Welcome board members!

Nov 11, 2023 | COPE Community News

COPE is thrilled to welcome two new board members, Dr. Kristin Gill and Sonia Mukhi.   

Learn more about them and new board member opportunities below.

1692104646277Dr. Kristin Gill is a Psychiatrist, Physician Executive expert, and thought leader in Women’s Mental Health and Public Psychiatry. She has led large teams of Behavioral Health clinicians in digital health, on the payer side and in hospital systems, and continues to see patients in her private practice actively. 

Dr. Gill is the Behavioral Health Medical Director for New York State at Elevance Health. Previously, she was the first Chief Medical Officer at Minded, a digital healthcare company specializing in women’s psychiatry. Prior to this, Dr. Gill co-led the national behavioral health team at CareMore Health, Elevance Health’s value-based care company, which utilizes both integrated primary care and behavioral health as well as the Collaborative Care Model. During the pandemic, she led a large inpatient psychiatry service at a New York City public hospital, where one of the units served as the designated inpatient psychiatry unit for COVID-19 positive patients for the entire NYC Health + Hospitals system. 

She is a champion of group therapy, has led process and reflection groups during times of high stress (for resident physicians) and during catastrophic events (for physicians on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic), and is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Foundation. Dr. Gill also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of Postpartum Support International. In addition, she is an advisor for several women’s digital health start-ups.

As a recognized thought leader in the field of behavioral health, her insights have been featured in prominent media outlets including The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, Women’s Health, Yahoo News, Reader’s Digest, among others. 

She is passionate about empowering folks to take control of their mental health; championing and promoting females of color to positions of clinical leadership; and advocating to close the gender pay gap in physicians. Her philosophy as a leader is to encourage clinicians and staff to care for each other, so that together can provide the best care for our patients.

Kristin grew up in Queens and Long Island. She received her Bachelor’s degree at UCLA, attended SUNY Downstate for medical school, and completed residency training and a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. 

She is a proud resident of Bed-Stuy, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband, two cats, and a big puppy. 

1517671319192 1Sonia Mukhi joins us as a strategic leader from the Technology/AI industry where she’s worked at several Software as Service startup companies. She currently leads a Customer Success / Sales group at a Legal technology company that helps streamline electronic discovery processes for attorneys. Prior to that she worked at a Marketing company that specialized in AI copywriting, helping to deliver millions of dollars in incremental revenue to Fortunate 500 companies. She also has extensive experience working in Financial Services having worked in Finance and Merchant Services at American Express for 5 years. Sonia has always been passionate about serving and spent several years working in the international microfinance industry where she helped enable funding for women entrepreneurs in countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, and Mexico.  She has prior board experience having served as a Junior Board member for the career development / mentorship non-profit Streetwise Partners.  

Sonia brings her extensive experience in technology, marketing, and business strategy to COPE where she hopes to help bring efficiencies and streamlined efforts to the organization. 

She holds an MBA Degree from Wharton with a specialization in Marketing, and a BS from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, yoga, spending time with her family, partner and cat Shera.

COPE is growing a strong and diverse Board of Directors that will share its vision for the future and will help COPE to support and sustain the organization’s mission and needs.
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