Staff

Vishal Bhatt

Vice President, Community Impact

Vish Bhatt works as the Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of Summit County. Previously, he was the Operations Manager of The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital. He was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Business and also holds a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Health Administration.

Vish has served in leadership roles throughout his collegiate career, serving as the Vice President of Association of Future Healthcare Executives (AFHE) – an organization dedicated to enhancing Ohio State’s MHA class and their professional development. Additionally, Vish is an active member in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He has moderated various panels, including discussion on behalf of the John S. Knight Foundation to introduce young professionals to the city of Akron and a Diversity and Inclusion case study. Vish also participated in Leadership Akron’s insight: Akron program day in October of 2015. Since 2016, Vish has served on the Akron Zoo’s Summer Safari Committee and the Greater Akron Chamber’s Young Professional’s Summit Planning Committee. In 2017, Vish served on the Executive Leadership Team for American Heart Association Heart Ball. Vish co-chaired the Leadership Akron and Torchbearers’ Shift Akron Event on “Inclusive Leadership” in 2019. Until taking a position with the United Way, Vish served on their Board of Directors in various capacities.

Currently, Vish serves at the President-Elect of The Ohio State University’s Health Services Management & Policy Alumni Society. Vish is the President of Torchbearers of Akron

Vish has won a number of awards, including 2018 Young Alumni Society Service Award from The Ohio State University, the 2019 Greater Akron Chamber 30 For The Future Award, and 2019 Crain’s Cleveland 40 under 40.

In his spare time, Vish enjoys playing and watching sports and hanging out with friends and family. Vish and his wife, Jackie, live in Akron, Ohio with their dogs, Leo and Eddie.