Rebecca Mizrachi, MS

Rebecca-Mizrachi-0916-1000pxFamily Nurse Practitioner
Norwalk Community Health Center
Norwalk, CT

“Leadership means the ability to be creative and thoughtful in changing the current trajectory of any given situation.”

While attending Brandeis University, Rebecca Mizrachi learned about health disparities and other injustices, and felt a strong passion to help those in need. She received her bachelor’s degree in medical sciences. While working at a private urgent care facility, Mizrachi witnessed how patients with state insurance had to pay to see the physician, as state insurance was not accepted. This experience motivated Mizrachi to return to school to become a nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at Columbia University.

Currently she is a family nurse practitioner for Norwalk Community Health Center providing primary care for the underserved.  “I felt that I needed to do something first hand in order to take action to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, and decided to work at a FQHC instead of private practice,” she says.

Physically she constantly challenges herself with competitions such as the Spartan Race. “I feel that physical challenges are also mental challenges and getting through them provides a sense of determination and accomplishment.”