Our Team

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Shruthi Iyer
Shruthi Iyer

Shruthi Iyer

CEO

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.

Shivaji Chinchkar

Shivaji Chinchkar

Program Head

Shivaji Chinchkar

Shivaji Chinchkar

Program Head

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.

Jesmina M Sangma

Senior Manager

Jesmina M Sangma

Senior Manager

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.

Dr. Isha Sonawane

Dr. Isha Sonawane

Program Manager, CNI II

Dr. Isha Sonawane

Dr. Isha Sonawane

Program Manager, CNI II

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.

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, Community Nutrition Initiative

Sharad Thakare

Sharad Thakare

Manager, Community Nutrition Initiative

Sharad has a Master’s degree in Social Work, with over 13 years of experience in child rights, education, health and nutrition. He joined FMCH in 2016 at Bhiwandi supervising overall programme implementation, reporting, organising training and largescale community engagement events.

He has capacity to work creatively, constructively and effectively with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to address individual and social problems. The qualities that make an effective social worker.

Amar Yadav

Finance Manager

Amar Yadav

Finance Manager

Amar joined FMCH Team in August, 2018 as the Finance Manager. He is B.COM Graduate and completed Government Diploma in Cooperation and Accountancy (GDCA). Currently, he is pursuing Inter CA & Final CS. He has experience of six years working with CA Firms in Accounting & Audits. He has also experience of teaching accounts & taxation in the colleges. He likes the work FMCH is doing and would like to gain more knowledge on NGO accounting systems.

Bhagyada Jamsandekar

Manager, Partnership Vertical

Bhagyada Jamsandekar

Manager, Partnership Vertical

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.

Sarah Khokhawala

Sarah Khokhawala

Associate- Programs and Training Vertical

Sarah Khokhawala

Sarah Khokhawala

Associate- Programs and Training Vertical

Sarah recently joined FMCH India as an Associate of Program and Training Vertical. Fresh out of college, she is an intern turned employee who has completed her Masters in Food Science and Nutrition from SNDT Women's University, Juhu, Mumbai.
She is keen on exploring and learning about various roles in health and nutrition in the development sector to help the society at large and strongly believes in evidence-based nutrition education and making it more accessible to the masses thereby empowering them to make informed food choices for themselves and their families.

Bhavna Sampat

Finance Officer

Bhavna Sampat

Finance Officer

Bhavna joined FMCH team as Finance Officer in August, 2019. She is Commerce Graduate. Prior to FMCH, she worked as an Auditor with ICICI Bank. She has total work experience of eight years in field of Accounts & Audits. She moved to the Social sector as she is interested in working with NGOs.

Nurse, Poshan

Vaishali Valvi

Nurse, Poshan

Nurse, Poshan

Vaishali Valvi

Nurse, Poshan

Vaishali joined FMCH-Poshan team in Kurla-Jarimari centre in September, 2018 as a Nurse. Before joining FMCH, she worked as Nurse at Shreedevi Hospital, Mumbai. She enjoys working at Wadia centre.

Monali Kate

Monali Kate

Nurse, Poshan

Monali Kate

Monali Kate

Nurse, Poshan

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.”

Laxmi Nair

Laxmi Nair

Technology Consultant

Laxmi Nair

Laxmi Nair

Technology Consultant

Over the last decade, Laxmi has been a teacher, teacher trainer, program designer & team lead, impacting over 150 schools, 3000 teachers & 1,20,000 students. Laxmi led the team that designed 321 Education Foundation’s ‘Ignite!’ Program. The program improved student outcomes in Math by 2x and English by 3x compared to other providers in affordable private schools across three cities in India. Laxmi is an engineer by degree and a Teach For India Fellow.

Laxmi joins FMCH as a consultant to help set up scalable data systems and processes for the First 1000 days program.

Data Operator

Pooja Chandorkar

Data Operator

Data Operator

Pooja Chandorkar

Data Operator

Pooja joined FMCH-Poshan team in Kurla-Jarimari centre in October, 2018 as Data Operator. She has a Bachelors degree in Commerce. This is her First Job. She currently works in the Nutrition Rehabiliation Centre at Wadia Hospital where FMCH has intervention..

Leena Salvi

Leena Salvi

Field Officer

Leena Salvi

Leena Salvi

Field Officer

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

Field Officer

Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta

Field Officer

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."

Roobina Shaikh

Roobina Shaikh

Field Officer

Roobina Shaikh

Roobina Shaikh

Field Officer

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

Field Officer

Nanda Goregaokar

Nanda Goregaokar

Field Officer

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”

Usha Pandit

Usha Pandit

Field Officer

Usha Pandit

Usha Pandit

Field Officer

Usha joined the FMCH-CNI 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."

