Our Team

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Piyasree Mukherjee
Piyasree Mukherjee

Piyasree Mukherjee

CEO

Piya holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, with over 14 years’ experience in the non-profit space in India. Piya has been working with FMCH since the year 2011, playing a crucial role in the organisation's growth. Piya is the spearhead for FMCH India, responsible for the successful functioning of the organisation.

“I have finally found my true love with FMCH. And it is not just because of the work that we do and the impact it has on the future generation of India, but also because of the fabulous people who remain associated with the organisation, right from the ground team to the Board, the advisors, and the supporters. Till now, it has been quite a journey…”

Poornima Nair

Poornima Nair

Director, Project Poshan

Poornima Nair

Poornima Nair

Director, Project Poshan

Poornima is a public health professional with an expertise in the area of maternal and child health and has been associated with FMCH since 2012. She started off as the Outreach Manager and took over as COO in 2015. She has a Masters in Public Health and Nutrition from MS University of Baroda and also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management.

A quote by Nelson Mandela that she truly believes in "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way it treats its children".

Sarita Shinde

Sarita Shinde

DIRECTOR, URBAN NUTRITION INITIATIVE

Sarita Shinde

Sarita Shinde

DIRECTOR, URBAN NUTRITION INITIATIVE

Sarita has a Masters degree in Social Work, working for over a decade with various reputed NGOs in Mumbai. She started her journey at FMCH as a Health Educator, piloting two program components that have now been adopted into the core intervention. At present Sarita Heads the Urban Nutrition Initiative.

"I believe, to reduce malnutrition we need to work with a system which will avoid duplication of work and sustainable and I am happy that FMCH is a partner organisation in UNI, because UNI does just that."

Namita Vaidya

Namita Vaidya

Manager, Program Support

Namita Vaidya

Namita Vaidya

Manager, Program Support

Namita joined FMCH with 6 years of experience in managing administration for non-profits. Presently earning a diploma in finance management, she decided to join FMCH in 2016 in hopes of advancing her learning in finance.

“I enjoy learning new things every day and developing myself. I like the cause of this organisation and the work they’re doing for mothers and children, especially in areas where they need that support.”

Anandita Gupta

Director, Training

Anandita Gupta

Director, Training

Priyanka Devrukhkar
Priyanka Devrukhkar

Priyanka Devrukhkar

Priyanka joined FMCH in October 2016. She brings over 5 years' experience of managing administration related work for non-profits.

“FMCH works with mothers and children, which has always been my interest and area of work in the past"

Jocelyn Sousa

Jocelyn Sousa

Manager, Project Poshan

Jocelyn Sousa

Jocelyn Sousa

Manager, Project Poshan

Jocelyn joined our team in 2012 with an interest in addressing malnutrition at a grass root level and engaging with the community to make a greater impact on delivering healthcare. Her background is Social Work and she has been instrumental in building the strong presence of FMCH in the communities.

“I believe in the cause because FMCH lays the foundation for a child’s future and helps children excel in all aspects.”

Shubhangi Bhoite

Shubhangi Bhoite

Manager, Project Poshan

Shubhangi Bhoite

Shubhangi Bhoite

Manager, Project Poshan

Shubhangi’s background is Social Work. She brings 8 years experience in addressing maternal and newborn health. She joined the FMCH team in 2016 wanting to specifically focus on the issue of malnutrition and working with SAM and MAM children.

“The work is very effective because we work with the community at the grass root level. FMCH doesn’t just do the usual clinic work like give supplements, but also provides education and counselling. Not a lot of organisation teaches practical things like a practical nutrition course, 'Achha Baccha' sessions.”

Sharad Thakare

Sharad Thakare

MANAGER, URBAN NUTRITION INITIATIVE

Sharad Thakare

Sharad Thakare

MANAGER, URBAN NUTRITION INITIATIVE

Sharad has a background in Social Work, with over 8 years of experience in child rights, education, and health.

