Council for Ayurveda Credentialing (CAC)
Advisory Board
The Council of Ayurveda Credentialing has an experienced, knowledgeable and distinguished list of
advisors composed of both Ayurveda-affiliated Professionals with extensive knowledge on Accreditation,
as well as and Non-Ayurveda-affiliated Professionals who have both offered non-binding, strategic advice
on building Ayurveda Education and maintaining our business structure. 
 We value their high standards and thank them for their role in offering informed guidance.

Robert J. Mather 

Accreditation Auditor, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and Director/Client Services Director at SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives - US Small Business Administration). Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, M.Ed. Rehabilitation Counseling, 1968; B.S. in Education, 1965.  Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), (retired) after 35 years of auditing, surveying & accrediting 100+ rehabilitation facilities in USA and Canada.  

1989 - 2003 President/CEO - Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh PA.  Restructured bylaws and board of directors,  developed Vision and strategic plan for success, adopted a new mission, the name was changed, the facilities and equipment were upgraded, the budget was balanced, the net assets increased from $3 to 10$ million,  the number of persons served increased 300%, the organization became nationally accredited and new social ventures with industry were developed. Job responsibilities in 3 years before retirement.

Pierpaolo Mangeruga

Field Operations Mgr, Mentor at SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives - US Small Business Administration) Offering mentoring services to Small Businesses and Start-ups.  International hands-on IT Senior Leader with experience and passion in building, leading and growing multi-cultural/multi-national teams in order to re-new Systems and related Business Processes, maintain fundamental legacy systems and balancing investments with running costs, optimizing service levels and making sure the overall Company systems and infrastructure run smoothly.  15+ years of senior leadership serving as executive in Poland, Italy, Brazil, USA, China for a large Corporation and as CIO of multinationals in Poland, Italy and Brazil. Fluently speaking Italian, English, Portuguese. French.   IT & Engineering Director Sattvic Sage Solutions LLC - Phoenix, AZ  2015/Present, Owner at Interactive Consulting Solutions Phoenix, AZ, 2011/present, Senior Director IT International Operations at Iveco - Turin, Italy 2010/2011, Senior Director - IT at CNH LLC - Burr Ridge, IL 2006/2009, CIO at CNH Latin America - Curitiba, Brazil 2004/2006,  CIO at Fiat Hitachi - Turin, Italy 2000/2003, CIO at Bizon/New Holland Poland - Plock, Poland 1998/1999, New Holland Information Systems & Solution Delivery and Business Development - Europewide 1997/1998, IT Manager at Fiat Avio - Turin, Italy 1990/1997.

Ty Marinkov, CPA

Earned his bachelors from New York University in 2005 and  his Maters in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in 2013. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Marinkov's work experience includes several years serving in various accounting roles at private and public higher education institutions. He is currently the corporate controller for an international branding agency headquartered in Miami, Florida. 

Anne Wright Fiero, Senior Attorney & Strategist

Co-Chair of Research & Development Committee, U.S./Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission

Innovation Working Group, U.S. Department of State
Panelist, Women and Technology Law: Is there a Silicon Ceiling? University of Chicago Law School
Conference Panelist, Emerging Strategies for Emerging Markets, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business


Vd. Aparna Bapat, BAMS

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH,MD, AWHC, PhD 

Dr. (Vaidya) Anupama KizhakkeVeettil BAMS, MAOM, LAc PhD(c)

Vd. Vijay Singh Chauhan, BAMS, MD(Ayu)


Dr. Phillip Cottingham, ND, BHSc, Grad Dip HSc (Herbal Medicine), Dip. Hom, Dip. Mass.

Vd. Deepika Gunawant, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

Vaidya GG Gangadharan

Vaidya KT Jayakrishnan, BAMS

Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS

Dr. (Vaidya) Vinod Kumar Joshi, BAMS, MD(Ay), PhD

Dr. (Vaidya) Krishna Upadhyaya Karinje, BSAM, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ay)

Dr. (Vaidya) Subhash Ranade, BAMS, PhD (Ayu) 

Sebastian Pole, Lic OHM, Ayur HC, MAPA, MRCHM, MURHP

Padmashree PR Krishnakumar   Managing Director, The AVP Group (Coimbatore)

Dr. (Vaidya) Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc  

​Dr. (Vaidya) Rangesh Paramesh R., BSAM, MD(Ayu)

Hema Patankar

Dr. (Vaidya) Ashwinikumar Raut, BAMS, MD(Ayu) ​Director, Clinical Research & IntegrativeMedicineMRC-KHS, Mumbai. Dr.

Dr. (Vaidya) Vivek Shanbhag, BAMS, MD (Ayu), ND

Kiran Vyas

Dr. Antonio Morandi, MD


Dr (Vaidya) Prapanch, BAMS

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