Vibha India Team

India Executive Team

The Board of Directors

Vijay Vemulapalli - Secretary - Vibha - United States
Vijay Vemulapalli
President, Vibha-India

 

Vijay works at Equifax Inc. in Atlanta as a Software Engineer. He has been a volunteer of Vibha since 1993 and has played a critical role in the growth of the Organization on several fronts. Over the years Vijay has been instrumental in forming the National Vibha Volunteer Network and starting the Atlanta Action Center. He is also a key member of the Projects Selection Committee. He holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.

Ron Victor - Chairman – United States
Ron Victor
Board Member

 

Ron is one of the founding volunteers of Vibha and has been with Vibha since 1991. He is the President of Vibha Inc. Ron has also played an active role at other non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, The American Red Cross and Missionaries of Charity. He has over 20 years of expertise and experience in social change causes. He is also a technology entrepreneur based in silicon valley, California, working on next generation wireless technologies. Ron is also an active yogi, a certified yoga instructor, and enjoys mountain biking in the California mountains.

Sasi Challa Tadepalli
Sasi Challa Tadepalli
Board Member

 

Sasi Challa Tadepalli is an engineer by profession, a dancer by passion and an aspiring social worker through compassion. Sasi has been a volunteer at Vibha since 1996. She was one of the founders of the Dallas Action Center and has been involved in several events in Dallas, including the first 5K Walk. Since moving to India, Sasi has been involved closely with projects. She has played the role of a project monitor and now is a part of the Projects Team. She is also involved in driving pan India events for Vibha like YED and Dream Mile X.

 

Professionally, Sasi is the Global Head of Engineering for Clarity PPM at Broadcom. She is a highly driven engineering leader focused on building enterprise products and modernizing complex programs in small to large engineering teams. With over twenty four years of experience in US and India, Sasi has been leading teams build scalable PaaS and SaaS solutions. Sasi is highly passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, actively working across teams and the industry to increase awareness and bring a change, in herself and others around her. She has been on the Advisory Council of Grace Hopper Celebrations in India, has led several campaigns and has been a speaker at various external events and organizations.

 

On the personal front, Sasi is a performing Kuchipudi dancer and an avid hiker. She lives in Hyderabad with her husband Ravi and two children, Vijay and Mahima.

Ebenezer Vidyasagar - Vibha - India
Ebenezer Vidyasagar
Board Member

 

Ebby works at Texas Instruments in Bengaluru, India as, Director – APP (Analog Power Products) Engineering Team. He has 20+ years of success driving product development across hardware and software on a global scale. He has been a volunteer of Vibha since 2005 when he and Viv (his spouse) started the Vibha Houston chapter. Moving to Bangalore in 2010, he has been an active member of the Vibha Bengaluru Action Center. He has been instrumental in starting the Vibha Dream Mile (Bangalore edition), which has been a premier fundraising event for Vibha in Bangalore for the last 5 years. Ebby is an active runner and enjoys running half marathons

The Operations Team

Lt Commander Kapil Sangwan
Managing Director, Vibha India
Zankhana Patel
Director, Vibha-India

Zankhana has been with Vibha professionally since 2004. Graduation in Social Work from Mumbai University (1979) followed by Masters in Social Work from TISS (1981) were her entry points in the development sector. The grass-root experience of working with the organizations addressing different issues of education, health, disability, community development, disaster relief, women’s empowerment etc…built her foundation in development sector. A Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from NMIMS, Mumbai (2001) sharpened her skills further. She leads the team taking care of overall operations in India to ensure that Vibha achieves its mission and vision. To begin with she played a primary role of monitoring and evaluation of the Vibha funded projects. Over a period of time, as needs aroused she got involved in conceptualizing, organizing, coordinating and executing a time bound projects and events to address the common needs of our partners. She has been instrumental in creating and maintaining professional mechanisms and operating systems within Vibha.

Deep Ranjani Rai - Program Director - Vibha India
Deep Ranjani Rai
Program Director

 

Deep has nearly 30 years experience in the development sector. She has worked with major development agencies and NGOs in South Asia, South East Asia and Central Asia, human rights of refugees and displaced persons, gender and child rights and human resource management/OD. She is currently a consultant in India, with Vibha, a US based NGO and provides project management oversight and capacity building support to 14 of their partners in North, East, West and South India.

Her current work with Vibha takes her to various locations in West Bengal, as far as the Sunderbans , to outskirts of Delhi,and to three districts in Rajasthan, where she interacts closely with NGO partners in facilitating the development and strengthening of field programs and organizational systems and processes.

Vibha Team -Maryma Scotlin - Operation Team India
Maryma Scotlin

 

Maryma Scotlin is a development professional having 20 years experience working at various grassroots, state, national and international level organizations. Having dual masters in Anthropology and English Literature, Scotlin has her core competencies in dealing with the issues of Child rights, Education, Policy analysis, evidence based research, advocacy, networking, alliance building, NGO coordination and other governance related issues through appropriate programme planning and implementation. She had demonstrated her leadership by serving as catalyst for change through influencing, mobilizing and engaging others.

Scotlin has been associated with Vibha since 2016. She started serving as monitor for Vibha’s investees in South India. Now she devotes most of her time in helping investees to work in partnership with the State Governments. She holds an additional responsibility as Director of CSR, South India.

Jyoti Wadmare - Project Manager - Vibha Inida
Jyoti Wadmare
Project Manager

 

Jyoti has been associated with nonprofits since year 2000. She worked with different age groups including children, adults and senior citizens. She has played active role in nonprofits like Shelter Don Bosco, An open house for street children & Harmony Interactive Centre for Senior Citizens Mumbai. She is Project Manager at Vibha and works with various Vibha funded projects to ensure the projects are delivering to their maximum.

Asha Devi
Program Manager

Asha holds a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from the Central European University, Hungary, and a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Development Studies from the Asian University for Women, Bangladesh. She has been involved in several research projects on gender and women’s empowerment in South Asia. She also comes with an extensive two-year fellowship with Teach for India during when she not only taught the students and trained her colleagues, but also created a life skill curriculum for several underrepresented communities in and around the city of Bangalore, including sex workers.

Asha joined Vibha as a Program Manager in 2019. Along with researching and writing on the educational landscape and policy changes in India, she also captures stories of our impact through regular communications with our partners and internal team.

An expert in research and capacity building, Asha is cognizant of the problems at the societal level. She has a strong thirst for learning and penchant for solving societal problems.

Vibha Action
Centers in India

Get in touch with our Action Centers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune. If you are from these cities, you can go to their respective web page and sign up as a volunteer. If not, please sign up as a Volunteer from your city.

Vibha is actively developing action centers in India. Currently, we have started the following action centers.

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