Samarth was registered as a society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1956 on 24th May 2007.
The governing body members were inducted through formal invitation by the core group of founding members. The first President, Secretary, and Treasurer were elected unanimously by the governing body. The tenure of these positions is for a period of 5 years and positions are filled through consensus of the general body.
|Dr. Saradha Suresh||President||Paediatrician, Former Director Institute of Child Health, Chennai|
|Dr. Rani Mohanraj||Secretary||Psychologist, Samarth, Chennai|
|Dr. Shuba Kumar||Treasurer||Social Scientist, Samarth, Chennai|
|Dr. L. Jeyaseelan||Member||Professor of Biostatistics, CMC Vellore|
|Dr. R. Thara||Member||Director, Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai|
|Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar||Member||Psychiatrist, Founder Member SNEHA, Chennai|
|Dr. Suresh Kumar||Member||Psychiatrist, Chennai|
|Dr. Krishna Kumar||Member||Principal, Elite School of Optometry, Shankar Nethralaya, Chennai|
|Dr.Visalakshi Jeyaseelan||Member||Lecturer, Dept of Biostatistics, CMC, Vellore|
General body members are inducted through formal invitation by the governing body, based on their ability to contribute and commit to the growth of Samarth. Membership is for life.
|Ms. Aarthi Kandasamy||Member||Psychologist, ISHA Foundation, Coimbatore|
|Ms. Basilea Watson||Member||Technical Assistant (Research), National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai|
|Dr.Desikachari||Member||Senior Public Health Consultant, Chennai|
|Dr. Keerthi Prabhu||Member||Consultant Psychiatrist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai|
|Ms. Prasiddha Rama Rao||Member||Public Health, Samarth|
|Ms. Premalatha||Member||Data Manager, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Chennai|
|Ms.Rama Murali||Member||Founder CARE³: Care. Connect. Community & Public Health Consultant, Chennai|
|Ms. Sylvia Jeyakumar||Member||Biostatistical Consultant, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chennai|
|Ms. K.V.Sripriya||Member||Nutritionist, Research Coordinator, Samarth, Chennai|
|Mr. Veerapandian||Member||Assistant Professor Coordinator, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), Chennai|
Advisory Body members are invited by the governing body to act as mentors to the research team. Members typically have long standing relationships with Samarth through collaborative work on research projects. The advisory body also guides Samarth towards new areas of research, and provides links to potential funding partners.
|Dr. Lisa Manhart||Member||Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health, University of Washington, Center for AIDS and STD, Seattle, USA|
|Dr. Usha Ramakrishnan||Member||Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, USA|
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