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Sponsor A Child is one of the several programs organized by Sewa International in USA



Ravi Chakinala (Program Director)

Ravi Chakinala works as an Algorithmic Trader at a High Frequency Trading firm in New York. He has been actively volunteering in Social work for the past 10 years and his association with Sewa started with him sponsoring education for a few children. Ravi strongly believes in empowering the underprivileged people with the gift of education and he has been managing the Sponsor A Child program since inception. He graduated with a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Madras in 2006.


Saravanan Dakshinamoorthy (Program Manager)

Starting 2017, Saravanan takes care of the Sponsor A Child India operations. He has done Bachelor of Engineering and was working for various IT firms for 15 years before joining Sewa International. He is associated with Sewa International for the past 7 years as part-time volunteer and worked in projects that engages IT professionals in various developmental activities.


Ranjani Kapur (Donor Relations Coordinator)

Ranjani Kapur has been the Donor Relations Coordinator for Sponsor A Child Program since April 2016. She came to the USA in July 2014 and joined Sewa in September 2014 as a  volunteer teacher for their LINC education project where she taught English and Maths to High School Children. She is a Postgraduate and M.Phil in Commerce from the University of Delhi and was a lecturer at the University of Delhi.  After marriage, she relocated to Pune and owned a Commerce Coaching Center for 14 years where she taught Graduate and Postgraduate Commerce students. She came to the US after a 4-year stint in the UK where she was actively involved with 3 charities.

Ramesh Bhutada

Ramesh Bhutada  (MS, MBA, Director)

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.


Prof. Radheshyam Dwivedi (Ph.D, Chairman of the Board)

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.


Dr. Mukesh Goel (M.D, Director)

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.

Manohar Shinde

Prof. Manohar Shinde (M.D, Director)

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.

Sridhar Talanki

Sridhar Talanki (MS, Director)

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).

Sree N Sreenath

Sree N. Sreenath  (Ph.D., MBA President) Nonprofit MNO

Prof. Sree Sreenath is a professor at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. His research is in developing mathematical and computational models for Global Issues, and Mammalian Systems Biology. He served as the Director of UNESCO GENIe Center, and was on the World Water Commission. He is the Director of Case Systems Biology Center and  Director of the Graduate Online Program in Systems & Controls. He has a deep passion and commitment to serve in the nonprofit arena.

Arun Kankani

Arun Kankani (MCA Executive VP & COO)

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.

Ashwani Garg

Ashwani Garg (B.Tech, MBA VP Administration)

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.

Anil Deshpande

Anil Deshpande (M.Tech, VP Marketing and Development)

Anil Deshpande has volunteered in the non-profit sector since 1990. He has been the Vice President of Sewa International USA 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.

Swadesh Katoch

Swadesh Katoch (B.Sc. Director, Disaster Relief & Bhutanese Empowerment Project)

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.

Rakesh Pathak

Rakesh Pathak (M.Sc., MBA Director, Information Technology)

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.

Syam Kasogi

Syam Kosigi (M.Sc., MBA East Zone Coordinator)

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.

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