Cassandra Heikkila the COO and Film Producer at Dermetel, a non profit determined to advance awareness about dermatologic diseases amongst students and to increase access to high-quality dermatologic care for underserved patients worldwide joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention, Health and Skin Care Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Cassandra Heikkila discuss the following:
- What can you tell me about Dermetel's film division, DermFilms?
- What is Operation #BanTheTan about?
- Will the film be nonpartisan?
- How much money do you guys need in fundraising to see it through?
- Where can people learn more about Dermetel and Operation #BanTheTan?
Cassandra Heikkila graduated from American University with a degree in film and cinema studies and has always had a passion for using her background in film and media to help build and grow non-profits. sShe believes film can be used as a common language to reach people all over the world. Soon after graduating she began working for Dermetel. Dermetel is a non-profit organization determined to advance awareness about dermatologic diseases amongst students and to increase access to high-quality dermatologic care for underserved patients worldwide. They stand by their beliefs that every person, no matter their income level or geographic location, deserves access to skin cancer prevention information, free sunscreen, and a top-notch dermatologist. Dermetel, formerly Dangerous Rays, was founded in 2011 by Misha Kaura, a then-undergraduate student. The Dermetel Board of Directors features students, entrepreneurs, activists, and full-time staff members. The Board of Advisors includes several Junior League-trained activists and board-certified dermatologists who provide guidance to our work.