Founding Directors

DR. Nitin Chouthai, MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH (UK), FAAP
Managing Director and CEO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

DR. Shashank Behere, MBBS, DNB Orthopedics
Director and COO (India)
Partner and Medical Director of Lifeline Hospital, Aundh, Pune, India.
Panel Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Sahyadri Hospital, Pune, and AIIMS, Aundh, Pune, India
DR. Abhijit Mantri, MBBS, MS (ENT)
Director and Chief Communication Officer
Medical Director at Mantri Hospital, Pune. Panel Consultant ENT surgeon at Sanjeevan Hospital and Shashwat group of Hospitals, Pune, India.
Mr. Anand Chouthai, EMTM, MSCS, PMP, ITIL
Founding Director
IBM- Global Technology Services
Mrs. Archana Deshpande-Chouthai
Director and COO (USA)

Advisory Board

DR. Mrudula Phadke
Advisory Board member
Ex- Vice Chancellor MUHS
DR. Rudolph Valentini
Advisory Board member
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Mrs. Hema Rachmale
DR. Anant Bhogaonker
Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Dr. Terence Flotte
Dean, University of Massachusettes Medical School
Mrs. Madhuri Gokhale-Deshpande
Advisory Board
Mr. Greg Bankowski
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Dr. Neelakanta Kanike
Medical Director of Andhra Pradesh
consultant neonatologist and clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University.
Mr. Arjun Mudda
Advisory Board
Investment banker financial consultant, Social worker, Director Blind welfare organisation, Wharton ADP, Mumbaibeats event company Director, Organise cricket, scholarship and Marriage of blinds
Dr Vaneet Kumar Kalra
Core Committee (India)
Dr Vaneet Kumar Kalra is Consultant Neonatologist and Associate Professor at University of California School of Medicine (Davis)
G.B. Thimotheose
Advisory Board Helping babies Breathe
G.B. Thimotheose – Founder, Partner, and Executive Producer of Kyyba Films. G.B. has executive produced three major Hollywood feature films, Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge, Celebrity Crush


Mrs. Priya Iyer Narayan
Core Committee (USA)
Palav Events Management
Palav’s cheerleader since its inception, Priya has been a strong supporter of the cause. She has put her creativity and passion for the cause into planning and assisting.
Mr. Ryan Parthasarathy
Core Committee (USA)
community outreach, US
With a passion and commitment for social causes, Ryan got involved with Palav from its very inception in 2010. Instrumental in forming the foundational thought process and
Mr. Girish Salecha
Core Committee (USA)
Palav’s Strategic thinker and Treasurer. Girish is an entrepreneur with a background of Chartered Accountancy (India), MBA (UK) & CPA from USA.
Mr. Ashutosh Kale
Core Committee (USA)
Ms. Nalini Thite
Provient Consulting
Media Marketing
Prajakta Samak
Core Committee (USA)
Accounting Head
Mugdha Karve
Core Committee (USA)
An explorer and adventurer, passionate about the power of human behavior, Developing Palav's Marketing Strategy for Outreach and Communications along with social engagement.
Mr. Ajeet Kulkarni
Core Committee (USA)
Core Team
DR. Kalpana Kulkarni
Core Committee (India)
Medical Outreach, Maharashtra, India
Medical Officer in Thane Municipal Corporation, pivotal for conducting vaccinations polio camps, medical Degree from Grant Medical College(J.J. Hospital)
Varsha Bhatt-Mehta
Core Committee(USA)
Grant writing and innovation
Dr. Varsha Bhatt-Mehta is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pediatrics U of M
Varad Mulay
Former Youth Lead Communication (USA)
Hello everyone, My name is Varad Mulay. I was first introduced to PALAV by Archana Chouthai, and I started volunteering in 2018 at the annual Palav Walk in July.
Dr. Preeti Raghute
Core Committee (USA)
Director of AIIMS Nagpur Simulation Project
Radhika Shukla
Director strategic alliances
Dynamic driven high energy renowned community leader, work at Microsoft as Global Sales Director and have an MBA from the Ross School of Business Majoring strategy and marketing.
Sanaa Mulay
Youth Communications Lead (USA)
Hello, my name is Sanaa Mulay and I am currently a junior at Novi High School. I first got involved with PALAV with the 2018 PALAV walk, and I have been dedicated to helping this great cause since.