Nalla Sundarajan, the President of the Board, moved to India in 2009 (after having lived in the US for 30 years) and works with destitute women and victims of prostitution / trafficking / violence in Chennai. She oversees operations of the organization, leads board meetings, promotes the organization, and accomplishes the tasks assigned to her in accordance with the Bylaws. Nalla has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Masters degree in Communication Studies from the US, and was a lecturer for 10 years. She also volunteered several years as a spokesperson and fundraiser for domestic violence Shelters, including WATCH (Women and their Children's Housing) and Heritage Home, in San Jose, California.
Connie Segreto is the Secretary of the board, and accomplishes the task as described in the Bylaws and helps with fund raising and strategic planning. She has over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, finance, and business development, and currently serves as the Northern Pacific regional marketing leader for Deloitte Services LP, Santa Clara, California. Connie travels to India on business and leads leadership seminars and workshops for women.
Dr. Craig Turley
Dr. Craig Turley is one of the board of directors and accomplishes the task of fund raising, and strategic planning. He founded Joseph's Store House several years ago in Redlands, California, that distributes food and clothes, and provides medical aid to the poor. He has pioneered many charitable projects including an orphanage in Romania for young children, and sits on the Board for several nonprofit organizations.
Shankari is a member of the Board of Directors of Lighthouse for Women. She hails from a family (back in India) that has been very involved in several charitable organizations. She is passionate about rehabilitating young women that are victimized and to this end, she and her husband have been actively engaged in supporting Lighthouse the last few years.
Sharmini is a member of the Board of Directors of Lighthouse for Women. She leads and mentors young women and is active in various charitable organizations in the US, Sri Lanka, and in India. She is a business woman, an artist, and a formally trained chef from the French Culinary Institute. She and her husband have been passionately involved with the mission of Lighthouse the last few years.
Kerry is a member of the Board of Directors of Lighthouse for Women. His background includes financial and operations management positions, at the VP and Director level, for a number of Silicon Valley corporations. His experience includes leadership roles in three non-profits as well. He holds a degree in Business Management, and is a Fellow with the Association for Operations Management.
Board of Advisors:
Since 2006 Selvi Stanislaus is the Executive Officer of the Franchise Tax Board of California. She oversees the second largest tax department in the nation, with more than 6,000 employees in California and its three out-of-state offices. She is FTB's fourth executive officer and is the first woman to hold the post. After graduation from the Sri Lanka Law College as an Attorney-at-Law, Selvi worked in the private sector, and thereafter in the Chambers of Sri Lanka's President's Counsel. She and her husband immigrated to California in 1986, where Selvi returned to law school, completing a J.D. with Honors and an LL.M in Tax Law. In April 2005, Selvi was appointed the Acting Assistant Chief Counsel of the Tax and Fee Programs Division of the Legal Department, formulating legal policies affecting every tax and fee program in California administered by the Board, which collects nearly $53 billion annually in taxes and fees. She is also a part-time Professor at the local Law School where she teaches Tax Law.
Andrew Chung is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he focused on entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship. He comes with experience in Internet start-ups, working both in a start-up during college and between years at business school. Before then, Andrew spent three and a half years as a management consultant at The Monitor Group, working with Fortune 500 companies and spent time working with a venture philanthropy fund, New Profit Inc. which accessed intellectual assets from Harvard Business School, Monitor, and venture capital practices for the social sector.
Maria Peralta has traveled with Nalla to India twice and was one of the speakers at the seminars. She is passionate about rehabilitating victims and leads in the US a couple of women's groups that work specifically for women causes, and organizes several leadership seminars and meetings.