Governance that Results in Knowledge Management, Innovation & Productivity

Building and maintaining long-term relationships – based on mutual trust – is vital to our governance strategy. We believe that a solid foundation of individual business ethics, coupled with a collective knowledge of prudent nonprofit governance, contributes to our organization’s ability to effectively support CMC Vellore and to lead its global fundraising efforts. Our management team and Board of Directors are a reflection of uncompromising integrity. The primary focus of the Foundation is on sustainable partnerships through proper business fundamentals, uncompromising social responsibility, and a dedication to proper financial stewardship.

Structure and Talent that Enhance the Governance Process

The Foundation Board has adopted a set of nonprofit governance principles, complemented by a collection of action committees to guide its oversight and independent governance of the Foundation. Appropriate risk management, dedication to talent acquisition and succession planning, and a commitment to strong and sustainable governance practices are hallmarks of the Board’s stewardship on behalf of its key partner organizations and CMC itself.

Vellore CMC Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Philip T. Ninan, MD
East Carolina University

Margaret Kumar, R.N., PhD
CMC Alumni Assoc. of NA

Binu Varughese
Assured Guaranty

H. David Reines, MD
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Board Members

Priya Alexander, MD, Mayo Clinic, Dept. of Pathology, MN
Niranjan Bose, PhD, Gates Ventures, Health & Life Sciences, WA
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chan, American Baptist International Ministries, PA

Madelon Finkel, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Office of Global Health Education, NY
Meredith A. Hawkins, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Usha Jesudasan, Writer and Journalist
Albert Johnson, MD, Retired Physician and CMC alumni ‘61, NJ
Hudson Kibuuka, Gen. Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, MD

Mrinalini Matcha, MD, University of South Florida, FL

 Vikram Mathews, MD, Christian Medical College, India 
Raj K. Narayan, MD, Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, NY
Prasad Palla,  NY

Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and School of Medicine, MD
Thomas K. Philips, PhD, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NY
Anita Raja, PhD, Hunter College, NY
Lalitha Rambhala, MD, Neighborhood Health, VA
William S. Scudder, Scudder Association Foundation Inc., PA
Rev. JP Sundararajan, Reformed Church in America, MI

 Cephas Swamidoss, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
James H. Taylor, MD, Ascension Healthcare, Radiation Oncology, WI

Christie Thomas, MD, University of Iowa, Internal Medicine & Nephrology, IA

Thomas Ponna Thurairatnam, MD, Scarborough Health Network, Canada
Nissi Varki, MD, University of California, San Diego, CA
George Varughese, Alvarez & Marshal, NY
Jane von Gaudecker, RN, PhD, Indiana University School of Nursing, IN
Honorine Ward, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, MA

Honorary Directors

Margaret Brand, MD (1919-2014)
Lucile S. Carman
Robert H. Carman, MD
Mani M. Mani, MD, CMC alumni ‘55
Rebekah Mani (1936-2020)
Anish Mathai
Edwina Scudder-Youth

Individual Members of the Foundation

Varkey K. Abraham, MD (’55)
C.J. Alexander, PhD
Saramma Alexander, MD (’60)
Balasubramaniam, MD (’58-’59)
Susan Cherian, PhD (CON ’75)
Abraham Fenn Cheriyan, MD (’71)
Vasantha Caroline Daniel (CON)
Rev. Lisa Durkee
Anindya Dutta, MD (’75)
Robert H. Fish, DMD (The Scudder Association)
Rev. Dr. Y. Franklin Ishida (ELCA)
Diane Jedlicka, PhD
Cyrus Kapadia, MD (’59-’60)
Shanta Kapadia, MD (’59-’60)
Shanker Krishnamurthy, MD (’65)
Rev. B.B.C. Kumar
Rev. Dr. Deenabandhu Manchala (Global Ministries/UCC)

Susan Mathew (CON ’69)
Thomas Mathew (AHS ’89)
Arjun Mohandas, MD (’86)
Renu Mohandas, MD (’86)
Tina Narayan, MD (’73)
Jim Oehrig (American Leprosy Missions)
John J. Paul, PhD
Catherine Poornaselvan, MSc (CON ’80)
Puthucode N. Rajamani
Rev. William Sadler
Rev. Elizabeth Senft
Jane P. Srinivasan, MD (’58-’59)
John Stevens, III
Mark W. Tibbetts, PhD
Robin Varghese, MD
Abraham Verghese, MD
Elise Youth, PhD

Institutional Members of the Foundation

American Baptist Churches USA, Valley Forge, PA
American Leprosy Missions, Greenville, SC
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis, IN

Presbyterian Church USA, Louisville, KY

Global Ministries, Indianapolis, IN

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ, Philadelphia, PA

New Dover United Methodist Church, New Dover, NJ 

Reformed Church in America, New York, NY
The Scudder Association Foundation, Darien, CT
Southern Baptist Convention, Richmond, VA
Gen. Conf. of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD
United Church of Christ, Cleveland, OH
United Methodist Women, New York, NY