Program Officer

Pretima Persad

Pretima Persad is a Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Crohn’s Disease Program. In this role, Pretima oversees the disease management portfolio of grants and works to identify and evaluate new initiatives with a focus on improving outcomes, standards of care, access to treatments, and the overall quality of life for people living with Crohn’s disease.

Prior to joining Helmsley, Pretima held strategic and operational roles at several academic medical centers throughout New York City, including Mount Sinai Health System, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Her roles focused on leading multi-disciplinary projects and daily operations, all geared toward increasing access to patient care, improving quality patient outcomes, and streamlining provider engagement efforts towards the collaborative goal of putting patients first.

Pretima holds a Master of Public Health from New York Medical College and a Master in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from Manhattanville College.