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

Hi, I'm Khoa and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA. I graduated from UCI in 2021 with a major in Biological Sciences. As a medical scribe and researcher working in the Emergency Department, I became aware of the toll that the opioid epidemic had on our community. My motivation to make a difference lead me to join the team at SafeRxOC. In the future, I hope to continue my work in promoting public health as a physician. My interests include playing tennis, traveling, and listening to live music.

Intervention, Prevention & Recovery Task Force

Soheil Saadat, MD, MPH, PhD

Hello! My name is Zaynab and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA. I majored in Human Biology at UC Irvine, and just recently graduated in 2022. My work with SafeRxOC started with seeing the detriments of the opioid epidemic on my community as well as impacts that can be made towards change. In my free time, I love to read, hike, and find nice coffee shops to just relax in. In the future, I hope to become a doctor and continue working within my community!


VISTA Program Supervisors