Aradhana (Anna) Asava

Aradhana (Anna) Asava

Co-Founder, The Indian American Council

Aradhana (Anna) Asava is a results-oriented professional with an eye for creative problem solving, a proven track record of leading organization-wide transformational programs, and over 20 years of experience in the Global IT Industry. In 2009, Anna left corporate America to engage in impactful philanthropy.

Anna has built up significant experience giving time and resources in the nonprofit sector, including leading a nonprofit focused on children’s literacy in India, organizing donor and volunteer groups around humanitarian causes, and mobilizing an entire community around the issue of food insecurity across the U.S.

Anna co-founded the Indian American Council in 2017. Their campaign for hunger relief is called HungerMitao. Meaning wipe-out hunger, HungerMitao works to mobilize and galvanize the compassion and resources of the Indian American community around hunger in the USA. Starting with North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), this volunteer initiative has grown into a groundswell. HungerMitao is now operational at NTFB, Houston Food Bank, Food Bank for New York City, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and Seattle Food Lifeline. More than 10 million meals have been enabled so far through HungerMitao.