Meet the Board 

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"CAAM’s Mission is to promote, protect, preserve & integrate the principles of Ayurveda, through exceptional education, professional practices, advancing industry research, increasing public awareness and being the leading source of advancement for the Profession of Ayurveda in California for sustainable health and wellbeing."

Executive Committee

Mamta Landerman, CAS | President Mamta Landerman is a Clinical Ayurveda and Pancha Karma Specialist. She is the Founding President of The California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and served on its Board for five years since 1998. In February 2018 Mamta was invited to run CAAM again and currently serves on its Board as President.

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Renée Devenport, AP CMP |Treasurer Renée Davenport AP CMP is an Integrated Wellness Practitioner in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner graduated from Kerala Ayurveda Academy in August 2010 and completed a month long internship with Kerala Ayurveda at Ayurvedagram in Bangalore and Cochin, India. Renée is also a California licensed massage practitioner who was trained and certified in Neurosoma a NCBTMB approved technique of massage.

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Nalini Ramji | Secretary Nalini Ramji has had a lifelong passion for Ayurveda. She is a current student at Kerala Ayurveda Academy in California and her dedication to the field has led her to serve as Secretary of CAAM

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Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS, MAOM, L.Ac., CMT, Ph.D. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil is an Ayurvedic Doctor from India, licensed acupuncturist, yoga teacher and Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). She is the Program Director for Ayurvedic Medicine at SCU and has been teaching and practicing Ayurvedic medicine over 18 years and traveled extensively in various countries to propagate Ayurveda.

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Mary Thompson CAS PKS Mary Thompson is an experienced educator and a heart-centered mentor to Ayurvedic practitioners. Having taught Ayurveda for over twenty years, she continues to find joy in supporting her students as they step into their professional lives as Ayurvedic Health Counselors and Ayurvedic Practitioners. Through individual mentorship and online continuing education, she maintains a supportive relationship with both new and experienced practitioners.

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Vaidya Namyata Pathak Vaidya Namyata Pathak, BAMS, MD (Kayachikitsa*-India), Vaidya Scientist is trained extensively in both Ayurveda and modern biomedicine for more than a decade in India. She was selected as the youngest Vaidya Scientist in India and has been engaged in multiple interdisciplinary projects driven by the spirit of Ayurveda. She teaches at leading Ayurveda schools in the United States steered to implement its fundamentals for integrative health practices.

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The Board