Board of Directors
Touch-A-Life Foundation Leadership Team supports innovative ways to leverage technology to support donation and kindness.
Founder & CEO
Tej Gundavelli is a graduate of UC Berkeley and is currently working at PayPal. In the past, he has worked with various non-profit organizations such as Elefante Blanco and Sacred Heart Community Services to help the Bay Area's homeless community.
By working with school districts throughout the Bay Area, he hopes to use Touch-A-Life Foundation to help homeless students in the Bay Area by working with high school students, working professionals, and several corporations and institutions who would like to use their resources in ways that will be beneficial to the local homeless student community.
Founder & CFO
As a student at Notre Dame High School, Trisha has developed a passion for animal rights and wildlife protection. She has helped to expand the scope of Touch-A-Life Foundation to support outreach to animal shelters and animal protection charities particularly in the Bay Area where there is a true need. Additionally, she hopes to lead the charge to raise awareness of endangered species, protecting their habitats and developing ways to sustain safe spaces for wildlife to grow and flourish.
Board of Director
Veena Gundavelli is the founder and CEO of Emagia, a leader in order-to-cash automation solutions. Emagia's AI-powered Digital Order-to-Cash Platform includes Gia, the next generation digital workforce and an integrated automation platform for the human workforce to manage the operations. With over 25 years of experience in finance technologies, Veena is a Silicon Valley-based technology enthusiast.
She is the recipient of multiple awards for her thought leadership, visionary ideas and her high-impact disruptive technological innovations advancing the future of finance and order-to-cash in the digital age.
Over a decade, Emagia solutions have empowered many shared services around the world to turn order-to-cash as their competitive advantage.
Board of Director
Sai Gundavelli is the Founder and CEO of Solix Technologies, Inc. Mr. Gundavelli is responsible for the company’s overall vision and strategic direction. Under his leadership, Solix Technologies pioneered the concept of Enterprise Data Management, providing the first worldwide infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments of Enterprise Data (Structured and Unstructured).
Mr. Gundavelli has a proven track record in recognizing and quickly responding to the requirements of the high-technology marketplace. Prior to founding Solix Technologies Inc., he spearheaded several strategic initiatives in Enterprise Application areas at companies like CISCO Systems and Arix Corp.
Mr. Gundavelli is a member of the Churchill Club, TIE Charter, and NASSCOM. He is a business and technology thought leader and a distinguished speaker in many forums. He holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from University of Oklahoma and Bachelor’s from Osmania University.
Board of Director
William Ottman is an American Internet entrepreneur and freedom of information activist based in New York City, best known as the CEO and co-founder of Minds.
Ottman pursued English and music at the University of Vermont. In 2010, he worked as director of marketing at Gathering of the Vibes Music and Arts Festival.
In 2011, Ottman co-founded Minds, an open source social networking platform that launched to the public in June 2015.He is also an advisor at Code to Inspire.
In 2015, The Boston Global Forum honored Ottman as a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow.
Board of Advisors
Founder & President of EnDyna Inc.
Board Member of: TiE Global Board of Trustee, TiE-DC, and WHEELS Global Foundation
Dr. Siddhanti founded EnDyna following a successful 15-year career with leading consulting firms. A nationally recognized expert in risk assessment and management, Dr. Siddhanti has supported the US Environmental Protection Agency's radiation, waste management, Superfund, drinking water, and pesticide programs. She has also worked extensively with the states, other federal agencies, and multilateral organizations to develop regulations, policy, guidance, market-based approaches to environmental protection, and training.
Dr. Siddhanti joins Touch-A-Life Foundation as a board advisor to help expand our mission of connecting people in need with those willing to give. She will focus on driving the e-commerce ecosystem - providing a platform for the underprivileged to sell their goods and help raise funds for themselves.