"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

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

Santi KM Bhagat, MD, MPH

Founder and President

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

Aruna Miller

Secretary

Former Maryland State Delegate

Kathryn Cuddapah, CPA

Treasurer

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

Sponsors

General Support

Ambassadors

Johnny Suite

Invisible Wave Ambassador

Maile

Invisible Wave Ambassador

Pro Bono Legal Counsel

PPC In-Residence

Leslie Vogel,

Physician-Parent Psychiatrist In-Residence

Marcella Johnstone

Stylist In-Residence

Council of Advisors

Andrew Becker

MD

Sandra Caskie

MD

Hank Chambers

MD

Sophia Jan 

MD,  MPH

Jeffrey Levi 

PhD

Paul Lipkin

MD

Kitty O'Hare

MD

Anu Sidhu 

MD - Young Invisible

Robin Strongin

Partners

Kona Town, LLC

Stick Figure

Pro Bono Music

Tim Murray

Graphic Artist

Violet Salon

Paul Strumph

MD

Madeline Will

Lauren Wisk

PhD

David Wood

MD

Ajinomoto Cambrooke

"The future depends on what we do in the present"

 

                           Mahatma Gandhi

Physician-Parent Caregivers, PPC, is s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. 

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