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.

Avanish Singh

Promise Charitable Trust, India

Avanish Singh from Kolkata, India came in contact with his Guardian, Philosopher & his Best Friend, Jaya Basu in the year 2016, and Got impressed with her enthusiasm to support the society and do something or other for the underprivileged section of society.

With her guidance and inspiration, Avanish has been associated with PROMISE to support the cause and promises will continue to do so in the future too. 

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