Dr. Nisha Surenderanath, MD

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath, MD

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath, MD is a Pediatric Cardiologist with Johns Hopkins Regional Physicians and Children’s Heart Institute. She is one of two newly appointed Board of Directors, joining Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation in August 2022. Dr. Nisha felt Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation had an important mission which is why she wanted to become involved.

Dr. Nisha’s child has Situs Inversus which made her want to go into Cardiology. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and hiking, long drives listening to music, Indian cooking, and staying healthy. We are so excited to have Dr. Nisha’s knowledge, expertise, and passion part of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. 

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Joel Griffin

Chairman & Co-Founder

Joel Griffin is co-founder and chairman of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. Gwyneth’s Gift was founded in 2015 by Joel and Jennifer Griffin in honor of their oldest daughter, Gwyneth. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist with 25 years of private industry consulting experience and 20 years in government contracting. He is the Founder and CEO of Riphean, a regional growth management firm.

Joel is committed to philanthropy within the region through local nonprofits and organizations that strengthen local communities. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Stafford Hospital Foundation, and Germanna Educational Foundation. Joel was recognized for his impact and leadership within the region, receiving the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award in 2022.

In addition to the regional award, Joel received the Valor Award from Loudon County for his life-saving efforts in an emergency. He also received the Patriotic Civilian Service Award given by the U.S. Army for actions taken immediately and following 9/11 at The Pentagon in 2001.

Email: joel@gwynethsgift.org