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 USA
    • Ron Victor

      Ron Victor

      • President
      • Board Member

      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

      Vijay Vemulapalli

      • Secretary
      • President, Vibha-India

      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.

    • Rajesh Haridas

      Rajesh Haridas

      • Trustee

      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.

    • Ganesh Balamitran

      Ganesh Balamitran

      • Treasurer

      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.

    • Kannan Udayarajan

      Kannan Udayarajan

      • Chief Operating Officer

      As Vibha's Chief Operating Officer, Kannan is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of Vibha globally. Kannan started volunteering for Vibha in 2008 and is an alumni of the Cochin University of Science & Technology . He is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where he works as a consultant specialized in project management and process improvement.​He is an avid reader, passionate cinephile and a political junkie. He harbors great passion for social causes and supports few other non-profits in the Atlanta area as an Advisor and Board Member.

    • Keyur Shah

      Keyur Shah

      • Trustee

      Keyur started to volunteer with Vibha in 2000. In his current role, he is working closely with the Programs and Marketing team to achieve the long term vision of Vibha. Keyur is a Global Security Manager at Citigroup. He is inspired by Dalai Lama and follows the Vipassana technique of meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka. He completely believes in Swami Vivekanand’s famous note “You cannot help anyone, you can only serve”. In his free time, he enjoys reading about finance and is a cricket enthusiast.

  • Executive Management Team USA
    • Murthy Munagavalasa

      Murthy Munagavalasa

      • Director - Projects

      Murthy is a Vibha volunteer since 2011. He works as a Technology Acquisition Principal for RaidTM, OFF!TM and BaygonTM Brands at S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. He dreams of eradicating poverty and believes that this can be achieved through providing opportunities to the underprivileged children. 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 and is involved in local community activities as a volunteer. He currently lives with his family in Racine, Wisconsin.

      As the Director of Projects, Murthy is responsible for projects selection, funding, execution, and monitoring of Vibha funded projects

    • Vivek Sharma

      Vivek Sharma

      • Manager - Administration

      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.

    • Meenal Atre

      Meenal Atre

      • Director - Fundraising Events

      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

      Anand Kumar

      • Director - Information Technology

      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.

    • Ashwini Kumar

      Ashwini Kumar

      • Director - Volunteer Relations

      Ashwini is a quality engineer in the medical device industry and a Vibha volunteer since 2008. She has been involved in various aspects of Vibha including fundraising, volunteer relations, and projects. Kalakaar, Vibha's annual photography contest, has evolved from concept to an event that reaches millions of people around the world, under Ashwini's leadership. She has an engineering degree from Visweshwariah Technological University, Bangalore and an MBA from University of St-Thomas, Minneapolis.
      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, Ashwini is responsible for building and implementing strategies at the national level, for Volunteer Management & Recruitment, and enhancing the volunteering experience at Vibha.

    • Mahua Chatterjee

      Mahua Chatterjee

      • Director - Patron Relations

      Mahua has been a Vibha volunteer since 2008 and is located out of Atlanta. She has assumed multiple roles within the local chapter as Dream Mile publicity lead and pledge page lead, and with the national team as a project lead and with Vibha national marketing team. Professionally, Mahua is a Communications specialist with almost a decade of experience in Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications. She has supported PR objectives of many global organizations. An avid dog lover, Mahua supports various local organizations dedicated to rescuing dogs. She is a mom of 2 kids, and a senior dog. She enjoys Zumba Fitness, running, reading, and photography when she gets some "mommy" time.

      As Director of Patron Relations, Mahua manages all communications with Vibha-patrons and is responsible for growing the patron base.

    • Vinu Srivatsan

      Vinu Srivatsan

      • Director - Programs

      Vinu comes from a family of Indian freedom fighters and teachers who gave their all to keep rural schools open. Vibha is the means for her to continue that legacy. Her journey with Vibha began in 2010 on the Grants team. She has been active in the Bay Area action center scaling up Dream Team M (www.dreammiletraining.org), piloting Holi and supporting Youth Chapter, while getting involved in general action center operations. A management consultant by day, she is mobling (yes, that's a word - for mom who behaves like a sibling) to two sage preteens. Vinu cohosts a Tamil talk show on KZSU Stanford, writes English poems and short stories, and shocks people by speaking in Swahili and Spanish.

      As Director of Fundraising Programs, Vinu's charter is to laser-focus, seed, scale, and grow those revenue generating programs that deliver maximum qualitative and quantitative impact to our beneficiaries.

    • Ranjeeta Singh

      Ranjeeta Singh

      • Director - Marketing

      Ranjeeta has been volunteering with Vibha since 2015 with active participation in the Silicon Gives Drive and Year End Drive. She has an MBA degree in Marketing and Strategy from the University of Maryland, and has 10+ years of Project Management and Marketing experience working in companies like Citigroup and GE Capital. She also runs a public speaking and leadership club for youngsters similar to Toastmasters. Ranjeeta was an active member of the SV Gives and the Year End Drive teams with active participation in content creation, social media marketing, and email marketing. She organized a sold out Diwali party in her local NY/NJ action center within one year of joining the action center. She has also volunteered with organizations like Manavi, CRY, SAYA and local public schools.

      Under Ranjeeta’s 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.

