Who We Are

KarunaSeva is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), humanitarian organization which creates a better world through programmes that reduce poverty, provide food, housing, clothing, medical treatment, education, humanitarian assistance, clean water and environmental stewardship. It is committed to values, insights, and programmes that contribute to achieving a world free of want, fear and violence, and is working towards uplifting the world’s underprivileged community.

KARUNASEVA LLC

( A single member LLC of SMVA Trust)

Board of Trustees and Office Bearers

Director

Name: Ramesh Pitti

Email: director@KarunaSeva.org


Dr. Ramesh Pitti is the chief director of the SMVA Trust, a role he has held since joining the Trust. Dr. Pitti has played a role in managing the growth of the Trust in its transition to a global organization. He has had a career of service in the medical field, and is currently a neurosurgery doctor in New York City.

Secretary

Name: Prasad Duggirala

Email: secretary@KarunaSeva.org


Dr. Prasad Duggirala is the Chief Secretary for the SMVA Trust in America and in this capacity he helps shape and implement the direction of the Trust by communicating essential strategies across all sectors of the organization. Dr. Duggirala was trained as a general surgeon at Columbia University, in New York. After moving to Memphis in 1980, he practiced General Surgery in Memphis and Ripley, Tennessee for 26 years before retiring in 2006. Dr. Duggirala is a founding trustee of a Cultural Center in Tennesse and currently holds the chairmanship of board of trustees.

President

Name: Dr. Neerukonda B R Prasad

Email: president@KarunaSeva.org


Dr. Neerukonda B R Prasad serves as president of the SMVA Trust and as a member of its Board of Directors. As president, Dr. Prasad is responsible for the Trust’s US operations & strategies while directly managing the executive leadership team. Dr. Prasad is an anesthesiologist in Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA & has 42 years of experience and practices in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Prasad founded Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences in India and the Anil Neerukonda Foundation in Oak Brook, IL. These institutions aim at developing one of the few, truly non-profit, private engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh and to provide much needed accessible healthcare to neighboring towns in Vizag, India. He also serves on the board of directors of the Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago.

Director

Name: Bipin Agarwal

Email: officer@KarunaSeva.org


Bipin Agarwal is the operations director of SMVA Trust in the US and oversees all strategic partnerships for the Trust, as well as provides strategic counsel to the senior leadership team regarding the Trust’s operations and programs. Bipin Agarwal is the CEO of DZee Solutions. He was a co-founder, Director and Executive Vice President of the North American Operations at Tanning Technology Corporation. As a member of the company’s operating committee and board, he participated in M&A activity, developed strategic business alliances, maintained analyst relationships, and helped take the company public in 1999. Mr. Agarwal is also an advisor and investor in several Information Technology Service companies. He is active with several non-profit, charitable, and spiritual organizations as part of his commitment to serving the global community. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from IIT in India, where he graduated as class valedictorian in 1985.

Treasurer

Name: Dr. Krishna Sunkara

Email: treasurer@KarunaSeva.org


Dr. Krishna Sunkara is the chief treasurer of the SMVA Trust US. In his role, Dr. Sunkara is responsible for driving the Non-Profit vision of the Trust and overseeing all financial matters. His essential role serves to organize all accounting and monetary transactions so that all donations reach their intended destination. Dr. Krishna Sunkara specializes in Pulmonary Disease & Internal Medicine in Hazel Crest, Illinois, and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Sunkara attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada Andhra Medical College .

Los Angeles:
losangeles@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Tejasri Bell
Frier McCollister

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Bhavesh Pandya

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Bhavesh Pandya

Women's Shelter Initiative Coordinator:
Tejasri Bell

Youth Outreach Initiative Coordinator:
Frier McCollister

New York:
newyork@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Shalini Ramachandran
Nalini Rau

Blood Drive Coordinators:
Kavita Khanna
Rohini Rau-Murthy

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Vijay Khanna

New Jersey:
newjersey@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Usha Sunil
Syamala Ammu

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Dr. Suma Tummala

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Rahul Gangu

Seattle:
seattle@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Orion Hughes

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Dahlia Ganzon

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Usha Amancharla

Phoenix:
phoenix@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Christopher Anderson

Blood Drive Coordinators:
Upendra Gunnnala

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Vignesh Bhaskaran

Washington, DC :
washington@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Bhadra Vadali

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Keith Burton

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Keith Burton
Raj Kovvali

Allentown/Bethlehem, PA :
bethlehem@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Manmohan Kapoor
Gayatri Pisapati

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Vani Ancha

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Vani Ancha

San Francisco:
sanfrancisco@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Rama Singh

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Hanuman Challa

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Hanuman Challa

Women's Shelter Initiative Coordinator:
Vinay Mamidi

Houston, Texas:
houston@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Lakshmi Kalapatapu

Philadelphia:
philadelphia@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Majah

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Majah

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Nandan Mavinkurve

Atlanta:
atlanta@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
RJ Bhai

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Kishore Ramachandran

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Dr Srinivas Brahmadevi
Dr Neelima Puppala

Central Texas (San Antonio and Austin ):
austin@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Eshwar Thota

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Vijay Natarajan

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Meenakshi Chintalapalli

El Paso, Texas:
elpaso@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Srikanth Muthyala

Blood Drive Coordinators:
Srikanth Muthyala

Florida:
florida@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Michele Napper

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Allison Ivak

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Michele Napper

Dallas:
dallas@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinators:
Madhuri Bhogaraju

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Prasad Gandluri

Medical Camp Coordinator:
Prasad Gandluri

KARUNASEVA LLC

( A single member LLC of SMVA Trust)

Board Members

Managing Trustee

Name: Vijaya Prashanthi

Email: akkayya@KarunaSeva.org


Vijaya Prashanthi (aka Akkayya) is the managing trustee of the SMVA Trust India and has been with the Trust since it's inauguration in 1998. With over 16 years of experience with the Trust, Akkayya offers invaluable guidance to all program implementation and execution in India, as well as serves as chief foreign policy director to international initiatives. Under her leadership, the Trust works to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce poverty, and helps impoverished communities. around the world. In addition to her formal work for the Trust, Akkayya has a long history of charitable service that stems from her teenage years. Her cheerful and positive attitude, as well as her optimism and strength serves as an unending encouragement of all Trust members.

