Meena Bharath currently serves as the Vice-Chair on the Hopkinton School Committee.
She worked for 15+ years in the corporate world. She was last working as Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management group at State Street Corporation, an Investment Bank in Boston. Her work there involved leading large teams and complex projects across many groups to successful completion. One such project that she led to fruition for her group, saved the company $2.4 billion in RWA. Prior to State Street, she worked in companies such as Mass Mutual, LG Software (software arm of South Korean LG Electronics Conglomerate), Navimedix.
In 2016, after the death of her father, she chose to step away from her corporate career to focus on her family and pursue her passion in education which led her to volunteering and community involvement.
Serving on the School Committee has allowed Meena to explore education through a unique perspective. She currently serves as a Board Member at The Education Cooperative (TEC), plays a liaison role to the Planning Board in Hopkinton, and is a voting member on the Marathon Fund Committee. She advocated and spearheaded creation of a Community Communications group in Hopkinton which fosters collaboration and open communication across schools, town departments and community organizations. She actively advocates for the educational welfare of all students. Her area of interests include innovation in education, raising awareness to the needs of Advanced Learners through the creation of ALPAC in Hopkinton. She also actively supports diversity and inclusion initiatives.
She enjoys her volunteer work at the Senior Center in Hopkinton. She also volunteers as a Math tutor at the Framingham Public Library’s Homework Center. She has partnered with them to create programming in Coding, Future Leaders and supports the many other programs at the Homework Center. She has recently taken up a volunteering opportunity at the Garden at Elm Bank’s Seed to Table initiative which will allow her to stay close to nature.
She loves to spend time to connect with people, and takes pride in her leadership skills, integrity, hard work, quick-learning, collaborative and can-do attitude. She is grateful for her family, diverse background, life experiences and support of her friends and community which have made her life very rich and fulfilling.