Board of Trustees
Dr. N K Vijayalakshmi Director
Dr Vijayalakshmi (PhD) has 19 years of work experience in the field of research, social work, NGOs, community and academics.
Her education includes B.A Sociology and M.A Social Work at Stella Maris College (Specialization: Medical and Psychiatry). After ten years of work experience, she pursued Ph.D. in Social Work at Madras School of Social Work affiliated to Madras University. Also, she has done Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counseling.
She had worked actively towards the benefit of individuals affected with Tuberculosis and Leprosy nationwide and presented papers in national and international conferences on Tuberculosis related issues.
Ms. Amirthavalli Rangarajan Head of Finance
Ms Amirthavalli Rangarajan, an M. Com and ICWA Inter has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. As Head of Administration and Finance, she takes care of the entire Finance, Accounting & Administration services of Swabodhini. She also manages the inventory, sales & collection of the retail unit “Swayam Shop” in addition to taking care of complete accounting, audit, planning & budgeting for events, management of infrastructure and facilities. She joined Swabodhini in August 2013.
Prior to joining Swabodhini she served as Manager Accounts in 37th Crescent Hotel in Bangalore.
Technical Expert Team
Swabodhini constantly strives to give its best of services to its students. Experts have been appointed to guide the core team for therapy & special education services.
Mirra Charitable Trust
The main objective of Mirra is potential realization, empowerment and inclusion of children with autism, learning disability, and other special needs into mainstream schools and community at large. Having seen what effective inclusion could do to children with needs, the urge to reach out to a larger section of children and schools resulted in MIRRA. Ms. Lakshmi Satish is the co-founder of Mirra Charitable Trust. A student of English literature, Lakshmi Satish was always inclined towards teaching children, this prompted her to become a trained teacher. Soon this paved the way for her to become a special educator and work in an inclusive school in Chennai. Ms. Lakshmi and her team from Mirra is providing expert guidance for special education and related teaching methodology to Swabodhini.
As part of Swabodhini's onging efforts to better serve its students and their families, as well as to help the School plan for the next decade, the board appointed two professionals as advisors: Mr. V. Srinivasan and Dr. Chandru Rajam.
Mr. V. Srinivasan Adviser
Mr. V. Srinivasan was, for almost 30 years, a senior executive with Carl Zeiss, a German multinational company. He held various leadership positions across the Company's Asian region and was responsible, on two occasions, to lead its subsidiary in India.
His profile may be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sri-v-srinivasan-6abb4530/
Dr. Chandru Rajam Adviser
Dr. Chandru Rajam was a former professor of business and taught at a number of universities in the US and Singapore. He worked in or for global media companies, such as BusinessWeek and The Economist, and has consulted for a number of global and regional companies.
His profile is at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ChandruRajam
Messers Srinivasan and Rajam have been working with the Management Team at Swabodhini on a formal strategic planning process.