"What I love about this program is education. I’m not only learning about malnutrition, but I also am learning about myself, and how I can tell others about what I’ve learned. We go out to the community, discuss community issues and I can feel change is happening. I’m also putting this into practice with my wife and child- today my child is 4 months and weighs 7 kgs."

Shalini Damani
Shalini Damani

Shalini Damani

Shalini has a background in Nutrition. She interned with FMCH and eventually joined the team in 2014. She has a passion for nutrition counselling and providing healthcare to underprivileged communities.

“At FMCH we are able to touch people’s lives with our work and are able to bring a positive change in their lives. Giving nutritional advice not only impacts their physical health but also improves their intellectual development. The information is given not only impacts the health of the child but also improves the eating habits of the whole family. I expect a healthy future for India with the kind of work we do.”

Farida Sayyed
Farida Sayyed

Farida Sayyed

Farida the FMCH Training Centre as Training Officer in August 2016. She has over 12 years of experience in training and grassroots work. She has worked with several non-profits over time and her knowledge and experience is a great addition to this team.

“I loved the teamwork and management system in FMCH”

Monali Kate
Monali Kate

Monali Kate

This is Monali’s first job after completion of her RANM nursing course, which makes her the youngest member of the FMCH team. She was introduced to FMCH during her internship and decided to apply when a position opened up.

“I like the way FMCH works for the community and help them by providing critical information.”

Shweta Sarfare
Shweta Sarfare

Shweta Sarfare

Shweta has worked in hospitals for 6 years before FMCH, and later wanted to work for another non-profit in order to help underprivileged families. She joined our team in 2013.

"I like how we all work as a team; the work here doesn’t stop. If one person is busy, another person can help. Everyone is understanding of each other’s needs. I also learn a lot here by having to give healthcare advice to people’s different situations."

Leena Salvi
Leena Salvi

Leena Salvi

A recent addition to the Powai team, Leena joined the FMCH team in 2016 as a clinic officer after hearing about the organisation from a coworker and became interested in FMCH’s goal in reducing malnutrition for children.

"What’s great about FMCH is that we go to people’s homes and try to bring awareness and care for family members. What I like about my work is that I received so much knowledge about malnutrition and not only do I use it in my personal life but we can also educate others. "

Sarita Gupta
Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta joined FMCH as a field officer in 2014. One of our youngest team members, Sarita brings with her an energy that is hard to match

"I didn’t know about malnutrition and didn’t know the importance of the first 1000 days prevention, but because of FMCH I know more about child development and I like bringing that awareness to others."

Savita Gavai
Savita Gavai

Savita Gavai

Savita joined the FMCH team in 2014 as a part time field officer and became a full-time clinic officer in 2015. After hearing about FMCH, she was interested in working with mothers and children, especially from her own community.

"What I like is that anyone can benefit from FMCH. By giving mothers and children useful information, we can educate them. I like how the training we receive is used to educate others."

Roobina Shaikh
Roobina Shaikh

Roobina Shaikh

Roobina has recently joined the FMCH team and has prior work experience in teaching. Roobina joined our team in hopes of gaining more experience in social work and helping the community.

“I like how FMCH works with pregnant women and children and I also enjoy being part of the unique activities such as pregnancy club, nutrition course, and Achha Baccha.”

Nanda Goregaokar
Nanda Goregaokar

Nanda Goregaokar

Nanda joined FMCH in 2012 as nutrition assistant for our program and with her knowledge in nutrition and experience in the community she was promoted to field officer in 2015.

“FMCH is a small NGO but our work has a big impact”

Sarita Powar
Sarita Powar

Sarita Powar

Sarita Powar joined FMCH as a community support volunteer in 2014. Due to her knowledge, hard work, and passion for the community, she was later employed as a field officer.

“I like my work because I enjoy bringing awareness about malnutrition and through awareness we can save their lives and give children a chance to grow and be well.”

