The Nepal Ambulance Service was created by a group of committed volunteers. NAS’s volunteer pool includes a wide spectrum of Kathmandu professionals ranging from local physicians, educators, members of international non-governmental organizations, local businesses and hospital executives. As a non-profit organization, NAS relies on these individuals to contribute their expertise and energy.
Ranjit Acharya started his working career early founding Prisma Advertising in 1991, at the age of 21. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Nepal’s most aggressively growing creative advertising agency Prisma Advertising. With a team of 50 young professionals the agency has won many national advertising awards including BEST AGENCY OF THE YEAR for past four consecutive years.
He recently managed a national PEACE campaign for the Asia Foundation-USAID, which has been instrumental in bringing conflict resolution to afflicted areas of the country. Mr. Acharya is a member of Rotary International.
Mr. Om Rajbhandary has over 30 years of successful sales and marketing excellence with several business ownerships to his credit.
He is the Executive Chairman of Brihat Group. He serves as the Chairman in The Comfort Housing Pvt. Ltd and founding chairman as well as promoter of CE Construction Pvt. Ltd.
He is a President of Urban Development Forum at the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and Executive Committee Member of FNCCI, Canada-Nepal Business and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). He is also member of Green Homes Project Coordination Committee, UN-HABITAT "for a better urban future" and a member of Water Supply Management Board (KVWSMB) of the Government of Nepal.
He is actively involved in the social organization like the Nepal Ambulance Service as a president and in Hospice Nepal as a General Secretary as well as Administration Director.
He has been honored with many national and international awards.
Dr. Paras is Hospital Director of Patan Hospital. He is an internist with keen interest in emergency medicine working at Patan Hospital.
He is also the coordinator of a rural health promotion program dedicated to improving health care in remote areas of Lalitpur.
Sharada Bhakta Ranjit is Deputy Inspector General (Retired) of Nepal Police where he served nearly 28 years. He is well conversant with security and risk management issues including security planning and monitoring. Having served as a senior police officer during Nepal’s decade long insurgency, he also has considerable first hand experience with armed conflict.
Mr. Ranjit also has international field experience as a UN peace keeper deployed in Haiti and Afghanistan. He is currently working as a security advisor and consultant to a number of private firms in Kathmandu and is also active in a number of social service activities including the Community Police Service Group of Kalimati and as Vice President of Club 50.
Neeva Mathema Pradhan is the past president, Daya Foundation. Her passion is in the area of community service and spans cultural and social segments internationally. She currently serves as Executive Member, Daya Foundation, Kathmandu Nepal, a non-profit organization with a vision to uplift Health, Education and Culture in Nepal since 2009.
She holds a degree in Masters in Management Science from Florida Institute of Technology USA. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Southern Illinois University as well as Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Loreto College, Darjeeling India. Her area of expertise is in Management Training and Lending and has worked at Federal Credit Unions for over fifteen years in Washington DC area. She served in senior management position in the capacity as Vice President of Lending and Marketing.
Ms. Pradhan has conducted development trainings in the United States and in Nepal since early 2000. A member of the American Management Association (AMA), Ms. Pradhan has conducted series of corporate trainings, workshops and talk programs at various institutions in the US and Nepal. Neeva is a Paul Harris Fellow with Kathmandu Mid Town Rotary and has been involved in many development projects particularly related to education and health.
In recent years she has provided stress management trainings to various segments in society internationally at hospitals, Banks, corporates and also to disadvantaged groups like the Bhutanese refugees entering the US. Shehas volunteered for The International Association For Human Values (IAHV) and the Art of Living Foundation, International non- profit organization based in Washington DC and in consultative status with the United Nations and The World Health Organization (WHO) since 2006 to conduct stress management workshops to corporations.
Recently Ms. Pradhan worked with the international organization, The World Forum Ethics in Business based in Brussels to help produce a souvenir book in Nepal, “The Ethical Self and Business Ethics”. The aim of this International Organization is to foster public and private solutions to development challenges to showcase how the private sector can generate economic returns while also solving societal problems.
True to her multicultural background, Ms. Pradhan has recently authored a book, “The Best of Both Worlds”, A Pioneer’s Perspective In Straddling East and West where she talks about diversity and balancing dual cultures. She has shared the advantages and challenges she encountered from her cross- cultural journey. She hopes it will provide some reference to youths and adults embarking on a similar journey in this global society.
Bijaya Mali is President of Chhatrapati Free Clinic. He is the creative force behind the transformation of the clinic from a humble first-aid center to a three-time nationally recognized community-run, non-profit charitable day hospital for the underprivileged and the needy.
As founding member-secretary of Kathmandu Ward 17 Disaster Management Committee, Mr. Mali raised community awareness about earthquake related disasters and provided First-aid and search & rescue training to young volunteers.
Mr. Mali is a former elected member of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Council and is active in community development work, the protection of heritage sites and use of clean energy.
A civil engineer by training, Mahesh Nakarmi has made a career of helping national governments and international and national institutions prepare and respond to natural disasters and other mass casualty events. Mr. Nakarmi is also co-founder of the National Society for Earthquake Technology and founding member of Health Care Foundation Nepal and its National Kidney Center (NKC).
At NKC he pioneered a Healthcare Waste Management Program which has been singled out by the World Health Organization (WHO)as a model approach to the problems of medical waste in developing countries. Mr. Nakarmi is also a WHO Certified Mass Casualty Management Instructor.
Dr. Gongal is Dean of Patan Academy of Health Sciences and served as Medical Director of Patan Hospital from 2006 - 2009. Dr. Gongal is a consultant surgeon.
He is also the founding Chair of the first palliative care centre in Nepal called Hospice Nepal and has been working to expand awareness about the nature of palliative care.
He also is the founding Chair of Primary Trauma Care Nepal which has been successfully running trauma training courses across the country for doctors and paramedics since 2003.
Retired Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police, Dr. Kulesh Thapa is a medical doctor affiliated with the Nepal Police Hospital for the last 23 years. His particular area of expertise is disaster management. Dr. Thapa also works as a trainer of pre-hospital emergency care and has extensive experience throughout South and South East Asia, and Africa working with UNDP and international NGOs.