Bharath Chakravarthy, MD, MPH

SafeRx Task Force Members

Bharath Chakravarthy
Tiffany Kalaitzidis
Jila Rouhi
Nicki Ghazanfar
Chrislyn Nefas
Soheil Saadat

Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte Wong and I am a AmeriCorps VISTA. I grew up in the suburbs of Southern California with my parents and two younger siblings. I attended Cornell University where I majored in Biometry and Statistics. I hope to one day become a doctor where I can combine the beauty of statistics with the intricacies of medicine. In my free time, you can find me spending time with my dogs, snowboarding, going to baseball games (Go Dodgers!), and enjoying a nice glass of wine.

Communications Task Force

Orange County District Attorney's Office
OC Health Care Agency
Orange County Medical Association
Orange County Pharmacists Association
O.C Sheriff's Department
Solace Foundation of Orange County
St. Joseph Health
Tenet Healthcare Agency
US Drug Enforcement Agency
UC Irvine Health


Bharath Chakravarthy
John Murray
Tracy Hughes
Tracy Bryars
Ronnie Reeves
Carolyn Secrist
Della Lisi

Blue Shield of California
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Health Net
Hospital Association of Southern California
Masimo Corporation
Orange County Dental Society
Orange County Department of Education

Safer Prescribing Task Force

Data Collection Task Force

Bharath Chakravarthy
Della Lisi
Donald Sharps
Nichole Quick
Micah Hata
Julie Shields
Ellen Burditt

Bharath Chakravarthy
Aimee Dunkle
Tim Munzing
Faried Banmahd
Melanie Joe
Missy Held
Della Lisi
Tom Buckley

Community Parnerships

Current VISTA Team Members

Hello! My name is Haein & I am an AmeriCorps VISTA. I majored in Psychology at Berkeley and completed a post-bacc program at UCI. Some of my hobbies include watching travel vlogs, listening to true crime (& podcasts in general), reading, and hanging out with my dog (& other people’s dogs). My short-term plans are to travel as much as I can, before starting medical school.

Intervention, Prevention & Recovery Task Force

Soheil Saadat, MD, MPH, PhD

Hello! My name is Jasper and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA from San Jose, CA.  I wanted to work with SafeRxOC because I was interested on how I could make a difference in the opioid epidemic. I graduated from UC Irvine with a major in Biological Sciences in 2020. My interests include running, trying new food, and playing basketball! In the future, I am planning to go into nursing.



Hi there! My name is Sohrab and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA from Orange County, CA. I first became interested in working with SafeRxOC after completing research in the Emergency Department and witnessing the impact of the opioid epidemic on my community. I graduated in 2021 from UC Irvine with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Medical Anthropology. My interests include watching/playing soccer, hiking, and reading. In the next few months I will be starting medical school!

VISTA Program Supervisors