- She is the first Indian American physician to serve on the state board under Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has appointed Nimisha Shukla to the State Board of Medical Examiners. She is the first Indian American physician to serve on the state board under the current administration.
New Jersey’s Board of Medical Examiners is responsible for protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare. Additionally, the board is also responsible for the oversight of several allied health providers.
Shukla, who owns and manages multi-location pediatric practices in New Jersey, was chief resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Centre College of Medicine. She has also taught medical students at Michigan State University.
She has also served on the Federal Communication Commission’s advisory committee on diversity and digital empowerment, and also became the first Indian-American woman broadcaster as a result of her acquisition of a Metropolitan New York area radio station.
Throughout her career, she has always advocated for the Indian American and broader South Asian communities and particularly, the women within those communities. Seeking to share what she has learned as an Indian American female professional and entrepreneur, Shukla has long sought the opportunity to more directly assist potential women entrepreneurs within these communities in finding their own voices and the confidence and resources to empower and support them.
In early 2019, Shukla co-founded the Indian American Women Entrepreneurs Association (IAWEA), which provides women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with critical resources including advisory services, education, mentoring, informational resources, and opportunities to collaborate with other like-minded entrepreneurs.