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Meet Our Team

The Executive Board

Brittany Gettle

President & Director
Executive Board

Brittany is a fourth-year Health Sciences student with a minor in disabilities studies. Outside of UHA Columbus, she is a volunteer in the Student Wellness Center, working one-on-one with students to identify alcohol risk reduction behaviors in a program known as BASICS. Brittany also works at a camp for children and adults with disabilities as a program leader, lifeguard, and team building facilitator.

Megan Rochford

Vice President of Operations,
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Megan is a fourth-year, premed student, majoring in Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. Outside of UHA Columbus, Megan works in the Alcohol and Other Drug section of the Student Wellness Center, is a volunteer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and works at Recreation Unlimited which is a camp for children and adults with disabilities.

Ben Kappeler

Vice President of Finance,
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Ben is a third-year student from Dublin, studying psychology and minoring in Spanish. Ben is a member of the Honors program at Ohio State and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. In addition to his involvement with UHAC, he works as a Supervisor, Program Assistant, and Lead Basketball Official with the Department of Recreational Sports.

Grace Palaparty

Vice President of Internal Affairs & Development,
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Grace Palaparty is a third-year neuroscience major, and is an Institute for Behavioral Medicine student research assistant. Aside from UHAC, she is involved with the student organization, Maximin: Effective Altruism as a VP of Public Relations. In her free time, Grace enjoys cooking and photography. She looks forward to developing and bolstering the values of UHAC.

Dan Naughton

Vice President of External Affairs,
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Dan is a fourth-year neuroscience major, specializing in systems and behavioral neuroscience who plans to apply to medical school after graduation. Outside of UHA, Dan is involved in the Scholars division of the university, is part of a research group, a member of the OSU Triathlon Club, and plays club lacrosse.

Connor Hall

Executive Assistant,
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Connor is a second-year pre-med neuroscience major at the Ohio State University. Outside of Universal Health Aid: Columbus, Connor is a member of STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars, the Dinner for 12 Buckeyes Program Coordinator for Student-Alumni Council, volunteers at Riverside Methodist Hospital in the Neuroscience Center, and is a member of Health Points: Pre-Health Connections and Volunteering.

Leadership Team

Hussam Alkhalaileh

Chief of Finance

Matt Baker

Chief of Community Outreach

Kat Dranchak

Chief of Marketing

Polina Elagin

Chief of Logistics

Evan Neczypor

Chief of Medical Logistics

Meera Patel

Chief of Membership Engagement & Professional Development

Ishan Rola

Chief of Publication

Rachel Steger

Chief of Membership Recruitment 

Hailey Wilson

Chief of University Events

Interested In Joining UHA Columbus?

UHA Columbus is constantly improving and expanding. We are always open to having new members that aim to help our organization, contact columbus@universalhealthaid.org or come to one of our information sessions as shown! Our autumn application closes September 22nd, 2017!