Michaela Cisney


Michaela is the founder of Priyam Global, and since 2011 has focused on understanding the lived experiences of children with disabilities and their families in low-income countries. She also works as a project manager for an early detection and early intervention program with a large international organization in Egypt.


Rani Anbazhagan

program manager

Rani provides in-country leadership for Priyam Global, including program management, development, and oversight of budgets. She contributes her years of experience in serving families of children with disabilities to coordinate program activities and ensure that family needs are met. Rani is also the founder of Hope Special School, Priyam Global's key partner.


Gereena John

program coordinator

Gereena is a recent MSW graduate who joined Priyam Global in November 2107



Board of directors

Catherine M. Sherwood-Laughlin, PhD, MPH Clinical Professor at Indiana University; Director of MPH Program at Indiana University-Bloomington

Beth Gazley, PhD, Professor of Nonprofit Management at Indiana University; Director of Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program

Linda Henderson, MS Community relationships specialist at Indiana University School of Public Health, former State Representative for Indiana, 2016 candidate for Senator

Joshua Cisney, MPA/MSES Project developer, Renewable Energy at Hoosier Energy REMC

Michaela Cisney, MPH Priyam Global founder and CEO