Advisory Board

Kanchan Kabad, MBA

With an undergraduate degree in Clothing and Textiles from India, Kanchan came to United States in 1982 for her MBA. While working for the Drama Department at the University of Houston from 1986 to 1995, she managed 6 to 8 students and staff in the design and production of costumes for the plays of the Drama Department including the Houston Shakespeare Festival. In 1995 she joined her husband Jay at Jaykay Wealth Advisors Inc. As Vice President of Operations, she manages the accounting, payroll and compliance functions for the company. Her passion for the Arts continues as she volunteers her time at many community and social organizations in Houston.

V.K. Dorai, Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A., B.E.

Dr. Dorai has over 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. His research interest is in the area of quality of life and measurement of health outcomes. He has a Ph.D. from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has been a member of the research team focusing on patient safety at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and of rapid cycle improvements in glucose management protocols of the UT system wide ICU Collaborative. He has also been a member of the research team at the Center for Research in Minority Health at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center focusing on the health needs of South Asians living in the USA. Since 2006 he has served as a member of the Health Disparities Index Initiative / Community Electronic Record and the HDI Indicator Working Group, Health Disparities Index Initiative, both organized by the Texas Department State Health Services.

Gayathri Kongovi, MS

Gayathri Kongovi is an active community volunteer. After retiring from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, she has played a key role in developing the Indian American Cancer Network and to promote prevention and early detection of cancer.

Gayatri Kapoor

Gaytri Kapoor was trained as an engineer in India. However, she chose a career in nonprofit to serve people. For the past 13 years, she has served as a Community Engagement Representative and a Donor Contact Representative for Be the Match, Gulf Coast. Gaytri is the program champion for IACAN’s Marrow program.