Our Board

Our team collectively has more than 100 years of mentoring experience

Ozlem Equils
Dr. Ozlem Equils, M.D., FAAP, Founder and the President
Past Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA School of Medicine


Michael Deicht
Michael Deitch, Chief Executive Officer
Regional Director – Western United States, The American Heart Association


Temel Kahyaoglu, Treasurer and Secretary
Member of Board of Directors, Gama Holding


Dr. Chris Da Costa BSc, MSc, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP
Vice President of Clinical Development with Synthetic Biologics. FDA BEST Initiative, Transfusion and Vaccine Safety, Physician Reviewer


Supriya Chakravarty, Board Member
Global Treasury Implementation Associate, Silicon Valley Bank


Dr. Alex Chen, M.D.
Vice President and Medical Director of Quality and Safety at AltaMed


Joseph Doherty, PhD, Board Member
Founder and Past Director, Empirical Research Group, UCLA, School of Law


Willie Watts
Willie Watts-Troutman RN, BSN, PHN
Executive Committee Member at the Immunize LA Families Coalition, past Public Health Nurse/Assistant Program Specialist for the County of Los Angeles Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program with the Department of Public Health and retired United States Air Force Nurse


Karin Kricorian, PhD, Board Member
Director of Management Science and Integration for The Walt Disney Company. She leads analytics consultant services and specializes in marketing and content analytics, and her work centers on the financial assessment of marketing effectiveness and creative content performance in complex distribution networks. Karin received her doctoral degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and bachelor’s from Yale University.


Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez, B.S. Johns Hopkins University 2018, MiOra Executive Director


Advisors to MiOra are Professionals from Prestigious STEM and Healthcare Organizations

Advisors to MiOra include professionals from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Immunologists, American Society of Engineering Educators, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, University of Pittsburgh, and National Science Foundation.

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