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Executive Board
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Benny Tillman, President

Benny J Tillman (Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa) is the current president of VFA, he is also the first African American President of VFA. He is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness). He lives in the USA.


Raj Sampath, Secretary

Raj Sampath is a professor in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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Vijai G, Treasurer

Vijai G is one of the founders of VFA. He is an engineer by profession working in the telecommunications industry. He is involved in several service activities, especially those pertaining to knowledge. He lives in the USA.

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Sankirtana Das (aka Andy Fraenkel), Director

Andy Fraenkel (aka Sankirtana Das) is a sacred  storyteller, award-winning author, and workshop leader. He is a recipient of a West Virginia Artist Fellowship Award and is on the roster of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History. He has performed and offered workshops in a wide variety of venues: schools, colleges, churches, libraries, and museums.
He has presented the Vedic stories and teachings at numerous conferences and special events, including  Parliament of the World’s Religions Centennial Event
(1993), Revisiting Indus-Sarasvati Civilization & Ancient India (1996), Religious
Communications Congress (2000), Dharma Conference (2003), the National Storytelling Conference (2006), and Unity Day at the FBI Center, WV (2006).

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Vijay Pallod, Director

Vijay Pallod has been active with VFA past 10 years. He is a Hindu volunteer with Houston for over 30 years. He is involved with the Interfaith Ministry for over a decade and has been promoting the International Day of Yoga since its inception. He has been honored with the ICC Award for Community Service, the IACCGH Outstanding Community Service of the Year Award. He practices Yoga and meditates daily.

Management Team


Shanti Keshavi, Cultural Director

Keshav Fulbrook, Youth Director


Prakash Srivastava, Global IT Director

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