Leading Change With an Emphasis on Sound Institutional Values
At the Vellore CMC Foundation, weare devoted to advancing healthcare in India and beyond. We channel our time and talents toward a single mission, and are driven by a long history of scholarly, scientific, private sector and nonprofit excellence.
The key members of our leadership team include:
Throughout the course of his career, John has acquired a deep understanding of how best to integrate social and economic goals with nonprofit values to solve social and environmental problems.
Adept at quickly creating the cross-cultural collaborations necessary for work in an interconnected world, John has succeeded in resolving the challenges of working with organizations with widely varying cultural values and expectations. During his tenure at the Foundation, John has led the Vellore CMC Foundation to achieve Charity Navigator's highly coveted four-star rating. While leading a series of international and domestic medical services programs for the nonprofit agency, AmeriCares, his efforts helped transform the organization from a “humanitarian aid delivery” to a "medical relief response” organization. John received his MBA - with highest honors - from the University of Connecticut, and his BA in Communications from the University of Scranton.
Director of Business & Finance
After mastering various critical skills in Accounting and Finance during a rewarding career in the banking industry, Patricia sought a more fulfilling role in the nonprofit sector.
Upon her return to the U.S. at the conclusion of a three-year banking contract in London, Patricia joined the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation in 2015. As Director of Business & Finance, Patricia manages the daily accounting and administrative functions of the Foundation, playing a vital role in supporting the mission of the Foundation as well as that of the Christian Medical College of Vellore. Patricia received her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and her BS in Accounting from St. John’s University.
Director of Donor Development
Mabel joined the Vellore CMC Foundation following a nine year career with the non-profit organization, Millennium Promise, the operational arm of Dr. Jeffrey Sachs’ Millennium Villages Project.
The Villages Project was a proof-of-concept model designed to eradicate extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Advancing to the role of Senior Development Manager with Millennium Promise, Mabel has extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising, corporate engagement, event coordination, and project management. Mabel received her BA in International Relations and French Language from Colgate University.
Director of Grant Acquisition and Research Development
Veni is an ardent advocate, former practicing corporate attorney, and a committed public interest volunteer, with a particular emphasis on Christian ministry.
She has a deep admiration for the mission and work of the Christian Medical College of Vellore, as built on the strong foundation of faith-filled women like Ida Scudder and Mary Verghese who identified a poignant unmet need and sought to personally fulfill it, despite sizeable obstacles. Veni’s young Christian faith continues to grow by her passion for educating children through Bible Study Fellowship International. Veni received her J.D. from Fordham Law School and her BA in Literature, with distinction, from Yale University.
Director of Church Relations
Born at CMC Vellore, Deepika experienced first-hand the “Compassionate Care” that is synonymous with CMC at an early age.
As a high school student, she worked at “Asha-Daan”, an orphanage and nursing home founded by Mother Theresa in Mumbai, India. Deepika’s Christian faith was enriched through her involvement with a bible study program for the partners of diplomats at the Christian Embassy of the United Nations. Her faith was deepened further by her role in educating children through Bible Study Fellowship International of New York. Deepika earned her Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Rochester. Subsequently, she worked as a Project Coordinator for a USAID-funded project focused on expanding immunization services in West Africa. Deepika also worked as a Clinical Administrative Coordinator for the “Early Intervention Program” at Cornell/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Deepika joined the Vellore CMC Foundation in 2013.