Iram Ansari

Iram Ansari

Field Officer

Iram Ansari

Iram Ansari

Field Officer

Iram joined the FMCH-CNI 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."

Asma Khan

Field Officer

Asma Khan

Field Officer

Asma joined FMCH-Poshan team at Kurla-Jarimari in August, 2018. She has completed her education till HSC. She is currently pursuing her further studies.

Rehana Ansari

Rehana Ansari

Field Officer

Rehana Ansari

Rehana Ansari

Field Officer

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

“I was interested in computers and data entry and with CNI 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

Program Support Officer

Santosh Sawant

Santosh Sawant

Program Support Officer

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.”

Manissha Chaudhari
Manissha Chaudhari

Manisha Rahul Chaudhari

Field Officer

Manisha recently joined in FMCH as a field officer. She has 2 years of experience in M.S.E.B. She is interested to gain knowlegde and learn things. She wants to contribute to bring a change in the community.

Anam Ansari

Anam Ansari

Field Officer

Anam Ansari

Anam Ansari

Field Officer

Anam recently joined as a field officer. She has worked as a Teacher at Al-Falaque School for 3 years. She wants to learn more about nutrition and share that knowledge in the community.

Momin Arbina

Momin Arbina

Field Officer

Momin Arbina

Momin Arbina

Field Officer

Momin recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer.She has worked in Godrej Company for 4 months. She joined FMCH as she has keen interest to work in the social sector.

Neha Patil

Neha Patil

Field Officer

Neha Patil

Neha Patil

Field Officer

Neha recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. This is her first job. She has keen interest to learn more about Nutrition and she feel blessed that she got an opportunity to work with FMCH.

Megha Nandakishor Gurav
Megha Nandakishor Gurav

Megha Nandakishor Gurav

Field Officer

Megha recently joined FMCH-CNI team as a Field Officer. She worked on field under one of the NGO. She consider herself very fortunate that she got one more chance to serve the community by doing social work. She thinks that the information regarding health and nutrition in very important to her and for the community.

Dikshita Sunil Patil
Dikshita Sunil Patil

Dikshita Sunil Patil

Field Officer

Dikshita recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She is pursuing Bachelors degree in Arts and this is her first job. She has intersent to know more about 1000 days and nutrition for mother and child. She has keen interest in doing social work.

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Darshana Gurav

Field Officer

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Darshana Gurav

Field Officer

Darshana joined FMCH-CNI team in Bhiwandi in November 2016. She completed her education till H.S.C. Her interest in Social Work lead her to FMCH..

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Padma Birru

Field Officer

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Padma Birru

Field Officer

Padma joined FMCH-CNI team in Bhiwandi in January, 2017. Currently, she is pursuing her Graduation in Arts. Her eagerness to gain more knowledge on Nutrition brought her to FMCH. Also she likes to do Social Work.

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Reshma Kazi

Field Officer

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Reshma Kazi

Field Officer

Reshma joined FMCH-Poshan team in June, 2017 as Field Officer in our Kurla-Jarimari Centre. Prior to this, she worked in Arman, a not-for-profit organisation. She has a Bachelors degree in Humanities. She has also completed her para professional course.

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Ruchita Patil

Field Officer

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Ruchita Patil

Field Officer

Ruchita joined FMCH-CNI team in Bhiwandi in May 2016. She has a Bachelors degree in Humanities. Prior working with FMCH, she was working with other NGO. Her interest to gain more knowledge on Nutrition and work in the community led her to FMCH.

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Lakshita Gaddam

Field Officer

Lakshita-Gaddam

Lakshita Gaddam

Field Officer

Lakshita recently joined the FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She is BMS Graduate. Prior joining to FMCH, she worked as a Nurse in a hospital. She wants to broaden her knowledge on malnutrition and provide others with the same information."I want to know more about Nutrition & like to advice the people about Nutrition."

Field Officer

Jyoti Raut

Field Officer

Field Officer

Jyoti Raut

Field Officer

Jyoti recently joined the FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She has a Bachelors degree in Arts. She has prior experience of working as Field Officer. She joined FMCH as she likes to work on the Field.

Field Officer

Yasmeen Sayyed

Field Officer

Field Officer

Yasmeen Sayyed

Field Officer

Yasmeen recently joined the FMCH- CNI team as Field Officer. Before joining the FMCH, she has worked with various NGOs as Community Organizer. She wants to learn more about Nutrition and she likes working on the field.

