FOUNDERS

Satish Tripathi, PhD, MPH
President and Chair, Board of Directors, Ek Kadam Aur
Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Avexis (A Novartis Company)

Dr Tripathi founded Ek Kadam Aur in the United States in 2015 and in India in 2017.Dr. Tripathi is a bio-pharmaceutical leader and global influencer, with over 25 years of experience in the development and implementation of worldwide regulatory strategies in the development of new medicines, biotechnology products, medical devices, generic drugs and biosimilars.

Dr. Tripathi worked as a Reviewer of New Drug applications with the US Food & Drug Administration’s Oncology and Pulmonary divisions, and thereafter with multiple global bio-pharma corporations such as Baxter Healthcare, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Roche-Genentech, Ophthotech and Biomedical Consulting International. Currently, Dr Tripathi is Vice President with AveXis, a Novartis company, where he is responsible for Global Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trial Regulatory and Regulatory Pharmacology/Toxicology aspects of development and global registration of gene therapy products.

As a thought leader in drug discovery and development, Dr Tripathi has published numerous manuscripts, reviews and conference abstracts globally. With a special interest in biosimilars, he has presented at the FDA’s Public Hearing on Biosimilars.

Through his experience in healthcare, Dr. Tripathi brings a legion of positive energy and guidance to the Ek Kadam Aur Team as this nonprofit public charitable organization moves forward with its programs and projects in education and community health.

An alumnus of Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow, Dr. Tripathi has been passionate about the upliftment and empowerment of underprivileged children ever since he founded Ek Kadam Aur. In addition, he has been significantly contributing to pharmaceutical education in India and the United States.

Director

Usha Tiwari, BA – Director
Ek Kadam Aur Foundation for Education and Health
Fashion Designer, Mumbai, India

Board of Directors

Fernando Quezada, MPA, Director, Ek Kadam Aur
Executive Director, Biotechnology Center of Excellence Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

Gaurav Sharma, BTech, APGD, Director, Ek Kadam Aur
APR Engineer, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Germany

Advisory Board

Professor Thomas D’Aunno, PhD
Advisory Board Member, Ek Kadam Aur
Director, Health Policy and Management Program,  Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, New York, USA

Bianca Ghose, M.A. –  Advisory Board Member, Ek Kadam Aur
Chief Storyteller for Wipro, TEDx Speaker, Bengaluru, India

Management

PRIYANKA PARIHAR, BDS, MBA
Associate Director and Head, Ek Kadam Aur Foundation for Education and Health
New Delhi, India

Saumya Tripathi, BTech
Manager, Ek Kadam Aur Foundation for Education and Health, Uttar Pradesh, India

Coordinator of Virtual Interactive Class

Krishna Mohan Rao Rekapalli, M.Sc. – Coordinator
Virtual (Interactive) Class, RKM High school, Seethanagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
Formerly, Chief Operating Officer, Technology Business Incubator, Bengaluru, India

E-Faculty

Alok Agrawal, MD
Nephrologist, Clinical Associate Professor, Wright State University and Founder, Global Pragathi

Neha Gupta, MA
Organization Development  Alchemist, Founder, Alchemy, India

Madhavi Gidh- Jain, PhD
Head, Medical Writing and Site Coordinator for Clinical Documentation (US) at Sanofi, New York, USA

Geetha Krishnan, M. Sc.
Corporate Trainer, Gratitude Leadership Coach, Chicago, USA

Mrunal Mahadik,MPH
Epidemiologist, National Rural Health Mission, Gujrat, India

Jalaja Potluri,MD
Hematologist /Oncologist, Senior Medical Director, AbbVie, Chicago, USA

Shaka Martin, MD
Medical Director, Biotechnology Company in Greater Boston Area, USA

Machinani Rao, PhD
Principal Consultant at Woodbury Biologics Consulting, LLC. , Greater New York City Area, USA

Sheo B. Singh, PhD
President, Principal, SBS Pharma Consulting, LLC, Greater New York, USA

Professor Aravinda Sistla, PhD
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Ritu Sharma, PhD
Regulatory Scientist, Avexis (A Novartis Company)

Bhawna Sharma, PhD
Formerly,  Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, India office, New Delhi

Om Prakash Sharma , PhD
Director, National Centre for Integrated Pest Management ,  Indian Council of Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, India

Preeti  Sharma, M.Sc.
Lecturer Biology, Delhi Public School,
New Delhi, India

Professor  Umesh Varshney, PhD
Chairman, Division of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India