Young Leaders Council of Community Healthcare Network



Thank you for your interest in the Young Leaders’ Council of Community Healthcare Network! Joining the Young Leaders’ Council will provide a great opportunity to get involved in the healthcare community. I joined the board four years ago because I believe that all New Yorkers deserve access to quality care, regardless of insurance status.

If you share my passion, join us on the Young Leaders’ Council and put your skills to use to help us advance our mission to provide access to quality and comprehensive community-based primary care, mental health and social services for diverse populations in underserved communities throughout New York City. As part of the Council, there are several opportunities to volunteer with our organization and make a difference in your community.

Looking forward to working with you all soon,


Erika Lindsey
CHN Board Member
Outreach and Development Committee Chair

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer taking applications for this year. We will update this site when applications become available in 2018. Thank you for your interest.

CHN Mission

Community Healthcare Network’s (CHN) mission is to provide access to quality, culturally-competent and comprehensive community-based primary care, mental health and social services for diverse populations in underserved communities throughout New York City.  We are deeply committed to the communities we serve, and strive to increase accessibility to care, while empowering our patients to take control of their health.

Young Leaders Council

The council is for young professionals interested in advancing CHN’s mission, deepening their understanding of healthcare access issues, gain governance experience, and develop a network of peers interested in the intersection of social justice and health access.

Member Snapshot:

  • Attend annual Young Professional Meeting
  • Act as an advocate or ambassador to CHN
  • Recruit new members to the council
  • Volunteer for CHN
  • Engage with the CHN Board of Directors and staff
  • Plan an annual young professional event
  • Fundraise or contribute annual dues of $100

Members are asked to make a minimum one-year commitment, and can expect to spend 2-6 hours per month on projects in addition to attending meetings.

For more information, and an application, please email us at [email protected].

Meet our Leaders!

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Linh An, Ph.D. – Linh earned her Ph.D. from the UCLA Anthropology Department. Her dissertation research is on immigrant Chinese women who provide care to a family member diagnosed with a mental illness. Linh has worked with the New York State Psychiatric Institute on research that aims to develop culturally competent treatment models for limited English proficient (LEP) patients. She has served as a teaching assistant for various introductory anthropology courses, and has taught upper-division cultural anthropology courses at UCLA.

Currently, Linh is a consultant at the Columbia University Writing Center where she helps clients with their writing projects. She is also the English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist for the Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP). As the ELL Specialist, she collaborates with various Hunter departments and student services programs to enhance the linguistic and cultural support available to underserved Asian Pacific Islander students.

Linh serves on the board of the Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health (CAFAMH), a volunteer-run organization for immigrant Chinese caregivers of mental health consumers. Her training as an ethnographer has informed her approach to community-based research projects that address health inequities. In partnership with the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the National Alliance for Mental Illness-NYC Metro, Linh is adapting an evidence-based educational program for LEP Chinese families in New York City.


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Victoria (Tori) Albert works in Firm Management at Morgan Stanley, supporting senior management efforts to drive business across the Firm. Tori began her career in Global Capital Markets, specializing in primary bond issuances for investment grade institutional clients. Outside of the office, Tori is actively engaged with her community. She is a member of the Young Leaders Council, a volunteer coach with KEEN NYC, which provides free fitness programs to children and teens with special needs, and is involved with Morgan Stanley’s philanthropic efforts. Tori holds a Bachelors of Arts with a concentration in economics and graduated magna cum laude, from Barnard College.

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Deborah Arnold graduated from Duke University in 2012 with a degree in Developmental Psychology and certificate in Human Development. While there, her interest in healthcare became passion after regularly volunteering at the Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital. She is currently on the Sales & Marketing team for UltraLinq, a company providing ultrasound image management software to diverse healthcare settings.

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Alex Berke is an attorney at Berke-Weiss Law PLLC, where she practices employment law, and provides advice and counsel regarding health insurance and COBRA eligibility for employees and employers. She also brings her knowledge of navigating the health insurance system to doctors’ offices, insurance brokers and disease advocacy groups to optimize revenue cycle management and improve individuals’ access to medical care. Alex is spearheading the Pregnancy Project, providing pregnant women and families with the necessary tools to exercise their rights during and after pregnancy.

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Vivian Chen is a recent graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in biology. During her undergraduate years at Columbia, Vivian served leadership roles in multiple organizations including Columbia Association of Predental Students (CAPS), and Global Dental Brigades. She was elected as a class of 2017 representative on Columbia College Student Council, and taught as a teaching assistant for Biology Lab for two years. Post-graduation, Vivian will travel to Chengdu, China on a Fulbright award to conduct research at Sichuan University as part of a project to identify the relationship between oral health and diabetes. Vivian plans to pursue a dual degree in public health and dentistry following her Fulbright research. Her future career aspirations include a combination of dentistry and research in a global public health setting.

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Adisa Z. Yamusah is currently Senior Director of Operations at Harlem United and a private healthcare consultant within the nonprofit sector. She holds both a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in Social Work from New York University.


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Cara Notarianni is a Program Coordinator at NYU Langone Medical Center, where she facilitates the operational management of the fellowship programs within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She received her B.S. in Community Health from the University of Scranton in 2015 and is currently working on completing her MBA in Healthcare Management. She is a member of Healthcare Leaders of New York (American College of Healthcare Executives NYC Chapter), as well as the American Public Health Association. She volunteers in the Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.