People

Vibha is almost entirely a volunteer-driven organization comprised of more than 800 working professionals and students spread across 14 Action Centers in the US and several cities in India. Vibha is essentially a semi virtual organization. We have a Board of Directors and a National Executive team overseeing all the functional areas (Fundraisers and Events, IT, Programs and Products, Projects, Marketing and Volunteer Relations) at a national level. In addition several cities across the country have their own Action Center. These Action Centers organize their own activities and elect their own office bearers. Individual Action Center Coordinators communicate with the other Action Centers and the National Executive teams.

The Board of Directors

Ron Victor, President
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Ron is one of the founding volunteers of Vibha and has been with Vibha since 1991. He is the President of Vibha Inc. Ron has also played an active role at other non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, The American Red Cross and Missionaries of Charity. He has over 20 years of expertise and experience in social change causes. He is also a technology entrepreneur based in silicon valley, California, working on next generation wireless technologies. Ron is also an active yogi, a certified yoga instructor, and enjoys mountain biking in the California mountains.



Vijay Vemulapalli, Secretary
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Vijay works at Equifax Inc. in Atlanta as a Software Engineer. He has been a volunteer of Vibha since 1993 and has played a critical role in the growth of the Organization on several fronts. Over the years Vijay has been instrumental in forming the National Vibha Volunteer Network and starting the Atlanta Action Center. He is also a key member of the Projects Selection Committee. He holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.



Ganesh Balamitran, Treasurer
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Ganesh is a Product Marketing Manager in the PC-Clients Group at Intel Corp in Santa Clara. As an active volunteer of Vibha from 1997 to 2006, Ganesh organized several Fundraiser events, coordinated the Bay Area Action Center and later volunteered on the National Executive Team as Director of Fundraising. Ganesh earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 1996 and an MBA (PGPX) from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) in 2009. Ganesh enjoys Bollywood Karaoke singing and also playing, watching and endlessly discussing Cricket.

 

Rajesh Haridas
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Rajesh Haridas works at Cisco Systems as a Software Engineer. He has been a volunteer with Vibha since 2001. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University.

 

Leena Ghosh, Chief Operating Officer
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Leena is a software engineer at JDA. She has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Leena has been volunteering with Vibha since 2008, and led the Milwaukee Action Center for 4 years. Volunteering with Vibha has been a very rewarding experience for her as she has met some really wonderful people while trying to make a positive impact on underprivileged children's lives. Besides volunteering, Leena is a marathon runner and an amateur painter.

As COO, Leena is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of Vibha globally. She is also responsible for developing plans and budgets for the organization, overseeing project disbursals and interactions with the entire Vibha Volunteer community.



Executive Management Team



Murthy Munagavalasa, Director - Projects
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Murthy is a Vibha volunteer since 2011. He works as a Research Associate at S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. He dreams of eradicating poverty and believes that this can be achieved through educating the underprivileged children. He also volunteers his time for North South Foundation and local schools. He completed his B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Bombay, M.S. (Chemical Engineering) from University of Toledo and a Ph.D (Engineering) from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Among other things, he likes running. He currently lives with his family in Racine, Wisconsin. As the Director of Projects, he is responsible for project selection, funding, execution and monitoring of Vibha funded projects.



Srinivas Vemulapalli, Director - Volunteer Relations
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Srinivas is an independent software consultant. He completed his primary education in a government school system in India, and obtained his Ph.d in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Bombay. A volunteer with Vibha since 1998, Srinivas has been very active in fund raising through sponsorships and pledges over the years. He has been the lead for Vibha Cricket several times, and for the Atlanta Dream Mile in 2010.

The charter of the Volunteer Relations team is to enable, through volunteering, Vibha's mission of "empowering" individuals to effect positive changes in the lives of underprivileged children. As the Director of Volunteer Relations, Srinivas is responsible for building and implementing strategies at the national level, for Volunteer Management & Recruitment, and enhancing the volunteering experience at Vibha.



Meenal Atre, Director - Fundraising Events
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Meenal started volunteering for Vibha in 2008. She is a young entrepreneur based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she lives with her family. As the director of the Fundraising Events team, she is responsible for ensuring that Vibha's fundraising targets are being met. She is responsible for defining Vibha's fundraising strategy and executing it in conjunction with Vibha Action Centers across North America. Under her leadership, the fundraising team also explores new fundraising avenues and opportunities to optimize existing operational processes. In her free time she enjoys gardening, crafts and rooting for Green Bay Packers.



Anand Kumar, Director - Information Technology
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Anand SK has been volunteering with Vibha since early 2000 and has helped out organizing events, managing Bay Area IT efforts and has been integral part of National IT team for several years now. He was instrumental in re-design of the Dream Mile website and mainaining the Joomla infrastucture. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from NCSU. In his free time he is breaking things apart or is outdoors hiking, backpacking, or biking.



Keyur Shah, Director - Fundraising Programs
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Keyur is a Global Security Manager at Citigroup. He has been a volunteer for Vibha since 2000. He took a long sabbatical of 10 years and is back with renewed energy. He is synonymous with media. He has helped create a great brand image for Vibha by partnering with media like ZEE TV, STAR TV, AVS, NewsIndia, IndiaWest and others. He has a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University. He is fanatic about cricket and a Vipassana meditator.



Nayeem Sayed, Director - Marketing
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Nayeem started volunteering for Vibha in 2010 and holds a Master Degree in Marketing from Kellogg School of Business. He is based out of Milwaukee, WI where he works as a Marketing Manager for GE Healthcare. As the Director of Marketing, he is responsible for defining Vibha's marketing strategy and executing it in conjunction with Vibha Action Centers across North America. Under his leadership, the National Marketing team will explore new marketing avenues and opportunities to raise awareness about the plight of underprivileged children and increasing the visibility of Vibha's efforts.



Ashwini Sinha, Director - Patron Relations
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Ashwini started volunteering for Vibha with the Atlanta action center in 2002. As an active volunteer until 2006 he played a key role in organizing several fundraiser events. He also led the Vibha-Georgia Tech group and was instrumental in growing the volunteer base and increasing the support from various student organizations there for Vibha's activities. Currently he manages all communications with Vibha-patrons and is responsible for growing the patron base.He holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and works at Praxair Inc. in Buffalo as a Research Engineer.



Vivek Sharma, Manager - Administration
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In his role as Vibha's manager for administration, he is responsible for Vibha's financial management and accounting, receipting and a wide variety of other administrative tasks that ensure Vibha's ability to effectively execute on the mission and vision.