Georgia Indian Nurses Association (GINA) is a 501c (3) not-for-profit organization under the rules and regulations of non-profit organizations in the state of Georgia. GINA is the local chapter, in the State of Georgia, of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) which is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)3.


At the National Syro-Malabar convention in July of 2012, during the nurses’ forum discussion and panel, Mrs. Sara Gabriel,  one of the founders and the first President of NAINA, introduced the idea of uniting all nurses in the state of Georgia of Indian origin for a higher purpose.


In July 2012, Betsy Augustine, Agnes Karavelil, Cicily Kanjira, Lily Anickat, Shirley Parayil and Mary Jose gathered together to bring GINA to life. On Sept 1st  of 2012, the inaugural meeting took place and had an attendance of twenty-four nurses.

Betsy Augusthy, MSN, RN-BC

Agnes Karivelil, BSN, RN-BC

Lilly Anickat, MSN, RN, CCRN

Shirley Parayil, MSN, RN

Mary Jose, BSN, RN

Cicily Kanjira

Our founders were instrumental in uniting Indian nurses in Georgia for a common goal. Their unique contributions, commitments and diligence will always remain as an integral part of GINA.

Thank you