Mamata Ponnaganti, D.M.D,P.A.
It is a special honor and privilege to serve as the Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI) President for the 2021-2022 year. It is a humbling, though somewhat exciting, experience to follow in the footsteps of so many superb leaders.
FAPI has reached amazing heights with the great work done by the past presidents, boards, and members. The combined efforts have allowed our organization to unify our members as well as the numerous Indian physicians and dentists in the area.
With our committed Executive Committee, we will focus on leading FAPI to be a vibrant, united, and a transparent organization. We will work effectively to grow as a team and collectively display our strengths and fulfill our responsibilities with humility and dignity.
Secondly, we are looking to increase the representation of younger physicians in the FAPI community and will be taking measures to make FAPI a great platform for mentorship, networking and giving back to the community.
Some of the areas I would like FAPI to focus on this year include:
- Establishing mentoring programs for our student members and others new to the profession.
- Increasing our social media presence to attract new members while encouraging other long-time members to actively participate in events.
- Ensure the flexibility of the FAPI Executive committee for adapting to changes and providing care for the most fragile in our communities.
I look forward to working with the outstanding members of FAPI, our executive board and committee chairs to reach new heights while continuing to work hard ensuring our members remain engaged and knowledgeable in critical areas of medicine and dentistry.
I am certain that you will find value, purpose and unequalled opportunities for professional growth by being an active member in FAPI.
As an active member of the association, you can also look forward to having fun and making long-lasting professional relationships in the process.
I am looking forward to seeing (or virtually ‘hearing’) each one of our members at our events throughout the year while we strive to make this a meaningful and memorable year.