Trustee

Name: Shyamala Shankar

Email: shyamala@KarunaSeva.org


Shyamala Shankar is a founding member of SMVA Trust India and continues to serve as a trustee on the board of directors. Mrs. Shankar contributes to numerous initiatives and brings together the Indian and overseas branches of the Trust to evaluate and share the progress the Trust has made in promoting poverty eradication, social justice and sustainable development goals. She especially has an involved interest in helping chart the path forwards for women's rights in the 21st century. She previously served as advisor on women’s issues and in a number of other roles in the Trust. Her non-profit experience includes over 50 years of serving impoverished communities in India and serves as an inspiration to all our volunteers.

Trustee

Name: B. Rama Mohan

Email: ravi@KarunaSeva.org


B. Rama Mohan (aka Ravi) serves as a trustee on the Board of Members of SMVA Trust India. After nearly four decades in service to the impoverished people of rural India Mr. Mohan continues to lead successful initiatives to improve the quality of life of tens of thousands of people in desperate need. Since 1998, he has worked to expand access to quality, free health care, education, water and housing. In his 16+ years as chief managing officer, he has played a central role in implementing the Trust goals of sustainable development by providing the impoverished rural communities access to essential resources, while overseeing numerous aspects of project implementation. Mr Mohan has spearheaded progress on many Trust Initiatives and pushed the frontiers of our charitable projects in some of the hardest to access areas of rural India. He continues to build on the nonprofit work that began in the late 1990's and is a key leader of many of the Trust's greatest triumphs against poverty.

Free Housing Project
freehousing@KarunaSeva.org

Project Director:
B. Ramamohan

Project Manager:
Karthik Ramesh

Field Manager:
Seenu

Free Water Project
freewater@KarunaSeva.org

Project Director:
Murali Vullaganti

Project Manager:
Shridhar

Field Manager:
Siraz

Free Hospital Project
freehospital@KarunaSeva.org

Medical Advisor:
Dr. Vijay Kumar

Administrative Officer:
Dr. K.V. Reddy

Manager:
Raghava

Free School Project
freeschool@KarunaSeva.org

Project Director:
Usha Satyanarayana

Project Manager:
Girish Suryanarayana

Lower Section Principal:
Narayana

Higher Section Principal:
Shankariah

KARUNASEVA LLC

( A single member LLC of SMVA Trust)

Board Members

President

Name: Surya Vijay Kumar Sastri Kotamarti

Email: president_canada@KarunaSeva.org


Surya Vijay Kumar Sastri Kotamarti serves as the president of SMVA Trust Canada. Mr. Kotamarti joined the Trust in early 2014 and was instrumental to the establishment of the Canadian branch of the Trust. Serving as general counsel and supervising the selection of the Canadian leadership team, Mr Kotamarti guides the executive branch of the Trust in Canada. Surya Vijay Kumar Sastri Kotamarti is a Certified General Accountant by profession. He is also a director of DIGITAX PRIVATE LIMITED, registered with the Canadian Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

Secretary

Name: Baljit K. Birdi

Email: secretary_canada@KarunaSeva.org


Baljit K. Birdi has serves as secretary for the SMVA Trust Canada. She has been involved with the US and India branches of the Trust since 2009 and in early 2014 helped implement the formation of the Canadian Trust. As secretary she offers guidance on the implementation of key initiatives and offers her experience as a Financial Analyst in a telecommunication company. She has volunteered with the City of Hamilton Police Department for 5 years and received a volunteer award for the year of 2005. In previous years she volunteered in an elementary school and helped young children develop learning skills and contributed to their education. Baljit believes in simple living and high thinking, She loves walking through the hiking trails of Ontario and connecting with nature to energize both mind and body.

Treasurer

Name: Devika Swami

Email: treasurer_canada@KarunaSeva.org


Devika Swami is the treasurer of the SMVA Trust Canada. She brings over 5 years of experience as a Financial Analyst and Accountant to the Trust and oversees all aspects of monetary matters. A graduate of the University of Delhi, with a degree in Physics & Honours B.Sc, Devika has been emplyed at Thompson Ahern International, as well as CSDC Systems, Inc & Iyer's Accounting Services where she was responsible for a wide range of accounting and tax services involving numerous small business and corporate clients. She brings numerous skills to the Trust from her extensive experience in the financial sector. Bank reconciliations, managing cash flow, reporting to CBSA, Canada, performing in-depth segmental analysis and assessing actual and forecasted revenues and expenditures, analyzing financial information and developing reports and recommendations to enhance budgeting and expenditures reporting are just some of her skills. Devika is a strong believer in philanthropy, and devotes her time to a variety of charitable causes.

Toronto:
toronto@KarunaSeva.org

Food Drive Coordinator:
Dan Spiers

Blood Drive Coordinator:
Raj Kumar

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