Leadership Team

Event Directors

Eric L Gustafson

Eric is a fourth year medical student working towards a career in pediatric neuroradiology.  He grew up right here in Mesquite, Texas before heading off to college at WashU.  He handles fair logistics, education outreach, public relations, and technology.  Something strange in your neighborhood?  Who you gonna call?  Eric.  Always, Eric.


Neha ERASNeha Gaddam

Neha grew up in The Woodlands, Texas back when there was still an abundant sense of nature to appreciate (prior to the influx of overpasses, boutique shopping, and chain restaurants). While there is still an arguably vast spectrum of fascinating specimens endemic to the mall food court, it was in these simpler times that she came to love the natural world and, as a means of explaining it, SCIENCE. A proud alum of UT Austin, her nerdiest ambitions are now being realized at UT Southwestern as a fourth-year medical student. She is here to help spread knowledge to all the future physicians, PhDs, and mad scientists of Dallas as an event director. She hopes to someday make it to space. She welcomes all suggestions on how to make that happen.


Claire Mauvais UTS PicClaire Mauvais

Claire is a fourth year medical student from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She first ventured down to Texas to study Cognitive Science and Linguistics at Rice University, and loved it so much that she decided to stay in Texas for medical school. When she is not studying, Claire loves doing yoga, spending time outside, drinking coffee, watching football and soccer, and playing with babies. Claire became involved with United to Serve during her first year, and served as a Health Fair committee chair during her second year and Health Fair advisor during her third year. United to Serve has been one of the highlights of her medical school experience, and she is so excited to help make it a great event again this year!


Administrative Director

SuziSuzette Smith

Suzi is the glue that holds this event together! She coordinates with UT Southwestern officials, TJ Rusk, local partners, and all the committees that make United to Serve a success!  She also monitors the budget and allocates resources for the event.


Medical Director

GimpelNora Gimpel, MD

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, is the Chief of the Division of Community Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at UT Southwestern. Dr. Gimpel is a family physician originally from Argentina with significant experience teaching evidence-based medicine, working with underserved communities, and teaching and performing community-based participatory research.

Dr Gimpel is the Director of the Community Action Research Track (CART), Community Health Fellowship Program (CHFP), Community Action Research Experience (CARE) and Community Medicine Fellowship. Those programs are part of the community action research training pipeline developed at the Division of Community Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has developed very strong collaborative relationships throughout the academic and surrounding Dallas community. More than thirty community partners have participated in service learning opportunities with UTSW medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr Gimpel has served a Medical Director of United to Serve since 2007 and also serves as a co-Medical Director at North Dallas Shared Ministries, a community clinic for the underserved.