Integrative Health and Medicine for All
Dedicated to Karim and Asha Haji , my physician parents, who taught me the service, humanity, and art of medicine. And to “the best social entrepreneur of our generation,” Priya Haji (1970-2014) my late sister from your light sparks many more.
Fundraising Goals and Development
In 2015, we raised over $25,000 – thanks to YOU! We also secured our 1.5 acre site and raised over $500,000 in goods services and in kind contributions. YOU, our community, moved Karisha PBC from vision to creation.
Karisha Community is a ‘B Corp’ (a Public Benefit Corporation). Our initial funds supported start up costs in 2015 – incorporation, legal entity formation, initial center design, and communications to grow our vision organically. The next two years, we raised an additional $60,000 to support the design of our new paradigm for health care, Conscious Health Care. With that, we’ve developed our team, designed our building, our future operations, and sustainable financial model, and cared for our land.
Amina Haji, MD
and the Karisha Community Providers
We are honored to hold 1.5 acres of land with ample green space in Central Austin at the Northwest corner of East 51st Street and Springdale. We are thrilled to find a place that allows us to build a spacious healing center accessible to a broad range of patients and neighbors.
We are greatful to have Bhavani Singal of Workshop No.5 to help us manifest collaboration by design. Bhavani brings experience in retail, restaurant, and medical center design in Austin and the Bay Area, making her a great fit for Karisha PBC’s development team.
Construction Project Manager Secured!
We are fortunate to partner with Scott Taylor of Tierra Concepts, who brings 20 years of experience in the banking industry and construction project management thereafter to help us secure the financing for our future home and get it off the ground (literally).
2016 – 2017 – Architectural, Operations, Financial Design Develop Team and Conscious Health Care paradigm
Summer 2017 – Austin Health Commons formed
Spring 2018 – Financing, Permitting for Construction
Fall 2018 – Break ground, protoype center, East 51st & Springdale!
Spring 2019 – Memberships offered to our future guests
Summer 2019 – Welcome to Karisha Community … doors open!
We are so grateful to our donors who are moving Karisha Community from vision to creation
We’ve raised over $78,000!
A heartfelt thank you to the following donors.
Or as we like to call them, Co-Creators of Karisha!
Mohan Mahimtura – Karisha Transformer
Nakia Scott, MD
Michael Martin, MD
Emily Hirsh, MD
Jeanne Cook, MD
Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
James Zachary, MD
Adam Smith, DO
Anita Jones, FNP
Nakia Scott, MD
Robin May-Davis, MD
Dr. & Mrs. Anup Amin
Mary Ann Gonzales, MD
Dana Sprute, MD
Sarla Inamdar, MD
Rushika Fernandopulle, MD
Sharad Kohli, MD
Kanak Varde, MD
Meera Chandrasekaran, DDS
Sheila Dhandha, MD
Jan Keli Sotelo
Whole Health Austin
Elliot Trester, MD
Ashley Maltz, MD
Corey Ann Seldon