Bansari Mehta

Medical Practice Administrator, Retina Vitreous Center

Bansari Mehta will be speaking at the 2020 OKC Women in Leadership Conference

Originally from Mumbai, India, Bansari Mehta is a multifaceted healthcare executive with experience in highly skilled and competitive research, administrative and clinical positions with national and international health organizations. A respiratory therapist, she came to the United States of America to acquire her Masters in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Oklahoma where she was conferred the Outstanding Multicultural Student award among seven colleges. She has been instrumental in meeting and exceeding operational goals for projects across varied health care administration specialties with strong program development, implementation, and performance improvement background skills.

Ms. Mehta works as a Medical Practice Administrator for Retina Vitreous Center (RVC) in Oklahoma City, OK managing four physicians, six locations, and a staff of 35. RVC is the state’s youngest and fastest growing retina practice where she is constantly setting and achieving goals for superior patient care, increased profitability and staff stability. She believes in training her employees to be excellent leaders who will take these leadership skills wherever they go. Ms. Mehta is the youngest professional to have conducted a teaching webinar and also annual workshops for the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives on best practice methods. She is also their West South Central Regional Lead for four states; a feat reserved only for seasoned administrators. Ms. Mehta is one of the four handpicked American Academy of Healthcare Executives’ nationally acclaimed Ophthalmic Practice Administrators Leadership Program Fellow.

Ms. Mehta is active in the community and serves on various non-profit boards. She is the VP of Membership for United Nations Association-OKC. She serves on the board for Suited for Success and on various advisory boards for Oklahoma City colleges. Ms. Mehta mentors low income, first generation, minority students who are preparing for jobs in the real world- a cause for which she identifies as being an immigrant with similar issues. She is a United Nations-USA Emerging Leaders Fellow and is a Fellow for the highly prestigious New Leaders Council. Ms. Mehta also belongs to Leadership Oklahoma’s L.O.Y.A.L XV cohort.

For multiple years, Ms. Mehta has been selected from many global applicants to serve as a Youth Mentor for the United Nations Youth Assembly at UN headquarters, NYC. She helped mentees develop and present social ventures for sustainable development. She is also active with Shot@Life: Childhood Immunizations of the UN Foundation and lobbies in Washington DC.

Ms. Mehta is an Oklahoma Human Rights Awardee awarded by the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance. She is also Oklahoma’s 30 under 30 award by NextGen. She received The Business Times Top 20 under 40 award and furthermore the Oklahoma’s 40 under 40 award by The Gazette and also by The Journal Record. She is the Journal Record “Woman of the Year 2018” awardee and is their Healthcare Hero Award Winner. She is the Oklahoma City Young Professionals Horizon Award Winner and also Oklahoma’s Most Influential Young Professional Awardee. Ms. Mehta has received a formal citation for professional achievements and community service from the State and Governor of Oklahoma.   

Ms. Mehta speaks seven languages and is an active member of Toastmasters International. She is well known for her avocations of adventure sports, archeology, astronomy and air flight. 


More Than You Could Be, More Than You Should Be

Most everyone will have at least one defining experience in their life.

For Bansari Mehta that moment was when she decided to immigrate to the United States of America. The challenges of that decision have changed her life and illustrate the many qualities that make a person more than they could be and more than they should be. She will talk about the strong influences and lessons that taught her how to navigate life and career in an unfamiliar environment and still succeed. Her passion is manifested in various ways which make an impact in her profession and community—all the while thriving as a leader.

Ms. Mehta will share how she re-defined success for herself and the importance of allowing others to support you and lift you in your endeavors so you can do the same for others.