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Virginia governor appoints Srilekha Palle to VAAB

Palle actively involved in cultural, religious, business, and political arenas and serving in an advisory capacity at a women empowerment foundation.

newly appointed Virginia Asian Advisory Board member, Dr. Srilekha Palle. Image - Fairfax Republican 

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Indian-American community and healthcare leader Srilekha Palle to the Virginia Asian Advisory Board (VAAB).

Palle, a doctor carries over 22 years of experience in leadership roles in the healthcare sector and in 2019 was the Fairfax GOP’s nominee for Sully District Supervisor.

Boston university alumnus, Palle is a visiting fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. Prior to her current position with Inova Health Systems, she held several roles of increasing responsibility in executive and general leadership at other private healthcare systems, with P&L responsibility of over US $30M and accountability for both organizational and departmental leadership, according to her profile.

Currently, she serves as an advisory board member for the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Northern Virginia Community College. She also volunteers with the Vincent Ferrari foundation to provide rehabilitation care in rural community hospitals across India, her profile added.

Commenting on her appointment, she conveyed her gratitude to Governor Youngkin.  In her new role as a member of the board, she said  “I look forward to serving as a liaison between the administration and our Commonwealth’s richly diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.”

Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts lauded Palle’s appointment and said, “Srilekha Palle is the personification of the American Dream.I was thrilled to learn of her appointment to the Asian Advisory Board and I have every confidence that she will serve the Commonwealth admirably.”

VAAB consists of twenty-one members appointed by the Governor and advises him on issues of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) interest so that his administration can best serve the AAPI constituents of Virginia.