Ravi Grivois-Shah

Tucson Unified School District Governing Board

Ravi will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the TUSD Governing Board

Biography

Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah is a proud father of three. His oldest daughter is a second-grader in the local school district, TUSD. Dr. Ravi has always prioritized his children’s education, serving as treasurer of his daughter’s PTA and member of the TUSD Governing Board Audit Committee, where he uses his MBA to help his district succeed. His husband, Tim, spent 4 years as an elementary school principal in TUSD, and previous to that taught elementary school.

Outside of TUSD, Dr. Ravi is a family physician and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. He cares for patients of all ages, delivers babies, and teaches residents and medical students. He also serves as Medical Director of Alvernon Family Medicine and the UA Mobile Health Program, which provides free care to underserved communities. Prior to his work in Tucson, he provided free medical care to Latino immigrant and African American communities in inner-city Chicago.

Dr. Ravi’s TUSD Governing Board campaign follows a history of leadership and policy influence. He served as Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing over 120,000 family physicians and medical students. He was a union member and delegate of the SEIU, supporting workers’ rights and using the voice of physicians to successfully stand up to coal power plants that were polluting communities of color. In Tucson, he led the fight to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in Pima County.

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