About Us - Board Members

Board of Directors

Manisha Lad: Founder & Director


Mahesh Lad : President

Manager, Technology (CRM),Greater New York City AreaInformation Technology and Services

Current :SalesForce Education:Shivaji University



Dhiwakharan Naidu: Executive Director (India Projects)

Born in Chennai & a resident of Bangalore since year 2004.

A Senior HR Professional with 20+ years’ experience in corporate human resource management in MNCs like “Nokia, Capgemini & 3M”.Moved to Bangalore to seek support for my son’s treatment & development (autism).

From being a panicked parent…………now i am a volunteer to initiatives that support children with special needs & other child development causes. 

I believe “right awareness, acceptance, unconditional care & social share” can change the growing complexities in our society.


Sandeep Anand (Care For a Friend) Project Manager

Director at Barclays Capital

  1. Barclays Investment Bank
  2. Member of Society for Information Management

Senior Technology Leader with 18 years of diversified industry experience in Business Intelligence, Analytics and Insight. Proven track record of achieving business objectives through strong partnership and collaboration. Thought leader, excellent people manager, IT strategist, a solution architect with well-rounded technical skills and great business acumen to deliver innovative solutions to business problems.

Business Intelligence (BI) evangelist with extensive experience in not only creating the vision but also successfully establishing a BI Centre of Excellence (CoE) across Sales and Investment Banking Division to function as a service through unified architecture and federated delivery model.

Ram Ramabhadran

Independent Consultant


  1. Free Lance
  2. CURRICULUM IN TOXICOLOGY, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Seasoned senior manager/scientist with extensive and broad experience in pharma/biotech, university, government and philanthropic sectors. Scientific leadership/management in molecular biology/biotechnology, biotherapeutics, neuroscience, virology, pharmacology, drug discovery and development, and toxicology (including nanomaterials). Strong history of funding from philanthropic foundations (Alzheimer’s, Cystic Fibrosis), NIH (SBIR, STTR), State (NC) and foreign government (Japan). Experienced in business development, intellectual property management and oversight of a large workforce including staff development. Seeking opportunities for consulting in biotech/pharma, toxicology or non-profit sectors. Specifically interested in challenging opportunities for service in global health/neglected diseases areas that are dedicated to enhance global wellbeing.



    Executive Team

   Soundarya(Arya) : Executive Director

Shawn : Volunteer Coordinator
Nidhi: Fundraising coordinator and Grant writer
Henry : Fundraising Coordinator

Content writer : Natalie Castello






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