Indian American physician Sampat Shivangi appointed Chairman, Mississippi Board of Mental Health

Shivangi is a top fundraiser for the GOP.

By The American Bazaar Staff

WASHINGTON, DC: Indian American entrepreneur Dr. Sampat Shivangi, who was the founding President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), has been appointed as the Chairman of the Mississippi Board of Mental Health.

Shivangi, who is president and CEO of US Info Systems, in Mississippi, assumed his position last week. He is the first Asian origin chairman of the Board, which is the second largest state agency with a budget around billion dollars, with the staff of 8,500.

“We are in process of having the patients who are capable to move in the communities are being moved in the communities with the help of Federal and State funds to assimilate them in the communities rather than keep them in the institutions. The state is moving successfully in this direction,” Shivangi said in a statement.

“We are very excited to have Dr Shivangi serve as Chairman of the Board of Mental Health,” said Diana Mikula, Mississippi Department of Mental Health Executive Director, in a statement.

Shivangi was first appointed to the board as a member by the then Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for a seven year term. He has represented the Medical Physician category on the Board of Mental Health.

Shivangi is a top fundraiser for the Republican Party and has served as a delegate from the state to GOP conventions.

From 2005 – 2008, Dr. Shivangi served as the Advisor to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services. He has also served as a house delegate in American Medical Association Chicago, IL.

 

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