Chartis Health Equity Advisory Board

Meet Our Board Members

The Chartis Health Equity Advisory Board will help Chartis develop and drive an ambitious, results-oriented health equity agenda as the firm works with leading healthcare organizations to achieve measurable health equity advances in the communities they serve and beyond.

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Garth Graham, MD

Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health, Youtube/Google Health

Graham is a cardiologist, research, and public health expert who currently serves as the Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health at Google/YouTube and Google Health. He previously served in two US administrations as US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, and he was also Assistant Dean for Health Policy and Chief of Health Services Research in the department of medicine at the University of Florida School of Medicine, President of the Aetna Foundation, and Vice President & Chief Community Health Officer at CVS Health.

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Young Lee

Managing Director, Audax Group

Young Lee is currently a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity, based in Boston. Since joining Audax in 2000, Young has invested in more than 40 Audax platform companies. Young primarily focuses on business services, specialty distribution, and medical devices and products. Prior to joining Audax, Young was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Joy A. Lewis, MSW, MPH

Senior Vice President, Health Equity Strategies and Executive Director, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE), American Hospital Association

Lewis currently serves as Senior Vice President of Health Equity Strategies and the Executive Director for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity at the American Hospital Association (AHA). Before joining the AHA, Lewis held several positions at Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. Lewis sits on several committees with other industry groups, including the AAMC’s Health Workforce Research Committee and the University of Michigan’s Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center Consortium.

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Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

President and CEO, Morehouse School of Medicine

Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse Schools of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to lead the freestanding medical institution, serving as both the president and CEO. Prior to joining MSM, Montgomery Rice held faculty positions and leadership roles at various health centers, including academic health centers. Most notably, she was the founding director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color.  

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Nidhi Mitra

Principal, Audax Group

Nidhi Mitra is a Principal for Audax Private Equity, based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Audax in 2020, Nidhi worked at Alpine Investors where she led investments in the healthcare, software, tech-enabled business services, and ecommerce industries. Prior to that, Nidhi was an engagement manager at the Monitor Group, a strategic advisory firm.

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