Breakthrough New York is excited to welcome Cyrus Attia, MD to its Board of Directors. Dr. Attia’s appointment grows Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors to 24 members, 33% of whom share the background and experiences of its students as either persons of color and/or first-generation college graduates.

Dr. Attia has volunteered as a Breakthrough college coach since 2020, and is thrilled about giving back with a deeper level of involvement in the organization. “I’ve seen firsthand how much of an impact this organization has on students,” Dr. Attia explains. “I’m eager to support Breakthrough as a board member, so that hopefully more students can continue to receive support and empowerment through education.”

“Dr. Attia is an outstanding college coach and leader in a field of strong interest to our students,” says Breakthrough Executive Director Beth Onofry. “From his mentees to now all of our students, we are delighted that he is broadening his impact at Breakthrough New York through his new role on our board of directors.”

“I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Attia to the Breakthrough New York board. His passion for our mission and his experience in the medical field make him an important addition to our board,” remarks Gautam Ranji, Chair of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Attia is a Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons graduate and current clinical lead of the telehealth company, Ro. A Long Island native, he is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology, and the ways that innovation in the space can improve lives equitably.

About Breakthrough New York
Breakthrough New York is a ten-year academic and social enrichment program that prepares students from low-income backgrounds to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers. The non-profit organization serves over 500 students from grades seven through college. Over 90% of Breakthrough students graduate from college each year.

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