"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;                                indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

 

                                                         Margaret Mead 

About Us

OUR STORY

Physician-Parent Caregivers (PPC) was created by one mother after her inability to obtain safe and quality health care for her own daughter when she became critically ill.

PPC is the first and only national charitable organization exclusively devoted to advancing the quality of care and quality of life for young adults with chronic conditions. After discovering that this population is not recognized, we made a commitment to raising awareness on their behalf

PPC is a volunteer expert board run organization. We are grateful to the cadre of board members, physicians, policy experts, organizations parents and young adults who invested their time and energy to conduct a stakeholder and systems analysis in medicine, government and health policy over the past decade. Our quest is to see that Young Invisibles have quality health care and quality life.

MISSION

Advancing quality health care and quality of life for young adults with chronic health conditions.

VISION

A world that embraces young adults with chronic health conditions so they feel safe to be their true selves and have the support to flourish

CHAMPION

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U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

PPC’s Champion since inception. Senator Van Hollen of Maryland upholds the truth and seeks equality and justice for all people. He has been and continues to be a passionate steward leader for Young Invisibles and their families.

Board of Directors

Striving for Equality

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Santi KM Bhagat, MD, MPH

Founder and President

Advocate for Quality Health Care and Quality of Life for Young Adults with Chronic Conditions

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Aruna Miller

Secretary

Former Maryland State Delegate

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Kathryn Cuddapah, CPA

Treasurer

Director of Tax Services for Non-Profits and Associations, Aronson LLC

Sponsors

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General Support

Ambassadors

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Johnny Suite

Invisible Wave Ambassador

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Maile

Invisible Wave Ambassador

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Pro Bono Legal Counsel

PPC In-Residence

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Leslie Vogel,

Physician-Parent Psychiatrist In-Residence

Marcella Johnstone

Stylist In-Residence

Council of Advisors

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Andrew Becker

MD

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Sandra Caskie

MD

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Hank Chambers

MD

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Sophia Jan 

MD,  MPH

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Jeffrey Levi 

PhD

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Paul Lipkin

MD

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Kitty O'Hare

MD

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Anu Sidhu 

MD - Young Invisible

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Robin Strongin

Partners

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Kona Town, LLC

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Stick Figure

Pro Bono Music

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Tim Murray

Graphic Artist

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Violet Salon

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Paul Strumph

MD

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Madeline Will

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Lauren Wisk

PhD

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David Wood

MD

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