Patrons

Dr Satish Chandra
Dr P Satish Chandra

Ex-Director & Vice Chancellor of NIMHANS
Senior Consultant - Apollo Hospitals

Dr Gangadharan
Dr KR Gangadharan

Founder - Heritage Medical Centre

Arup Raha
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM, AVSM, VM (Veteran)

Former Chief of Air Staff

The Founding Team

The founding team of Dementia India Alliance comprises a diverse group of organizations and individual family caregivers with extensive experience in dementia care. With a proven track record of consistent clinical outcomes and compassionate care, each partner organization has been instrumental in creating patient care protocols, training methods, and community building in their respective states. We have built lasting bonds within our ecosystem and strive to ensure future caregivers don't face the difficulties we have encountered.

Dr Radha Murthy
Dr Radha S Murthy
President

Co-Founder and Managing Trustee - Nightingales Medical Trust.
With a brilliant academic career and over thirty years of medical experience, Dr Radha Murthy has established herself as an eminent doctor who believes in humane and personalized care. She spends time with patients; showing concern, listening to them and sharing their emotions and burdens. 

Dr Sridhar Vaitheswaran
Dr Sridhar V
Vice President

Dr Sridhar Vaitheswaran, MD, MRCPsych is the assistant Director & Consultant Psychiatrist, Dementia Care in SCARF (DEMCARES), Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) – SCARF, Chennai, India. He is a clinician interested in applied research in dementia and geriatric mental health in low- and middle-income countries. He runs a clinic and an in-patient facility for the elderly with mental illness, including dementia, in SCARF Hospital, Chennai.  

Dr NS Raju
Dr NS Raju
Vice President

Medical doctor and a Founder Trustee, and Managing Trustee at Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation, Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh.
With a brilliant academic career and over thirty years of medical experience in geriatric and palliative care, Dr N.S. Raju has established himself as an eminent doctor who believes in humane and personalized care. His work focuses on palliative care through his elder care foundation. 

Shyam Viswanathan
Shyam Viswanathan
Secretary

An Electrical Engineer and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University. He has 4 decades of experience in configuring and delivering solutions to large corporations in India, W. Europe, Asia Pacific as well as the United States in areas as diverse as Process Design, Knowledge Management and Technology Based Training. He is a Consultant and Faculty in areas such as Personal Effectiveness; Leadership of Teams; Leadership of Change & new Initiatives and Innovation & Design Thinking. He has also been a Subject Matter Expert with SHRM and an empaneled Faculty with Harvard Business School Publishing. Shyam works with the leadership teams of business organizations as well as research & educational institutions – to help them articulate, deploy and leverage their Vision: compelling Purpose, Business mandate and Cultural DNA. He was the first Associate Dean of Executive Education at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has led the design and delivery of Leadership Development initiatives for more than 120 different organizations worldwide. In his early 60s he lives in Coimbatore, India.

Pavithra Gangadharan
Pavithra Gangadharan
Joint Secretary

Founder of Kshetra Assisted Living by Heritage ElderCare Services Pvt. Ltd. and a Trustee on the board of Heritage Foundation.
She has over 15 years of experience in providing geriatric healthcare services in Hyderabad. Pavithra graduated from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and holds an MSc in Psychological Sciences from Brunel University, London.

Wg Cdr Sabharwal
Wg Cdr DP Sabharwal
Treasurer

An engineer by training, Air force officer by profession, teacher and trainer by aptitude, writer by passion and social worker by choice. He looked after his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s for twelve years and since 2017, has been involved in spreading awareness about the disease, and has written two books on the subject. He is Founder Chairperson of ADRAG-India (Alzheimer Dementia Rotary Action Group).

Premkumar Raja
S Premkumar Raja
Member

Co-Founder and Secretary of Nightingales Medical Trust.
With two Masters Degrees in Social Sciences and over 30 years of experience as a Community Welfare and Healthcare Administrator, Mr Raja has planned and successfully implemented several innovative social and healthcare projects in various parts of India.  

Senju Joseph
Senju Joseph
Member

Has worked and managed Dementia care centers in the UK for more than 10 years. He is a RN who completed ATHE level 6 in Health & Social Care Management and National Vocational Qualification Level 3 and 4 in Health & Social Care from the UK. Established Best Dementia Care Home in Kottayam, Kerala as a commitment to the Society to help the vulnerable dementia patients to receive the best quality of life. Impassioned about working with Dementia and devoted to revolutionize the Dementia care strategy in India.

Rajit Mehta
Rajit Mehta
Member

Rajit Mehta is the MD & CEO of Antara Senior Living Ltd. and the Ex-Managing Director of Max Healthcare and Max India.
He is also the Chairman of CII task force for Seniors, Co-chair NatHealth senior care vertical, board member of ASLI (Association of Senior Living organizations in India) and a Director on the Boards of Sheares Healthcare India Holdings (a Temasek company) and Medica Synergie Pvt. Ltd. (a hospital chain in East India). 

