About Neelam

"Neelam Gupta has spent her career expanding access to affordable health care for working families, advancing the health care workforce, and addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color."

A public health professional and social worker, Neelam Gupta has spent her career expanding access to affordable health care for working families, advancing the health care workforce, and addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color.

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Now serving as the Director of Clinical Supports, Integration, and Workforce Unit with Oregon Health Authority, Neelam works daily to address our communities’ recovery and resiliency from COVID-19. She has been on the frontlines of serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and creating supportive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness. 

Driven by service to the community that embraced her and now her own daughter, Neelam was re-elected to the Lake Oswego School Board in 2021. She has shown her commitment to serving our local schools, as the co-chair of the Lake Oswego School District’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Neelam was also co-chair of the 2019 Learning Levy campaign, co-treasurer of the Lake Oswego Junior High Parent Club, and vice president of the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation.

Neelam is on the board of LO for Love and National Charity League, Lake Oswego, and is on the organizing committee of the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference and a vice president of the Oregon School Board Member Color Caucus.

A first-generation American and daughter of South Asian immigrants, Neelam and her family moved to Lake Oswego when she was a teenager. Neelam and her husband Kabir Bhatia are raising their daughter in Lake Oswego alongside both of their families. Neelam has Masters’ degrees in Public Health and in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.