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Dr. Isha Sonawane

Dr. Isha Sonawane

Isha is a homeopathic doctor by primary qualification and a post graduate in health and hospital management. Currently, she is working with FMCH as a Manager – Community nutrition initiative.
Prior to this, she has worked in a managerial role with Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA), Mumbai mobile creches (MMC) and Apne Aap women’s collective (AAWC). She has immense work experience in maternal, newborn and child health. She was also involved in various partnerships projects. Her passion to work for a cause has made her pursue a full-time career in developmental sector. She believes working directly with the community through various interventions will increase their health seeking behavior bringing in sustainable changes that we as an organization aims to achieve.

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Shivaji Chinchkar

Shivaji is a Program Head at FMCH. Before joining FMCH, he was associated with Fortify Health, STIR Education, Naandi Foundation, and Kaivalya Education Foundation, where he has managed programs, implementations, system diagnostic studies, government partnerships, program design, and strategic operation verticals. And, during this assignments, he was closely associated with health, tribal ministries, and the education department in Delhi, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. He was also a Gandhi Fellow (2012-14) at Kaivalya Education Foundation in Gujrat and worked with five government schools and communities.

His interest lies with evidence-based interventions, community development, government partnerships, and policy interventions.

He holds a degree in Social Sciences from CSRD- Institute of Social Work and Research with academic achievement of clearing UGC, NET, and currently pursuing a Ph.D. from TISS, Mumbai in Early Grade Education.

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Jesmina M Sangma

Jesmina currently works with FMCH as Senior Manager. Prior to this, she worked in Mentor Me India as a Senior Associate-Recruitment & Operations where she recruited 550+ volunteers and looked into 360 degree recuitment, operations and streamlined processes. She also worked with Apne Aap Women’s Collective as a Program Manager where she managed the project Udaan for adolescents girls. She has a Masters in Social Work from Dibrugarh University, Assam and a Bachelors degree in Zoology. She is extremely passionate about working in the social sector.

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Bhagyada Jamsandekar

Ms Bhagyada Jamsandekar is currently working as Manager of Poshan Program, at FMCH. She holds a Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition from SNDT Women’s University. She has been working on health in development sector in both Urban and Rural areas from past 3 years. She has worked in the Rural areas of Mokhada Block, Palghar District of Maharashtra, with Fight Hunger Foundation Organization.

I believe in sustainability and using the vast knowledge of nutrition to address global health problems and help society at large. The future can be better than present and we have the power to make it so.

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Shruthi Iyer

Shruthi currently works with FMCH as the CEO. Prior to this, she was an independent consultant in the development space focusing on strategy, fundraising and business model development. Before this, she was working with Mentor Me India, an NGO based out of Mumbai in the capacity of the Executive Director. As the ED, she led fundraising, oversaw programme operations and team management. She also worked with Hippocampus Learning Centres in Bangalore managing the Teacher Training vertical for early childhood education. She is an engineer from VTU, and worked with Infosys before doing the Teach for India Fellowship. She is also an Acumen Fellow.

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