Invitation to "Infrastructures For Public Healthcare System" - LIVE Webinar

 

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Infrastructures for Public Healthcare System

Speakers' Panel
Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Vice Chairman & Managing Director - City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO)

Mr. Kalyan Chakravarty, Founding Sevak & Executive Director - PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation

Dr. Manoj Mondal, Professor at "Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, IIT Kharagpur"
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Dr. Ramana Rao, MD - GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute
Webinar Chair
Dr. Nitish Thakor, Prof. Bio-medical Eng'g, - Johns Hopkins University

Webinar Moderator
Mr. Arjun Malhotra,
Co-Founder, HCL & PHFI

Infrastructure is the most important anchor that glues together the Public Healthcare System with its vast complexities of medical equipment, supplies, facilities, availability, and training of frontline workers. In addition to public policies and the importance of Public health to the National economy, the national resources and priorities that the government assign -- both at the national and state level, can turn a pandemic into a national calamity as we learned globally. The Heroes of the Public Health system often do not get their due recognition in public priorities until it becomes a crisis.

We are fortunate to have a panel of speakers who have managed this critical anchor of India's public health system to share their experience and recommendations so that we can manage it better during the next pandemic. Please note our esteemed panelists and register for this interesting and informative webinar.

Please join us LIVE on ZOOM, Saturday, AUGUST 28th, 2021, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM US ET, (7:30 PM to 09 PM IST). (Registration is Free).

 

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on  WHEELS Facebook Page and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:45 AM ET OR 07:15 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org


Panelist's Overview

Mr. Arjun Malhotra is a pioneer of the Indian IT industry, Mr. Malhotra served as Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors before its acquisition by Genpact in May 2011. Prior to Headstrong, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in October 2003. Mr. Malhotra has had a long string of entrepreneurial successes. He co-founded the HCL group in 1975, taking it from a six-person “garage operation” to one of India’s largest InformationTechnology corporations. The first leading Indian entrepreneur to relocate to the USA, Mr. Malhotra took over HCL’s US operations (now known as HCL Technologies) in 1989 and grew it to nearly $100 million annual revenues.

In 1992 he ran the HCL-HP joint venture in India, and in 1996 he set up and ran the joint venture with Deluxe Corporation. Mr. Malhotra is on the Board of Governors of ISB, Hyderabad, and IIT (Kharagpur) Foundation. He is a past Co-Chair of the Global Pan-IIT Alumni Association. He is also a Member of IPSS and was on the Board of Governors of The Doon School. A Life Fellow of IIT Kharagpur, he has been awarded Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) in September 2012. Punjab Technical University conferred an Honorary Ph.D. on him in 2013.

Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee IAS is currently serving as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director (VCMD) of the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO), the Government of Maharashtra’s premium agency for the Development of New Cities and Projects. He specializes in Project Development, Financing and Execution, Strategy, Urban Development, Healthcare Development, Utility Management, and Infrastructure. In his current assignment, Dr. Mukherjee is responsible for the completion of the Navi Mumbai Project of CIDCO, which is the area from Navi Mumbai up to JNPT. Under his leadership, amongst the major projects being executed by CIDCO include Mega Housing Projects amongst the largest in the world, the Navi Mumbai International Airport, the NAVI Mumbai Metro Rail Project, the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area ( NAINA) project (which includes most of Raigad District) and many more. He is credited to have given breakneck speed to the execution of all pending projects of CIDCO, including above, the Railway Projects, Palghar New Town, etc.

Dr. Mukherjee’s association with Infrastructure Development goes back 2 decades when he spearheaded the planning and Land Acquisition of Nagpur’s MIHAN project, several Irrigation Projects, etc. He prepared the DPR of the Nagpur Metro and also spearheaded the Nagpur Metro Region Project. As the State Excise Commissioner, he increased the excise Revenue from Rs. 5500 crore to Rs. 12,000 crore in 4 years, and also spearheaded massive computerization of the department. He was the driving force behind of Mumbai Coastal Road Project, the Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project, the Mumbai Sewerage Improvement Project, the Waste to Energy Project, and many more. He is also credited with boosting the reserves of MCGM from Rs. 40,000 crore to Rs. 8,000 crore during his stint.

He is a doctor by teaming and has the time occasion of serving as the Secretary of the Medical Education Department. His tenure was marked by huge infrastructure creation in the Department, with the Government starting the construction of 11 new Medical Colleges, up-gradation of existing Medical Colleges, doubling the PG student intake, massive increase of the UG medical seats, etc. Several regulatory reforms were bought in, like the entry of the Private Sector in Medical Education, Reforms in the AYUSH system, etc. Later, he led the State’s Covid response during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and was responsible for Infrastructure development and medical supplies, which he did at the rate of One COVID hospital and one testing lab a day, in addition to encouraging and facilitating the Industry in ramping up production of essential items. Under his leadership, Maharashtra became the first exporter of PPEs in India.

He also began Project Platina, which was the world’s largest trial for Plasma Therapy, and also was an investigator in several studies in COVID, some of which are peer-reviewed and published. Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee is an avid reader and a music enthusiast. He also enjoys the outdoors and spends most of his free time out in nature.


Mr. Kalyan Chakravarthy is the Founding Sevak & the Executive Director of PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI ). This Foundation is a nation-building initiative of IIT Alumni with a mission to enhance the incomes of the underprivileged by bringing IITian spirit to vocational and livelihoods education through Private-Public Partnership with the state.

