Naren Shah: Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador
By Space Coast Daily // September 23, 2014
AMBASSADOR AWARDS GALA SET FOR NOV. 8
ABOVE VIDEO: In addition to his work with the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, Naren Shah is also active with IndiaFest, an annual event that not only raises awareness of the cultural and culinary riches of India, but also raises significant funds to help charities along the Space Coast as well as abroad.
Naren Shah Is Volunteer Executive Director of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation
Brevard County is blessed to count Naren Shah among its community leaders. As volunteer executive director of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, Shah works in tasks big and small to help this nonprofit accomplish its goal of providing healthcare to the poor here and abroad and of helping the next generation of healthcare professionals achieve their educational goals.
Since its inception, the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $1 million to assist, primarily through medical missions, the underserved in Brevard and around the world. The organization also raises funds for medical scholarships.
Shah is currently an active counselor for the Service Corps of Rewired Executives, or SCORE, which helps the local small business community thrive despite the many challenges it faces.
He advises potential small business owners on all aspects of running a business, from taxes, business plans and bank loans to product pricing, start-up needs and organizational best practices.
Shah is indeed the right man for the job, for in his 33-year career with Harris Corporation, Shah served as vice president of operations for one of the technology company’s major divisions.
After retiring from Harris, Shah struck out on his own, operating a software contract business from 1998 to 2004.
Earning a master’s degree graduate from Stanford University, Shah also worked with Stanford faculty doing research in advance communication applications.
In addition to his work with the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, Shah is also active with IndiaFest, an annual event that not only raises awareness of the cultural and culinary riches of India, but also raises significant funds to help charities along the Space Coast as well as abroad.
To date, IndiaFest has raised approximately $3 million dollars.
For 10 years, Shah served the Brevard IndoAmerican Medical and Dental Association, or BIMDA. Like the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, BIMDA has earned a well-deserved reputation for enriching the lives of people around the world.
Medical Expo and CME Symposium, like the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation, draws professionals from throughout Florida for its medical expos and symposiums. Funds from these events in turn are distributed to many local and national charities.
They also make it possible for students interested in pursuing medical careers to earn scholarships that will help make their dreams of being healers a reality.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR NOV. 1– 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $1.7 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of Mike Shah and many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the nine-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and Space Coast Daily.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Rosanne Cain, BSN; Barbara Carter; Tim Cerullo, CEO, Wuesthoff; Dr. Arvind Dhople; Dr. Rachel Fornes; Nina Gadodia; Michael Haridopolos; Dr. Heidar Heshmati; Dr. Irfan Imami; Edwin Loftin, R.N., V.P. Parrish Medical Center; Astronaut Jon MacBride; Dr. Patricia Manning; Judge Ali Majeed; Dr. Ashok Shah; Mike Shah; Naren Shah; Mr. and Mrs. William Terry; Susan Tindall; Dr. David Weldon; Bruce Wolters and Vitas Hospice.
Parrish Medical Center with CEO George Mikitarian, will also be recognized and honored with a Doctors Goodwill Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for their many years of support of the Doctors Goodwill Foundation charitable endeavors.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Oct/Nov 2014 special edition of Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
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