Executive Members

Pavan Raj Gowda – Founder and Principal Lead

Pavan founded this organization when he was only 8 years old. He is a very passionate environmentalist, and an author of two children books – “Two Tales from a kid“, and “Geckoboy – The Battle of Fracking“. At age 12, he became a professional member of NAAEE (North America Association of Environmental Education).

He is a Climate Leader and Mentor, and also a member of American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS). He served as the Principal Lead and worked along with others as a great team player.

He founded the Green Kids Conference, and is a very dynamic public speaker.

UPDATE (08/2018): Pavan has joined college and would no longer be able to serve the organization.

Email: info(at)greenkidsnow.org

  Shanti Balaraman – President and CEO:

As the president and the chief executive officer of the incorporation; her duties are to preside at all meetings of the members and of the board; shall have the general management of the affairs of the incorporation and sees that all orders and resolutions of the board are carried into effect.

Shanti Balaraman is an accomplished IT professional, Cyber-Security and Environmental Sustainability champion, with more than 20 years of Enterprise experience. Shanti is passionate about Transformative Education in K-12 education system, with a clear vision on how to prepare students beyond their classroom, with the skillsets they need to be successful in the 21st century.

She is dedicated to helping kids become “responsible” innovators, leaders, and citizens.

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Email: president(at)greenkidsnow.org


Madhavee Buddhikot – Treasurer and Executive Director – Lead for Science Research and Content Creation, and Co-leads Jr, Scientists and Innovators competition:

As a treasurer she manages the financial conditions and responsibilities of the incorporation, and co-leads our Science and Innovation program. She holds Ph.D (Biochemistry) and is an experienced researcher. Currently, she is a Technical Support Lead at Molecular Devices, LLC.

She is passionate about teaching science to kids.


Vinutha Hosahalli – General Secretary and Executive Director – Lead for Environmental Art exhibit, and Co-Lead for Community events planning:

As the secretary she manages book keeping and communications as assigned, and leads our awareness efforts at schools. She holds MS in Environmental Engineering. Experienced in water quality sampling/testing and waste water treatment. She has great research experience in Recycle & Reuse of biodegradable waste.

She enjoys teaching kids.


Reena Johar – Board Member – Lead for Community Organizations Outreach and Co-Lead for General Fundraising:

Rini Johar has been a holistic practitioner a homeopathic expert, and health speaker for more than 20 yrs. in the bay area and India. She teaches homeopathy, Ayurveda, metaphysical aura/ chakra. She is a global practitioner Siddhi and has written books in Homeopathy, Aura healing and has been interviewed in all the major radio stations and tv’s globally.

She is very passionate about understanding our connection with nature, and enjoys working with children.




Amita Gowda – Youth Board Advisor:

Amita became the youth board advisor at 9 years old. She has been a passionate volunteer, and is an excellent public speaker.

She raises awareness on various environmental topics :

  1. Plastic Caps
  2. Alternate Farming Methods – Hydroponics
  3. Alternate Resources of energy
  4. Food Choices & Healthy Living
  5. Food Addiction