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our people

they.  she.  he.  them. it.  you. me. 

us… all of us.


vyshali jeevu
vyshali is a theatre practitioner, writer, and aspiring director, with several years of work experience in the creative field.

as the arts programme manager she engages with our wide community of artists, volunteers, donors and other contributors along with overseeing and coordinating the many projects at sumunum. she holds a strong belief in the power of learning, utilizing various environments as her classrooms. always adorned with a kind smile, a notebook and colourful pens, she is your go-to person for just about anything.

madhuwanti ghosh
madhuwanti is an illustrator and storyteller with a special fondness for making silent comics. she has a master's degree in social anthropology from tata institute of social sciences and several years of experience working with non-profit organizations. she is driven by the idea of making art an accessible and joyful experience for all, especially children. Her unique blend of artistic expertise and experience in the field of mental health creates a bridge where creativity meets purpose.  


srinivasan govindarajan
srini is an accountant and a foodie.  he completed his at madras university and has several years of experience in both the fields.  when he is not drowning in a sea of receipts, you can find him watching movies, playing table tennis or enjoying a bike ride. always a fan of experimenting with hairstyles, srini can change his look as fast as he can make invoices

kalaivani dillikumar
kalaivani has been a part of the sumunum family for over 10 years as an administrator, trusted advisor and a friend. her positive attitude, hardwork and dedication to the organization is an inspiration for the whole team. one can usually find her at her desk working on contracts and updating records or on a call addressing clients' needs and concerns quickly and effectively. when she needs a moment to herself she likes to listen to old songs and watch movies. her children are her world.


anna maria joseph
anna is a psychologist and researcher, whose work focuses on mental health, gender, and the climate crisis. she completed her masters in clinical psychology from christ (deemed to be university), and has had several years of experience working with non profit, social work and research spaces. her approach is intersectional and affirmative of disability and queerness.


valli suresh
valli is the epitome of dedication and energy. her infectious smile is the powerhouse of the entire sumunum workspace. from dawn till dusk, she's the relentless force behind a smoothly functioning office. she thrives on challenges, there's no task she can't tackle. she loves sharing her home grown fruits, vegetables and flowers. and of course, her signature coffee is as remarkable as her ability to spread love and warmth throughout the team.


ellen is a psychologist with a master's in health psychology. she is passionate about working with young people particularly, young people with special needs. she always has her camera ready to capture moments on the go. when she's not working, you'll find her wandering off into nature or jamming with her friends.


hari dharshini balaji
hari is a psychologist holding a master's degree in clinical psychology from sri ramachandra institute of higher education and research. with a dynamic and compassionate spirit, she employs an eclectic approach, guided by the philosophy: "know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul." she's a real cinema enthusiast, always tuned into good music and flipping through books!


kamala easwaran
kamala is a mental health professional with extensive experience in working on developing & scaling comprehensive mental health services. kamala graduated from king’s college london and is a psychologist & development professional. she is also a narrative therapist, and is currently pursuing a doctoral programme in mental health sciences at warwick medical school.

yog japee
yog is an actor, director, educator and applied arts practitioner.
he is a chevening-clore cultural leadership scholar and worked at one of the largest arts programming spaces globally - the southbank centre, where he focused on public engagement in the arts for social change. he is an arts practitioner with over 20 years of experience in integrating arts interventions into educational, health & development programmes. his strength lies in his ability to innovate and create bespoke interventions that promote participation and engagement. his approaches make complex ideas accessible through innovative and immersive arts programming. he also acts on stage and in films.  

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veeru murugappan
born & raised in Chennai,  Veeru - a graduate in psychology, sociology and economics, cut his teeth in broadcast journalism with NDTV in 2008 where he anchored mainstream news and sports bulletins. he moved to Singapore in 2010 with IMG, a global sports & events company. after working on live & non-live football programs for a few years, Veeru went onto spearhead the production team for one of the company's biggest properties, 'ICC Cricket 360', the flagship television program of the ICC.  he continues to play a key role with the ICC as an independent content and production partner. he is the founder of Coromandel Productions, a company that specialises in showcasing human interest, heartwarming and inspirational stories through short films, corporate videos, sports features and documentaries around the world. the company has a wide ranging global clientele which includes the likes of the ICC, FIBA, Infosys, along with a whole host of others across various industries. 

we have had so many volunteers who have been kind enough to lend us their time & efforts. their support has helped us strengthen our arts & wellbeing services & support those in need
if you are interested, do contact us !
we would be happy to have you on board!

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