The IDRF team is a mix of volunteers and full-time staff.

Vinod Prakash, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Prakash is passionately involved in all aspects of IDRF and takes special joy in each individual story of giving in the U.S. and development in India.  He guides IDRF’s day-to-day operations, emphasizing close interaction and monitoring of our Indian programs and strict adherence to compliance standards.  Dr. Prakash is a retired World Bank economist with a PhD in Economics.


Vandana Matravadia, Operations Manager
Vandana manages IDRF’s daily communications and operational activities, from marketing to grant management, and coordinating with our NGO partners.

Niti Duggal PhD, Project Consultant

Mrs. Sarla Prakash, Assistant Treasurer

Board of Directors

Dr. Vinod Prakash, President
Mr. Dileep Thatte, Vice President
Dr. Prem Garg, Treasurer
Dr. Sasala Challa, Secretary
Ms. Reena Goyal, Member
Mr. Mohinder Gulati, Member
Dr. Ghasi Ram Verma, Member

Support Team

Mr. Anurodh Agarwal, Audio/Video Technology
Mr. Rajesh Gooty, Public Relations
Mr. Rajiv Jain, Information Technology
Ms. Sudha Jain, Website Coordinator
Mr. Navin Prasad, Advisor in India
Capital Infotech Inc., Website Maintainance