Invisible Wave Team

              Meet our team of volunteers who strive for quality care and support for our population!

Nikhil Bhagat

Community Organizer

Nikhil helped start the the Invisible Wave movement in January 2020 with PPC . After seeing his sister struggle with a chronic condition growing up, his goal is to help get equal care and support for Young Adults with Chronic Illnesses. He is  repped by CAA and has written scripts for Sony and has a film set up at New Line Cinema/Warner Bros to direct.

Stick Figure 

Pro Bono Music Partner

Stick Figure is a Reggae band founded in 2006 and based in Southern California. Known for their mellow vibes and calm energy, they are a perfect fit for The Invisible Wave. Stick Figure and their manager Thomas Cussins were kind enough to give our movement access and permission to use all their music to help further our movement and achieve our goal!

Brandon Smith

Official Q&A Host 

Brandon Smith is from Los Angeles, CA and has cell sickle cell anemia - but he pushes its boundaries everyday. He joined Invisible Wave to help other people afflicted with chronic illness so that they can get the best care possible and spread awareness. Catch him every Sunday hosting interviews with people from our population on Instagram live!

Jeni Rose

Outreach Team

Jeni was diagnosed with chronic Hemiplegic migraines four years ago and currently is being for some other autoimmune issues. She joined Invisible Wave to help bring awareness and be a support system to so many others out there going through similar experiences.

Dee

Outreach Team

Dee has been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses and loves to spend time with her rescued furbabies, finding escapism through vegan cooking, reading fantasy novels, art, gaming, and spending as much time in nature with her husband. She volunteers her time with Invisible Wave to do service work for fellow young adults with chronic conditions and feels thankful that she can bring awareness!

Johnny Suite

Invisible Wave Ambassador

Johnny Suite is a singer-songwriter from Mililani, Hawaii. His hit single, Thank You, has become an anthem of gratitude and celebration for many of life's milestones. Always striving to bring out the best in people and help others through his gift of music, Johnny Suite is excited to be a part of the Invisible Wave movement and empower our youth!

Jessica

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Jess was diagnosed with multiple genetic autoimmune disease 6 years ago after battling a lengthy illness. She volunteers for Invisible Wave to give a voice to others that battle illnesses that are not always seen. She runs the Wave Rider interviews on our Instagram and leads the Outreach team helping bring encouragement to our followers!

Britney Courtright

Invisible Wave Social Worker

Britney is an associate clinical social who has been working in public child welfare for the past five years. Britney has experience working with individuals and families dealing with child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues.  She joined  Invisible Wave as a volunteer to help young adults with chronic conditions feel empowered and improve their mental health.

Jenifer Kulow

Outreach Team

Jenifer is 22 years old and was diagnosed with lupus just over two years ago, but has dealt with chronic illness her entire life. She enjoys being outside and spending time her family and pets. She loves being part of Invisible Wave because she has a great system of support, education, and awareness.

Tim Murray

Graphic Designer and Artist

Tim Murray is an Illustrator, Concept Artist, and Creative Director based out of New Brunswick. Since 2008 he has been working in the Video Game Industry, and as a Freelance Artist. He joined Invisible Wave to help further the cause and get equal care for Young Adults with Chronic Illness through his graphic design and art contributions.

Maile

Invisible Wave Ambassador

With NorCal roots and Hawaii ties, Maile comes from a diverse background of culture and music. She is a vocal powerhouse with a passion to match. Maile's innate love of people and strong desire to create a happy, healthy future for our youth makes her a great fit for Invisible Wave! 

Belinda Montalvo

Official Blogger

Belinda is a medically disabled stay at home mom whose learning to love and take care of herself everyday.  She chose to volunteer for Invisible Wave because feels it's time the voices of chronically ill adults are heard. She blogs weekly for the blog of Invisible Wave to amplify those voices on social media platforms.  She feels a sense of community and loves it!

Selam Kidane

Invisible Wave Social Worker

Selam is a licensed clinical social worker and currently works in a Dialysis clinic in San Jose, CA.  Her passion for social work stems from her desire to help people improve their lives and strengthen their health literacy.  Her drive comes from her observations around chronic disease mismanagement in communities of color , specifically diabetes and hypertension in the African-American community.

Riya Chaudhry

Outreach Team

Riya developed Fibromyalgia when she was 15 years old. She chose to volunteer with Invisible Wave to help uplift people battling invisible disabilities, raise spirits, and spread awareness. She is a big advocate to get the proper care for Young Adults with Chronic Conditions and wants to spread awareness for illnesses like Fibromyalgia. 

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