HEAL, now in its 24th year, was established in 1992 by Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, a UK-based family doctor originally from Vijayawada in India. It began with the donation - by Dr Prasad - of his family home in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It was to be a home for young orphaned children.
This was the start of the Ankita Children’s Home and HEAL.
Since then HEAL has successfully launched a number of new projects.
HEAL UK’s primary duty is to raise funds for maintaining and expanding projects, offering help, support and guidance to the trustees of HEAL India.
HEAL UK DIRECTORS & TRUSTEES:
Dr Satya Prasad Koneru – Founder & President
Doctor Prasad MBBS, DTM&H, DFFP, Dip. Med. Ac is a retired medical practitioner, now focusing entirely on the activities of HEAL. Recognised in India and the UK for his work in providing education and healthcare for needy children and featured in a book for schools, The Scientists Behind Medical Advances.
Carl Brodie – Chairman and Director
Carl is a retired Managing Director of a marketing consultancy with over 40 years of business experience. He has been a Director of HEAL UK for nearly 25 years from its inception in 1992.
Peter Jones – Treasurer and Director
Peter has a career background of 34 years in commercial and international investment banking. For nearly 20 years he has been solely responsible for all financial aspects of HEAL UK including balancing bank accounts, financial reporting, claiming gift aid and monitoring sponsorship payments and donations.
Dr Aparna Gumma – Director
Aparna is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals She is a long-serving HEAL UK director and has responsibility for managing volunteer recruitment and volunteer visiting programmes.
Matthew Glover – Director
Matthew is a businessman working in the events industry within the UK. He has been a Director of HEAL UK for over 10 years, helping with fundraising, including organising and promoting the highly successful Cycle India events.
Martin Church – Secretary and Director
Martin has been a Director for over 10 years. He is a recently retired senior banking officer within the Lloyds Banking Group. He has considerable experience of business and corporate financial services markets, both in the UK and overseas.
Colin Charlton – Director
Colin is a retired senior lecturer from Liverpool University and a retired CEO of a web solutions company. He advises HEAL on technical issues and has provided IT solutions to support teaching, teaching administration and the sponsorship database. Colin visits HEAL Paradise School for a month each year, teaching students and training teaching staff, and is also involved in an e-Learning programme with HEAL students.
- Jem King – Communications Officer
- Sally Young – Legacy Advisor & UK Sponsorship Secretary
- Helen Rome, Paul Harris, Alison Marshall – HEAL India Night organisers
(Charity registration number: 101334)