Our Core Working Committee

Our Core Working Committee consists of philanthropists from different professions. We are a team of dedicated individuals committed towards the common cause of supporting children with intellectual disabilities.

Denny John

– Principal Consultant, Knowledge Services- Health Research & Consulting, Capita India Pvt. Ltd

Denny John is currently working as Principal Consultant, Knowledge Services- Health Research & Consulting, Capita India Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, providing consultancy in the field of health economics and outcomes research for national and international clients.

He has deep interest in evidence-based public health management. He has conducted research work in areas of economic evaluation, HIV/AIDS and health financing. He has also presented his research work at various national and international conferences and published them in journals.

He currently volunteers with Suryoday School and Oasis India.

Ms. Sumedha Vaidya

– Art Based Therapy

Art-based therapy sessions for our teachers on a pro bono basis.

Mrs. Nagamani Rao

– Founder and Trustee Member of AASHRAY Trust and Principal of AASHRAY Special School at Sanpada

Mrs. Nagamani Rao is a veteran in the field of special education. She has been the Founder and trustee member of AASHRAY Trust and Principal of AASHRAY special school at Sanpada.Navi Mumbai for over 25 years.

She along with her peer trustee members established the school in 1995 and it has been a boon for over 100 special students. The school had a well equipped infrastructure and professional staff through which we fulfilled the needs of special children and trained them to become independent as they grow into adults.

Many of the students were also provided vocational training and were employed successfully. Mrs Rao also introduced the ABHA- Digital IEP in her school and is an IEP subject matter expert.

T Balakrishnan

T Balakrishnan is the former global head of Marketing and Strategy at Diversey Inc. Prior to that he has had several leadership roles being the managing director for Diversey in India and Australia and V P for Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa with Sealed Air. He has also held several managerial roles in Hindustan Lever over the 12 years he was employed there. Mr. Balakrishnan is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and is a post-graduate from IIM Bangalore.