Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Founder & CEO
Vasumathi Sriganesh, MLIS – CEO
A librarian who has worked in the healthcare sector since 1992 – was the Chief librarian at the Hinduja Hospital and the consumer health library – HELP. She has undergone special training in searching the literature for “Evidence Based Medicine”. In 2013, she won the ‘International Clinical Librarians Conference Evidence into Practice Award’ established in the same year, to honour a practising librarian or informationist who has made outstanding contributions to bringing evidence into practice in the field of healthcare. She is recognized as a faculty of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences – Research Methodology workshops, and as a Specialty speaker by the Maharashtra Medical Council. She is also a member of the Academy of Health Professions Educators. She has been faculty in programs conducted in India by international bodies like FAIMER, MECOR and The Union. She currently also guides authors of systematic reviews, for their literature searches. With her team at QMed, she has successfully launched E-Learning courses on literature searching & referencing and also conducts regular webinars for all registered participants of the courses.
Vasu Ma’am as she is fondly called combines her love for medicine, library science, teaching and technology with a radiant smile constantly innovating and improvising in making medical literature searching simple and easy.
Board of Trustees
Ms Anujaa Navaratnaa
Ms. Anujaa Navaratnaa is a freelance Trained and Certified Personal Counselor, Therapist and a Mentor since 2016. She started her career as a Librarian at LTMM College and LTMG Hospital, in 1991, where she worked for close to three years. Later, in 1993, she moved on to a Corporate MNC – CRISIL, where she worked first as a Librarian, and Information & Knowledge Manager and then as HR Manager as well, for more than 21 years.
Dr. Bhavin Jankharia, MD, DMRD
Dr. Bhavin Jankharia is a Radiologist who is Partner & Consultant at “Picture This”. He was earlier President of Radiology Services at SRL Diagnostics and was Partner and Consultant Radiologist at Jankharia Imaging. He runs a non-profit organization – Radiology Education Foundation (REF). He has served as the editor of the Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, and as President of the Indian Radiology and Imaging Association.
Dr. Sandeep Bavdekar
Dr. Sandeep B Bavdekar is a pediatrician. He has worked as a clinician and medical teacher for over 30 years. He retired as Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai. He has been a keen researcher and medical writer. He has served as the Editor of the Journal of Post-graduate Medicine and of Pediatric Clinics of India.
Mr P. Sriganesh
Mr Sriganesh is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 38 years of experience in the IT industry and NBFC sector having set up several Companies in India. Between 1986 and 2000 he worked in senior financial positions in Citigroup India. He is a co-founder and Treasurer of NASSCOM- the Indian IT industry’s Business Association.
The QMed Team
Fatima Shaikh, MLIS – Head – Technology
Fatima joined us in August 2014. She has a Masters Degree in Library & Information Sciences. She had worked for QMed earlier too and then worked for a library software company and in media libraries, gaining strong IT and web skills.
In just over a month of joining QMed, Fatima’s mind forged ahead to plan for maximizing the impact of our websites. She could do this because she has great domain knowledge of our work and is able to provide us with exactly what we need to carry out our projects online.
In these years she has all by herself created our website – www.qmed.ngo and also our Online Courses site – www.qmedcourses.in.
She is a librarian who soaks technology like a sponge and her face breaks into a smile if she needs to do any kind of technology R&D!
Dipti Suvarna, B.Sc. – Content Coordinator
Dipti has been with the Foundation since its inception. She has absorbed a huge range of library and information sciences skills in QMed. Systematic, meticulous with an eye for detail, she ensures that our website is kept updated, and has coordinated several things “behind the scenes”. She handles a significant portion of content related activities for the QMedCourses website, both – the course material as well as registration related. Importantly in the recent years she has learnt so much about search strategies and reference management, that she is now able to do a lot for the content and support activities of our courses too.
Priyanka Gawli, BSc – Executive: Digital Promotion
Priyanka joined QMed at the end of February 2023. She has had experience in Digital Marketing. She was introduced to us by a common acquaintance and we felt that she would do well with us. Priyanka too was very interested in QMed’s work and mission and has thrown herself into ensuring that she figures out ways in which to promote QMed’s mission and the QMedCourses – to reach out all over India. Apart from putting in 100% into her work, she displays enthusiasm in the form of writing motivational quotes on our white board every day, giving a bunch of ideas, asking questions and lots more. We wish her the best and are enjoying having her with us.
Administration and Accounts:
Jayanthi Raghunath, BSc – Accounts and Administrative Officer
Jayanthi has been with QMed since we started it and handles Accounts and Administration activities. She is also a person with a great eye for detail and thanks to her we have so many processes in place.
Rajendra Nahak – Office Assistant
Rajendra has been with QMed from the beginning. He mainly assists in administrative activities, but is also a self taught computer operator and has done a fair amount of data entry for QMed’s projects. Overall ready to help in any aspect of QMed’s work, Rajendra is a sincere and willing employee.
Dr Anand Shandilya – Served as a Trustee since inception in Dec 2007, till end Dec 2018. Sadly we lost Dr Anand on 1st Jan 2019 – he suffered a cardiac arrest. Dr Anand was an established Pediatrician and Neonatologist and importantly an excellent teacher and human being. He was very active in the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. We will always miss his lively, cheerful presence.
Ms Usha Sunil – Served as a Trustee from 2019 till mid 2021. She has worked in the Foundation for Research in Community Health and at the American Information Resources Center as a librarian. She later worked with the WHO.
People who have worked for us earlier:
Girish Kunkur (MLIS) – had worked with the British Council till 2007, when he joined us. He was part of our family till July 2010. He has the credit of helping us with all our setup activities and laid a very strong foundation for our workshops.
Lakshmi Padmanabhan (BMM, MSW) – Lakshmi joined us in 2012, and was with us till 2016. Having had two years of E-learning experience, she laid the foundation for our ELearning activities and was a core trainer for a lot of our workshops.
Parvati Iyer (MLIS) – had worked with our erstwhile Private Limited company since 2005 and served the Foundation in an Honorary capacity till she chose to retire in March 2019. A quiet and most dependable person, she was an excellent teacher and guide. We wish her a happy retired life, full of good health!
QMed offers deserving library science graduates an opportunity of a one year work experience. In the last few years three freshly qualified librarians have worked with us, learning from us, gaining experience and contributing to us. We appreciate their inputs.
Aditi Bhandarkar: 2016-2017
Swapnali Patil: 2017-2018
Nandini Dasgupta: 2018-2019 and 2021-2022