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, Honorary Chairman

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 .

President, Dr . G. K. Surya Prakash president@karunaamerica.org

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.

Secretary, Srinivas Bhat secretary@karunaamerica.org

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 .

Treasurer, Vijay Kotrappa treasurer@karunaamerica.org

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, Manjunath Subbarao

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.

Director Arvind Halliyal

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

Director, 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

Director, B.V. Muralidhara

He has been working in the data networking industry for over 26 years. He has held engineering jobs all along as an individual contributor as well as management roles. Currently he is working in the area of Software Defined Networking technology for a high technology company in the Silicon Valley, His interests include Hiking, Yoga, Meditation, Volunteering and spending time with family




Karuna America is a registered US Federal Tax Exempt 501c3 Charitable Organization.
Tax ID #: 47-4565265. Donations are exempt from US Federal Taxes