Ramani is a human rights and social justice activist. She has professional background in public health and has led and participated in a variety of partnerships, coalitions and advisory committees on local, regional and national levels. Ramani is skilled in community organizing, strategic planning, organizational development, grant making, research, and evaluation. She received a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, and a MA in Applied Urban Anthropology from City College, New York, NY. She served as Deputy Director of MA Asian & Pacific Islanders for Health (MAP) for twelve years providing HIV/AIDS prevention education and managed a CDC-funded National and East Coast Regional API HIV/AIDS Capacity Building Program. Ramani held the position of Program Officer at MetroWest Health Foundation, overseeing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives and most recently was Director of Programs and Services at Associated Grant Makers. Currently she serves as a Council Member of Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), a member of Third Sector New England’s Emerging Consultants program, and is Co-Chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – AAPIP’s Boston chapter.