Team of Doctors and Health Workers
Comprehensive community mental health care initiative

"Project Maanasi" at Mugalur village is a joint humanitarian initiative by "Rotary Bangalore Midtown, India","Rotary Howard West, Baltimore, USA" and St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India to provide quality community mental health care in rural southern India.

Dr. Geetha Jayaram

Dr. Geetha Jayaram, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. She has an MBA and is interested in health services research. Dr. Jayaram has presented at many national and international meetings and has lectured throughout the country. She is involved in patient care, teaching and research. Her administrative focus is to improve the quality of health care for patients. She is an active Rotarian, and the member of The Rotary club of Howard West, Baltimore, USA.

Dr. K. Srinivasan

Dr K Srinivasan is currently is the Dean, St. John's Medical College; Head, Division of Mental Health and Neurosciences and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St. Johns Medical College Hospital. He has been practising psychiatrist for well over 30 years and is associated with offering community based psychiatric services at MUGULUR, a rural community health center of St. John’s Medical College.He has keen interest in community based initiatives in offering mental health care services.

Dr. Bobby Joseph

Prof. Bobby Joseph started his medical career as a student of St. John’s Medical College in the year 1984. After completing his MBBS, he worked for two years in a tribal region of Wayanad District in Kerala. He joined the Department of Community Health at St. John’s as a Tutor in 1992, completed his MD and DNB while working as a junior faculty member. In due course he became a full Professor in the year 2006. Prof. Bobby Joseph currently heads the Department of Community Health at the St. John’s Medical College.

Dr. Johnson Pradeep

Dr. R. Johnson Pradeep is currently working as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore. He has completed graduation in 1998 and post graduation (Psychiatry) in 2005 from St. John’s Medical College and Hospital. One of his areas of interest is Addiction Psychiatry and he has few scientific publications in the area. Further, he hopes to establish a preventive adolescent clinic for Addiction related problems. He completed a project on iron deficiency in ADHD children funded by the St. John’s Medical College, Research Society.

Dr. Ramakrishna Goud

Dr. B. Ramakrishna Goud is an Additional Professor at Department of Community Health, St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru. He teaches Community Medicine and Public Health for medical and nursing undergraduates and postgraduates along with sessions for health care management students. He has graduated from Sri Dev Raj Urs University, Kolar, Karnataka state and completed post-graduation in Community Medicine from MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru. He is working at St. John’s Medical College since the year 2002 and this being his second stint at St. John’s.

Message from the Chairman,
Maanasi Committee

The “Maanasi Model” has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) as one of the models for providing effective mental health care in developing nations. Let's adopt this in our community , society and villages and help millions of of our needy patients.

- Ramesh Bulchandani

Project Maanasi Committee Team: Rotary Bangalore Midtown
  • Mr. Ramesh Bulchandani - Chairman RY 2016-17
  • Mr. Ajay Goel - Advisor
  • Mr. F R Singhvi
  • Mr. G S Bhaskar
  • Mr. Rajeev Sikka
  • Ms. Nishu Jouhari
  • Mr. Deepak Poddar
  • Mr. Jayanth M Pattanshetti
  • Mr. M C Agarwal
  • Mr. Varadu Seshamani
  • Mr. Prasad R V
  • Mr. Trinadh L
  • Mr. Varadan P
Message from
Dr. Geetha Jayaram

The humanitarian work of Rotary consists of three Cs:

  • a Cause or concern
  • a Critical solution or intervention
  • and a Credible team to execute the solution.
The Maanasi project is an example of such life giving work.

- Dr. Geetha Jayaram

Project Maanasi Committee Team: Rotary Howard West
  • Dr. Geetha Jayaram - Chair and Director
  • PDG Mr. Jayaram Kumar
  • Mr. Chuck Walsh - President