Our Leadership Team

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Matthew Cortland
Legal Director

Matthew Cortland is a patient and healthcare rights advocate from Massachusetts. He received his graduate training in public health from Boston University and earned a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. He believes that healthcare is a human right. He loves tea, British humour, fountain pens, and dark chocolate.

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Miles Townes
Advocacy Director

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Darla Brown
Executive Director

Darla Brown is a cancer survivor and healthcare rights advocate from California. When she was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, she was between jobs and thus uninsured. Without the safety net, she would have been unable to receive treatment for cancer. Throughout her career, she has led engineering and product teams at startups in Los Angeles. Most recently, she founded Intake.me, a digital health startup focused on patient empowerment and health literacy. When not online, she practices yoga, searches for the perfect iced latte, and throws the ball for her Goldendoodle.

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Sangeeta Agarawal
Member Outreach

Sangeeta Agarawal is a true holistic nurse, engineer, and entrepreneur – she strives to bridge the gap in healthcare by leveraging the best of eastern and western medicine and to share with community how to leverage technology to empower themselves. She is currently CEO and Founder of Helpsy, a company providing automated care plan, referrals and easy access to healthcare practitioners from all healing modalities. She serves in leadership positions at Oncology Nursing Society, Society of Integrative Oncology, Annie Appleseed Project and on the advisory board of Digital health ventures. Prior to her current life as an entrepreneur, Sangeeta was a Clinical Ayurveda specialist, a registered nurse, researcher, author, and computer scientist. She was an oncology nurse at The Mayo Clinic, Stanford Hospital, and UCSF Hospital and a NIH funded researcher at UCSF. Prior to entering healthcare, Sangeeta led a successful startup acquired by Skype, and worked as a computer scientist at multinational organizations including IBM and Google.

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