Prof. Ved Prakash Nanda has been honored with the Padma Bhushan award in 2018 in the field of Literature and Education. He is an expert inInternational Law. He is currently the John Evans Distinguished University Professor, University of Denver Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law. He is also the Founding Director and Director Emeritus , International Legal Studies Program; and Director of Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Manohar Shinde, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry, was on the teaching clinical faculty of UCLA & USA schools of Medicine and at the “Institute for contemporary psychoanalysis” (ICP). He has also served as a Medical director in many institutions and retired from 29 years of Private practice in Glendale, Los Angeles. Dr. Shinde is a community leader with an extensive track record of philanthropy and service, and has impacted thousands of people. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations serving the Indian community in North America.
Padmashri Darshan Shankar is the managing trustee of FRLHT and founder of TDU. His core contributions lie in the field of educational innovation. He started his career in 1973 at the age of 23, at the University of Bombay, where he designed and implemented a post graduate “experiential” learning program that won a Commonwealth Award in 1976, for being the best program in the Commonwealth for linking University education to community needs
Hilary Garivaltis, CAP, serves as the current Executive Director of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and was the Founder and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She received her initial training in 1997-1998 from the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and continued with advanced training in the U.S as well as in India between 1998-2007. She continues to study with the world’s leading teachers in the United States and in India whenever she gets the chance.
Professor of Nueropharmacology in the Skaggs School of Montana. She is certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (Kerala Ayurveda) and is the Editor-in-Chief for the Ayurveda Journal of Health.
Boardcertified in internal medicine and practices hospital medicine at UMass HealthAlliance Hospital, and addiction medicine at Clean Slate Centers in Worcester, MA. He is on the Faculty of the
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School. Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Field of research – Mind-Body Medicine. Special area of interest in the evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and basic psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the practice of yoga and meditation techniques
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Director of Medical Student Education, Raritan Bay Medical Center. His book on Alzheimer’s and Meditation entitled ‘Why Buddha never had Alzheimer’s: A Holistic Treatment Approach through Meditation, Yoga, and the Arts’ has received the prestigious United States Natilus Award.
He is also an Additional Professorof Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-India and aVisiting Prof of Cardiology: SVYASA (A Deemed University) in Bengaluru, Karnataka-India. He is also the Founder President of the American Academy for Yoga andMeditation in Medicine & the Founder Secretary of the North American Chapter of theCardiological Society of India. Dr. Basu Ray was a former faculty member in Medicine(Cardiology) at Harvard Medical School and Tulane University Medical Center.
Associate Dean at the College of Pharmacy, Vice Chair of Research for Internal Medicine, Director of the Translational Medicine-USF Nanomedicine Research Center at the University of South Florida, and a Research Career Scientist at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Mohapatra is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the field of nanoscale biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics in cancers, asthma, viral infections, and traumatic brain injury.