Akriti Bhambi, Director, Policy and Government Advocacy
Akriti Bhambi contributes to the development and advocacy of healthcare policy and regulations to support MHA’s members and the wellbeing of their staff and patient populations.
Previously, Akriti served as Chief of Staff for Massachusetts State Representative Marjorie Decker and the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. During her tenure with Representative Decker, Akriti worked on several pieces of legislation that were eventually signed into law, including gun safety measures and an expansion of cash benefits for low-income families. She oversaw committee work that supported increased access to behavioral health treatment for students, justice-involved populations, and individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Prior to her work in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Akriti supported the Ministry of Education in Chile as it released a national curriculum reform package.
Akriti is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she focused her research on the effects of organizing and new media on policymaking.