USA Sakthi Foundation Board 

Sakthi Foundation was initiated by Dr.Sendurai Mani and  Dr.Pradheep Chhalliyil in India and registered the Trust on  28th September 1998 in India. The mission of the organization is to promote Global Awareness for leading a Happy Life.

The USA Sakthi Foundation and India Sakthi Foundation are however manged independantly as two entities.

In 2000, Sakthi Foundation was registered in USA and received the 501C(3) status in 2001. In India,the foundation got its 80G in 2011.  Over years several friends joined as volunteers helping the charitable activities of the organization.

Board Members:

Dr. Pradheep Chhalliyil - Director,  , USA.

Mr. Muthu K Sundaram -  President, Sakthi Foundation  USA.

Dr.M. Madeswaran - Director, Sakthi Schools India (Read more about).

Mrs. Priya K Chhalliyil - Secretary

Ms. Marie Viglas - Director of Fund Raising

Advisory Board:

1.  Dr. Bernd Schoel.


        More About Members

Dr.Pradheep Chhalliyil.Ph.DMolecular Biologist with a background in Biochemistry, received his Doctoral degree in Cancer Biology from India, for identifying a novel anti-cancer compound from a plant. He has co-authored a book "Diet and Cancer" in Tamil (Indian Language) with Dr.M.Madeshwaran. Pradheep Chhalliyil published his second book "Journey To the Source, Decoding Matrix Trilogy".  He is a  Biotechnology Research Scientist in  USA

Dr.Sendurai Mani. Ph.D, a Molecular Biologist by training is  an Associate Professor doing research at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas. Dr.Mani received his Doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science,  working on the molecular mechanisms of liver detoxification. Before moving to MD Anderson,  he worked as a post doctoral fellow on the molecular mechanisms of breast development at Whitehead Institute, MIT, Boston. There is an article appeared in Boston Globe  about Dr. Mani.  

  Dr.Mani and his wife Mrs. Poornima Mani initiated the Sakthi School at Sendurai , Madurai, India. Mrs. Poornima mani is a professional Yoga teacher.  They both actively participate in raising funds to expand the school to educate poor children in the village. Click here to know more about Dr.Mani's to research.

Mrs.Priya Challiyilis a computer programmer by profession. She  works at the office in MSAE school, Fairfield, Iowa.  

Ms. Marie Viglas is a long time teacher of meditation. She graduated from Maharishi University of Management with a Master's degree in Vedic Science in 2006. She is also certified in Sanskrit language and holds certificates of course completion in AyurVeda and Vedic Astrology. Before joining Sakthi Foundation, Ms. Viglas served for 30 years as a fundraiser and administrator for an international non-profit meditation group.

Dr.Madeshwaran, Ph.D,  is the Principal of the Montessori Sakthi Schools ,  who has the great vision of giving love to children which energizes their journey to discover the joy of life through education.  He has a basic degree in Biochemistry and a Ph.D  in Tamil. He now actively conductsCCC, CAC and CCC2 classes in Southern India. 

 His  regular updates on the Sakthi Schools can be found here. His love and dedication to children inspires teachers to adopt his method of handling children. He has been instrumental in healing an Autistic children along with the school teachers.

Mr. Muthu K Sundaram has Enginnering and Computer science degree, working for a company in St louis.

Advisory Board:

Dr. Bernd Schoelis the R&D Director of a Biotech company in Iowa, USA. He has  doctorate degree in Immununology from German university.


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