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Vibha is almost entirely a volunteer-driven organization comprised of more than 800 working professionals and students spread across several Action Centers in the US and several cities in India. Vibha is essentially a semi virtual organization. Vibha in India currently has a Board of Directors and we will soon be developing 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. Individual Action Center Coordinators communicate with the other Action Centers and the National Executive teams.

The Board of Directors

  • 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

 
  • 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.

Vibha Action Centers India

Get in touch with our Action Centers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune. If you are from these cities, you can go to their respective web page and sign up as a volunteer. If not, please sign up as a Volunteer from your city.

Vibha is actively developing action centers in India. Currently, we have started the following action centers.

 

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