Vidya Netrakanti first came across Kidney Cancer Canada when her husband Srinivas was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic kidney cancer in April 2017. Sadly she lost her beloved husband in August 2017. She was the primary caregiver for her husband, and is keenly aware of the many challenges patients and caregivers face. Vidya is committed to supporting patients and caregivers and to advocating for more awareness and better treatments. She has been a volunteer with Kidney cancer Canada since October 2017 and board member since April 2019.
Vidya works as the Chief Operating Officer for Optessa Inc. a software company in Edmonton. She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and a Ph.D. from the University of Poona, Pune, India.