Founding team

Srini Chintala

Mr.Srini Chintala passionate about serving less fortunate, born in India and moved to USA in 1997. He received his M.B.A from Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago, IL.

Siri Foundation was born from the idea that you don’t have to wait until you make your first million to make a difference . In July of 2010, after spending all day at a rural school, Srini reached his tipping-point and decided to “just do his part” to make an impact in the lives of underprivileged children. He believes that, given equal access to the resources they need to succeed, all children can ignite their inner potential and achieve their dreams. He related to the cause, due to the fact that he was in the same position when he was a child growing up in rural India.

L.V.N. Rao

Lekkala Venkata Narayana Rao (L.V.N.Rao) is a science teacher at a government rural school, received his bachelor’s degree from A.M.A.L College, Anakapalli. Transformed Vechalam village school and inspired many of his colleagues, students and many people in the village to take part in serving community. Recently, Mr.Rao moved to another government run school in Gajuvaka. Mr,L.V.N.Rao is a key trust member, chief-functionary and treasurer.

Mrs.Damayanthi, spouse of Mr.L.V.N Rao, is also a school teacher and passionate about helping others.

Mr. Babu Rao Sureddi

Mr.Babu Rao Sureddi, Chief of Operations and development director. He has been serving as a full-time trust member since June 2014.

Mr. Sureddi is a science teacher at a government high school, and alumni of A.M.A.L College, Anakapalli. He was instrumental in creating a library, science laboratory and a smart class for the school at Vaddadi village.

Mr.Babu Rao is also a key member of Organ donation society. He finds every opportunity to help others—medical assistance, educational help for poor students, mentoring, organ donation events and even clean & green efforts in his own village Medicharla.

Advisory Team

Maura Watson

M.B.A from Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago, IL

Dr.Lakshmi Chintala

Dr.Chintala received her medical school degree (M.B.B.S) from Andhra university in Vishakhapatnam, And Fellowships from MD Anderson Cancer center and University of Kansas. Currently working at University Kansas.

Dr.Lakshmi Chintala, spouse of Srini Chintala, has been instrumental in every step of the Siri Foundation. She too was raised in a rural village and connects to the cause.

Pat Malay

Pathanjali (Pat) Malay, joined the Siri Foundation family when he learned about the purpose of the foundation, “Education and access to a library for those kids in need, in a remote villages”. Pathanjali, who credits his parents for his education and deep rooted social values, was thrilled at the opportunity and jumped at the chance to help. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and has been working in the software industry for over 20 years. He hopes his experience and passion can make a tangible impact on the lives of the underprivileged.

Vishnu Polagani

Mr.Vishnu is a proud father of two and very passionate about making a world a better place for upcoming generations. He strongly believes in value of education in uplifting a person and his/her near and dear. Losing his father at a young age, with the support from his family/friends continued his pursuit for higher education and earned a Master's in Info Systems @ Eastern Michigan University. He firmly believes in supporting every student who wants to make it big and is constrained with situations not in his/her hand. Vishnu is a founding donor of organizations such as "Sankara Eye Foundation" ( which offers free eye surgeries to poor and is involved with an age care foundation called Sneha Sandhya(

Kalyan Sakthi

Vice President Information Technology at DHL USA. Lives in Columbus, OH

Mr. Kalyan received his M.B.A from Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago, IL