Meet the "Diversity, Inclusion, and Raising Resilient Kids in Our Community" Panelists:
Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH
Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, is board-certified in pediatrics and the first physician in Connecticut to achieve board certification in obesity medicine. She founded the Lifestyle Medicine Center in Stamford to treat children with excess weight and nutrition issues and works with the child and parent in addressing the underlying causes of weight issues. Dr. Mathur is also the medical director of the Medical Home Initiative in Southwestern Connecticut and co-chair of the Medical Home Advisory Council for the State of Connecticut. She practices at Stamford Hospital and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Mathur received her MBBS degree and MD Pediatrics from Moti Lal Neru Medical College and a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. She and her family are long-time Greenwich residents.
Rachel Jean-Baptiste, PhD
Rachel Jean-Baptiste, PhD is Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at King School in Stamford, Ct., author, and scholar. She is an experienced higher education and K-12 and administrator focused on inclusive educational excellence. Dr. Jean-Baptiste is also a professor in African and global history and has worked in education in the U.S. and Europe. She has published books and articles on the history of sexuality, gender and women, and race in francophone African history. Dr. Jean-Baptisite has a M.A. and a Ph.D from Stanford University and an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College.
Sunitha Prasannakumar, LCSW
Sunitha Prasannakumar is a licensed clinical social worker who has counseled children and adolescents from a cross-section of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds on racism bullying, depression, anxiety, eating and body disorders for 15 years. Since 2017, Ms. Prasannakumar has been working with children in pre-K through high school and their families at Northside Center for Early Childhood Development in Harlem. Ms. Prasannakumar’s focus is to help children with self-esteem and self-image issues grow into confident and loving young adults. Ms. Prasannakumar received a master’s in social work from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. She lives in Greenwich with her husband and daughter who attends ICC classes.