The Board

Dr. Ramesh’s Lasting Team


Our Board is comprised of individuals with a passionate commitment to help us achieve our mission and goals.

We are friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances of Dr. Ramesh from New York City, Utica, Royal Oak, Saginaw, Ann Arbor and Chicago that have come together to form a foundation to honor our friend.

More than anything, we are change-makers determined to cement Ramesh’s lasting legacy into the world.

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Mason Kashat Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Mason G. Kashat


Mason Kashat is a Fund Manager at Premium Merchant Funding, a Wall Street based firm focusing on the growth of micro companies throughout the country. Mason and Ramesh met in 2002 through Dr. Jay Mohan. They became close friends through the previous 15 years. Ramesh was scheduled to be the Best Man for Mason’s wedding in September 2017.

Benjamin Arnold Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Benjamin Arnold

Chief Marketing Officer

Ben received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Business Marketing from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. He is currently employed as a Funding Specialist for Premium Merchant Funding, a Wall Street based lending institution, and oversees a satellite office in Southfield, MI. Ben met Ramesh over 20 years ago playing tennis at the Saginaw Country Club and they have been close friends ever since.

Jay Mohan Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Dr. Jay Mohan

Vice President

Jay Mohan D.O. is a board certified Internal Medicine physician currently pursing advanced training in Cardiology at McLaren Macomb Regional Hospital. Ramesh and Jay have been friends since both their parents moved to Michigan from India in the 1980s. Ramesh was Jay’s best man in his wedding and they have remained close throughout the years.

Kavitha Ramalingam Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Dr. Kavitha Ramalingam


Kavitha Ramalingam is a dentist currently residing in Chicago, IL. Ramesh and Kavitha met 12 years ago, during their time at AIMS in Kochi, India while they were both, in med school and dental school respectively, and have been best friends ever since.

Anthony Provenzano

Anthony Provenzano

Chief Operating Officer

Tony was a childhood friend of Dr. Ramesh Kumar. He is a graduate of Northwood University, where he studied Business Management and Marketing. He works for Morley Companies, Inc. in their National Sales Group. Tony is an active member of the Saginaw Fordney Club, which supports education, youth athletics and community welfare. Tony resides in his hometown of Saginaw, MI with his wife, Emily, and sons, Jack and Bode.

Jason Sulen Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Jason Sulen

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Sulen is a Tax Planning Specialist at Hantz Group in Ann Arbor, MI. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with dual degrees in Accounting & Business Management. Dr. Ramesh Kumar & Jason have been friends for the past 10 years and enjoyed many vacations together throughout the years.

Karun Nair Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Karun Nair

Board Member

Karun is Ramesh’s cousin from Okemos, Michigan. He is currently a 1st year Medical Student in Chicago. He attended The University of Michigan and wanted to follow in the footsteps of his cousin Dr. Ramesh Kumar.

Millet Mello Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

Millet Mello

Board Member

Millet Mello is an Engineer at General Motors in Warren, MI. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management Technology. Ramesh and Millet began their friendship ten years ago at a gathering of mutual friends and have enjoyed many laughs and “family” dinners along the way.