He graduated from IIT Madras, with a post-graduation in management from the Indian School of Business, and has completed an executive education program with Harvard Business School on Strategic Nonprofit Management.

Kalyan had started his career in FMCG, Marketing, strategy consulting in India and abroad before returning to India to work in the social enterprise sector. Kalyan is a strong believer in applying market-based solutions for societal problems and development interventions. He is a member of the CII National Skills committee and is an active participant in Policymaking platforms.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mondal is presently a faculty at the Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, IIT Kharagpur. He has been teaching subjects like Entrepreneurship, Design-Driven Innovation, Financial Modeling, and Funding New Ventures. Close to 700 students enroll in his subjects annually at IIT Kharagpur. He is visiting faculty at IIT Jodhpur offering the subject Entrepreneurial Management. He also teaches at the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. He mentors a large number of startups in various areas. He has done B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, M.Tech. in Biotechnology, MBA in Financial Management, and Ph.D. in the area of Financial Economics, ALL from IIT Kharagpur.

He has worked in manufacturing, banking, and R&D management, and developed several technologies, especially for the rural artisans. He filed more than a dozen patents, the majority of which are related to rural applications and micro-irrigation. He has received a gold medal from a consortium of Lock Heed Martin, Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin, and FICCI, India for the best innovation and another gold medal from the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. He has filed applications for more than a dozen patents. His research areas are mainly for developing products of many kinds. Some of his recent works are in the areas of Oxygen production and dispensation, micro-irrigation, thermoelectric cooling, renewable energy, technological interventions for rural artisans, waste management. He offers an online course on the NPTEL platform in the area of entrepreneurship with annual enrolments of more than 7000 learners.

Dr. G V Ramana Rao is working as Director Emergency Medicine Learning Centre and Research at GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVKEMRI), Hyderabad. He is associated with 108 ambulance services since 2006. He is the Chief Editor of the Indian Emergency Journal. His educational qualifications are MBBS, DPH, MD (Community Medicine), and PG Geriatric Medicine. He worked as a Professor of Epidemiology at the Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare Hyderabad before joining GVK EMRI.

Dr. G V Ramana Rao has been a member of the National Ambulance Code- Government of India. He was invited twice by World Health Organization for his expertise in emergency care. He is a member of Global Resuscitation Alliance, Global Stroke Group, STEMI India framework, prehospital trauma care, prehospital traumatic brain injury, EMT education of national/ international agencies. He is a member of the expert group on EMT education, pre-hospital trauma care, snakebite. Dr. Rao was the recipient of lifetime recognition by the Society for Emergency Medicine India and Stanford School of Medicine, the USA for his contributions to Emergency Medical Services in India. Dr. Ramana Rao has trained over 5.5 lakh health care providers to date including over 140,000 Emergency Medical Technicians. He has been an invited speaker in over 100 international and national conferences. Dr. Rao has published over 50 scientific publications. Dr. Rao has been a speaker at TEDx Hyderabad in 2016.

Dr. Nitish Thakor has been a co-founder of WHEELS Global Foundation and Editor of its technical publication, PiTech, PanIIT Technical Review. He has been a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University since 1983. He is also the Founding Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology at the National University of Singapore and currently the Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Prof. Thakor’s technical expertise is in the field of Medical Devices, Neuroengineering, Prosthetics, and Brain-Machine Interfaces. He is a graduate of IIT Bombay and a recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award and Distinguished Service Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Centennial Medal from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering. He is also an Honorary Professor at IIT Gandhinagar.

 

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology-Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of the Committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for a technology partnership in Rural Development.

 

key Take-Aways & Lessons Learned

Infrastructure requirements for the Rural populations can differ from those for Urban populations and must be reflected in policy decisions. For example:

Human resources: Healthcare skills need can be met by vocational training and made affordable for the rural population -- creating jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in Healthcare services by adopting technology/digital solutions.

Telemedicine/Telehealth with at-home testing/screening and AI-based data analysis providing affordable remote access to medical specialists not only meets the needs of Rural healthcare but also minimizes the impact of a shortage of doctors for Urban needs for years to come.

Make data system/diagnostic aids available to healthcare workers certified by vocational training and equipped with affordable tablets or smartphones. Large numbers of health workers serving the 800 million population will reduce cost by achieving economies of scale and instructions supported by “Spoken Tutorials” in local languages.

The indigenous design and production of Healthcare products must have affordability and accessibility as top criteria and government agencies should “fast-track” regulatory approvals for such disruptive technology applications – an example is automatic/motorized  Ambu-Bag.
Establish Mobile Health Camps to serve several village clusters at block level as second-tier healthcare to Telemedicine. This can bridge the gap between district-level facilities and PHCs staffed with skilled resources trained and certified as noted above.
Public Health Infra-structures must be developed and maintained as Public-private enterprises.
Deploy 3-wheeler & Boat Ambulance to access remote areas not served by roads but accessible in other ways.
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Invitation to "Digital Healthcare - Fighting COVID with Technology at Scale" - LIVE Webinar

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LIVE WEBINAR

Digital Healthcare - Fighting COVID with Technology at Scale

Speakers' Panel
Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Prof. - Mechanical Eng'g Department & Dean of Sponsored Research & Consultancy, IIT - Kharagpur
Dr. Alain Labrique, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
And
Dr. Kunal Parikh, Inventor, Entrepreneur & Founder - Global Institute for Vision Equity
Webinar Chair
Dr. Raj Shah, Chairman, HealthCare Council & Board Member WHEELS Global Foundation

Webinar Moderator
Dr. Amita Gupta, Deputy Director, Professor, Covid Task Force & Head - JHU India Institute

In June, WHEELS Global Foundation launched a four-part webinar series to cover “Lessons Learned from COVID surges”. In last webinar, we heard from workers in the field about their experiences and some of the key outcomes of their work, and the need for better preparedness and public policies to combat this deadly virus. You can watch this Here.