Bhavna Sale
Bhavna Sale

Bhavna Sale

Bhavna joined the FMCH-UNI team in June 2015. This is her first job after college and joined with the hopes of gaining knowledge, learning how to interact people and helping communities.

“I had no job experience, but with this program, I learned how to talk to people and how to respect people. I like how we learn about the first 1000 days’ prevention and we do so much work in the first critical 2 years of a child’s life such as advising them about complementary feeding, how to breastfeed, and what kind of nutrients they should receive. "

Usha Pandit
Usha Pandit

Usha Pandit

Usha joined the FMCH-UNI team in May 2015. She has experience delivering healthcare and providing vaccine injections to communities in Bhiwandi. She joined our organisation in hopes of learning and working in a different sector of healthcare.

“Before this program, malnutrition was all new for me, so I learned a lot. I like convincing people to come to our programs and providing them information. Because of us, they know about malnutrition and about our program. Sarita Madam and Kiran Thorat gave us so much information and because of them we have moving forward."

Vasanti Dantal
Vasanti Dantal

Vasanti Dantal

Vasanti joined the FMCH-UNI team in 2016 and wanted to work for an organisation where she can engage with different families and children in the Bhiwandi community.

“We go everywhere in Bhiwandi! I like how we provide counselling and love seeing a child go from SAM (severe acute malnutrition) to MAM (moderate acute malnutrition)."

Iram Ansari
Iram Ansari

Iram Ansari

Iram joined the FMCH-UNI team in 2015 and hoped that through this organisation she can broaden her knowledge on malnutrition and provide others with the same information.

“What I like about this program is that I’ve gained so much knowledge and everyone is very helpful. Even if you don’t understand something, everyone will explain kindly and sweetly. I enjoy talking to others, answering they’re questions, and hearing the stories they share with us. They respect us."

Sandhya Yelutla
Sandhya Yelutla

Sandhya Yelutla

Sandhya joined the FMCH-UNI team January 2016 and wanted to work for an organisation where she can meet and talk with different people and help provide healthcare to families.

“I enjoy going to different communities and talking with the kids. I like how we refer kids to the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC), reduce their illnesses, and help them get out of life-threatening situations.”

Shital Koregawe
Shital Koregawe

Shital Koregawe

Shital joined the FMCH-UNI team in 2015.

“I like how when we give information during pregnancy program and nutrition course, people are eager and interested in the material and ask when we will come back.”

Shahjaha Ansari
Shahjaha Ansari

Shahjaha Ansari

Shahjaha joined the FMCH- UNI team in 2015 and wanted to work at the community level to provide knowledge and interact with different families.

“What I like about this program is that we accept everyone and everyone is considered equal. I enjoy going to different houses, meeting different people, helping them understand malnutrition, and getting to know them. I’ve learned how to give respect."

Rehana Ansari
Rehana Ansari

Rehana Ansari

Rehana has previous experience working with computers and data analysis and joined the FMCH-UNI team in 2016 to further develop her skills in computers and data analysis.

“I was interested in computers and data entry and with UNI I can help people. We refer people to healthcare resources and teach them how to use healthcare facilities. People are either scared, shy or don’t know about the healthcare resources around them. I like how this NGO is helping people. As I read people’s information and enter the data, I can live vicariously through the community organisers. "

Santosh Sawant
Santosh Sawant

Santosh Sawant

Santosh joined the FMCH team in August 2016. His previous work experience includes working for non-profits. He is also an electrician by training.

“I feel FMCH is like a family where we work together, enjoy and there is no discrimination between anyone.”

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Darshana Gurav

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Parveen Pathan

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Padma Birru

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Namrata Shelke

Pradnya Mandavkar

Ravina Sonawale

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Ruchita Patil

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Dipali Shelar

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Reshma Kazi

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Richa Rana

Manager, Training Center

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Richa Rana

Manager, Training Center

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Saayma Rizvi

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Saba Nisar Ahmed

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Geeta Sonar

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Sharayu Varsekar

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Sufiya Momin

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Surendra Waghmare

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Vijaya Late