Taking the Infosys Foundation USA Mission to Scale
June 22, 2023
Infosys Foundation USA is proud to announce the individuals who have been named CSR Champions. These leaders - from both Infosys and its subsidiaries - will serve as an extension of the Foundation in amplifying our mission at a local level. This will include quarterly engagement with our team; supporting the delivery of ‘in-person’ volunteer opportunities; identifying new non-profit partners working within the STEM and digital skills space; and support advancing awareness of the Infosys Springboard USA platforms.
The Foundation looks forward to collaborating with this dedicated cohort of ambassadors to expand our digital skills for all commitment. Please join us in welcoming our CSR Champions. Onward we all jointly go toward greater impact in our communities!
Parimala M Rao
Parimala is a Senior Principal Consultant at Infosys, where she has worked since 2008. With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Parimala has established herself as a passionate educator by choice and by vocation. Driven by a deep-rooted love for teaching, Parimala finds personal fulfillment in helping others succeed. Her dedication to education is a testament to her unwavering commitment to personal growth and the growth of those around her.
Nick has been with Infosys for just over a year and has served as an Analyst, Business Analyst and NAM Academic Relations Manager. Having a career marked by notable achievements in sales, management, and tech, Nick has developed a deep passion for volunteering, driven by the belief in the transformative power of community engagement. Nick is committed to fostering collaboration and empowering stakeholders, including employees, clients, and the wider community, to make a lasting positive impact.
Ann joined Infosys in August of 2022 in the New Apprentice program. Prior to Infosys, she spent several years working in non-profit communities organizing volunteers and organizations to address food insecurity and solutions in Indiana. Ann is thrilled to be accepted as a CSR Champion for the Indianapolis hub and looks forward to helping Infosys contribute to the advancement and betterment of communities in Indiana.
Siva is a Principal with EdgeVerve managing engagements in digital platforms and automation for clients. He has been with Infosys for 14 years with prior experience in the industry. Siva's commitment for community service includes serving as Chapter Director for the NorthSouth Foundation for 15 years. In this role, he and the volunteer team conducted annual academic contests for kids in grades K-8 and provided scholarships for underprivileged college students in India. Siva also serves on the board of the India Association of Indianapolis and has led other community organizations in the past.
Radeka has been an IT Analyst with Infosys for just over a year. She was born and raised in St. Mary, Jamaica, then migrated to Bloomfield, CT. Radeka has a strong background in business/project management and possesses a solid foundation in the retail and technology industries. She is deeply passionate about reading, beekeeping, and giving back to the less fortunate. Whether it is engaging in outdoor activities, pursuing creative endeavors, or supporting charitable causes, she finds fulfillment and joy in these endeavors, which also serve as a source of inspiration in her professional life.
Sam Thomas Nellikkan
Sam has been with Infosys for the past 12 years in different roles and has been involved in volunteer activities in both a professional and personal capacity. Prior to Sam’s time with Infosys, he was the GPTW lead of the IT services unit within Accenture. He is excited to work on this initiative and make a difference in the community. Volunteering has always been an inner calling for Sam, and he’s thrilled to further that drive as a CSR Champion.
Shannon became an Infoscion after more than 25 years as a television news reporter, anchor, and producer, where she interviewed four US Presidents and a host of celebrities. She is now the Infosys Knowledge Institute Communications Lead for the company’s Thought Leadership team. Her contribution as a CSR Champion continues a lifelong dedication to volunteerism to improve her community through service.
Sriharsha is a Digital Transformation leader with more than 20 years of diversified leadership, technology, innovation, and engineering experiences driving multi-million-dollar transformation projects. He helps customers envision their digital strategies, build new digital platforms, and reimagine business processes and business models. Sriharsha is a strong supporter of giving back to the community, as well as to company- driven volunteering events within Infosys.
Pranesh has an impressive tenure of 20 years at Infosys, working across India and the USA, having established himself as a dedicated and accomplished professional. He possesses a deep-rooted passion for volunteer work aimed at creating a positive impact within the community and is committed to fostering inclusivity, unity, and understanding among individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Eileen is a Principal Consultant in the Talent and Organization Practice of Infosys Consulting. She has been with the company for a year and is based out of Houston. Her project work with the company includes large organizational change management initiatives and she is currently working for a client’s corporate learning organization. Before completing her MBA, Eileen was in the world of education, serving as an instructional coach, curriculum designer, and campus leader. Although she has moved into another industry, education continues to be a passion of hers.
