Metro Women's Leadership Summit

Priti Pandya Patel

President Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce

Priti Pandya Patel

My name is Priti Pandya-Patel. I am 49 years old and I have been in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years as clinician, administrator, provider and business women. I am drawn to this career by my passion for people and commitment to helping those lead quality lives. With a license and Associates in Physical Therapy, BA in Therapeutic Recreation Administration, an MBA in Healthcare Administration, MS in Psychology and in process of finishing a post graduate Board Certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis (BCBA), I have been involved in many aspects in the healthcare industry. This includes hospitals, sub-acute rehab facilities, independent diagnostic facilities and private practices. Currently, I am working within my own NJ based companies providing healthcare and IT consulting to other companies and as well as owning and operating in Sleep Diagnostics business.

I have been very involved in the community through efforts such as a sports coaching, volunteering and being a member in many non-profit organizations. I am currently also the President of the Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce and have been a board member for the past seven years. As a former Miss India NJ, I would like to be a role model for the Indo-American young women of this generation and give them inspiration, encouragement and confidence to be the best they can be.

Breakout Session

June 7, 11:30am-12:25pm
Partners and Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success

This program consists of entrepreneurial experts from private industry and government services. Participants should expect to gather knowledge regarding the economic partners that support business enterprise. There are resources including training, counseling, legal assistance and financial capital available to assist small, female and minority owned businesses to grow. Many pathways to accessing assistance needed to start or grow business in New Jersey will be discussed. Ms. Priti Pandya-Patel is a seasoned entrepreneur in the field of healthcare. Ms. Elayne P. McClaine is one of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center Directors. Ms. Elizabeth Manzo is an attorney specializing in entrepreneurship issues. Women in business will be directed to the best approach to seek growth and profitability in their business pursuits.