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People Behind People Tree Foundation

Mrs Hema Shanbhag

Chief – People Tree Foundation

An erstwhile professor and HOD at Nitte Institute of Technology, Bangalore  and an alumnus of NITK Surathkal, Mrs.HemaShanbhag now is dedicating her full time as Chief of PEOPLE TREE Foundation. Apart from actively driving the PEOPLE TREE Foundation she is also involved with Dignity Foundation India as a ‘Story Teller’ inspiring that generation in their twilight years.

To contact Mrs Hema and to contribute or volunteer at PEOPLE TREE Foundation.

P: +91 9886707070

Dr Chandrasekhar Chikkamuniyappa
As a CEO and Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon at People Tree Hospitals, has immensely stood behind the People Tree Foundation to flourish and is highly passionate to help the needy and ensures all the Patients receive the utmost care required.

Mrs Girija Togarati


An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Mrs Girija, left her illustrious career with IT Industry(IBM&TCS), in search of a higher cause and purpose. She is a full time volunteer at PEOPLE TREE foundation and is passionately steering its mission and vision

P: +91 9663588388

Dr Janhavi Urs

Dr Janhavi has a BAMS degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. She is Diligent and apprehensive, has been working with the NGO's since an early age. In the PEOPLE TREE FOUNDATION, she has been assisting the needy/underprivileged patients, making sure they get good health care. She is working relentlessly to accomplish the Mission and Vision of PEOPLE TREE FOUNDATION.

P: +91 9845853344

Dr Anand

Dr Anand is an anaesthesiologist working at the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Bangalore Medical College and is a founding member of the PEOPLE TREE Foundation. He along with his wife Smitha are involved in fundraising activities for the PEOPLE TREE Foundation both in India and USA.
Please contact Dr Anand at

P: USA +13144457601/6364471240

Mrs Smitha Anand

Mrs SmithaAnand has a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Mysore University. Mrs Smitha runs a beauty salon in St. Charles Missouri, to raise funds for the PEOPLE TREE Foundation. Smitha has been actively involved in the various activities for the PEOPLE TREE Foundation since its inception. To know more about or to contribute to the PEOPLE TREE Foundation, please contact

P: USA +1636447140

Sushma Shanta

SushmaShanta has a BE Degree from SJCE Mysore and a Masters in Public Health from ETSU, Tennessee. She’s worked in quality and risk management for hospitals and is passionate about patient centered care. She believes that everyone, regardless of their economic status should have access to basic health amenities and will work hard to raise funds for those who cannot afford it.

P: USA +14235874758 INDIA+91 9986065075

Dr Praveen Pai

Dr Praveen is an Ophthalmologist specialising in Medical Retina and is presently working in UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is actively involved with fundraising for the PEOPLE TREE Foundation. He can be contacted on

P:UK +447562738879 INDIA +91 8050745986


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