Please join us for the second webinar in this series, where we will hear from leading researchers at Johns Hopkins University and The Indian Institute of Technology on their activities surrounding “Digital Healthcare”. We have the opportunity to hear from leading scientists and engineers about new emerging technologies and ‘frugal designs’ for rapidly scaling detection, prevention, and treatment of Covid and other R&D activities. Johns Hopkins University is the premier Public Health Research institution and leads a ‘Taskforce on COVID’ in the USA. The Indian Institutes of Technology have launched their own programs designed for indigenous manufacture of products at scale for Indian conditions. Please note our esteemed panelists and register for this interesting and informative webinar.

Please join us LIVE on ZOOM, Saturday, JULY 31st, 2021, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM US ET, (7:30 PM to 09 PM IST), in an open dialogue with the Panelists & Moderator. (Registration is Free).

 

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on  WHEELS Facebook Page and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:45 AM ET OR 07:15 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org


Panelist's Overview

Prof. Suman Chakraborty is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and Sir J. C. Bose National Fellow as bestowed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has been Institute Chair Professor. He is currently the Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy. Formerly, he was the Head of the School of Medical Science and Technology. His current areas of research include microfluidics, nanofluidics, micro-nano scale transport, with a particular focus on biomedical applications including diagnostic technology. He has been awarded the Santi Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in the year 2013, which is the highest Scientific Award from the Government of India. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of ASME, Fellow of all the Indian National Academies of Science and Engineering, recipient of the G. D Birla Award for Scientific Research, Indo-US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/ Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and a visiting Professor at various leading Universities abroad. He has a large volume of impactful publications in top International Journals with high citations and unique expertise in technology development for the under-served population and community health care.

Dr. Alain Labrique is an infectious disease epidemiologist, community trialist, and globally recognized leader in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings. His research focuses on leveraging mobile and digital technologies to solve public health problems - improving data collection, promoting healthy behaviors, optimizing quality/timeliness of services -- but more importantly, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Digital Health, redefining public health of the future.

Dr. Kunal Parikh is an inventor and entrepreneur working at the intersection of MedTech, social enterprise, and finance to enable health equity globally. Kunal is currently a faculty member in the Center for Nanomedicine and Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design at Johns Hopkins University where he leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and clinicians to innovate and commercialize biomedical solutions for significant and unmet clinical needs. Kunal also leads the Global Institute for Vision Equity, a social venture studio working to eliminate avoidable blindness through the development, translation, and distribution of technologies addressing the most critical eye care needs in under-resourced settings. He has also founded, led, and raised funding for several organizations, including Core Quantum Technologies, Social Innovation Lab, Access HEARS, and Eyedea Medical. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He has been recognized as a Leader of Tomorrow for the Mid-Atlantic bioeconomy and by Forbes as one of 30 under 30 in Healthcare.

Dr. Amita Gupta is Faculty Chair of the Johns Hopkins India Institute, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education, and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gupta has 25+ years of experience in international public health, clinical research, and 18 years of working in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and antimicrobial resistance in India. She serves as the US chair of the NIH-DBT funded TB research consortium RePORT, leads several clinical trials of new HIV/TB therapeutics, and collaborates with more than 15 Indian institutions. She and her Indian collaborators receive grant funding from the US NIH, CDC, UNITAID, Indian government, foundations, and philanthropy. She is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed research publications and has mentored more than 35 junior scientists in India and the US. She serves on Anthony Fauci’s NIAID Advisory Council and the Indo-US Science and Technology Foundation’s Governing Board.

Dr. Raj Shah is a member of the Board of WHEELS Global Foundation and a Program Director of its Track on Health, is a practicing cardiologist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur based in Philadelphia. He is educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Temple and Drexel University faculties. He is a pioneer in the field of telemedicine and the creator of the SmartCareDoc telemedicine system which was deployed at “The Clinic at Wal-Mart” in 2012-14: The first telemedicine clinic in the retail store in America. He established a TeleRetinopathy screening program at the Temple University Health System in 2016 and a teaching Teleclinic at the School of Nursing at Rutgers University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center at Rutgers University for the study of Pharmaceutical Management and Healthcare and lectures about Telemedicine. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Kean University College of Business and Public Management and Global Business School, a Trustee of S.M. Shah Law College, and Sarvajanik School in Mehsana, India.


WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology-Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of the Committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for a technology partnership in Rural Development.


POST WEBINAR Outcomes & Key Take-Aways

Mission
Access to Affordable Healthcare
Technology-Enabled Cost-Effective
Healthcare Easy Access for Rural-Community via Telemedicine 'HEART' Centers
The Heart Model: the acronym Heart stands for Health Care Easy Access for Rural communities via Telemedicine was designed and implemented with a mission to provide Access to Affordable healthcare, recognizing that poor villagers may not have the means to get hardware, software, and Internet connectivity to receive digital remote healthcare.

