Karuna America is a US based Tax Exempt non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and literacy in impoverished communities in India.
Officers and Champions of Karuna America are:
Dr. H. Sudarshan
Founded Karuna Trust for integrated rural development through health, education and livelihood security. He and his health team has brought incidence of leprosy down from 17 per 1000 people to less that 0.3, hot water epilepsy has been controlled. The trust now focuses on strengthening primary health care through Public-private Partnerships in 5 states, where it runs public primary health centers, addressing gaps in these remote centers through its own innovations - telemedicine, health insurance and integration of mental health to name a few .
Dr. G.K. Surya Prakash
Dr. Surya Prakash is a professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Southern California where he also serves at the Director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Lab. He has served as an officer of several non-profit organizations such as Karnataka Cultural Association of Southern California. He received his PhD from USC.
Srinivasa Bhat is a retired Transportation planner having worked in the public and private sector in California for more than 30 years. He has served as an officer of several non-profit organizations such as Karnataka Cultural Association of Southern California .
Vijay Kotrappa is a Computer Engineer and has successfully formed and led several businesses in information technology. He has served as an officer of several non-profit organizations such as The Indus Entrepreneurs and Karnataka Cultural Association of Southern California. He has an MS and MBA from UCLA.
Director, Leela Mudiyam
Leela Mudiyam was born & raised in Mandya. She did her schooling at St. Joseph's Convent in Mandya and graduated from Maharani's College, Mysore. While she has dedicated her life to managing her home and raising her family, she enjoys organizing and managing projects and events, and has done so on an ad hoc basis as a volunteer. She loves Kannada music and films of yesteryears
He is a Mechanical Engineer working for GE in Houston Texas for almost 15 years. Served as a member for non-profit organizations in Houston.
He is a technology professional and has worked for more than 25 years in engineering and management roles in several technology companies. He has also worked with companies as a consultant for strategy and organizational development. He has worked as a faculty member in Universities both in USA and India. He has MS degrees from IIT's and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Makum L. Ramesh
He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Involved in nonprofit organizations like VGKK and Karuna Trust in Karnataka state, India. I am serving as the president of Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama , Pittsburgh, PA. Duties: Vice President