Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kumar is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is a founder of Therapeutic Residential Services, a private agency providing services to clients in the Bay Area and Central Valley of Fresno. He is a founder of South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation Inc. to focus on mental health needs of South Asians in USA. He also co-founded another mental health (The Hume Center) agency in June 1993. He served as President of the Hume Center until August 31, 2004.

Dr. Kumar has 25 years of experience in the mental health field and serving the underserved communities with dedication. He volunteered for five years in this country full time to learn how to serve without expectations. He began his professional career in 1983 as a social scientist (psychologist) with the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Collaborative Center for Mental Health and Research, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. Later he completed his doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. He finished his post-doctoral training from St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco. He has provided mental health services to varied clientele populations along with clinical supervision and teaching to postgraduate students of clinical psychology in the Bay Area for the last fourteen years.

Dr. Kumar is very active in the interfaith activities and member of the Executive Committee of Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County. He is currently serving on the Oversight Committee for Q Measure and served for four years until 2010 as a Commissioner for the City of Concord on Commission on Human Relations. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Monument Community Partnership (MCP), Concord from 2003-05. He also started Annual Interfaith Spring Festival in down town Concord, California for the last two years to build bridges in the different faith communities in the Bay Area to live happily and peacefully.

Dr. Kumar has won many awards for his community services in the Bay Area. Dr. Kumar was honored in August 15, 2002, with Certificate of Recognition by the Senate of State of California for his services to the welfare of the citizens of California. He was also honored with HIND RATTAN (Jewel of India) AWARD in 1996 by The Non-Resident-Indians Welfare Society of India for his achievements and contributions to the well being of the Indo-American community as well as to the mainstream society in the United States. Recently he was honored by the Federation of Indo-American Associations of Northern California and later he served as its president.