The wheels foundation donates the onetime cost of hardware and charges the patient a small fee to cover the operating costs which can be waived if it is covered by a charity organization.
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Wheels technology partner Evolko India’s staff provide hardware and software training to one male and one female person who must be residents of the village, we call them “Sahayak” which means the helpers. The sahayak screens and triage patients at their homes, collect vital signs and get them ready for the visit, and initiate video calls with remote physicians. Wheels started its Telemedicine program, the HEART Centers in six villages of Chanchu tribe in Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with RDT Foundation in January of this year.

Remember, for more than 2000 years, healthcare was always delivered in person. Only in the past 20 years, Thanks to the advancement in technology, we are able to deliver it remotely online! And during the Covid pandemics, because of imposed lockdown and severe travel restrictions, people could not go anywhere to receive care, so remote telemedicine care was the best alternative and it turns out to be the Shining Star of Success. It helped to screen, triage, and treat patients at their homes when appropriate, thereby reducing the cost and burden on the care facilities and hospitals. I believe, our HEART model of telemedicine center is the most cost-effective way to deliver digital healthcare to the rural population: at the extreme point of care, the last point level as discussed by Prof. Chakrabarty. Let me say that Our heart centers are not just for Covid but will continue to provide access to quality healthcare by bringing digital technology at the point of care and help in addressing major issues of Anemia, Malaria, Infectious Diseases, TB, Blindness, Parasitic Infestations, Noncommunicable Disease like Hypertension, Diabetes, Prenatal Maternal, and child health care, mental health problems and so on and so forth.

The Indian government has recognized the value of digital remote care and started its eSanjeevani program of telephone or video calls from patients to doctors starting in August 2020. More than 6 million teleconsultations have been performed to date. During Covid 19 pandemics 2nd wave in India, we appealed for donations which got a tremendous response. After receiving generous donations of more than $350,000 in the last 3 months, from our own board members, Mr. Rajat Gupta, Anil Bhandari, Ron Mehta, Hiten Ghosh, Suresh Shenoy to mention a few, as well as support and donations from Ishan Shivanand of Yoga of Immortals with help of Dr. Bindu Kansupada and Doctor Raj Bhayani, the president of Federation of Indian physicians associations, FIPA, and more than 600 other donors.
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During Covid Emergency, with the help and generosity of our technology partner Amit Khare and Arjun Malhotra of Evolko, India, we quickly expanded our telemedicine heart centers in more than 300 sites in UP, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh serving patients free of charge.

Covid 19 pandemics has not only caused physical illnesses and deaths but, has also caused social and economic devastations from loss of income resulting in food, water, and shelter shortages. This has further aggravated the problems. During the pandemics, Mental health issues and suicides have skyrocketed from anxiety, fear, isolation, depression, and death of loved ones as people are unable to cope up. Therefore, We need to do a lot more, than just physical healthcare, Because health is not merely the absence of disease, but a state of physical, mental, and socio-economic well-being, as defined by the World Health Organization in its constitution in 1948. Therefore, we should thrive to achieve for everyone, that state of complete health as defined by WHO.

Wheels Global Foundation has aligned with Yoga immortal and Shiv Yog foundations to help mental health issues. Their yoga and meditation video program by Shri Ishan Shivanad has successfully helped more than a million people. They also have generously donated lifesaving equipment, more than 6000 tons of grain and provided families with shelter and jobs. We have aligned with the SEVAK foundation serving villages in the Aravalli district of Gujarat.

We are also exploring various ways to synergize healthcare delivery to villagers with Ekal Foundation under the leadership of Shri Bajarang Bagara, who was the speaker in our last webinar, Indus-Setu Global Foundation under the leadership of Priya and Nalini Tandon, and many other NGOs doing great work. We also facilitate and accelerate the research and development of, cost-effective lifesaving medical equipment like oxygen concentrators, oxygen generators, ventilators, personal protective equipment, rapid Covid testing, and vaccination, etc. at various IIT institutions.

The picture mentioned below shows how we have utilized donations and what we did in the last 3 months. So WHEELS is going well beyond just the telemedicine care & will continue to provide healthcare well past Covid. We sincerely appeal and hope that you will generously donate and support Wheels activities.
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To Know More about the Project HEART, Click Here
For the technocrats of the world and IIT in particular, we healthcare providers need:
  • Reliable, Accurate, Easy to use, and cost-effective hardware, software, electronic medical record system, diagnostic devices, and rapid diagnostic testing at the point of care.
  • Supply chain technology for efficient resource allocations of life-saving medical equipment, hospital beds, healthcare workers, drugs, vaccines, etc during emergencies.

WHEELS wish list for the government and healthcare policymakers:

  • Relief from unnecessary onerous regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Uniform National medical licensing and registration.
  • Activate national disaster management authority and empower them with quick decision-making and make it a single point of contact for obtaining all the information during an emergency.
  • Professional Liability Immunity for charity work and Protection from frivolous lawsuits.
  • Basic emergency healthcare education for the public at large and regular education and disaster emergency response drills for healthcare workers.

 

Digital Healthcare – Joint event with Johns Hopkins University

~ Communicate the availability of a “Library of Videos” on ‘Digital Healthcare’ available from JHU and others. WHEELS can help to translate through Spoke  Tutorials with help from sponsors.

~ WHEELS can augment the JHU library with videos on Mental health, Vision-care, Anemia, Maternal health, Nutrition, and other specialties. Leverage WGF Telemedicine and HEART business model to give access to these educational videos to rural communities.

~ Create more ‘Mobile Health Facilities’ with Vans/Buses to reach remote areas.

~ Government/Regulatory approval of Digital healthcare technologies for testing and treatment must be accelerated. This should include standardization, quality control, and acceptance of AYUSH practices.

