Aparna Mekala, MPH, is a Principal in CohnReznick’s Healthcare Industry practice. With more than 20 years working in the healthcare industry, she leads the firm’s Strategic Business Advisory services. Her advisory services are purpose built to help providers create lasting value at their organizations. She is skilled across many areas and has a demonstrated history of helping clients develop strategic and operational plans, interpret and advise on federal requirements related to grants, conduct financial feasibility projections and market assessments for strategic initiatives, and support corporate compliance and regulatory activities related to primary care transformation. Aparna’s work is uniquely focused on advancing health equity and includes collaboration with our Affordable Housing and New Market Tax Credit practices on the intersection of health, housing, childcare, and other community development needs for low-income communities. Her clients include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Primary Care Associations (PCAs), behavioral health organizations, community-based hospitals—which include academic medical centers, other ambulatory care providers, and not for profit social service agencies.