Mary Cairns
She first traveled to India and PPES for several months in 2010. Mary raised funds to build the health center, as well as Prana Health Center, as well as operational expenses for the program.  She is committed to bringing quality medical care to the students, staff, and villagers of Annupshar.
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma
She received her Bachelor’s degree in 1995, and a B.A.M.S. degree from Kanpur University. She completed her residency from Agra Medical and Cardiac Research Center. Dr. Sharma has Contraceptive training from SN Medical College in Agra and WHO.

Dr. Sudhir Kant Sharma
Dr. Sudhir Kant Sharma has been in private practice as a GP and Specialist in Acupuncture, in Bulandshar for over 30 years. He studied medicine at Maharshi Dayanand University-Rohtak, from 1977 to 1983,  with B.A.M.S. Degree.
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Julia Gates – Physician Assistant
Julie Gates is a Physician Assistant with a Master’s of Public Health. She has worked in primary care in the Philadelphia area since 2001. She has a special interest in the health of women and girls. Julie first visited India in 2000, spending two months there and falling in love with the people and their vibrant culture.
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Elsa Joseph RN
Elsa was raised in Kottayam, Kerala. She graduated from University of Kerala, and received her nursing degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. Elsa has worked as a nurse at Tirath Ram Shah Hospital, Delhi, and the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, and Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi.


 Charles E Sheehan MD FACP
Dr. Sheehan (Co-Medical Director) was introduced to the remote, impoverished village of Anupshahr, India by a patient in his Internal Medicine practice in the U.S. His patient, an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer, who was building the village’s only toilets implored him to accompany on a visit to this place in poverty-stricken northern India.
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Dr. Vijaya Arun Kumar
Dr. Kumar (Co-Medical Director) is the Associate Director of the Global Health Section and IEM Fellowship at Wayne State University (WSU) . After undergoing his residency at Alleghany General hospital he completed an EM clinical research fellowship at Wayne State University and then went on to do a Master in Public Health from the University of Michigan.
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