~ Recognize and promote indigenous development of low-cost/affordable testing kits, Ambu-bags, ventilators, Oxygen concentrators, etc. at local universities and colleges such as the IITs and AIIMs.

~ Create “Wellness Centers” and accelerate the adoption of Telemedicine/Telehealth facilities through aggressive training, social awareness campaigns, and sharing best practices for Digital Healthcare, sanitation, clean water, nutrition, etc.

~ Envision Public Health Healthcare and related services in rural communities as ”job creators” with an impact on the national economy and a policy priority.

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Invitation to Webinar on COVID – Field Work Experiences

 


 

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LIVE Webinar

COVID FIELDWORK EXPERIENCES

Speakers' Panel

Dr. Mukul Bhatia, Ekal Arogya Yojana Kendriya Pramukh, Ekal Abhiyan

Dr. Thakor Patel, Chairman, SEVAK Foundation, Retd. US Navy

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Ms. Neena Jolly, Trustee, Adharshila Trust

 

Webinar Moderator

Mr. Bajrang Bagra, President, Ekal Abhiyan, Chartered Accountant & Social Entrepreneur

Webinar Chair

Dr. Raj Shah, WHEELS Health Care Council


COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the confidence and lifestyle as well as economy of all countries around the globe. This is a failure of the Public Health system and public policies that have caused more than a million casualties in addition to untold sufferings at all levels of society. WHEELS Global Foundation in coordination with Capital IIT Alumni, PanIIT Alumni of USA, and Federation of Indian Physicians Associations, FIPA, have sent thousands of Oxygen Concentrators and medical supplies so that people in cities and villages alike can breathe.

We need more donations to what is feared to be the COVID-Third Wave yet to come. WHEELS has decided to devote 4 of its highly popular Global webinar sessions from last year to actual field experiences, lack of frontline workers training, and the role of Telemedicine in villages where no medical doctors are available to advise. This webinar will be followed by other monthly webinars on special projects WHEELS have initiated for R&D in IITs to design, manufacture indigenous medical equipment and supplies to make India self-reliant as also Infrastructures like First responder system, etc and raising the awareness of the need to raise the role of Public Health in India -- especially in Rural communities to avoid the tragedies that we experienced. We invite dedicated leaders who are working on these topics to join us as speakers and moderators to share with our Webinar loyal audiences so that we can stand united in serving those who need it the most.

Please join us LIVE on ZOOM, Saturday, JUNE 26th, 2021, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM US ET, (7:30 PM to 09 PM IST), in an open dialogue with the Panelists & Moderator. (Registration is Free).

 

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on  WHEELS Facebook Page and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:45 AM ET OR 07:15 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org


PANELIST'S OVERVIEW

Dr. Mukul Bhatia is an Ekal Arogya Yojana Kendriya Pramukh in Ekal Abhiyan.He is a Surgeon by profession. He is serving tribal and rural brethren with his present responsibility in Ekal Abhiyan. At that time 6 hospitals were established in different parts of tribal areas of Today's Jharkhand. He completed his Master's from SN Medical College, Agra. Just after his graduation in 1978, He joined Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram and was state Organizing Secretary of Bihar for 5 years. He is RSS Karykarta. After doing MS in surgery he rejoined the organization and worked for ten years in Arunachal Pradesh staying at the China border in the East Kameng District of that state. In 2004 he was sent to Andaman & Nicobar Islands for relief work after Tsunami by Voluntary Health Association of India ( VHAI) where he worked for 8 years.

Ms. Neena Jolly is the co-trustee of Grassroots NGO Adharshila which was founded in 2004. She is a graduate in community resource management from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, and an alumna of Harvard Business School Strategic Non-Profit Management Program. Prior to starting Adharshila, she has 15 years of nonprofit experience during which she compiled a research document of NGOs pan India along with co-trustee Geeta Arora under the aegis of Ford Foundation, which led to the realization that most of them were either non-existent or only existed on paper. She realized that there was a need for strong on-ground NGOs that would respond to the needs of the community where government and private sector both could not bridge the gap due to systemic issues.

Since its inception 17 years ago, Adharshila has touched the lives of 2,53,219 people through various initiatives in the field of Education, Health, and Skill Development. The beneficiaries include migrants and families below the poverty line in Delhi NCR. The organization is working closely with their communities on food relief, sanitation, and telemedicine during the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic and also strengthening partnerships with govt agencies, IndianDiaspora, National and international Foundations, and like-minded NGOs pan India. She is also the recipient of the distinguished alumni award from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi.

Thakor G. Patel, MD, is a program director of the WHEELS ' Track on Health. He currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the uniformed health services of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Patel is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is a Master of the American College of Physicians. Following his training, Dr. Patel joined the US Navy where he served with distinction and received numerous awards for his service of 23 years.


On retirement from the Navy, Dr. Patel joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC as the Program Director for Renal Diseases, Diabetes, and Oncology where he was instrumental in developing and implementing critical policies on cancer, vascular access for hemodialysis, and hemoglobin A1C standardization. He retired from federal service in March 2016 to devote time to public health projects in rural India.

To accomplish this, he created the Sevak Project to bring access to care by utilizing the Navy ‘corpsman’ model, similar to the use of physician assistants in the medical office.  The selected individuals are trained and supported by the staff of Baroda College in implementing education, screening, and health care tracking programs in the assigned village. This project, in place since June 2010, is now in over 110 villages in four states of India and has now expanded to ten villages in Guyana. 