Renu Sachdeva
Renu Sachdeva
Member

A Counselling Psychologist and certified Life Skills Trainer in a range of modalities including Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Metaphor Therapy and Hypnotherapy (L3). In 2013, Renu left the corporate world to launch her own firm called Prism Counselling to offer a range of mental health & wellness services and interventions for individuals and institutions. Prior to that, in her corporate stint of over 25 years, she worked in the areas of media strategy, advertising and marketing research in UK, Singapore and India. In her last outing, she was India head of Qualitative Research and Shopper Insights at TNS/Kantar. Her educational qualifications include an MBA, BA Math, BSc Psychology and PGD in Integrative Psychotherapy.

Ashok Balasubramanian
Ashok Balasubramanian
Member

Mechanical Engineer and Management graduate. He has over four decades of corporate experience in the oil and gas sector. He retired as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. in 2017 and was later the CEO of a mega project in Maharashtra. He has recently settled in Coimbatore. Mr. Ashok has introduced and led a lot of transformative initiatives in the oil industry including the significant PM Ujjwala Yojana, of providing LPG access to BPL families leading to social transformation and earning global appreciation. Highly respected and consulted on matters of policy, he is also an acclaimed speaker in several international and national fora. A people’s person, he is now a mentor engaged in Leadership development. He is a recipient of the Scope Award for Leadership from the Hon’ble President of India and also Business Today Best CEO in 2017.

Global Ambassadors

Ralph Martins
Prof Ralph Martins

Chair in Aging & Alzheimers Disease
Edith Cowan University, Australia

Madhav Thambisetty
Dr Madhav Thambisetty

Section Chief, Clinical and Translational Neurocience Section, National Institute on Aging (NIA), Maryland, USA

Advisory Board

At Dementia India Alliance, we are guided by an eminent panel of clinicians with decades of experience in various medical disciplines. Their profound expertise in the field of dementia ensures that our initiatives are founded on evidence-based practices. In addition to our esteemed clinicians, our advisory board includes prominent CEOs who have excelled in their industries. Their invaluable insights into organizational strategy, resource management, and sustainability contribute significantly to our growth and impact. To complement this diverse team, we are privileged to have distinguished industry experts representing fields such as finance, technology, marketing, and legal. Their perspectives and expertise are pivotal in helping us stay at the forefront of innovation and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of dementia care.
Dr ES Krishnamoorthy
Immediate Past President of the International Neuropsychiatric Association
Dr Alexander Thomas
President Association of Healthcare Providers India (APHI); Past Director & CEO Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Dr. Srikala Bharat
Consultant – Adult and Old Age Psychiatry; Former Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS
Dr. Sanjeev Jain
Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS
Dr. K. Venkateswarlu 
Senior Neuro Physician Visakhapatnam; Emeritus Professor of Neurology Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS)
Dr. Y. Muralidhar Reddy 
Consultant, Neurologist Care Hospitals and Transplant Centre Hyderabad
Dr. Roop Gursahani
Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist, Hinduja Hospital, Khar, Mumbai. Founder Trustee of FINE (Forum for Indian Neurology Education) 
Mr Harit Nagpal 
MD & CEO, Tata SKY
Mr. Ashish K Srivastava
MD & CEO PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd
Mr. Yogesh Andlay
Past Founder-MD Nucleus Software; Independent Director and start-up Mentor
Mr RR Nair
Past Director HR Unilever group companies; Independent Director and CEO/ CXO Coach. 
Mr. Kewal. K. Nohria
Past CMD of Crompton Greaves; Independent Director and CXO Mentor
Mr. Sanjeev Bhargava
Founding Partner, Brainchild Advisory Services; Past Managing Partner JWT (also a family caregiver)
Mr. Sudhakar Rao
Retd. IAS, Former Chief Secretary, GoI
Mr. Ramesh Swamy
Founder Director, Unnati Foundation
Mr. Manoj Chandran
CEO, White Swan Foundation and past Marketing Director Mindtree
Mr. Rajagopal G
Co-Founder CEO KITES Senior Care, Bangalore (offering Assisted Care and home-based geriatric care

Collaborators

NIMHANS - A Collaborator with DIA
National Institute for Mental Health And Neuro Sciences

Partners

Cracker & Rush
Cracker & Rush

Branding Partner

BRandIt
BrandIT

PR & Media Relations Partner

Honorary Consultants

Srivals Kumar
Srivals Kumar

Honorary Legal Consultant

Sangeeta Agrawal
Sangeeta Agrawal

Founder Director, Prastut Consulting
Honorary Consultant, Resource Mobilization