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Our Team

We are a group of highly motivated volunteers with a social purpose of helping communities fight hunger by providing nutritious food to meet their basic weekly food needs. We share a commitment to serve the underserved with honor, respect, and dignity. In addition to providing food, we bring in knowledge and practice of Yoga to promote a healthy lifestyle. Also, we have volunteers committed to helping students with their homework and after-school academic needs. Our volunteers comprise of professionals working in the fields of science, engineering, finance, and education, and students who attend college and high school. A short description of some of our team members is given below:
Dr. Yogesh Rathi
position in DharmaUSA

Dr. Yogesh Rathi is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He works in the field of brain imaging with the aim of developing and understanding therapies for mental disorders. He is also actively involved with a non-profit socio-cultural organization called the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), New England Chapter. He also volunteers his time with SEWA International. He has volunteered with Cor Unum and Cradles to Crayons in the Boston area, apart from being involved with several fund raising drives for disaster relief.

Dr. Darshan Thakkar
position in DharmaUSA

Dr. Darshan Thakkar works as a principal in the Haverhill Public Schools. He is also an adjunct professor of education at American International College and Northern Essex Community College. He has 13 years of experience in urban public schools working either as teacher or principal with low income and non-English speaking students and families.  He is a volunteer (10+ years) for Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), where he is active on education related projects. He also volunteers on Academic Council of Hindu University of America advising top level executives in developing curriculum and research agenda.

Mr. Dinesh Hegde
position in DharmaUSA

Mr. Dinesh Hegde is an Engineer at Juniper Networks, working on Computer Networks Technologies. Dinesh is passionate about empowering individuals by eliminating hunger and providing education. He and his wife currently provide economic support to educate disadvantaged children in India. Dinesh has a Masters in Computer Engineering from UMASS Lowell.

Mr. Ashwani Garg
position in DharmaUSA

Mr. Ashwani Garg is an IT professional and works as Vice President with State Street Corp in Boston.  He has been a social activist for past 30 years serving in numerous local organizations in Massachusetts. Serving needy people is his passion. Ashwani holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from Boston University.

Dr. Suresh Jain
position in DharmaUSA

Dr. Suresh Jain is a successful biotech entrepreneur with an impressive track record of building effective organizations. He has over 25 years of experience in Academia and the Pharmaceutical industry. As the founder and former COO and CSO of Acylin Therapeutics, Suresh has successfully raised “Series A” funding for the Company and has over the years has recruited eminent thought leaders to his Company’s Board. He is a recipient of several International Awards and has published over forty scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been granted various patents. Suresh is a community leader, involved with several social voluntary organizations with an extensive track record of service.

Mr. Raghav Narayan
position in DharmaUSA

Mr. Raghav Narayan is a Senior Advisory Manager with PwC and he has over 30+ years of experience in IT solutions for high-tech and healthcare industries. He is an active volunteer in organizations such as Sewa International, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh(HSS). His main focus is to involve and engage youth groups in local service activities and he has been successfully running ‘Food for Hunger’ program for SEWA International by serving organizations such as Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence, MA for the last seven years.