Initially funded personally by Dr. Patel and family members/friends, the Sevak Project has now garnered funding from the GOPIO and AAPI organizations. WHEELS Global Foundation, USA became a partner in this unique and preventive healthcare monitoring as also constructing 10 RO plants in villages with poor quality water. The joint partnership also built 100 toilets in the Sevak villages in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, India. The Sevak Project has also treated special needs patients with blindness, insulin-dependent diabetics, and those with high Blood pressure. Sevak Project has a plant to manufacture sanitary napkins and sell them at a discount-- employing 10 women in the village. In another village, a classroom is acquired to teach sewing and fashion design to create jobs for local girls and women who dropped out of school. In another partnership with CETI, Sevaks screen for active TB patients to make Sevak Villages TB-free. In partnership with WIN Foundation, Sevaks screens for anemia in girls age 10 to women 40 years old to prevent maternal/infant morbidity/mortality. Sevaks must live in the village and get a monthly stipend and travel allowances.

Mr. Bajrang Bagra, a Chartered Accountant, is a social entrepreneur since 2013. Before that had a cherished career as a Corporate Manager from middle to Board level, for 36 years in various fields of the economy- Power, Seeds, Mining and Metal, Railways, and Consultancy. He worked as CFO of Botswana Railways, Director (Finance) of RITES and of NALCO, and when bidding bye to corporate career was CMD, NALCO.

Bajrang Bagra has been active with CII, as Chairman, C I I, Odisha, Member, Development Council for Affirmative Action, Member, National Committee on CSR and Sustainable Development and Chairman, National Committee on CPSUs.

After leaving his corporate career prematurely, he has been pursuing community service since 2013, as President, Ekal Abhiyan, in empowering tribal and rural communities through primary education with values, health, skills, organic farming, digital literacy, and empowerment. The reach of the movement extends to 102,400 villages. Students enrolled in its free primary schools as of April 2021 were above 28.7 lakh.

Health vertical of Ekal, Arogya, rendered varied services during the Covid pandemic from running a nationwide helpline, isolation centers at 25 remote places, awareness for preventive measures and vaccination and diagnostic services in over 112,000 villages.

Dr. Raj Shah is a member of the Board of WHEELS Global Foundation and a Program Director of its Track on Health, is a practicing cardiologist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur based in Philadelphia. He is educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Temple and Drexel University faculties. He is a pioneer in the field of telemedicine and the creator of the SmartCareDoc telemedicine system which was deployed at “The Clinic at Wal-Mart” in 2012-14: The first telemedicine clinic in a retail store in America. He established a TeleRetinopathy screening program at the Temple University Health System in 2016 and a teaching Teleclinic at the School of Nursing at Rutgers University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center at Rutgers University for the study of Pharmaceutical Management and Healthcare and lectures about Telemedicine. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Kean University College of Business and Public Management and Global Business School, a Trustee of S.M. Shah Law College, and Sarvajanik School in Mehsana, India.


WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology-Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of the Committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for a technology partnership in Rural Development.


 

key Take-Aways & Lessons Learned

  • Public-Private-Partnerships must work with open and effective communications between Sarpanch, Block developers, NGOs, etc.
  • Adopt Uniform Standards for Healthcare facilities, worker training, and patient-care across ALL Public Health Facilities.
  • Provide ‘at-home care to screen and monitor the early onset of diseases and prevent chronic illness.
  • Leverage social media and mass communications (TV, Radio, etc.) to educate people on the prevention of communicable diseases and updates on pandemics.
  • Develop better infrastructure for first responders and healthcare workers: transportation, diagnostics, access to drugs, and treatment with standards for quality control.
  • Better holistic development of rural areas with an emphasis on clean water, sanitation, and prevention of common ailments like kidney stones, diabetes, etc.
  • Rural areas are best served by trained medical nursing staff with access to urban health centers with doctors and specialists through Telemedicine or Telehealth.
  • Equal emphasis must be placed on AYUSH and locally accepted practices.
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Live Webinar on the Integrated Development of Village Cluster



 

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THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF VILLAGE CLUSTER

 

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Sunil Kumar, Secretary of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

& Rural Development of Union, Government of India


Speakers' Panel:

Mr. Sanjay Patki, Vice President - IEEE Smart Village Chair-South Asia Working Group,

&

Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior Vice President & CTO of Sanmina Corporation

 

Webinar Chair

Dr. Smita Siddhanti, Board Member of WHEELS Global Foundation & TiE Global, Board of Trustee TiE DC

Webinar Moderator

Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Executive director, WHEELS Aravalli Pilot Smart Villages, Alumni IIT - Delhi


Currently, most of the NGOs are conducting projects with a high degree of success in the individual track of Water, Health, Energy, Education, Lifestyles (Irrigation, transportation, etc), and Sustainability (Skill dev/job creation, etc) but few NGOs are doing an Integrated development of all tracks and involve Village cluster as an economic unit for financial viability that villages need as holistic development. The keynote speaker will address that as a goal and also challenge the speakers and audience to step up to that challenge along with what it takes to scale existing projects like SMART Village Development. Each speaker will address how their NGO has addressed such integrated development goals and how they can collaborate with each other to scale it nationwide into a public-private partnership as they interact with the keynote speaker.

Please join us LIVE on ZOOMFriday, April 30th, 2021, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM US ET, (7:30 PM to 09 PM IST), in an open dialogue with the panelists.