    • Tripura Vadlamani

      Tripura Vadlamani

      • Director - Fundraising Campaigns

      Tripura's Vibha journey started in 2012 from Milwaukee where she found out about Vibha through a Change For Children box kept at an Indian grocery store. She was actively involved in various Vibha activities across Milwaukee, DC and Atlanta Action Centers at the local and National level. Her roles included one of the event leads for VIBE, Dream Mile Pledge Page Lead and National Event Campaigns coordinator for Event based pledge campaigns.   And more recently, she led the charge for the 2016 Year End Drive which raised more than $200,000 and helped Vibha cross the $1 Million mark in overall revenue for the year.

      In her new role, Tripura will be responsible for planning, execution and scaling of all general and project/issue specific fundraising campaigns run by Vibha.

      On the personal front, Tripura holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University and currently works for Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta as a Sr.Business Intelligence Developer. She is an ardent supporter of FC Barcelona Soccer club and also enjoys classical music,hiking,exploring coffee/tea shops and reading books there.

  • The Board of Directors India
    • Vijay Vemulapalli

      Vijay Vemulapalli

      • President, Vibha-India

      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.

    • Sreekanth Pannala

      Sreekanth Pannala

      • Secretary, Vibha-India

      Sreekanth works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN as a senior research staff member. He has been a volunteer of Vibha since 1996 when he started the Georgia Tech chapter and has been instrumental in starting the Vibha Dream Mile, which has been a premier fundraising event that has raised over 750,000 dollars over the last decade. He has also led the project monitoring team and played an important role in various Vibha activities. Sreekanth volunteered for various activites over the years including Atlanta Olympics and Paralympics, Atlanta food bank and other organizations through Hands-On-Atlanta, tutoring inner-city kids in Atlanta, serving as philanthropy chair of India club of Georgia Tech.

    • Jeydev Rajmani

      • Treasurer, Vibha-India

      Jeydev has been a Vibha volunteer since 1996, when he represented Vibha in Purdue in USA. Moving to San Francisco Bay Area in 1997, he had been an active volunteer leading many activities and events, including being a coordinator of the Bay Area Action Center in 2002. Jeydev later took up a national role in Vibha as Functional Director of Volunteer Relations in 2003. Moving to Bangalore in 2005, he facilitated establishing Vibha Bengaluru Action Center and registering Vibha as a Trust in India. Jeydev works for Oracle India Pvt Ltd in Bengaluru.

    • Ron Victor

      Ron Victor

      • Board Member

      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.

  • The Operations Team India
    • Deep Ranjani Rai

      Deep Ranjani Rai

      • Program Director

      Deep has nearly 30 years experience in the development sector. She has worked with major development agencies and NGOs in South Asia, South East Asia and Central Asia, human rights of refugees and displaced persons, gender and child rights and human resource management/OD. She is currently a consultant in India, with Vibha, a US based NGO and provides project management oversight and capacity building support to 14 of their partners in North, East, West and South India.

      Her current work with Vibha takes her to various locations in West Bengal, as far as the Sunderbans , to outskirts of Delhi,and to three districts in Rajasthan, where she interacts closely with NGO partners in facilitating the development and strengthening of field programs and organizational systems and processes.

    • Dipika

      Dipika

      • Resource Mobilizer

      Dipika is a social entrepreneur having her venture – “handmadenes” for nearly a decade, focusing on advocating self–sustenance for the marginalised communities, NGO’s, SHG’s and the Artisans by generating livelihood opportunities. She has been a mentor to Start-up Social Enterprises. She holds a M.M.S with specialisation in Finance and a Diploma in NGO management from NMIMS Institute of Management Studies. Before starting her venture she has worked with Skumar’s Group as Head- Content, Matrix Information Systems - Kotak Group and at Indian Express Group as Product Manager for Online Media.

      She will build Strategic alliances with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), undertake significant partnerships with various larger NGOs and foundations towards securing funds for Scaling and Capacity building of Vibha Partner projects. In addition, she will spearhead the establishment and strengthening of Vibha Volunteer movement in India. She will work to generate better visibility for Vibha and its activities and ensure increased participations from the volunteers, partners and the beneficiaries

    • Jyoti Wadmare

      Jyoti Wadmare

      • Project Manager

      Jyoti has been associated with nonprofits since year 2000. She worked with different age groups including children, adults and senior citizens. She has played active role in nonprofits like Shelter Don Bosco, An open house for street children & Harmony Interactive Centre for Senior Citizens Mumbai. She is Project Manager at Vibha and works with various Vibha funded projects to ensure the projects are delivering to their maximum.

    • Zankhana Patel

      • Director, Vibha-India

      Zankhana has been with Vibha professionally since 2004. Graduation in Social Work from Mumbai University (1979) followed by Masters in Social Work from TISS (1981) were her entry points in the development sector. The grass-root experience of working with the organizations addressing different issues of education, health, disability, community development, disaster relief, women’s empowerment etc…built her foundation in development sector. A Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from NMIMS, Mumbai (2001) sharpened her skills further. She leads the team taking care of overall operations in India to ensure that Vibha achieves its mission and vision. To begin with she played a primary role of monitoring and evaluation of the Vibha funded projects. Over a period of time, as needs aroused she got involved in conceptualizing, organizing, coordinating and executing a time bound projects and events to address the common needs of our partners. She has been instrumental in creating and maintaining professional mechanisms and operating systems within Vibha.