Meet the Advisors of Care Finder Elderly Care Services in Chennai
Dr.K.R.Gangadharan – Heritage Medical Centre
Dr. K. R. Gangadharan is one of the respected names in the Senior Care. He established Heritage Medical Care Centre way back in 1994, regarded India’s premier private geriatric health care facility. Karuna School of Nursing, Heritage Home Care Services, Kshetra assisted living facility for elders are part of the Heritage Trust that handles a wide range of senior health care services. Heritage conducts several short and long term courses on Gerontology in collaboration with the Government of India. It is accredited as the Regional resource Training Centre by the MSJE for Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.He served on the Board of Washington DC USA based International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing from 2001-2004 He served the Board of International Federation on Ageing (IFA) based at Toronto Canada for over a decade. He was the President (2012) and held the position till end of June 2014. At the invitation of the United Nations, specifically UNESCAP, he has presented many papers. He is the first Indian to be invited to speak at the White House conference on Ageing (held every ten years) in 2005.He was also invited by the Czech Presidency under EU to address Governments and civil society at Prague in 2009.He has been invited to talk in several countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa besides Oceania. He was invited to address as a panel member by the United Nations, New York in 2012 during the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing.
Recognizing the work he has done in the area of senior care, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) nominated him as a member of the National Council of Older persons, the highest body to advice the Government of India on framing and implementing the National Policy on senior citizens. He was also one of the four non-official members appointed by the Government of India to review and recommend revised policy for Indian Elderly in 2010. Besides this, Dr.Gangadharan has served as member of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Advisory Council.
Ms. Nalini Olivannan – Legal Professional
Ms. Nalini is a legal professional with over 15 years of experience and a member of the Tamilnadu Bar Council. She is associated with organizations offering niche legal support and services through online and offline, to domestic citizens and NRIs. She has been awarded with Woman Entrepreneur, Women of the year Awards many times. She has been an on-air consultant on Television, on legal issues. She conducts training programs in legal aspects for real estate industry. She counsels on legal aspects for women. Her venture – Neil Law Associates caters to the growing sensitivity in the hiring and recruitment processes for the Indian market. Her organization is a preferred partner for contract management, legal audit, assessment, compliance and training.
Prior to Niel Law Associates, she also founded a legal business process outsourcing unit that deals with legal support for a diverse set of needs that include Estate property management, financial, accounting, wealth and asset management.
Mr. Rangachari R – Advisor
Mr. R. Rangachari has close to six decades experience in Hospitality industry & Tourism. Recipient of the life Time Achievement Award at the TamilNadu Tourism Awards recently, he is the advisor to South India Hotels & Restaurants Association ( SIHRA) with whom he has been associated for over a decade. A very well known and highly respected name in the hospitality industry, he has worked for the Government of India’s Tourism Department extensively in India and across many countries that include Sri Lanka, USA, Germany and Scandinavia. He is a consultant to a number of Hotel Chains. Care Finder will benefit advisory from his rich experience in an Industry that has constantly been defining hospitality.
Mr. Samuel A. Nirmal – Consultant
Samuel offers his services to both the development (not-for-profit) sector and the business sector. In the past, he has held senior management positions in several global companies for nearly 18 years. After that, he has also been the CFO and Group Director in World Vision India and the CEO of Help A Child of India over a period of 10 years. At present, he is the Regional Coordinator for Woord en Daad, Netherlands and is also an advisor to many NGOs and business organisations in India.
Mr. Srikumar P. S – Founder and Director
Srikumar is a sales & marketing professional with over 23 years of work experience. However, the passion to work for a cause comes from his background as a Rotarian, and more importantly from real life situations that he has encountered. Care Finder is a result of the various requirements he had, when he was searching for care givers and the tough situations that he was in. The marketing experience has taught him to validate ideas and provide “the required services” than assume requirements. He believes in evolving any value proposition as needs cannot be comprehensively expressed. Through Care Finder he hopes to touch and help the lives of many people who are in situations that he was in. Srikumar founded Mirai – a firm that works on thought leadership and mindshare strategies.
Mr. Suresh N.J
Suresh, known to many people as Nj, comes with over 27 years of work experience in the disciplines of Sales & Marketing, Strategic Alliances, Business Development and Consulting. He brings strong skills in new product and services launches in India and the US. He has Spent over 6 years in the US where he started India’s First Architectural KPO. Prior to this stint, he has held senior level positions with India’s leading financial services provider where he helped to launch and establish market leadership for many products. On the Social side, he is a Director with William Daniels Foundation which runs an Orphanage in Tambaram, Chennai. He was associated with Radiant Nursing Services and played a significant role in scaling up its business to making it a leading player in Chennai.
NJ holds a double Masters, one from PSG Technology, Coimbatore and the other from University of Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Srinivasan.S, Chartered Accountant
Srinivasan is a Chartered Accountant with nearly three decades of professional experience. Srini, as he is more popularly known to his friends constantly addresses issues of the senior community. His firm has specialized in value services to a vast number of NGO’s. He advises clients on financial compliances and investment propositions. He is a partner with R. Gopalakrishnan & Co , a Firm of Chartered Accountants that was founded more than 5 decades earlier. His business experience and the helpful nature will certainly help Care Finder’s audience.
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