The HUGGS team in India is comprised of an administrator, a coordinator, and tutors. Also on the team are a consultant and an on-call doctor.
David Benjamin of SNEHA (Society for Nurture, Education and Health Activities), a registered Indian NGO, is the Indian Administrator for HUGGS Canada. A mechanical engineer by training, David brings to HUGGS many years of experience in NGO administration. He also manages the Bridge of Hope in Gotlam, Andhra Pradesh.
Full-time HUGGS Coordinator Madhu Latha has a Masters in Social Work. She enjoys her responsibilities and goes beyond the call of duty in her dedication to HUGGS, taking a personal interest in the students and initiating innovative programs.
Krishnaveni, an Assistant Tutor, is also a HUGGS graduate and has a B.Sc. She has since completed M.Sc. in Math
Dr. John David is an ophthalmologist who spent nearly 20 years at the Arogyavaram Eye Hospital in Sompeta, near Vizag. He has been a consultant with HUGGS since 2007.
Dr. Syamala works at the King George Hospital in Vizag and also mentors medical students. She brings to HUGGS a genuine caring spirit for each student.