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Fellowship and Mentorship Committee

 

Mrs Jyotima Prasad, MBA

Chair, Mentorship Committee

Mrs Jyotima Prasad is an inspirational speaker, life coach, and humanitarian at heart. She guides people and organizations around the globe using the “Power of Gratitude” to attain new levels of happiness and success. The purpose behind her work is to empower, inspire, and uplift every soul she comes across. 


Her life story conveys a message of hope and resilience. She was diagnosed with Takayasu Arteritis (a rare Pulseless disease) and underwent several medical treatments. It was during this bleak period between life and death, that she learned the Power of Faith, and Gratitude.

These pillars helped her sail through her days of suffering and gradually bounce back to a happy and peaceful life. She has attained these abilities not by magic but by disciplining herself through “Sadhna”. Deep diving in gratitude with Jyotima you can create abundance in every area of your life.


Mrs Prasad is a MSc, Mathematics From DDU University and MBA from Indian Institute of Finance , New Delhi. She was the General Manager of Sarita Handa Exports before establishing the Gratitude & Abundance, an organization with a mission & vision to awaken gratitude consciousness for a happy, healthy, peaceful abundant world.

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Dr Charu Raghuvanshi, MD

Chair, Fellowship Selection Committee

Dr Charu Raghuvanshi is an Associate professor of psychiatry at University of Kentucky and University of Pikeville, USA. She is also an Attending psychiatrist at Rivendell Behavioral health hospital for children and adolescents.


Dr Raghuvanshi is involved in the training and teaching medical students and third year psychiatry residents in the area.


She is board certified in Adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. She works closely with various community schools and state organizations to provide education on various mental health issues with a special interest in understanding the impact of trauma on human lives.

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Mrs Sandhya Rastogi, MSc 

Member, Fellowship and Mentorship Committee

Mrs. Sandhya Rastogi is retired Deputy Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan an autonomous educational body working under Ministry of Education Govt of India having more than 1200 schools PAN India


After completing her Post Graduation in Physics from the esteemed University of Roorkee (now IIIT Roorkee), Mrs. Rastogi joined the KVS Sanghathan as a Physics teacher. Having  natural leadership traits propelled Sanghathan to take note of her qualities and she swiftly moved from teaching to Principal and finally retiring as the highest rank official in the Kolkata and Jaipur region in the capacity of Assistant Commissioner and finally Deputy Commissioner, providing strategic academic and administrative guidance while upholding highest standards of compliance as required by Sanghathan.

She was one the chosen academicians by the Ministry of Education to support its first ,in country, digital education initiative – “Sakshat” bringing resources on the digital platform thereby making education accessible to the most marginalized. Over glorious 34 years of her career, she has guided and mentored many students, educators and administrators some of whom have grown to CEO positions and are heading institutions and organizations as socially aware individuals.

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Mrs Asha Sarma, MA, MEd

Member, Fellowship and Mentorship committee

Mrs. Asha Sarma MA, MEd, is a retired Principal of Sri Vidya Mandir, (CBSE )Salem Steel Plant ,Salem, a reputed school in Tamilnadu . She has 35 years of experience in teaching English, Economics and History. Prior to that she worked in Syndicate Bank in Delhi and Hyderabad.


Mrs. Sarma completed her Bachelors in Economics (Honours) from Miranda House , Masters in Economics from Delhi University and Masters in Education. She has conducted many workshops on ‘New Teaching Techniques ‘and is a motivational Speaker. She is interested in teaching ,counselling and volunteering. She has mentored and guided many students some of whom are entrepreneurs, and many are holding high positions in leading organizations all over the world.

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Mrs Tarana Dada, MBA

Member, Fellowship and Mentorship Committee

Mrs Tarana Dada has over 18+ years of Finance and Operation experience working across Pharmaceutical and Consumer industry globally. She is currently a Sr Finance Director managing a $6 billion portfolio of Commercial Pharmaceutical Oncology business for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ.


Tarana was born in London, raised in Nigeria and completed her high school and undergraduate from Punjab, India. Having lived across 4 continents and 11 cities, she considers herself a global citizen.  Education has been an integral foundation for Tarana and her husband who met in high-school and did their MBA together.  She feels blessed with two daughters and is passionate to help women in any way possible to feel empowered.


She completed her MBA from The Wharton School, UPenn and has a Master of Science from Cardiff, UK.

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Dr Sonal Boardia, MD  

Member, Fellowship and Mentorship Committee

Dr Sonal Bordia, currently residing in New Jersey United States, is a physician trained in the discipline of adult medical oncology and hematology. She currently works at Merck pharmaceuticals as a senior physician researcher as well as a clinician seeing patients in NJ.


She has previously worked as academic faculty affiliated with Mount Sinai and Weill Cornell Hospitals in NY. She has also mentored numerous young physicians and high school students in medicine career and has trained fellows as Associate Fellowship Program Director in Brooklyn Hospital Center NY. She continues to mentor new physician scientists at Merck by leading their onboarding program for Clinical Directors.


Apart from medicine, she enjoys hiking, tennis and dancing as well as spending time with family and friends. Dr Bordia is passionately connected to Princeton Foundation mission of women empowerment through better education and health.

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Dr Anita Gupta MBBS, MPH, CCRC

Member, Fellowship and Mentorship Committee

Dr. Anita Gupta is a physician and Adjunct Faculty member at Indiana University, USA. Dr Gupta’s research focuses on Adult Gastroenterology at Indiana University with funding from National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has presented extensively at national and international conferences and published in peer reviewed journals.


Dr. Gupta is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana (HTCI) since 2016, where she held the position of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for year 2020. She is currently engaged in Community Outreach and Public Relations at the Temple. Dr Gupta is also the President of Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council (APAFSC), part of the Diversity and Equity Council of Indiana University, life member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) and is part of their Governing Council.


Dr. Anita Gupta completed her medical degree in India and her Master’s in Public Health from Indiana University. She is currently pursuing MBA from Kelley School of Business, Indiana.

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