Our Team

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Executive Committee Members

President / Chief Executive Officer

Yogesh Thakur works as Manager, Business of Oncology at Southern Oncology Hematology Associates. He is member of Rotary International, Vice President of Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission. He volunteers with other organizations like Friends of India Society (FOIS) and U.P. Association of Greater Philadelphia.

Vice President

Prashant Awadhiya is in a leadership role in IT industry. He enjoys volunteering in community and loves outdoor activities. Prashant teaches Hindi and volunteers at Jersey Cares.

Secretary / Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Navneet Garg works as Program Manager in Airport Technology R&D Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and manages FAA National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center (NAPMRC).

Chief Information Officer

Sachin Ambe is a Computer Software Designer and a Professional Certified Life and Success Coach. He actively volunteers in the field of Education and his passions include Yoga, Mindfulness and Globe-trotting.

Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer

Thiru Subramanian works as an IT Manager for a major health insurance company. He is NSF’s Cherry Hill Chapter Director. He was the overall Technical coordinator for the NSF National Finals held at Rowan University in 2010.



Core Committee Members

Rama Bodapati is an IT professional with a penchant for life long learning. Rama currently works as a High School teacher and teaches Computer Science.

Rajshekhar (Raj) Chintapalli works in BP Energy Company.

Ramesh Gupta works as Senior Global IT Program Manager at NTT Data Services (formerly Dell Services). He is responsible for delivering large IT projects / programs using global delivery model for NTT’s large clients. He helped setting up NSF Patna Center in India and works as a US Liaison for the center.

Hariprasad Kalagara is a seasoned IT professional with leadership roles in several projects and organizations.

Gopal Kuntamukkala is a seasoned IT professional with leadership roles in his organization.

Pavithra Lakshminarayan is an entrepreneur in the field of children’s education with over 20 years of work experience in Information Technology and Education, focusing on Learning Design, Content Creation, Training Operations, Sales, Marketing & Project Management.

Dr. Jatin V Mehta is Chief Executive Officer of MetaSense, Inc an award winning Inc 5000 company providing staffing, Digital Marketing and Career Coaching services based out of West Berlin, NJ. He is an alum of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business & Wharton Small Business Accelerator. Jatin has been volunteering with North South Foundation for past 13 years and is a member of National Executive Committee. He also volunteers at NICE, Voorhees Township, Camden County and few other organizations.

Uma Shankar Padhy works as a Managing Director for a global management consulting and technology services company. Padhy has been organizing the Math Kangaroo competition via EduContests in South Jersey since 2015.

Uthaman Rajagopal is a seasoned IT professional wit leadership roles in his organization.

Mayur Shah is a Mechanical Engineer and works for Jacobs Engineering Group

Dr. Neelkant V Shukla is Senior Operations Director at Synagro, Waste Recycling, Biosolids Treatment & Renewable Energy, Philadelphia. He currently serves as a National Convener in the North South Management Committee.

Nehal Trivedi is Divisional Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Strategist for Realogy – the leading Real Estate services company in the world whose brands include Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA, Sotheby’s Realty and Better Homes and Garden Real Estate.

Dr. Venkat Venkataraman is a Faculty at Rowan School of Osteopathic medicine. There his field of research is Cell communication – how cells receive signals and decipher them. He runs the Cherry Hill Regional and North South National Brain Bees.

Ramesh Viswanathan works in the software area to sustain his present lifestyle. He is the past president of the India Temple Association (ITA). He teaches Bal Vihar students (conducted under the auspices of ITA) as well as students of South Jersey Tamil Association.



The core volunteer group is based in Southern New Jersey. We always welcome new volunteers who are interested in furthering the cause of Education for those in need.