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Vidya Ayyr

Parkland Health System
Director of Social Impact

As Director of Social Impact, Ms. Ayyr provides strategic direction and leadership to promote social innovation, with a commitment to improving the lives and livelihoods of disadvantaged, marginalized, and vulnerable populations. Prior to this role, she worked in Legislative Affairs as part of Community Relations at Parkland where she specialized in population research, public health interventions and partner collaboration. From 2008 to 2012, Vidya was at Children’s Health and supervised Volunteer and Outreach initiatives benefitting pediatric patients in North Texas.

Ms. Ayyr has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, in 2011.

Vidya remains active in her community, and has led efforts to address poverty, food insecurity, as well as housing instability in Dallas. She supports the United Way, KERA, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, Senior Source, Junior League of Dallas and the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions, among others.

Vidya Ayyr has served on Community Leadership Forum with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and was most recently recognized as a Presidential Leadership Scholar with the George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson Foundations, 2017.