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Rabindar Subbian

LEO Lecturer II

Rabindar Subbian
Rabindar Subbian, MSW '08, MBA '08, is a social entrepreurship consultant in Ann Arbor. He was the first President & CEO of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) - a network of comprehensive depression centers. He is a Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Washtenaw County Trial Court.

Rabindar's research and practice interests include (1) effects of long-term socio-economic inequalities on social policy and community development; (2) impact of increasing socio-economic inequality on children in foster care; (3) interdisciplinary community organizing; and (4) capacity building in non-profit and social entrepreneurship organizations through strategy planning, program design, and fundraising.

He is a Net Impact Global Fellow (2010-11) alumnus. His honors include a Community Based Initiative Fellowship from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, a Zell-Lurie Institute Dare to Dream grant and a joint Non-Profit and Public Management Center / Zell-Lurie Institute Entrepreneurship scholarship, for his projects on setting up a network of outpatient mental health clinics serving unserved and underserved communities in the US.

An electrical engineer by training, Rabindar has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his social work career he worked in Information Technology as a manager of computer analysts and technical staff at American International Group (AIG), Sony Corporation, and MasterCard International.


Year Degree   School
2008 MSW IP/CSS University of Michigan School of Social Work
2008 MBA Business University of Michigan School of Business
2003 BS Computer Science & Appl Sci in Elec. Engr. Washington University

Winter 2020

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