Jonjy Ananth MD, MBA from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts is the state-wide Commissioner of the Asian American Commission for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts appointed by the Senate President. He is also nominated and certified by the Town of Shrewsbury as a candidate for the Board of Selectmen election to be held on May 7th, 2019. He is the principal and founder of Boston Mantra LLC, a health care start-up in Massachusetts in its incubator phase. He is also a Charter member of TIE-Boston, world’s largest not-for-profit network dedicated to helping startups grow with 60 chapters worldwide.
Jonjy is the past elected President and Chairman of the Board for WCUW Inc. Worcester, MA. With over 700 members, 120 programmers WCUW broadcasts live on 91.3FM radio and streams online 24/7 to a worldwide audience at www.wcuw.org. Jonjy has hosted over 140 radio talk shows titled "Community Matters" airing on WCUW 91.3FM and streaming worldwide online at every thursday 4.30 to 5.00pm. His talk show brings community-participation forum interviews with physicians, lawyers, CEOs, community leaders, and elected officials on all issues that impact the community. He also co-hosts several shows for “Saptaswar” an Indian music program on sundays from 6-8pm.
Jonjy is a Justice of the Peace, elected Town member for Shrewsbury, Deputy Sheriff [Reserve] for Worcester County, Shrewsbury Constable, and Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
He is engaged with several non-profit organizations, among them include Saheli Inc., India Society of Worcester (ISW co-chair), Community Legal Aid (CLA), YWCA, South Asian Bar Association (SABA), Jane Doe Inc., and ADVISE [co-Chair]. He is a White Ribbon Ambassador for Jane Doe Inc., promoting initiatives to prevent intimate partner violence. As a domestic violence advocate, Jonjy assists survivors for court proceedings, accessing shelter, providing food, social security, child care, free legal assistance benefits, and maintaining liaisons with local police. As a community volunteer, he works closely with town, county and state officials to help them connect with the South Asian community.
Jonjy has provided volunteer healthcare services at Free Clinics in Ohio and Massachusetts. He has peer reviewed research publications in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (as first author) and International Journal of Radiation Oncology-Biology-Physics. Jonjy received "Certificate of excellence" in recognition of the commitment to achieve professional excellence in patient experience leadership certificate program from Mass Medical Society and Cleveland Clinic. He is a current member of the World Medical Association (WMA). He has also been a member of the Mass Medical Society and American Society of Microbiology (renewals in process).
Jonjy is certified in emergency medical skills, including EMT-B, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Fundamental Critical Care Support. He has also received training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He received the presidential merit scholarship from his medical school, was an honoree of the Dean’s list, and was elected President of the student council.
Jonjy Ananth has been invited by several organizations as Chief Guest, Master of Ceremonies, and Keynote Speaker for public events including the TIE-Boston Charter Member Annual Gala event, Being-Volunteer USA Rhythm 2018 event, Grand Finale of Mass Yoga Meditation Week at Mass Statehouse, International Yoga Day Celebrations at the Boston Common promoting theta wave modulation via meditation, Kalaimagai Tamil School Annual Day Celebrations hosted by Tamil Association, the Annual Hindu Heritage day event, Red Carpet Awards Ceremony hosted by Foundations TV, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Student development and counseling center) on How to Better Help Asian American Students, and the Domestic Violence issues panel discussion at Lahey Clinic. He has also been interviewed on several public access TV shows covering a range of topics that were broadcasted in the towns of Acton, Belmont, Shrewsbury, and Plymouth.
Jonjy was recently awarded a Senate citation “In recognition of his exemplary voluntary services to the Indian American Community” by Senate President Karen Spilka and Senator Michael Moore. India Society of Worcester recognized Jonjy for exemplary volunteering services as co-chair of ISW Crisis Committee (Dec 2018). In 2017, he received the YWCA "Great Guy Award" for demonstrating a commitment to eliminate racism, empower women, stand-up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. He has been volunteering over 1000 hours a year in service providing culturally sensitive support to survivors of Asian American origin with his training in Trauma Informed Care.
Jonjy enjoys meditation, chess, tennis, badminton, table tennis, and model railroading. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
Jonjy Ananth’s dedication for enhancing others’ lives in the community of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pursues John Quincy Adams quote “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”