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Ivelyse Andino  

Founder & CEO of Radical Health

Ivelyse Andino is an Afro-Latina health equity innovator born and raised in The Bronx. She is the founder and CEO of Radical Health and a Commissioner on the New York City Commission on Gender Equity. In 2015 she founded the first Latina owned Public Benefit Corp in New York State Andino enjoyed a fledgling career in health tech, pioneering some of its first digital health solutions, including bringing the first mobile app prescribing platform to market and working with global clients such as National Health Service (NHS London) and Kaiser Permanente. While she routinely trained oncologists on new drugs, she found herself unprepared when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. This forced her to directly and intimately confront the systemic healthcare disparities she knew that existed.

In founding Radical Health — the first Latina-owned and operated Benefit Corp in NYS — she has sought to combine her expertise in healthcare and her passion as a community organizer. Coming from an historically marginalized community herself, it was important for Andino to initially build Radical Health by bringing together her neighbors around her kitchen table and hearing first-hand from voices — including the undocumented, women of color, elderly, young people, and LGBTQ — who are otherwise (figuratively and) literally never given a seat at the table to have a say in their own healthcare destiny. Through Radical Health, Andino is committed to the task of transforming healthcare by facilitating health literacy and self-advocacy, as well as forging a relationship between meaningful face-to-face conversations with cutting-edge technology.

Speech Topics


The History of Inequity in Healthcare

Healthcare in the US is complicated. We will discuss the historical mistreatment of underserved communities by the medical community, the role of bias in medicine, ways in which stigma and structural racism has prevented communities of color from achieving quality care and the opportunities for technology to bridge health inequity gaps.

Health Tech for Hard to Reach Communities

Restorative Circles for Health

Profit and Purpose: Building a business that has impact and revenue

You don’t have to compromise profit when building a company with impact. Ivelyse shares her journey as a social entrepreneur and founder who bootstrapped her company to profit. This talk covers incorporation as a public benefit corporation, the importance of intentional leadership, and how to keep purpose and profit aligned.

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