Board of Directors
Since: 2010 Permanent, Independent Voting Member.
Ramesh Bhutada is a renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, and CEO of Star Pipe Products in Houston, Texas. He is the Founder/Director of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Founding President of SVYASA Research Foundation, and is an avid supporter of the Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center.
Since: 2013 Permanent, Independent Voting Member
Sridhar Talanki is the Founder and President of Pandit View Software in the Greater Denver Area. He is a well-recognized community leader and was given the GITEX -2007 Award by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is the Hi-Tech Ambassador at Large in the US for the State of Andhra, India (2015-present).
Since: 2019 Permanent, Independent Voting Member.
Sarojini Gupta is a graduate of Delhi University and is married to Subhash Gupta. Sarojini has retired recently, and she now devotes her time to a lot of causes close to her heart such as promoting the Hindi Language as a board member of International Hindi Association, and she is also on the board ICC India Cultural Center, Houston. She is also an avid supporter of Ekal Vidyalaya and Sewa is her passion in life. Sarojini Gupta was the president of Sewa International Houston from 2013-2016. Under her leadership, Sewa Houston increased programming and fundraising.
Since: 2020 Term 3 Years Expiring 2023, Independent Voting Member
Ajay Shingal is PhD in Electrical Engineering and after completing MBA, held several executive level positions in major technology companies. He was the president of Flextronics semiconductor and CEO of Envenergy.
He is a serial entrepreneur, a private investor/venture capitalist and mentors several technology executives.
Dedicated to his own tradition, Ajay has demonstrated a deep concern to protect the religious freedoms of all people and demonstrates it through his words and actions.
Ajay and his wife Mira Shingal have recently donated $4.4 million to Graduate Theological Union (University of Berkeley) towards setting up a Center of Dharma Studies to help students and researchers have a deeper understanding of Hinduism.
Dr. Suresh Jain
Dr. Suresh Jain
Since: 2021 Term 3 Years Expires 2024, Independent Voting Member.
Suresh Jain is a serial biotech entrepreneur with an impressive track record of building world class and effective organizations. He is founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Intonation Research Laboratories - A premier drug discovery and services company from Boston, USA and Hyderabad, India. Prior to founding Intonation, he co-founded Acylin Therapeutics in 2010, Rekindle Therapeutic (2018), Virna Therapeutics (2020), Altissimo (2021). He obtained a PhD degree from All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, subsequently obtained post-doctoral training from Cornell University, and served as faculty at Tufts University Med. School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Med. School). Besides his professional associations, Suresh has been associated with Sangh since his childhood, a passionate social worker and associated with several community organizations in America and India.
Honorary Board Members
Prof. Radheshyam Dwivedi
Prof. Radheshyam Dwivedi
Prof. Dwivedi is a retired Professor of Cell Biology, Howard University, in Washington DC. He serves on many advisory boards including that of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh and Samskrita Bharati. He is also the president of the International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS), USA.
Prof. Manohar Shinde
Prof. Manohar Shinde
Dr. Manohar Shinde is a retired psychiatrist who specialized in studying and treating eating disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Shinde worked with the Eating Disorder Institute of California (EDIC) for many years, and also taught at universities. He is also an eminent Hindu scholar and currently heads the Dharma Foundation, a think tank group.
Dr. Mukesh Goel
Dr. Mukesh Goel
Dr. Goel is a Harvard Medical School trained Interventional Cardiologist. He is the president and founder of the Putnam Heart Center and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Palatka, FL. He has been widely published in medical journals. Dr. Goel comes from a socially conscious family of philanthropists.
Arun Kankani is the Director of Inventory Management with Star Pipe Products, Houston, TX. He is also a member of the National Executive Team of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA. As a certified MBTI trainer, he has conducted many free MBTI workshops for non-profit workers and for families. He has worked in the social sector in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has travelled extensively to many countries in Europe and the Caribbean on work related to social and cultural causes and to conduct training.
Anil Deshpande has volunteered in the non-profit sector since 1990. He has been the Vice President of Sewa International since 2011, and his team has supported projects and disaster recovery in different parts of the world.
He volunteered at the World Kannada Conference in 2008 and was Vice President of the Vidyaranya Kannada Kuta, Chicago Chapter, in 2009 and President in 2010. He is on the Board of Directors of AKKA (Association of Kannada Kootas of America) since 2010. His non-profit experience started during his student days in India. Anil earned his MS from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1997.
