Alka Shrikhande MS, MBA (President of Maina Foundation)
Anagha Hunnurkar B.Com., LL.B. D.M.S, CFA (President , India Operations)
Shankar B Pandit MSc, LLB
Supriya Ramamurthy BCom, LLB, MBA
Nisha graduated from Case Western Reserve University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. She currently works in Washington, DC for The ONE Campaign, an organization that works to eradicate extreme poverty in Africa. She traveled to Tanzania and Peru in the last two years for public health, community outreach, and teaching projects. Nisha is passionate about creating positive social change throughout the world and is very committed to Maina Foundation’s goal of reaching out to as many women as possible regarding breast cancer awareness . Her hobbies include painting, doing ceramics, and traveling.
Maya is an undergraduate at Columbia University studying Psychology and on the pre-medical track. She is interested in medicine and public health and passionate about women’s health and mental health issues. She has experience working at various NGOs in India and public health projects in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and writing.
Natasha is a Manager at American Express in New York City. She has been an American Express employee for 2 years after earning her Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. Prior to American Express, Natasha held internships at Deutsche Bank, E-Claro International, Fidelity Investments and Mount Sinai Hospital. Natasha is passionate about driving social change through various volunteer efforts – she has been a Workplace Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, a Citizen Teacher with Citizen Schools, a Volunteer Teacher with Junior Achievement of New York, and has supported the Maina Foundation in various fundraising efforts since 2011. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys art, music, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Anita graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a minor in Global Systems and Management. She recently moved to New York, where she is working as an analyst at J.P. Morgan within the Asset Management Risk division. Anita has previously volunteered at the Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital in India, and has traveled to Mexico to volunteer at a local school. She was also President of Enactus, an entrepreneurial service organization at Carnegie Mellon, where she focused on impacting both local and international communities. Anita is dedicated to helping raise awareness about Breast Cancer through Maina Foundation and is excited to be involved with such an impactful organization. In her spare time, Anita enjoys traveling, swimming, and rock climbing.
Dr. Nandini Gadkar, MD, MHSA
Nandini received her Doctor of Medicine from Bombay University in India and her Master of Health Services Management and Policy, from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A twenty year veteran of Hospital Management , Dr. Gadkar held many senior level positions in a complex health care system in New York City, USA. She served as Senior Assistant Vice President of Healthcare Quality Improvement at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, one of the largest health care systems in USA. In this position, she focused on improving health of underserved population at risk for chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, cancer etc. Before assuming this position, Dr. Gadkar served as Chief Operating Officer at Metropolitan Hospital in NY City. Since 2010, she has worked as an advisor the Board and CEOs of some of the major hospitals and healthcare systems in India such as Jaslok Hospital, Breach candy hospital, Prince Ali Khan Hospital and Max Healthcare system and Health Bridge Consulting group.
Dr. Anitha Srinivasan MD
Dr. William Carley PhD
Dr. William was a Yale faculty member (Yale University Medical School, 1983 – 1990) with funded research and teaching responsibilities. He was recruited to Bayer Inc. and was promoted to Sr. Scientist/Portfolio Manager and lab head for multiple therapeutic areas (Inflammation, Osteoporosis, Diabetes/Obesity and Oncology, 1991 – 2001). After Bayer he was recruited to Pfizer Clinical Safety and Risk Management and led FDA submissions on Viracept, Zoloft and Lasofoxifene. (2001 – 2004), next he was promoted to Director of Translational Medicine (2004 – 2011) for Diabetes, Virology and Oncology. His focus has been on identifying biomarkers for oncology patient response to therapies. Dr. Carley received numerous awards for innovation and leadership during the years at Bayer and Pfizer. Currently he and his wife are partners at Mindpiece consulting, and he is an avid golf and tennis player and enjoys skiing.
Dr. Vijay Patil MD
Dr. Ramesh Pandit MD
Dr. Ramesh is a senior Cardiologist of Mumbai having more than 50 years of experience in medical field. He had his education in Nagpur and Mumbai and had higher training in Cardiology at Howard University Washington D C. He was President of Association of Physicians of India in 1996. He is at present working as an attending Cardiologist at Fortis and MGM hospital Navi Mumbai and is also doing charitable work at Lions Service Centre in Navi Mumbai. Dr Pandit is very active in academic field and has published many papers in national and international journals. He and his wife live in Navi Mumbai, India.
Dr. David Schulz
Dr. David Schulz received a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina and joined Pfizer’s Neuroscience Discovery group in 1989 after a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. His early work at Pfizer contributed to the IND and NDA filings for ziprasidone (Geodon), and he led several projects in Pfizer’s Neuroscience Discovery group that resulted in proof-of-concept trials, including the CRF antagonist, 5-HT1B antagonist, and nicotinic partial agonist programs (resulting in Chantix). In 1997 he left his position as head of CNS Discovery Biology to join Pfizer’s Search and Evaluation group in Business Development. Over the years he has served as a panelist and symposium speaker at numerous external meetings. Dr. Schulz lives in Mystic with his wife and children and enjoys running and kayaking.
1. Nikita Mogar – a sophomore at Brooklyn College. She is in a combined B.A.- M.D. program and the Scholars program.
2. Maya Pandit – Student Trinity School
3. Rahul Pandit – Student at Harvard University
4. Natasha Gupta – Student at University of Richmond
5. Amruta Hunnurkar – Student at Chicago Booth
6. Nitesh Gupta – Student