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Ronny Bhatia and Charlie Koenig

Class of 2019 and Class of 2020

Ronny Bhatia and Charlie Koenig spent this past summer as managers of the CommonHealth Project. Founded with the mission to aid frontline health care workers, the CommonHealth Project seeks to use the goodwill of the community at large in order to produce reusable face shields to be donated to healthcare facilities.

Ronny was the logistics and distribution manager for Essex County and Passaic County, while Charlie was the logistics and distribution manager for Bergen County. They joined this project with the desire to be able to help the fight against COVID-19 in any way they could and hope they were able to make a positive impact for this cause. Overall, the CommonHealth project emerged a success, with over 10,000 shields constructed by more than 200 volunteers. They were able to donate to various facilities throughout NJ, including Clara Maass, the Valley Hospital, St. Joseph’s, Boys and Girls Club of Paterson, as well as MKA. Thank you to all the MKA Alumni who also served as volunteers: Casey Szilagyi ‘19, Nicoleta Krenteras ‘19, Matt Petrocelli ‘18, and Jassi Martin ‘19