Our People

We believe every student should have the same opportunity to attend health profession school, regardless of background and financial status

What started as a conversation between a group of family medicine doctors to help address healthcare disparities in rural areas has grown through the years to what is now an organization assisting hundreds of thousands of students. Our team’s number one mission is to help all students achieve their goal of health professional school admissions by providing a wide range of donor-supported tools and resources. 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Lee Burnett
Co-founder

Dr. Ben Shapiro
Manager of Product Development

Laura Turner
Executive Director

Carol Gregory
Sponsorships

Samantha Mellinger
Director of Partnerships & Marketing

Dr. Chivas Owle
Director of Student Doctor Network

HPSA Board of Directors

Health Professional Student Association is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit governed by a nine-member board of directors, one-third of which is elected annually for three-year terms. 

The Executive Board elects from its membership the Executive Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, who constitute the Executive Committee of the corporation. 

At the end of two consecutive three-year terms, an incumbent board member may not run again for the same board position and achieves Emeritus status.