Serving on marketing and development committees, Anil has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes. He is a technology and management consultant and an expert in program and event management.
Ashwani Garg is an IT professional and is Vice President, State Street Corporation, in Boston, MA. He has been a social activist for the past thirty years serving in numerous local organizations in Massachusetts. Serving the needy is his passion. Ashwani Garg earned his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and an MBA from Boston University.
Sandeep Khadkekar is a product & technology leader in the field of software engineering. He works at Apple as Software Architect for iTunes data platform.
He is Vice President of Marketing for Sewa International USA. He spearheaded Balagokulam program of Hindu Sewayamsevak Sangh nationally for many years. He has extensively travelled within USA to promote social & cultural causes, develop organizational structure and train volunteers.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from BITS Pilani, India. He lives in Bay Area, California with his wife and two children.
Syam Kosigi is a consultant in the financial industry in the US. He has a deep passion for service activities and is associated with Sewa International for many years. He is active in local organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He practices Yoga, likes Indian classical music, and is a keen student of world history. He lives with his family in Newark, DE.
Swadesh Katoch lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and three children. He is an IT Consultant by profession and has been volunteering with Sewa International since its inception in 2003. At present he serves as Sewa’s National Director for 'Bhutanese Empowerment Project' and 'Disaster Relief Activities'. In 2011 the Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI) conferred the 'Humanitarian of the Year' award to Swadesh for his work within the Bhutanese Refugee community.
Prem Pusuloori is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Integrated Systems Management, Inc., in New York. He has earned an MSc in Chemistry, an MSc in Geography, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. After his formal education he worked fulltime for three years in support of social causes in India.
He relocated to the US in 1998, and now lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughters.
President of Atlanta Chapter at SEWA International USA
Dr. Amitabh Sharma
Dr. Amitabh Sharma
US based serial entrepreneur, Dr. Amitabh Sharma is a philanthropist and educationist. With a B.Sc.(Physics), MBA, LLB, and PhD (Marketing), he is dedicated to innovation in education (STEM) and skill development. Dr. Sharma’s Hindu ethos can be credited to his parental lineage of Hindi and Sanskrit (Vedic) scholars. A goal-oriented optimist, he has excelled in international marketing. He has founded and promoted several companies in IT, Education, Renewable Energy, Skill development, Training, and Philanthropy. Dr. Sharma’s altruistic temperament has enabled him to establish a successful track record with numerous not-for-profit organizations.
Rakesh Pathak is a Project Manager with Infosys Consulting. He has a dual MS in Bio-Technology and Business Management. He has lived in Atlanta for the last thirteen years and is fond of playing tennis and going for long walks. He has been associated with Sewa International for the past eleven years. He currently looks after the technology/website aspects of Sewa International and volunteers with Sewa Atlanta.
Bhaskar Engaganti lives in Begaluru, Bharat.
Viswanath Koppaka hails from Bhagyanagar, Bharat, and currently lives in Atlanta,GA. Viswanath is a healthcare consultant and an entrepreneur, and has led a few healthcare organizations in his career. He has earned a BE in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA. He is married to Mrinalini Koppaka, and lives with Mrinalini and daughter Anika in Atlanta.
Viswanath has been associated with Sewa International for over ten years. Prior to his present position, he was coordinator for Sewa International’s Atlanta Chapter.
A Journalist turned Software Engineer who lives and works in Superior, CO. He is deeply interested in Sanatan Dharma, Technology and its impact on society, International Affairs, and American and Indian politics. Vidyasagar got involved in Sewa International, USA’s Bhutanese Empowerment Program in 2008 and now volunteers as its Director of Communications. Writing and travel are his other passions.
Rakhi Israni is the President of Excel Test Prep, Inc, a national educational company based in Fremont, CA. She is an attorney by profession and currently serves as the Director of Public Relations for Sewa International USA.
She has been actively involved in community service activities for most of her life. She was the first national President of Hindu Students Council, and currently serves on the board of a few national non-profits. She also serves as a Board Member for the State Bar of Texas. She has mentored and coached kids for 30 years to become active and productive leaders in their communities.
Rakhi grew up in Houston, TX and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and her 4 kids.
Board of Advisors
K. K. Aggarwal
Sri Narayan Chandak
Amit K. Misra
Prof. Yashwant Pathak