The Institute faculty has professional credentials and postgraduate degrees in education and other fields. They are culturally and demographically diverse, and come from various regions throughout the United States.

The faculty also has extensive background in Sathya Sai Education. They have worked professionally with children, adolescents, and adults at schools, universities, and in community organizations across the United States and overseas.

Kalika Grana


B.A., Child Development Psychology, M.Ed., Education, North American Montessori Society Infant-Toddler Diploma (0-3 yrs.), AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Primary Diploma (3-6 yrs.) AMI Elementary Diploma (6-12 yrs.)
Coordinator:ISSE-USA Partnership Schools Committee
Member: Former USA SSEHV Foundation 1990s – 2011
Professional History: Over 25+ years of experience of educating children from 0- 12 years. Head of School for Cedar Park Montessori and Sapientia Montessori Schools. Montessori School Accreditation consultant. Conducts parenting workshops throughout the United States.
SSEHV Experience: 15 years of implementing SSEHV in the Montessori Schools in Austin, TX.

Kathleen Salzano

Chair: Educational Programs and Resources

B.A., Foods & Nutrition; M.Ed., Person Centered Education; CA Multiple Subject K-23 Teaching Credential; Ed.D., Leadership & Organizational Development
Professional History: Life Long Educator: elementary (public school) teacher; adjunct university professor; healthcare/HMO educator; food service manager/employee training
SSEHV Experience: six years bringing SSEHV to community children In San Diego, CA

Doris Hampton

Chair: Community Programs Committee

B.A., Social Studies; Professional Development Courses and Certificate Programs
Member: Sathya Sai International Education Committee 2000 – present
Member: Former USA SSEHV Foundation 1990s – 2011
Coordinator: ISSE-USA Community Programs Professional History: Director; Program Developer; Manager; Organizational Community Liaison for American Red Cross, United Way; Girl Scout Council. Marketing Consultant: United Way; Leadership Round Table; Washington University Center for Social Development; American Heart Association; Healthy Youth Partnership
SSEHV Experience: Over 25 years’ experience as trainer & implementer of SSEHV community and school programs. Numerous SSEHV presentations for community organizations, churches, universities & national conferences; Missouri Department of Education; Parents as Teachers; Co-author SSEHV Manual for the Community.