BOARD OF TRUSTEES
D. Shylet Moni - Managing Trustee & Founder
Mr. Shylet Moni is a development professional and research scholar with a Masters in Sociology. He has 20+ years of experience in development fields such as women & children empowerment, sustainable rural livelihoods development, and education. He has worked with organizations such as Oxfam Canada, Oxfam G.B., and the ALC School Project. He is currently working toward his Doctoral degree through the Women Studies Department at Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli.
Suresh Kanna - Financial Trustee
Mr. Suresh Kanna is the Deputy Director for Advocacy & Campaigns at Kudumbam, a Tamil Nadu-based nonprofit organization working toward sustainable rural development.
S. Illavarasi - Trustee
Ms. Subramaniam Illavarasi works as a Research Scholar at Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
Governor Sudarshan Agarwal - New Delhi, India
Sudarshan Agarwal served as Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha for over 12 years and later on as the Member of the Human Rights Commission. He has served as Governor of the States of Uttarakhand and Sikkim from January 2003 to July 2008. He is a former President of the Delhi Gymkhana Club, former Director of Rotary International (1987 – 89), and an active supporter of the Him Jyoti School in Dehradun.
Dr. Kumaravel Perumalsamy - Lancaster, California, U.S.A.
Dr. Perumalsamy graduated from Thanjavur Medical College, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency from Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York; his Gastroenterology fellowship from Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; and Hematology fellowship from Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Perumalsamy is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology. He currently works at the High Desert Gastroenterology Clinic in Lancaster, California.
Gregory T. Buie - Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Greg Buie is the Executive Director & Co-Founder of Visions Global Empowerment (USA). He has worked as an international development consultant, serving organizations that operate in countries all over the world, including Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Indonesia. He holds a BA in Political Science: International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, and an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Dr. G. Palanithurai - Dean & Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayat Raj Studies, Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul, India
Dr. C. J. Paul - Consultant, Chennai, India
Dr. Rajamony - Barrister, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Dr. Prema - Consultant, Chennai, India
Dr. N. Manimekalai - Director and Professor, Department of Women Studies, Bharathidasan University, India
Mr. Murali - Skills India, Chennai, India
Dr. M. Thanga Pandiyan - Director, Farm India
Mr. C. Arun Prasanth - Entrepreneur, Trichy, India
Mr. G. Thomaiyar - Branch Manager (Rtd), LIC of India
Mr. R. Angurajan - Joint Director of Agriculture (Rtd), Pudukottai, India
Ambily Alex - Programs Manager
Mrs. Ambily Alex is an experienced social worker and program coordinator with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged women & children. With a Bachelors in Economics and a Masters in Social Work, Ambily most recently served as a Zonal Officer for the ALC School Project in helping to empower women & children, especially those from Dalit communities.
K. Anbarasi - Programs Officer
J.A. Femi - e-Content Support