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“A small group of committed people can make a difference and change the world.” - Margaret Mead

Lynne Guhman-Voggu., Executive Director

Lynne is both the Founder and Executive Director of Agape International, Inc.. She moved to India in 2000 and helped start an orphanage in Vijayawada supported by Jewish Voice. She founded Agape in 2003.

Prior to moving to India, Lynne worked in investment management with D. K. Brede Investment Management Co. Inc.. She also worked with a number of nonprofits including The MA Easter Seal Society, WGBH Public Radio, and Abby’s Shelter.

Lynne met and married her husband, Dr. Ratnam Voggu, in India. Dr. Ratnam is a dedicated physician and served as Agapes Medical Director for several years. He and Lynne are committed to Agape and life in India.

Elayne Brigham, Director of US Operations

Elayne brings 20+ years of experience in marketing and management experience. She has a BS in Marketing & Management from Northeastern University. Her experience includes 10 years as Marketing Communications Manager first at Community Newspaper Company, then at South of Boston Media Group. After returning to Cape Cod where she lives with her husband Rick, Elayne began to applying her skills and experience at non-profit organizations in administration and management.


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