Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

-Henry Ford

Board of Trustees

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    Ms Anujaa Navaratnaa

    Ms. Anujaa Navaratnaa is a freelance Trained and Certified Personal Counselor, Therapist and a Mentor since 2016. She started 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • P. Sriganesh, BSc, FCA, FCS

    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.

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    Ms. Usha Sunil

    Ms. Usha Sunil worked as Economic Specialist – Energy at U.S. Embassy Delhi until two years back. In a previous position, she was the Director of The American Library, Mumbai. She has also worked in the libraries of the Foundation for Research in Community Health, Color Chem Ltd. and University of Mumbai.

The QMed Team

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    Vasumathi Sriganesh, MLIS – Honorary 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

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    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.

  • Fatima Shaikh, MLIS – Project Associate

    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.  In these years she has all by herself created our website – and also our Online Courses site – She is a librarian who soaks in 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 also handles a number of content related activities for the QMedCourses website, both – the course material as well as registration related.

Administration and Accounts:

  • Jayanthi Raghunath, BSc – Accounts and Administrative Officer

    Jayanthi has been with QMed since inception 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 since its inception. 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.

Past Trustees

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.

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 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 three 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

Page checked / updated on 4-Aug-2020