MOHAN Foundation - Changemakers




A brief description.

  • Lalitha Raghuram

    Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram
    Country Director

    Country Director Lalitha Raghuram is a compassionate, enthusiastic and a high-integrity individual and as the Country Director of MOHAN Foundation, she is committed towards achieving organizational objectives through optimal leverage of human & technological resources.

    She has a rich, broad-based expertise in health care management arising out of 27 years of experience with leading eye care and not-for-profit organizations around the world. She was an Administrator of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute for seven years (1986-93), following which she became the Executive Director of Eye Bank Association of India, where she served for 9 years (1993-2002). Having been trained internationally in USA, Prague and UK, she started MOHAN Foundation in Hyderabad in 2002.

    In the year 2004 Lalitha’s passionate commitment to her profession transcended deep personal tragedy. In a tragic incident, her young 19 year old son had a fatal road accident and was declared brain dead. Walking the talk, Lalitha and her husband took the heart-breaking but inspiring decision to donate their son’s organs. For this brave and noble action, they were presented the CNN IBN Real Heroes Award.They received a trophy and a cash award of INR 5 Lakhs, which they have donated to MOHAN Foundationto further the cause of organ donation.

    Most recently, Lalitha has been inducted as an “Ashoka Fellow”. Ashoka Fellows are social entrepreneurs who have made a difference in the society through their innovative work. She has also received the “Rotary Vocational Excellence Award” and "Woman in Transplantation Hero Award" among several other awards.

    Lalitha’s incredible life experience has recently inspired the making of a film, Aye Zindagi. Directed by Anirban Bose, the movie follows the journey of a 26-year-old liver cirrhosis patient whose unlikely bond with a hospital grief counsellor Lalitha (played by veteran actress Revathy), rekindles his hope and faith in life and makes him believe in the power of humanity.

    Aye Zindagi tracks real life events that took place in Hyderabad in 2004. It is based on the true story of Luv Dhody, a liver recipient and Lalitha, who was then the grief counsellor, guiding Luv who at that time was struggling with end stage liver cirrhosis. When the Raghuram family lost their 19-year-old son Swamy Narayan to an accident and they took the decision of donating his organs, the liver went to Luv. Aye Zindagi charts the relationship between the two main protagonists and portrays the powerful message of organ donation. It showcases how the altruistic act of donation changes lives and brings hope to both the donor family and the recipients.
    Lalitha Raghuram
  • Pallavi Kumar

    Pallavi Kumar
    Executive Director

    Executive Director -(Delhi-NCR) Pallavi has been in the development sector for close to 30 years, working for a variety of organizations and causes. She started the Delhi-NCR office of MOHAN Foundation in the year 2011.

    She brings to the sector her sensitivity and skills in relationship building & strategic communication. Her experiences raising funds for causes large and small has helped her understand how crucial fundraising skills are for an organization to be sustainable. Her expertise lies in fundraising from individuals and she won the award for the 3rd Highest Pledge Raising IPledger at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 2013.

    Her work with Tamil Nadu Kidney Research Foundation in Chennai helped her understand the plight of patients living with end-stage organ failure requiring a transplant for survival on one hand and the acute shortage of organs in our country on the other. Armed with this understanding, and her deep passion for social causes, Pallavi is taking forward the important work of the Foundation in the North.

    Prior to this, Pallavi was heading the South Asian Fund Raising Group (SAFRG). She was also with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), spearheading the individual donor giving solutions, before which she worked with NAZ Foundation for almost 5 years and is still associated with it.

    At MOHAN Foundation, she has launched a unique program called “Angels of Change” in which selected student volunteers from schools and colleges are taken through a customized training module to enable them to undertake awareness initiatives on organ donation amongst various audiences.

