President: Jerina Kapoor, MD Palliative & Hospice Care Advocate, Pediatrician at Stanford Children’s Health

Vice President: Jyoti Lulla, MD Recently retired as Physician, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. Also a Hindu Chaplain, iSAGE trained

Secretary: Mukund  Acharya, PhD  Social Entrepreneur, Healthy Living and Palliative Care Advocate,  Hiking Enthusiast, Former Aerospace Engineering Professor & Technologist

Treasurer: Pushpa Sreeharsha Community Volunteer

Members of the Board

Jayashree Desale, MS Hospice Care Advocate, Community Activist and Volunteer, Software Engineer

Kersi Daruwalla  Hospice & Vigil Volunteer, Outdoor Enthusiast with a Zest for Life

Mangala Kumar Volunteer, Healthy Living and Palliative Care Advocate

Neelu Mehra, MD Palliative Care Expert and Specialist, Physician at Kaiser Healthcare

Rita Ghatak, PhD Gerontologist, Founder/ Director Aging 101 and Founder Aging Adult Services at Stanford. Active in Aging policy, patient care, teaching and research

Saroj Pathak President & CEO Explorabox, a non profit dedicated to STEM education. Electrical engineer and entrepreneur

Smita Patel Volunteer, Writer, Web and Communications Manager

Sukham Team

Anjali Deshmukh, MD Psychiatrist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Anu Bandi  Volunteer, Software Engineer at Google

Bomi Patel Community Activist and Volunteer

Govind Desale  Community volunteer, hospice advocate, mathematician, retired network engineer

Mahnoor Allawala Research coordinator at UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Pavani Kaushik  Volunteer, Mother, Artist, Writer – and a perpetual Work-in-progress

Pranav Rao Student at Santa Clara University. Website design and Implementation Lead. Enjoys creating animations, airplanes, music and is an avid Lego Builder. Visit for more information!

Sangita Seshadri Community Volunteer

Sneha Jain Principal Consultant – Healthcare: Operations, Strategy, Quality, Leadership Coach, Palliative & Hospice Care Advocate

Sulekha Chaudhuri PhD Scientist, Consultant- Medical Devices, Regulatory Affairs. Volunteer for a few non-profit organizations.

Uday Kapoor Mental Health Advocate, Community Activist and Organizer, Electrical Engineer/Management

Uma Chowdury Volunteer, Financial Analyst, Financial Coach

Vasudha Full-time volunteer. Helps with website design implementation and maintenance. Volunteers for many nonprofit organizations and enjoys cooking, gardening and is a podcast junkie!