Management Team

T.K.M. Sandeep
Chief Executive Officer &
Chairman of the Board

T.K.M.Sandeep has more than two decades of experience in leading and managing the organisation for improving education and awareness. He is an inspiring speaker, mentor to the deaf young people.He founded DEF to achieve free barrier communication for the deaf by providing skills training to the deaf people. His area of expertise is leadership skills and uplifting deaf community in India.He applied to run with the Deaf Way Foundation as Computer Instructor and later promoted to South Regional Coordinator in Hyderabad and led up to training centers, i.e. Chennai and Vijayawada and was Ex- Treasurer of National Association of the Deaf.

He has been invited speaker at several states, regional and internal conferences. He has attended the Asia Pacific Representative Secretariat in the World Federation of the Deaf held in Nepal in 2008 and also Grassroots Advocacy International Leadership Training, Gallaudet University in USA in 2012. He underwent leadership training with able guidance of Dr Madan Vasishta of the Gallaudet University

He received awards from Smt Jayalalitha Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for being a topper of the St. Louis Institute for the Deaf in 1995, Deaf Achiever Award from Shri. Rangarajan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 2001 and Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of Secunderabad Cantonment in 2010

He sits on General Council Member of Indian Sign Language Research Training Centre.

Ms. Ramya Miryala
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Ramya Miryala comes with 13 years of relevant experience in liaisoning with donors, project implementing and Sign language Interpreting. She handled in various roles as Director of PR and Operations, Management, Project Manager, Sign language Interpreter and Trainer.She worked there as an Indian Sign Language Co-ordinator at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of the Hearing Handicapped (NIHH). Subsequently, she joined the Deaf Way Foundation in 2003 and she has been taking on the multiple functions of Program Coordinator, Public Relations Officer and Facilitators for the training plan.

She has been actively involved in several national level interventions and group discussions on topics concerning the Deaf community and interpreting at Courts, Government Officials.She is also networking with NGO’s and working with Tech Mahindra Foundation and National Small Industries Corporation.She has included in Creating Management systems and Processes for smooth operations in the organization, developing Communication material for the establishment

Ramya Miryala is Post Graduate in Social Work. She was awarded Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of Secunderabad Cantonment in 2014

S. Hari Hara Kumar
General Secretary &
Director –Academic

S. Hari Hara Kumar has 22 years experience of training in sign language and teaching English courses for the Deaf. His work experiences included in Train the Trainer, designing the curriculum, corporate sign language orientation.
He shaped as an architect for 12 years. He also was the Senior Demonstrator at the National Academy of Construction for 6 months and Indian Sign Language trainer at National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (NIHH) for 2 years, then he went as an Instructor for Architecture & English at the Deaf Way Foundation for 5 years.

He was the National Champion player in Table Tennis for the Deaf for three years: 1987, 1989 and 1991 in the Sub-Junior and Junior Boys’ categories and received medals in Volley Ball and Painting contest. He has received the Achiever’s Award from the Governor Shri. Rangarajan for excellence as an architect. He was also awarded the Helen Keller’s Award for Teacher’s in the year 2002.

Hari Hara Kumar is committed to delivering the impact of education and training to the deaf trainer.

P. Sai Srinivas
Head – Development (Hyderabad)

Malik Jasani
Head – Development (Hyderabad)

Head Programme (Hyderabad)

Shreyansh Mishra
Program Coordinator (indore)

Development Coordinator (Hyderabad)

Program Coordinator (Hyderabad)

Ajay Bhorge
Program Coordinator (Hyderabad)

Harish Bhatia
Program Coordinator (Mumbai)

Development Coordinator (Chennai)

A.Feroz Khan
Program Coordinator (Chennai)

Gaurav Muchhal
Development Coordinator (Indore)

John Peres
Academic Consultant (Delhi)

P.Uday Bhaskar
Academic Manager (Hyderabad)

Coordinator Coaching Centre (Hyderabad)

K.V.Mani Kumar
Senior Administrative Officer (Hyderabad)

Syed Abdul Hafeez
Technical Support (Hyderabad)

Coordinator VTP (Vijayawada)

Ganesh Lendve
Coordinator VTP (Mumbai)

Bambam Prasad
Coordinator VTP (Indore)

Assistant Coordinator VTP (Puducherry)

Assistant Coordinator VTP (Thanjavur and Trichy)

Senior Executive Officer – Adm (Hyderabad)

Rini Roychowdhury
Senior Executive Officer – HR (Hyderabad)

Accountant (Hyderabad)

V.Sunder Raju
Placement Coordinator (Hyderabad)

Web Designer (Hyderabad)

Mushtaq Mohd Khan
Developer Multimedia (Hyderabad)

Senior Artist (Hyderabad)

G.Manoj Varghese
Artist (Chennai)