President, Board of Directors
Vandana specializes in creating and implementing scalable models for social impact and organizational growth. In her current engagement with Sutter Health-Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Innovation Center, Vandana leads strategy, program deployment, operations and external relations to support upstream community health interventions. Previously, she led strategic development at The Health Trust, a Silicon Valley-based operating foundation advancing solutions for health equity and wellness. Vandana also led strategy and development at Montalvo Arts Center, an international artists residency and multicultural arts organization.
As a consultant, Vandana has led capacity building for diverse San Francisco Bay Area organizations. Prior to Art with Impact, she was on the Board of ORAM International, an advocacy organization focusing exclusively on refugees fleeing sexual and gender-based violence worldwide.
Vandana is passionate about supporting work that advances social justice and equitable access. She firmly believes that incredible and powerful change is made possible when we arrive at the intersection of creative expression and access to information. She is a personal advocate for creating open dialogue on mental health and other difficult issues because she believes transparency is the first step to individual as well as systems change.
Vandana has a graduate degree in Mass Communications from the Mass Communications Research Center, Jamia University in New Delhi and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Delhi University.Back to Our People