OUR BOARD - FOUNDERS

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SHANOOP KOTHARI

Founder & Visionary

Shanoop Kothari is a Managing Director at FBR’s energy investment bank based in Houston, Texas. Shanoop has over 20 years of experience in finance and investment banking. Before joining FBR, Shanoop worked for Credit Suisse’s investment bank, in finance at BindView

(a publicly traded software company) and at Price Waterhouse. Shanoop holds a BA with honors in Accounting from Southern Methodist University and an MBA with high honors from Rice University. Mr. Kothari as a variety of securities licenses and is also a licensed CPA and CIA.

Shanoop is Harrison Kothari’s father. From his experience in the hospital helping to manage Harrison’s care, experience and quality of stay, Shanoop has developed a passion for helping children in hospitals that are experiencing long term stays. That passion led to Shanoop and Sandy founding Harrison’s Heroes.

SANDY KOTHARI

Founder & President

Over the past 15 years, Sandy Kothari helps to run her family business, Katy Instruments. Katy Instruments designs and manufactures industrial grade current sensors and is based in Katy, Texas. Before joining Katy Instruments, Sandy worked for a Houston based auction house. Sandy holds a BA in Art History from Southern Methodist University.

Sandy is Harrison Kothari’s mother. From her experience in the hospital helping to manage Harrison’s care, experience and quality of stay, Sandy has developed a passion for helping children in hospitals that are experiencing long term stays. That passion led to Sandy and Shanoop founding Harrison’s Heroes.

HANNAH KOTHARI

Co-Founder and Social Media Manager 

Passionate high school student Hannah Kothari is an award winning author and an accomplished student. Hannah is an intern for five separate magazine publications and has a successful blog of her own. She has years of experience with film and photography, with a YouTube video boasting over 300,000 views. 

Hannah is Harrison Kothari’s older sister. From her experience, she witnessed first hand what it is like to have a child in the hospital. After his passing, she began to develop a passion for helping other children with extended hospital stays.

 

Hannah continues to volunteer her time to Harrison’s Heroes. She runs the Harrison’s Heroes social media accounts, she has helped deliver Thanksgiving care packages, craft no-sew blankets, as well she was a key note speaker for the annual gala. Additionally, Hannah developed the logo for the organization using items that Harrison loved, airplanes and giraffes.