NEW YORK: Srilekha Palle, an Indian-American healthcare worker, has been selected by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to the Virginia Asian Advisory Board (VAAB).
In her new position, Palle will represent the needs of the community and advise the governor on matters affecting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) constituency.
She will also provide the Governor advice on how to strengthen ties between the Commonwealth and Asian countries on a cultural and economic level, with an emphasis on business and trade, the arts and education, and general government.
"I'm happy to share the following appointments to the board and administration with you today. We will be able to enhance Virginia's spirit and achieve great things for our Province with their assistance, in my opinion "Youngkin in a statement.
In 2019, the Fairfax Republicans nominated Palle, a physician with over 23 years of experience in senior positions in the healthcare industry, to be the Sully District Supervisor.
She also serves as a visiting fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, where she writes policy papers on contemporary problems in healthcare, such as cost, affordability, and price transparency.
She currently works as a volunteer as the Rehabilitation Division Head for the Healthcare Council, a Mid-Atlantic-based organisation of care providers made up of hospitals and related healthcare facilities.
She graduated from Boston University with an MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration and a doctorate in physical therapy.