Mr. Ravi Padmanabhan is the founding President of Hi 5 Youth Foundation USA. He is an engineer by profession and has lived in the bay area for the last 30 years. He is an avid sports enthusiast who has played university level cricket. His primary interests are cricket, tennis and basketball around which he plans his travels and vacations. His association with Hi 5 started after his visit to Mumbai where he witnessed the impact basketball was making on orphaned and underprivileged children.
Radhika was a senior technology executive known for driving vision for high-tech/Internet companies. She was strong at creating vision, building infrastructure, assembling passionate teams, and delivering results. Radhika had 30-plus years leading top-notch teams, making breakthroughs in technologies with commercial successes at Cisco, Novell, and Siemens. Radhika was the VP Engineering and Co-founder at Suquino Inc., a healthcare startup in the Bay Area. Radhika valued the time she spent giving back to the community and was actively involved with Jeena, organization that supports special needs children in the local community in addition to Hi5 Youth Foundation.
Raghu Srinivasan joined Hi 5 a few years ago. He has worked in the semiconductor industry in various engineering and operational roles over the last 35 plus years in large and start-up organizations. Has been a resident of the bay area for all those years. Being an avid sports fan his interest was piqued in understanding Hi5's approach and saw it as a great opportunity to contribute in giving back to the community. The idea of encouraging and assisting underprivileged children to see a path towards a better life through discipline, dedication and academics, while using sports as the primary medium of growth thus helping build a strong foundation in the community. His other interests are Reading, Old western TV shows, Hiking and Traveling.
I'm driven by Hi 5's mission of empowering kids through sports - developing self esteem and teaching them to aspire higher things in life. I'm thankful to be involved with Hi 5 after having been in other non-profit organizations. In my spare time, you can find me either listening to music or watching comedy scenes on YouTube and getting my daily share of laughter.