 

Click Here to Know More about the Speakers & Other Webinar Related Info

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on  WHEELS Facebook Page and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:45 AM ET OR 07:15 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology-Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of the Committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for technology partnership in Rural Development.


 

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Live Webinar on Corporate Funding of Social Projects through CSR



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Corporate Funding of Social Projects Through CSR

Speakers' Panel:

Mrs. Sarbani Chakravarty, Director, Confederation of Indian Industry,

Mr. Akshay Saxena, Founder, Avanti Fellows, A showcase of CSR Fund Usage,

Mr. Rahul Rishi, Social Sector Practice & Impact Investing, Nishith Desai Associate,

&

Mr. Nixon Joseph, Co-ordinator for CSR Funding, Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation

 

Webinar Moderator:

Mr. Yogesh Andlay, Director, WHEELS Global, India, IIT-Delhi

Webinar Chair:

Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Executive Director, WHEELS Smart Village Development Initiative, IIT-Delhi


Union Budget of India has doubled fund allocation for MSME sector serving the Rural and semi-urban community but the estimate of the needs by those familiar with these communities far exceed such commendable goal. This is where private-public enterprises can amplify and accelerate developments of Sustainable projects.

One such channel is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) incentives given to Commercial Corporate sector in one of the most strategic plans in the world for Social Upliftment. After several years of experimentation with this massive scheme of Social impact funding, India is revising the CSR rules, specially affecting the contributions that Indian diaspora can make to serve their motherland.

WHEELS have assembled some leaders with subject matter expertise in a speaker's panel to exchange ideas with a global audience and promote another connecting channel for funding social projects to last webinar's theme of capital market's entry into Social Impact Investment.

Please Join us on Friday, March 26th 2021, from 09:30 AM to 11 AM US ET, (7 PM to 08:30 PM IST), in an open dialogue with the speakers

and moderator and help them promote developing a sustaining capability of Urban population for their self development.

 

Click Here to Know More about the Speakers & Other Webinar Related Info

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on Facebook, and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:15 AM ET OR 06:45 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project's videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for technology partnership in Rural Development.


 

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Live Webinar on Social Impact Investing

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SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING

“If you’re going to create real impact, it has to be done with the same focus and
level of intensity as your business.”
 - Scot Tatelman, STATE

"Social Impact Investments are made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return". Impact investing occurs across asset classes; for example, private equity/venture capital, debt, and fixed income.

WHEELS Global Foundation is proud to present a dialog among an expert panel of SOCIAL IMPACT investors

who look at Entrepreneurship and Investment with an eye for solving the many social causes.

Speakers'  Panel:

Mr. Vikram Gupta, Founder and CEO of IVY Venture Capital, Alumni IIT–Delhi,

Mr. Mukesh Sharma, Co–Founder & Managing Director Menterra Venture Advisors Private Limited,

Mr. Meyyappan Nagappan, Leader, Digital Tax and Social Finance at Nishith Desai Associates

&

Mr. Arjun Malhotra, Executive Chairman, Evolko–USA, Co-Founder, HCL & PHFI

Webinar Moderator:

Mr. Sanjay Kadaveru, Founder, Action For India (AFI), Alumni IIT–Madras

Webinar Chair:

Mr. Yogesh Andlay, Director–WHEELS Global, India 


The objectives for this Webinar is:

  1. What is Social Impact Investing? Can NGOs invest in such funds?
  2. How do investors measure return on investment and Social Impact?
  3. Do recipients of such investments operate differently than other types of investments?
  4. Is the success factor for Social investing different from that in commercial investing?
  5. Are Social Impact investments selected based on altruistic considerations or personal objectives?
  6. Are Social Impact investments treated differently for tax purposes?

Please join us on Friday, February 26th 2021, from 09:30 AM to 11 AM (US EST), 08 PM to 09:30 PM (IST) 

to this lively Panel Discussion.

Click Here to Know More about the Speakers & Other Webinar Related Info

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on Facebook, and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:15 AM ET OR 07:45 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project's videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for technology partnership in Rural Development.


 

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Live Webinar on Delivering Service in Compliance with Rules and Regulations Governing Not-For-Profit (NFP) Organizations

 

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DELIVERING SERVICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS

GOVERNING NOT-FOR-PROFIT (NFP) ORGANIZATIONS

 

Speakers'  Panel:

Mr. Kamlesh Vikamsey, Partner – Khimji Kunverji & Co LLP (KKC),

Mr. Nishant Singh, LL.M., Partner – IndusLaw, Mumbai, India,

And

Mr. Israel Tannenbaum, CPA, Partner – Withum

Webinar Moderator:

Mr. Rajesh Tripathi, LL.M., Principal, Market Leader – International Tax, U.S. – India Corridor, Withum

Webinar Chair:

Mr. Suresh Shenoy, President, WHEELS Global Foundation, USA

 
“Without a Strategy, Execution is Aimless. Without Execution, the Strategy is Useless.” – Morris Chang

WHEELS Global Foundation wishes all our patrons and attendees a Very Happy New Year. 

In 2020, we were pleased to host over 16 webinars with industry leaders and the common, universal message was loud and clear - We can achieve a lot more when NGOs collaborate for the common good! We are very pleased to follow up in 2021 with an emphasis on execution! The best of intentions are often challenged by poor planning, execution, and mired in regulatory processes and compliance. We are proud to start 2021 with our inaugural webinar on Friday, Jan 22nd at 9.30 AM US EST (8 PM IST) with a panel discussion on "Delivering Service in Compliance with Rules and Regulations Governing Not-for-Profit (NFP) Organizations. 501C(3), Sec. 8, 80G, FCRA, AML, and other considerations".


