Dr. Shiv Prasad Kosta rose from humble beginnings to become the foremost scientist of India and the Group Director of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He collaborated closely with former Prime Minister Indira Ghandhi and former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam of India.
Dr. Kosta's life story has inspired millions of people. With over 140 publications and numerous inventions, Dr. Kosta is considered to be one of the most esteemed engineers alive today. His work is both humanitarian and scientific in nature, encouraging global health, cooperation, and peace.
Regarded as one of the world's most esteemed scientists alive today, Dr. Kosta developed India's first satellite, Aryabhata. Dr. Kosta has received a number of distinguished awards and recognition, including, but not limited to:
Dr. Kosta's Human Tissue-Based Electronic Circuit invention, if further developed, suggests intriguing applications for biomedical technologies and treatments. Potential applications of Dr. Kosta's research include disease detection and treatment, cyborg implants, human-machine interface, human health sensors, and digital signal processing. His work is hailed for laying the groundwork for Human-Machine Biological Interface.
Rachel Burchett collaborates with a team of established healthcare professionals as the Chief Operating Officer of Virginia Burchett Consulting in the Washington D.C. area. Rachel assists with the development and implementation of cutting edge technology and patient engagement solutions that improve patient care and optimize opportunities for clients in the areas of remote patient monitoring, chronic conditions management, behavioral health integration, transitional care management, and more.
Rachel is an advocate for children's rights, specifically a child's right to safety. Rachel has written a memoir. In July 2019, Rachel provided written testimony to the United States Senate in support of the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Rachel collaborated with the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN), America's largest anti-sexual violence organization, on this federal legislation. She works on other initiatives, such as training for federal investigators, and collaborates with highly respected officials.
As an admirer of science and literature, Rachel is humbled to author the biography of Dr. Shiv Prasad Kosta, former director of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), as appointed by Dr. Kosta. Regarded as one of the world's most esteemed scientists alive today, Dr. Kosta developed India's first satellite, Aryabhata, and collaborated closely with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam of India. Rachel looks forward to communicating his academic achievements to the world and inspiring others with his remarkable life story.
Rachel is pursuing additional opportunities in philanthropy, public speaking, coaching, and business.
VBurchett is honored to facilitate a sister city relationship between Rockville in Maryland, USA and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Affiliations between cities in the United States and other countries began shortly after 1945. The national focus was realized in 1956 by the People-to-People program initiated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Sister Cities International, incorporated in 1957, grew out of the People-to-People program. This organization is dedicated to providing the catalyst assisting the formation of new relationships, and acting as coordinator for communities to develop and further their sister city relationships. By 1996, Sister Cities International has assisted millions of people in more than 1,100 cities and towns across the United States in establishing links with over 2,000 communities in over 120 nations of the world.
Sister Cities International works with U.S. and global members on establishing new partnerships through the Cities Seeking Cities program. This program provides members with hand-in-hand assistance in researching potential partners, developing a line of communication through various channels, consulting in international protocol matters, and ultimately serving as a resources for any questions throughout the correspondence. For more information on the Cities Seeking Cities program please visit our website at http://sistercities.org/cities-seeking
Founder and Chief Executive Officer/Chief Compliance Officer, Virginia is an accomplished Healthcare Consulting Executive with thirty years experience in the Healthcare industry, including more than five years of consulting experience involving a vast range of industry matters, especially federal value-driven health legislation, public health, population health, national and state compliance, government healthcare programs/policy, quality initiatives, and health information technology.
She is an ambitious, innovative, and engaging leader and strategist with extensive experience nationally in the areas of program management, workflow design, implementation, financial management, organizational effectiveness, health education, and operations. Virginia is a highly experienced value-driven expert, with demonstrated ability to build relationships through collaboration and partnerships within and outside of the healthcare industry. Virginia supports the strategic alignment of business plans with the health care delivery system, improving processes, exceeding business growth expectations and drastically improving the satisfaction of clients, employees, unions, and management. She has detailed knowledge of related healthcare cost and affordability issues, health systems, health plans, all medical specialties, regulatory state and government agencies, and clinical operations (hospitals, labs and clinics).
Virginia connects technologies with world-class implementation and strategy to enable clients to maximize CPT code reimbursement, value-based care and risk sharing revenue as well as maximize patient, professional and caregiver engagement regardless of location. Virginia creates a connected community across the continuum of care by connecting the patient, caregiver and professional.
Project Manager for VBurchett Consulting, Hemant provides oversignt and project management for operations in India. He holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing and Mass Communications.
Apart from his current profession, Hemant has a keen interest in technology and has previously worked as a Learning & Development Expert. His work has been a vital part of organizations like Suzuki, Skoda, Tata Motors, Mahindra, Harley Davidson, Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Zee News, Nissan, just to name a few.
Besides providing project management of Dr. Kosta and Sister City initiatives between cities in the United States and India, Hemant’s core competencies also include, but are not limited to, product and process innovation.
In addition to his current work with VBurchett Consulting, Hemant is currently a Social Activist and an Independent Investigative Journalist in New Delhi, India.
Executive Research Associate for VBurchett Consulting, Arpita provides in-depth analysis of opportunities and collaboration with team members in India and the US. She holds a Bachelors in Commerce and is pursuing her Masters in Business Administration. Arpita is also in the process of obtaining a Chartered Accountant certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Arpita's core competencies include project coordination and research. She is a keen technology enthusiast with a good command of English and Hindi as her preferred languages.
In addition to her duties with VBurchett Consulting, Arpita is active in social issues affecting women and children in India and around the world.
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