Asha Ramachandran is the VOCA (Victim of Crimes Act) Program Manager in PHLP’s Philadelphia office.
She directs the VOCA program, which includes ensuring proper grant management and implementation, supervising victim outreach, and providing direct representation to help crime victims and survivors secure Medicaid services and supports.
Prior to joining PHLP, Ms. Ramachandran had a private practice specializing in Social Security Disability and Immigration laws. As a public interest attorney, she has worked and volunteered with several public interest law firms in the Philadelphia region- including AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Community Legal Services, SeniorLAW Center and Homeless Advocacy Project- specializing in federal and state public benefits. As a State Health Insurance Program Counselor, Ms. Ramachandran has counseled hundreds of clients on Medicare and Medicaid issues through the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging.
Ms. Ramachandran received her legal education in Sri Lanka and obtained her credentials for admission to the Pennsylvania Bar at the University of Baltimore School of Law and Widener University School of Law.
She is passionate about stabilizing people’s lives and empowering them with information that they need to thrive.