Field Officer

Bhavna Sale

Field Officer

Field Officer

Bhavna Sale

Field Officer

Bhavna recently joined the FMCH- CNI team as Field Officer. Currently she is pursuing her MSW from IGNOU. Prior to this, she has worked with various NGOs as Community Organizer & Admin Asst.

Field Officer

Vijaya Late

Field Officer

Field Officer

Vijaya Late

Field Officer

Vijaya recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She has a prior work experience of two years with an NGO. She is very keen on studying further and currently she is also pursuing her Bachelors degree in Commerce. She joined FMCH as she has keen interest to work in the social sector.

Field Officer

Sunita Lasane

Field Officer

Field Officer

Sunita Lasane

Field Officer

Sunita joined FMCH-CNI team as a Field Officer. She has previously worked as a Community Organizer with an NGO.

Field Officer

Ravina Sonavale

Field Officer

Field Officer

Ravina Sonavale

Field Officer

Ravina recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She has prior work experience of working as Community Organizer with an NGO. She has keen interest to learn more about Nutrition.

Field Officer

Namita Raut

Field Officer

Field Officer

Namita Raut

Field Officer

Namita recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She holds a Bachelors degree in Arts. She previously worked as a Community Organizer with an NGO. She has keen interest in doing social work.

Field Officer

Shahjahan Ansari

Field Officer

Field Officer

Shahjahan Ansari

Field Officer

Shahjahan recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She is a graduate in Commerce and has great interest in pursuing her Masters in Social Work. She has a three years work experience working with NGOs.

Field Officer

Nasrin Ansari

Field Officer

Field Officer

Nasrin Ansari

Field Officer

Nasrin recently joined FMCH-CNI team Field Officer. She has completed her D.ED. Before joining FMCH, she worked as a Teacher for six months. She is interested in working Social Field.

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Sangeeta

Sangita Sandeep Kompalwar

Field Officer

Sangita recently joined in FMCH as a Field officer. This is her first job. She interested to learn more about 1000 days and nutrition. She consider herself very fortunate that she got opportunity to work with FMCH India.

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Priti Palvi

Field Officer

Prirti

Priti Palvi

Field Officer

Priti resently joined at FMCH as a field officer. This is her first job and she was unaware regarding Malnutrion. She wants to bring about change in her community through the work FMCH does. She has keen interest in doing social work.

Vaishali Sahebrao Chudhari
Vaishali Sahebrao Chudhari

Vaishali Sahebrao Chudhari

Field Officer

Vaishali recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. This her First job after and she has keen interest to learn a new thing and apply in the community.

Swapnali Pashte

Swapnali Pashte

Field Officer

Swapnali Pashte

Swapnali Pashte

Field Officer

Swapnali recently joined FMCH-CNI team Field Officer. She worked as a Teacher for 4 years and 2 years in Malnutrition Eradication Programme in Aanada Sanstha. She stated that despite being a mother of a baby she was unawer regarding the importance of nutrion and care during pregnancy and She wants to provied this information in field.

Shailaja Ganesh Patpale
Shailaja Ganesh Patpale

Shailaja Ganesh Patpale

Field Officer

Shailaja recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer. She has worked in Gas Agency for 5 years. She experienced many good thing here. she has more interest in social work and she feels good about it.

Bhagyalaxmi Vijay Kalwa
Bhagyalaxmi Vijay Kalwa

Bhagyalaxmi Vijay Kalwa

Field Officer

Bhagyalaxmi Recently joined FMCH-CNI team as a field officer. She has 6 years of experience worked with Deepali Drug Distributer, Medical Pharmacy. She consider herself very fortunate to work with FMCH organization which is more focusing on Nutrition of Mother and child health.

Momin Shafa Ara

Momin Shafa Ara

Field Officer

Momin Shafa Ara

Momin Shafa Ara

Field Officer

Momin Shafa recently joined FMCH-CNI team as Field Officer.She worked as a Teacher in an NGO.She has more interest to learn more about Nutrition and first 1000 days of a child. She interested in field-related activities.

Ansari Alqama

Ansari Alqama

Field Officer

Ansari Alqama

Ansari Alqama

Field Officer

Ansari Alqama recently joined as a field officer. She has worked with FOUR CODS INDIA NGO for 2 years. She has keen interest in doing social work.

Pallavi Dinesh Gharate
Pallavi Dinesh Gharate

Pallavi Dinesh Gharate

Field Officer

Pallavi resently joined at FMCH as a field officer. She has worked with an NGO for 2 years. She is keen on learnig new things everyday and applying it in community.