Board of Directors and Committees
Staff including volunteers of the CCHC will look to a Board of Directors for general guidance and direction. The Board will consist of a maximum of 25 members. Each Board member will have voting rights on all aspects of clinic funding and operations. The schedule of Board meetings will be posted on the CCHC website. Minutes of those meeting will also be posted on the web site. Board meetings will be open to the public except in situations when the Board will function in “Executive Session.” The Chairman of the Board will conduct Board meetings and the Board Secretary will record the minutes. The Vice Chairman will function in Chairman’s absence.
Chairman of the Board Jim Andersen started his career at the Center for Disease control as a STD Intervention Specialist in Philadelphia. Driven by his passion for health and philanthropy, Jim furthered his career in service our global community as the Director of the Pakistan Health Initiative for the Carter Administration and a Program Manager for UNICEF in Nepal. In his free time, Jim loves to spend time with those he loves. A dedicated Good Samaritan.
Vice Chairman Dr. Qayyumi began his medical career in London, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians. Passionate about innovative research, a move to the United States was a natural fit. He did his fellowship in Cardiology at Mass General Hospital at Harvard University. Dr. Qayyumi has always been passionate about collaboration and philanthropy, and can typically be found helping medical students and patients at Emory University where he is a Professor of Medicine.
CMO & Co Founder Dr. Harjee began her education at Pahlavi University in Iran, and completing her medicine at Emory University. She started, grown, and operated a free-standing clinic since 1987. A member of a number of volunteer organizations, Dr. Harjee has been recognized community wide as a role model and leader, working tirelessly to empower people in the community to reach their potential. As one of the co-founders of CCHC, she has devoted her life to helping those around her.
CEO & Co Founder Saeed Raees moved from humble beginnings in Pakistan to finish his education in Pharmacy at the University of Illinois. After igniting his love for research, he moved to California and built a genomics company. A true Samaritan and dedicated family man, Saeed’s true passion was discovered when he moved to Atlanta and saw the growing problems within his local community. Saeed combined his love for philanthropy and his business success to co-found CCHC.
Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy is a board certified internal medicine physician who grew up right here in GA & trained at Emory University. Her family immigrated from East Africa and is originally from India. Dr. Cassoobhoy's day job is at WebMD and Medscape. She's passionate about health literacy. Health information can be presented in an easy to understand format that is useful.