The objectives of this webinar are to address:

  1. The regulatory framework governing Not-For-Profit (NFP) organizations in the USA and in India.
  2. Donating cash, stock, and/or other assets to NFPs.
  3. How can NFPs "invest" in for-profit activities or companies?
  4. Implications for donor-advised funds.
  5. How do Anti-Money Laundering rules impact NFPs?
  6. How do the new FCRA rules impact collaboration among NFPs?

Please join us on Friday, January 22nd 2021, from 09:30 AM to 11 AM (US EST), 08 PM to 09:30 PM (IST), to this panel

discussion by the experts from  Withum, IndusLaw, Kotak Mahindra, and KKC.

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]. The webinar will also be broadcast on Facebook, and other social media platforms. Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 09:15 AM ET OR 07:45 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project's videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit: www.wheelsglobal.org

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology Enabled Philanthropy. WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer. WHEELS has also signed an MOU with the Ministry for Panchayati Raj for technology partnership in Rural Development.


WEBINAR SPEAKERS

Mr. Kamlesh Vikamsey is the Chairperson at Audit Advisory Committee of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York, United States of America with effect from 23rd February 2019 and has been a Member since 13th October 2015. He is also the member of the Audit Committee of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland with effect from 1st March 2019 for a term of 3 years. He is also the member of Independent Management Advisory Committee (IMAC) of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland with effect from 1st January, 2016 and National Advisory Board Manav Sadhan Vikas Sanstha.


Mr. Nishant Singh is admitted to practice law in India and New York (USA). He is graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 2002 and joined Amarchand Mangaldas as an associate until 2004. He obtained an LLM in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and had a brief stint as foreign associate at Holland & Knight LLP and an associate at Perkins Cole LLP before joining Dewey & LeBoeuf for two years in January 2007. In the last 16 years, Nishant has worked on a wide array of corporate transactions, including Mergers & Acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), Private Equity, Joint Ventures, and Capital Market Transactions across multiple sectors. He has significant experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Nishant has represented Fortune 100 Companies, Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds, and Investment Banks across multiple jurisdictions.In addition to transactional work, Nishant regularly advises the board of directors and special committees on day-to-day internal corporate affairs, corporate governance matters, and shareholders' relations. Prior to joining IndusLaw, Nishant worked with leading international law firms - Dewey & LeBoeuf, New York, and Perkins Coie, San Francisco Bay Area.


Mr. Israel is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) where he sits on the Not-for-Profit Subcommittee and the Tax-Exempt Subcommittee. Israel has more than 17 years of experience providing value-add compliance and tax consulting services to not-for-profit clients of all sizes, including Public Charities, Private Foundations, Membership Associations, Arts and Cultural Organizations, and all other subsectors of the Not-for-Profit industry. He is an expert in Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and foreign filing requirements for tax-exempt entities. He has experience in providing Employee Benefits Tax compliance and consulting services to a diverse group of clients including Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest pension trusts in the world and assisting clients with the implementation of the requirements of various new legislation and regulations at both the Federal and State levels.


Mr. Rajesh Tripathi is a Principal in the Firm’s National Tax Services Practice and the National Leader for the U.S. India Corridor. He brings more than 19 years of U.S. international tax experience to the Firm. As a National Leader for the U.S. India Corridor, Rajesh focuses on Indian companies doing business in the U.S. and U.S. companies doing business in India. He advises U.S. multinationals and foreign public and privately held companies with U.S. operations on international tax issues, day-to-day international outbound/inbound tax issues, cross-border transactions, and tax treaty issues.


Mr. Suresh V. Shenoy is the President for WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) and serves on its board to provide valuable advice and direction for activities of the non-profit organization. Mr. Suresh Shenoy has been an active supporter of the Capital IIT and Pan IIT Alumni associations and has continued to give his time and talent to WGF as its trusted advisor. Mr. Suresh Shenoy is Executive Vice President at Alyxtech, Inc., Inc., a Virginia based systems consulting and Technology Company. He recently completed two terms as Chairman of the National Capital region of the American Red Cross and currently serves on the boards of The Kevric Company, IMC Global Services, The Capital IIT Alumni Association and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shenoy also serves on the TechAmerica Board of Directors, the Board of Directors for Fairfax 2015 – the biennial World Games of Police and Fire Fighters with 12,000 athletes competing from 80 countries.

His distinguished career includes being the Program Committee Chairman of the PanIIT Global Conference held in Washington, DC in 2005. Mr. Shenoy served as co-President of the PanIIT Alumni Association in North America for the 2006-2008 Term. He also represented Dranesville District on the Fairfax County IT Advisory Board for six years. Mr. Shenoy is a Fellow of the Information Management Congress (Europe) and AIIM International (USA). He has been recognized by IBM Corporation as ‘Information Champion’ for his contributions to Enterprise Content Management technologies for three consecutive years 2009-2012 and received the Distinguished Service Award from his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. In 2010, Mr. Shenoy and his brother Sudhakar, were honored by the Northern Virginia Community Foundation for their leadership and contributions to Fairfax County. He is on the adjunct faculty of the School of Information Technology & Engineering at George Mason University, where he teaches a course in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.

Mr. Shenoy has traveled widely throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1972), and an MBA from the University of Connecticut (1975).


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