Kelly possesses a deep passion for communication, which she has been fortunate enough to earn a living doing at Infosys and in other roles throughout her 25-year career. Kelly has been at Infosys for about half of those, and just learned recently about the great work of the Infosys Foundation USA. That experience opened her eyes to Infosys’ values and corporate strategy in a very positive way. She thinks all Infosys employees should be aware of what the company is doing to provide opportunities for students and grow our employee base here in the U.S.
Cody comes from an Army background, having graduated from the Hack Reactor bootcamp with a bachelor’s in computer information systems. He came into Infosys through the Revature training program in June 2022 and has been working for Florida Power & Light ever since. He recently served as a mentor to New York City high school students for the ‘Infy App Challenge 4.0’ and is excited to continue his volunteer efforts as a CSR Champion.
Liz Rachlin is an Associate Engagement Manager at Infosys, where she is part of the Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense team. She takes pride in working with industry leaders and being part of their digital transformation journey. Throughout her career, Liz has maintained a passion for volunteering and believes in giving back to the community. She finds it fulfilling to make a positive impact on society and contribute to the betterment of the world. Liz has most recently volunteered with the Foundation as a mentor for the ‘Infy App Challenge 4.0’ and is excited to continue her support as a CSR Champion.
Jayashree aka ‘Jay’ is a Senior Director with the Communication Media and Technology Unit. Based out of NYC, every day she helps her clients run and improvise technology in their business. As a women of color, naturalized American and Mom to two adorable girls, Jay sees the wonderful capabilities that different individuals bring to table. She strongly believes in giving back and is passionate about educating the under privileged, enabling young girls and advocating for rare diseases. She is thrilled and humbled in having been selected as a CSR Champion and is looking forward to adding value in her new role.
Michelle joined Infosys as an MBA Instepper and has now been part of the Infosys CRL Marketing team for one year. She is originally from Ecuador and her hobbies include tennis, painting, and playing the Ukelele. Volunteering has always been an integral portion of Michelle’s life, in Ecuador she volunteered at Rotary International, a nonprofit organization that develops innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Michelle is happy to have been selected as a CSR Champion.
Vindhya Nair Lolakumari Jayachandran
Vindhya started her journey with Infosys in India in 2011 and worked there until 2021. After that, she started work on her Masters in computer science with a focus in Data Science and has recently graduated from Seattle University. Vindhya has recently rejoined Infosys as a Technology Lead and is proud to be an Infoscion. Throughout her career, whether in Infosys, at SeattleU, or in her kids’ school, Vindhya pursues volunteer opportunities. She believes in “Karma” and “Giving back to community” - two mantras which keep her motivated to make an impact in the community.
Kai is a native of Chicago and long-time lover of technology and nature. She is currently a Tech Associate, specializing in the ServiceNow Platform. Fortunately, she lives in a city that has offered her the chance to have experiences as a math tutor, technology project coordinator, and non-profit volunteer/coordinator. Volunteering is an important aspect of Kai’s life.
With over 16 years of extensive project management expertise in the telecommunications, financial, and digital sectors, Andrea has obtained professional certifications, including PMP (Project Management Professional), A-CSM (Advanced Certified ScrumMaster), and CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner). She is deeply passionate about volunteering due to her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others, fostering community growth, and promoting social change.
Andrey is an experienced technology professional with financial services industry expertise and more than 10 years of corporate leadership experience. Giving back to the community and helping people in need has always been a part of Andrey’s values and principles. In the past 10 years, he has invested 1,300+ pro bono hours to help global and local nonprofits build their sustainable community development strategies, raise funds, and serve people. Andrey graduated from Duke University with a concentration in Global Business and Social Entrepreneurship.
Heidi is an experienced customer service professional. She knows how important it is to provide quality service to meet the needs of customers. Heidi is also passionate about helping and serving others both professionally and personally. She is actively involved in her local community and volunteers with both the Girl Scouts and Junior Achievement. Heidi enjoys investing in the lives of children and seeing lots of smiles on their faces!
Molly has had a passion for volunteer work since attending college at Regis University where they challenged her to serve and lead as an advocate for a more just and compassionate global society. Being a part of corporate giving has been a favorite aspect of her job and is something she hopes to further develop with Infosys Foundation USA and Kaleidoscope Innovation.
Kamini Gowdaa is a Senior Lead – HR part of Infosys BPM Americas HR team. She is excited about taking on a CSR Champion role that will allow her to create opportunities for employees to contribute to meaningful causes, which can increase their motivation, connection to the organization and overall interest/commitment to various social and environmental causes. Kamini has always believed that each one of us, no matter what we do or how much we earn, have a responsibility towards the family, community and the world we live in.