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Ivelyse Andino is an Afro-Latina health equity innovator born and raised in the Bronx. She is the CEO & Founder of Radical Health and a commissioner on the New York City Commission on Gender Equity.
Ms. Andino enjoyed a fledgling career in health tech, pioneering some of its first digital health solutions, including bringing the first mobile app prescribing platform to market and working with global clients such as National Health Service (NHS London) and Kaiser Permanente. While she routinely trained oncologists on new drugs, she found herself unprepared when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. This forced her to confront the systemic health care disparities directly and intimately that she knew existed. In founding Radical Health—the first Latina-owned and operated Benefit Corp in NYC—she has sought to combine her expertise in health care and her passion as a community organizer.
Coming from an historically marginalized community herself, it was important for Ms. Andino to initially build Radical Health by bringing together her neighbors around her kitchen table and hearing first-hand from voices—including the undocumented, women of color, elderly, young people, and LGBTQ—who are otherwise not given a say in their own health care destiny.
Achieving optimal health for all
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