February Board Member Spotlight

Open Door Family Medical Centers Board Member Daysi Briones

Meet Open Door Board Members Daysi Briones and Anita Suchdeo.



DAYSI L. BRIONES

As President and Owner of IQ Contracting, Inc. & Associates, Daysi Briones is a seasoned general contractor and real estate agent for residential, commercial, private and public sectors. Before starting her business, Briones spent seventeen years as a certified HIV counselor and medical administrator for hospitals and health centers in Paraguay and the U.S. – including the Open Door. As a staff member, Briones worked as a Patient Services Representative, System Analyst/Data Analyst, and Site Manager overseeing daily operations. A native of Peru, Briones loves to work in her Ossining community as an Open Door Board Member and member of ELKS Lodge 1486.

ANITA SUCHDEO

Anita Suchdeo is a co-founder of Two Merlin Design Studio, providing a multitude of design services at every step of the home improvement process. What started with personal home renovations led to helping friends with their projects and organically grew into a design business. Prior to this, she worked for Ernst & Young and then startup Scient Corporation as a technology strategy consultant, as well as for Morgan Stanley as an interest rate derivatives trader. After traveling around the country as a consultant, crunching numbers on Wall Street as a trader, and staying home with three young boys, Suchdeo came “home” to design. Her involvement with Open Door started as a committee member and ultimately co-chair of fundraising events, starting as a House Tour volunteer in 2013. Having been touched by chronic illness in her own family members growing up, she saw firsthand that patient care doesn’t start and stop in the doctor’s office. She wants to spread the good word that the gold standard of health care is being set at Open Door, including wellness and patient advocacy services for everyone in the community. Suchdeo graduated from Duke University with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Economics, studied math at Stanford University, and has a Masters degree in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. When not hiking or skiing with her three active boys, Anita likes to read anything and cook for friends and family.

About Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation

For over 50 years, Open Door has provided accessible, high-quality health care and wellness services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Open Door offers family medicine, dental services, behavioral health care, women’s health including obstetrics, vision services, insurance enrollment assistance, and much more. Open Door operates health centers in Ossining, Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Sleepy Hollow, and Port Chester, and a dental site in Saugerties. Additionally, Open Door runs a mobile dental van and nine School-Based Health Centers in the Ossining, Port Chester, and Webutuck school districts.

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