Jaya Basu

President (Promise Worldwide)

Jaya moved with her family to the US in 1995, with no more than a few packed bags. While she decided to stay home to raise her children, her entrepreneurial husband went on to start a company. She has been an active member of the Bay Area Indian Community and has actively participated in many activities including directing and staging 4 theatrical plays. Jaya founded the Promise World Wide non-profit organization ten years ago, to help underprivileged children in the world, starting the project in India. She has organized funding drives and raised money from her family, friends, from the Los Gatos Rotary Club and from socialites all over California.

Lynne Woodward

Vice President (Promise Worldwide)

Lynne Woodward, LCSW has recently been appointed to the Promise Worldwide Board of Directors and will serve as the board's Vice-President.  Ms.Woodward has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare.  She has enjoyed an extensive career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has focused on issues relating to Child Welfare throughout her 46 years of social work experience in the community.  She has been employed by public and private agencies as well as local schools and colleges.  She has been self-employed in her own clinical  practice for the past twenty-six years.  Her practice affords her the opportunity to provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.  She has many years of leadership experience, having served as President of several non-profit Board of Directors, as Chair of the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission and as an active member of the Rotary Club of Los Gatos.

Madhu Mukherjee

Vice President (Promise Worldwide)

Overcoming obstacles and failures is part of everyone's journey and Madhu's journey is no different. Coming from a humble background she got the opportunity to complete her Masters in Computer Engineering from the USA and during her program days, she fell in love with the country and decided to make it her home. After graduation, she pursued different roles in various industries and currently, she is fulfilling her dream of pursuing an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management.  She feels she is blessed that she was given this opportunity but there are many like her who are still waiting to get the support they need to flourish in life. Her life’s purpose is to use her own personal transformation to help transform others. She believes our selfless service to the world will create our place in the human chain of love shown by people who came before us and by people who will follow us.  She is actively working for girl child education and to be an ambassador against girl child discrimination.

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