Current Board of Directors
Dr. Keyzom Bhutti, Founding Director
Dr. Bhutti and her parents left Tibet and resettled in Darjeeling, India when she was a child. She then joined the Central School for Tibetans in Darjeeling. After graduation, she attended the Tibetan Medical Institute in Dharamsala, India. Keyzom Bhutti studied there for seven years and received her Tibetan medical degree.
With great determination and after many struggles she was finally able to establish a new Tibetan medical branch Institute.Tibetan medicine was non-existent in Darjeeling during those days. Dr. Keyzom Bhutti then served the community there for twenty-five years.
In 1992, the United States government was very kind to the Tibetan people. One-thousand Tibetans were given the opportunity to legally immigrate. Out of each family one member was given a visa. Dr. Bhutti’s husband was one of them and it took six years for Amjee and her two children to join her husband in the United States. At present she practices Tibetan Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kath Weston, Co-founder
Kath Weston’s current work focuses on political economy, political ecology and environmental issues, historical anthropology, and science studies. She has also published widely on kinship, gender, and sexuality. Before coming to the University of Virginia, she taught at Harvard University and Arizona State University. She has also served as a Visiting Professor at Cambridge University, the University of Tokyo, Brandeis University, Wellesley College, and Olin College.
Dr. Weston has conducted fieldwork and archival research in North America, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. She is a longtime member of the National Writers Union and the author of multiple books.
Dr. Geeta Patel, Co-founder
Geeta Patel is a Professor at the University of Virginia, with three degrees in science and a doctorate from Columbia University, NY in inter-disciplinary South Asian Studies (in Sanskrit and Urdu). She has published widely in both academic and popular venues on the collusive conundrums posed by bringing gender, nation, sexuality, finance, science, media, capital, and aesthetics together, and translated lyric and prose from Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi and Braj
Steve Cabana, Human Resource Consultant
If you are interested in volunteering for the Tibet Elderly Help please contact us at the address and phone below:
Tibet Elderly Help
13 Harrison Street
Somerville, MA 02143
+1 (617) 257-4245