About Us

About The Brooklyn Free Clinic

SUNY Downstate Students

We are a student-run free clinic. A fully-board-certified physician supervises our work and helps us with clinical decision-making.

Committed to Social Justice

We are committed to addressing health disparities in Brooklyn through service. We envision a world in which every patient has the resources they need to be healthy. 

Passionate about education

Through our work we strive to learn both clinical healthcare and about how to become more socially conscious providers. 

2020 Student Leadership Council

Executive Board

Chief Operations Officer: Jordon Friedman 
Chief Medical Officer: Priyanka Parmar
Chief Development Officer: Jack Hessburg
Chief Financial Officer: Nicholas Tan
Chief Communications Officer: Ali Greenberg
Chief Administrative Officer: Charlotte Ruby
Chief Clinical Coordinator: Sejal Shah
Nursing Co-Directors: Julia Smith & Jamal-Philip Berkenkotter

Clinic Council

CO Coordinator: Sejal Shah
SV Coordinator: Alvin Oommen
JV Coordinator: Lauren Gruffi
Physician Coordinator: Royce Park
Operations Manager: Laureen Chan
Chief of Medical Education and Ethics: Michael Sabarese & Jonathan Leong
Chief of Patient Safety: Noah Silverstein
Chief of Outreach and Education: Colleen Beckford
RISE Co-Directors: Electra Nassis & Richard Del Pino
IT Chair: Moshe Baitelman
Chiefs of Research and Quality Improvement: Jigar Govind & Fred Gong

Referrals: Tristen Tang & Lara Passfall
Pharmacy Chair: Jessica Lanzkowsky
Patient Education: Tatyana Yatsenko & Nicole Karras
Treasurer: Shivali Devjani

Fundraising Co-Chairs: Kathleen Simmons & Jessica Mineroff
Emergency Response Director: Galina Udod
Asylum Clinic Director: Rohan Maini & Michelle Ki

Public Health Representative: Nikhil Kasarla

Learn more about our executive board & nursing team!