CONNECT. COMMUNICATE. HEAL.

Our mission is to reduce healthcare inequality

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Etizaz Shah Founder & CEO

With his engineering background and experience of developing solutions for healthcare, Etizaz is leading on agile model for the continuous improvement of the product.

Before EZ Health, Etizaz worked on developing a hemodialysis catheter designed to reduce infections. He has also worked with the United Nations and the Parliament of Pakistan on Sustainable Development Goals.

Etizaz has a Master’s in International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is passionate about human rights and is working towards the wellbeing of immigrant and refugee communities in the United States and abroad.

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Amanda Papir Operations Officer

Amanda possesses over 10 years of experience in community engagement, public affairs, and communications in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Amanda is handling EZ Health customer discovery and partnership development, as well as acting as a liaison between healthcare professionals and other major stakeholders.

Most recently, she served as the Deputy Director at The Association for a Better New York, a civic nonprofit advocating on behalf of the NYC employer community. Here she oversaw the strategy, programming and member relations between the organization's 300 member companies as well as state and local elected officials. Prior to this role, she was Director of Development at an independent production company, where she honed her media and communications skills.

Amanda earned her Bachelor's in English and Film from Barnard College and is expected to receive her master’s in public administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in April 2021.

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Lifeng Zhang Technology Officer

Lifeng possesses seven years of web and application security experience in the computer science and network field. His background in psychology is crucial for user friendly UX/UI design.

Lifeng brings EZ Health a competitive edge in deploying technology in a wide range of services. He recently served as the Chief Investment Officer at Saiw Capital Group, a hedge fund, where he was responsible for quantitative analysis, research implementations, and software engineering development. Before Saiw Capital Group, Lifeng has pioneered a social networking application in Sloth App in China and served as Chief Technology Officer.

In these roles, Lifeng using his distinguished skill sets, helped different kinds of businesses succeed by creating a robust structure of web applications and consolidating internal services' security to resolve the potential risks from the external network. Lifeng has gained unique security experience through real-world practice, which leads the organizations to the safe bay.

Lifeng earned his bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in Economics from the Case Western Reserve University and his Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University's International and Public Affair school. He speaks English and Chinese, and enjoys exploring new places, traveling, and spending leisure time with friends.

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Ali husnain Financial Officer

Ali brings seven successful years of finance and accounting experience from the startup world. He has managed the books for local and global companies, in addition to building company-wide budgets, forecast models and providing analysis to leadership in finance, sales, operations and compliance.

Ali’s career in finance began in the renovation and construction industry, where he managed all the finances for an Atlanta-based firm. While simultaneously earning his MBA from Georgia Tech, Ali then moved into a treasury management role for BitPay - the global leader in cryptocurrency payment processing. Following this, he was recruited to head the US finance department for an Australian-based SaaS company. Most recently, he helped turn around the finance and HR functions for a PE-backed multi-location orthodontics practice.

With a background in political science, his work in politics and with non-profits, Ali’s strongest skill is communication. As such, he strives to communicate finance to all stakeholders, independent of their functions or roles, because finance affects everyone.

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Dr. Sebastian Rositano Medical Officer

Sebastian is a Medical Doctor and Fulbright Scholar based in Adelaide with wide interests across psychiatry, medical research and public health at both the local level and international level at the World Health Organization.

He brings to EZ Health his experiences in clinical care, mental health, health policy research and public health. By understanding clinical and public-health needs, he will improve user-design, product quality, and leverage opportunities across markets.

Clinically, he has diverse experience in orthopedics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, family medicine and mental health in metropolitan, rural and remote clinics and hospitals. He is specializing as a psychiatrist and currently works for an acute inpatient ward and in the emergency department. Separately, he has consulted to the World Health Organization and provides ethical analysis as a board member in Human Research Ethics for the South Australian Health Department.

Sebastian completed his Bachelors of Medicine/Surgery and Bachelor of Psychological Science in Adelaide, a Master’s of Public Health at Sydney University and was awarded an Australian Fulbright Scholarship to study at Columbia University in 2020.

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Nami Patel Marketing Officer

Nami is a network builder looking to apply her storytelling and persuasive communications skills towards leveraging the private sector for development outcomes. She has 9+ years of experience working with social impact organizations to secure, build, and manage grassroots and institutional investor partnerships.

Nami brings to EZ Health a high level of strategic planning acuity, marketing know-how and an entrepreneurial mindset. Most recently, she served as the Communications Manager at Semilla Nueva, an agtech social enterprise in Guatemala, where she served as creative director and raised $35K in digital campaigns alone in under five months. She also worked closely with the Executive Director to restructure the company's pitch strategy and marketing materials, resulting in Semilla Nueva's selection as one of the nine companies added to the Mulago Foundation's portfolio in 2018.

Prior to Semilla Nueva, Nami held external relations positions at MAIA (a nonprofit in Panajachel, Guatemala) and Hudson Guild (a 120-year-old organization in New York City). In these roles, Nami helped various organizations position themselves successfully for growth by building brand recognition, driving donor engagement, and implementing successful inbound and outbound marketing strategies.

Nami earned her Bachelor's degree from New York University and is finishing up her Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University. She speaks English, Spanish and conversational Gujarati. Nami was born in Chicago, raised in Atlanta, and has called New York City home for over a decade. In her free time, she enjoys making art, traveling the world, and binge-watching fantasy TV.

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Prof. Sarah Holloway Business Advistor

Sarah Holloway is helping the team stay on the right course and guiding them through the entire process of product design and business development. Sarah has worked in the public and nonprofit sector for 25 years. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where she teaches Nonprofit Financial Management, Social Entrepreneurship and Design for Social Innovation. Sarah is a serial social entrepreneur and the co-founder of six ventures focused on equity and K-12 education includingMOUSE.organd Computer Science for All (CSforAll). She sits on the Boards of Mission:Restore, Benefit Kitchen,Visit.org, Five One Labs, Eat Offbeat, CSforALL, and Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design. Sarah received a Bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from SIPA, Columbia University.