Our gratitude to all 160+ Contributors to HCI (Om Dollars & US Dollars). We salute all who make things happen at HCI with their Om Dollar and US Dollar contributions. HCI’s 160+ contributors include financial donors, yoga and meditation teachers, visiting HCI faculty, teaching associates, program managers and coordinators, and Board and Resident Faculty.
I am an accountant by profession. While working with the Industrial Finance Corporation of India as a Dy. General Manager, I served as Nominee Director in several companies. Currently I serve on the Boards of SDK Temple and Braj Cultural and Arts Society. I volunteer at Kaiser Permanente and Sewa International.
I am a software professional in Silicon Valley and a part of Living Deeply Foundation. I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer/serve the community. The HCI CHT program provides an unique platform to Learn & Serve. We gained valuable insights into Hindu traditions & scriptures, with enriching interactive mind-share sessions on counseling by knowledgeable faculty and hand-picked set of SMEs.
Teaching Associate Chair
I have a MS in information Systems degree. I work at Toyota Motors as an IT auditor. My other roles include Boy Scout leader, Yoga instructor and Bhajan group leader. I love working with and helping all people in my community, from guiding and assisting boy scouts, therapy through yoga, planning celebratory events – marriages, births, special pujas and counsel and assist to the best of my abilities.
I have worked as an engineer for 30+ years. I wanted to give back to society. Thanks to HCI’s class, I learned how to bring a compassionate presence to my fellow beings at hospitals, hospices, homes and senior care facilities, and to the community seeking help in various stages of life. HCI taught me to serve them by ”holding the space” while they awaken their inner healing power. And taught me to serve them in the spirit of seeing the divine in everyone, the core teaching of the Gita.
I am ex-CIO of the second largest public healthcare system in USA. But Yoga is my passion. For the last 30 years, I studied various Yoga lineages. I have been teaching yoga for the last 15 years internationally. Over the last 10 years my focus has been health/wellness and disease management using yoga. My passion is to study scriptures and use my knowledge of science to create a unique “East meets West” experience in the field of Wellness that includes stress management.
Currently, I am running ShriM Consulting and Abhitech US
I am also involved into the board of few non-profit organizations (Sushrut Yog, Arsha Jyotish, Arsha Ayurveda). Prior to this, I have worked for Bank of America, Deloitte Consulting, and General Electric. I am keenly interested in learning and serving the community.
Ganapathy Swamy, PhD
I recently retired after serving over 35 years in the Semiconductor and Hardware industries. Presently, I am an Insurance Agent offering Medicare plans and Life/Health/Long Term Care products. My concern is the welfare of my clients, especially the needs of Seniors. Serving seniors has made me realize the great need in our community of compassionate presence, recognition of the needs of elderly, and the complications of end-of-life planning.