

Episode 5

Kalpana Bhandarkar, MPH, MBA

Our fifth episode features the esteemed Kalpana Bhandarkar, an accomplished leader in healthcare and civic engagement. With nearly 20 years of experience dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations, Kalpana's expertise in healthcare leadership and advocacy is invaluable. Currently, she owns and operates Spring Bhee Advisory, providing advisory services and leadership coaching for healthcare and nonprofits. Kalpana was a founding board member of SAPHA, contributing significantly to its incorporation, development and co-authored the Youth Health chapter of the "Brown Paper: Health of South Asians in the United States."

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Learn more about Ms. Bhandarkar below:


Kalpana Bhandarkar has nearly 20 years of experience in health care and civic engagement. Within health care, Kalpana has dedicated her professional career to improving access to quality health care for people living in low-resource settings, having held leadership positions at three New York City hospitals (NYC Health + Hospitals, Maimonides Medical Center and Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center) and having worked in health care consulting with safety net hospital clients. She has also long been engaged in advancing child and adolescent advocacy initiatives statewide and nationally. Currently, she owns and operates Spring Bhee Advisory focused on advisory services and leadership coaching for health care and non-profit organizations.


Kalpana is an active Board member of three non-profit organizations: ERASE Racism, a civil rights organization focused on fair housing and educational equity; Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, a statewide child advocacy organization working to advance policies for children and families in low-resource settings; and She Is the Universe, a global leadership development organization for girls. Kalpana also has a long history of participating in voter registration, voter outreach and canvassing related to local, state and presidential elections.


She was a founding Board member of SAPHA, assisted with the organization's incorporation, initial fundraising, and Board development, and co-authored the Youth Health chapter of the Brown Paper: A Health of South Asians in the United States. She served on the SAPHA Board from its incorporation in 2002 until 2004.


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We are continually striving to enhance the health and well-being of our diverse South Asian communities. Through advocacy, education, and meaningful community partnerships, we are dedicated to making a positive impact. Learn more about our mission or contribute to our cause by visiting sapha.org!


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