Foundation Leadership

Leading Change With an Emphasis on Sound Institutional Values

At the Vellore CMC Foundation, we are 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.
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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.
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Director of Operations

Rekha joins the Vellore CMC Foundation after a rich and varied corporate career, having worked across London, Bangalore, and New York, seamlessly translating her learnings and capabilities across geographies and industries.

In 2017, she co-founded a tech startup focused on using artificial intelligence to automate business processes, successfully exiting in four years. She has worked in marketing and product management as well as written extensively for UK based financial publications on trends in the financial services and tech industries. Rekha is deeply interested in the social impact sector and public policy advocacy. She has worked on civic engagement projects in India focusing on water conservation, waste management and urban infrastructure development. Rekha received her MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), and her B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-ISM), Dhanbad.
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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.
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