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 organization's growth.
Piya is the spearhead for FMCH India, responsible for successful functioning of the organization.
“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 organization, right from the ground team to the Board, the advisors, and the supporters. Till now, it has been quite a journey…”
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-Grduate 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 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 organization in UNI, because UNI does just that.'
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 everyday and developing myself. I like the cause of this organization and the work they’re doing for mothers and children, especially in areas where they need that support.”
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’s background is Social Work. She brings 8 years experience of addressing maternal and new born 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 organization teaches practical things like a practical nutrition course, achha baccha sessions.”
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 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 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 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 team work and management system in FMCH”
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
position opened up
“I like the way FMCH works for the community and help them by providing critical information.”
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.
Suchita joined FMCH in 2012 as a field officer and has previous experience in social work and working for other non-profits in Mumbai. She was later promoted to coordinator for critical care team in 2016.
“I enjoy working with underprivileged families, giving knowledge, counselling, spreading awareness.”
Sonal has been with FMCH since 2009. She is one of our oldest employees, and has been a critical contributor to FMCH’s progress as it continues to grow and expand to different communities.
“I have experienced that in FMCH they always treat us equally and there in no discrimination. Everyone here wants to spread happiness through their work in our community and they have always supported talent. Hats off to FMCH and my co workers.”
A recent addition to the Powai team, Leena joined the FMCH team in 2016 as a clinic officer after hearing about the organization 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 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 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.”
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 joined the FMCH-UNI team in May 2015. She has experience delivering healthcare and providing vaccine injections to communities in Bhiwandi. She joined our organization in hopes of learning and working for 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."
Iram joined the FMCH-UNI team in 2015 and hoped that through this organization she can broaden her knowledge on malnutrition and provide others 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 joined the FMCH-UNI team January 2016 and wanted to work for an organization 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.”
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 difference people, helping them understand malnutrition, and getting to know them. I’ve learned how to give respect."
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 organizers. "