In Honor of Dr. Ramesh Kumar

Those who live for others live forever.


Mission Statement

The Dr. Ramesh Kumar foundation is dedicated to eliminating the barriers of financial burden on individuals and families in need of medical treatment, and also advocating for programs of medical research and education.

Over $200,000.00 Raised!!

About Ramesh

Dr. Ramesh Kumar was unforgettable to every person that had the honor of meeting him. His dynamic personality, huge smile, and kind heart touched all his friends and family. Ramesh had the amazing ability to give you his undivided attention, and make you feel like the most important person in the world. He was outgoing, generous, yet humble. He was taken from us much too soon at the age of 32, but true to Ramesh’s personality, we want to continue his legacy by helping those less fortunate, and donating in his name to causes and associations that were important to him.

Ramesh was an accomplished physician,

a resident in Urology at Henry Ford Hospital, attended Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India, Boston University, and Cranbrook-Kingswood High School. He grew up in the loving community of Saginaw, Michigan, USA.

He is the son of Dr. Narendra and Minni Kumar from Saginaw, Michigan. Ramesh will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. His family and friends have created a nonprofit foundation in his honor, to continue his legacy of kindness, generosity and unselfish giving.


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

Sarada Das
President, Board Member
Sarada is Ramesh’s older sister and only sibling. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a Masters in Healthcare Administration. She lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband and two children.
Benjamin Arnold
Chief Marketing Officer, Board Member
Ben Arnold 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.
Dr. Kavitha Ramalingam
Secretary, Board Member
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.
Jason Sulen
Chief Financial Officer, Board Member
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.
Mason G. Kashat
Vice President, Board Member
Mason G. 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.
Dr. Jay Mohan
Chief Operating Officer, Board Member
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.
Anthony Provenzano
Board Member
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.
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
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.



Contact Us

Please feel free to complete the contact form, call us at 212-931-6852 or email us at

Mailing address: P.O. Box 5365,
Saginaw, MI 48603

We hope that those involved and in support of The Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation look at the world with kindness, and that they help others without expectation for something in return. We hope they will be ambassadors of Ramesh to continue his legacy of humanity, generosity and unselfish giving. We have no doubt that Ramesh would have been immensely proud of the work that is being done in his name.

We have currently raised over $200,000!