5th Annual Poverty Forum: Getting Upsteam of Poverty


Please join us for Pisgah Legal’s 5th Annual Poverty Forum


Getting Upstream of Poverty
featuring Dr. Rishi Manchanda

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Diana Wortham Theatre, Downtown Asheville

5:30pm – Cocktail Reception with Dr. Manchanda
7:00pm – Forum

Tickets: $50/person for Cocktail Reception and Forum;
$15/person for Forum alone
Reception Catered by Chestnut/Corner Kitchen Catering

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To buy tickets by phone or for sponsorship information,
contact Betsy Ellis at (828) 210-3444.

Please join us for a community conversation about the relationship between health and poverty, and what we can do as a community to affect change.

Dr. Rishi Manchanda, an “upstreamist” physician and public health innovator, will be the keynote speaker. He focuses on improving primary care, the social and environmental conditions that make people sick, and health and human rights.

Manchanda is founder and president of HealthBegins, a social enterprise that seeks to transform health care. He serves as the medical director of a clinic for homeless veterans in Los Angeles.

Manchanda is also the founder of RxDemocracy, a nonpartisan health care coalition that supports civic engagement and that has registered 30,000 voters in clinics nationwide. He is the author of “The Upstream Doctors.”

Last year, Manchanda was chosen by The Atlantic magazine as one of 20 leading health care innovators in the U.S.

Special thanks to the following sponsors for making this event possible:

Speaker Sponsors:
Mission Health


Partners For Justice



blue ridge x ray

Chaddick Foundation


Jay Kerr Law 2011RHA Health Services IncVan Winkle 2011

ARG-LOGOBrainHooks-EmailLogoCarol Waggle Oliver Fund


Roberts & Stevens Logo


Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow
Tom and Pam Siekman
Jane and Bill Swafford
Senator Terry Van Duyn

Event Sponsors

Diane and Jim Abbott
Betsey Bent and Doug Wilson
Travis Boyer and Jennifer Vogel

Broker & Hamrick, P.A.
Shelley and Kirk Brown
Chestnut/Corner Kitchen Catering
Sarah Corley
Data Solutions Plus
Deutsch & Gottschalk
Mary and Odell Dillard
Cassie Dillon
Empire Distributors
Thomas and Cynthia Donahue
Anna and Kerry Friedman
Curry First and Patricia Robertson
Joshua Gettinger

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A.
Henco Reprographics

Ed Hillman and Leslie Sladky-Hillman
Helen Hamilton Vial and Dom Vial
Hi-Wire Brewing
Kennon and William Jamieson
Julie and Robert Johnson
Judy Futch Consulting
Lee Anne and Peter Mangone
Mission Health
Caroline and John Noor
Pitts, Hay & Hugenschmidt, P.A.
PNC Bank
Suzy and Ed Rankin
Amy Santin & Coalter Lathrop
Kitty Schaller
Pat and Phil Smith
Abby and Austin Walker
Doug Wilson and Betsey Bent
WNC Woman Magazine
Ann and Mike Young