Global Deaf Aid Foundation, inc

Global Deaf Aid Foundation, inc is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our team is a diverse group of passionate individuals committed to seeing a world where Deaf people and their native signed languages are not only respected, but revered. We promote these endeavors by utilizing the latest technology and humanitarian efforts to improve the lives of the people we serve.

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© GDAF Non Profit organization (501c3) 2019-2020

Who are we


Global Board of Directors

Karunya Samuel


Bunmi Aina

Board Vice President

Younghae Park-Palabrica

Board Secretary
Board Treasurer

Kent Babson


Global Advisory At-Large Board Members

Dr. Johnette Hartnett

Advisory Board Member

Wayne Betts, Jr 

Advisory Board Member

David Birnbaum

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Steven D. Collins

Advisory Board Member

David De Keyzer

Advisory Board Member

Global Executive Team

Kavita Pipalia

Executive Director

Philippe Berthe

Financial Director

Global Strategy, Research & Development Team

Erica Taylor

Claire Sternberg

Jill Sege


Global Multimedia & Technology 

Rivaj Ramjugernath

Roger Vass

International Coordinators (IC)


Ayesha Ramjugernath

South Africa

Atiyah Asmal

South Africa

Fernanda De Araujo Machado


Leonardo Castilho


Abha Bisht


Ashish Doval