    Beneath that soft heart there is a glint of steel that emerged when she braved her way up to conquer the Everest Base camp in 2018 and Mount Kilimanjaro in 2019 with the singular aim of promoting organ donation.
    Pallavi Kumar
  • Jaya Jairam

    Jaya Jairam
    Project Director

    Project Director Armed with an engineering degree and a Post graduate in Finance, Jaya had been working in the corporate sector for the past 18 years and very recently decided to quit the corporate world to join the social development sector, working for the cause of Organ donation with MOHAN Foundation.
    In the year 2010, at a very young age, Jaya underwent a kidney transplant. Her mother was the donor. The experience helped her understand the trauma of those waiting for an organ and the dilemma of taking an organ from a loved one. Since then she decided to undertake the challenging task of promoting deceased organ donation and encouraging more and more people to sign up for donating organs once they die.
    Jaya started the MF Mumbai office recently and has been passionately furthering the cause since then. She dreams of an India where the waiting list of people hoping to receive organs is virtually non-existent and where it is not so hard for people to get second chances at living lives with their loved ones.
    She hopes to enable support groups where first hand experiences and information could be exchanged, thereby helping people to cope better with the agonies and anxieties associated with organ failure.
    Jaya Jairam
  • Sudhir Dewan

    Sudhir Dewan
    Hon.Director – North

    Hon. Director – North Sudhir Dewan has been associated with MOHAN Foundation since 2010, working to promote deceased organ donation in Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali, extending to other cities of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh.
    Sudhir is an M.B.A. with 40 years of experience in Pharmaceutical & Hospital Marketing. He was the Chief Executive Officer of a multinational organization before taking on the work of the Foundation. Sudhir brings with him excellent communication skills and expertise in team building and administration.
    Sudhir himself underwent a liver transplant in 2008. After experiencing firsthand the lack of awareness regarding organ donation and the frantic & traumatic search for an organ, he decided while in ICU itself, to devote the rest of his years to the cause of organ donation.
    Sudhir, starting from scratch in Chandigarh, has conducted innumerable awareness sessions and has helped in the coordination of over 50 Organ Donations in the city. His major achievement has been the involvement with Command Hospital, Chandimandir which has contributed majorly in Organ Donation scenario in the Armed Forces.
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  • Ravi Wankhede

    Dr. Ravi Wankhede
    Honorary Director

    Honorary Director and Centre Head Dr. Ravi Wankhede is a former Indian Air Force doctor, having put in eight years of service to the Nation, before settling down in his native town Nagpur.
    Ravi has been associated with MOHAN Foundation for over 6 years following his voluntary kidney donation to a friend in 2009. In Nagpur, few hospitals have carrying out live kidney transplants since a fairly long time, however, deceased organ donation hadn’t really picked up for many reasons. One of the reason was that the transplant coordinators working in hospitals were not aware and not trained for the purpose. Ravi organized Transplant Coordinators training by MOHAN Foundation in Feb 2012. In less than two months, the first successful deceased organ donation took place. Since then many more deceased donations have taken place.
    Ravi’s act of donating kidney to a friend at the age of 60 attracted a lot of media attention after which the Government of Maharashtra nominated him as an expert member of the Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Centre (ZTCC) - Nagpur. This has led him to initiate mass awareness campaigns in and around Nagpur. Ravi has worked with the Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Medical Associations, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Central India Kidney Foundation, Rotary Clubs, etc. for conducting awareness sessions and seminars on organ donation.
    wewewe Appleseed
  • Bhavna Jagwani

    Bhavna Jagwani
    Convenor, MFJCF

    Convenor, MFJCF In the year 2014 Bhavna took the initiative to start the very challenging task of setting up the deceased organ donation and transplant program in Rajasthan. An NGO was set upwith the partnership of MOHAN Foundation and Jaipur Citizen Forum called MFJCF.
    Bhavna has always been a crusader for various causes in Jaipur. During her 3rd pregnancy, Bhavna lost her vision due to a drug reaction. Miraculously the vision returned after a month. However the experience changed her. Believing that there is a purpose in everything, Bhavna founded the Eye Bank Society of Rajasthan (EBSR) along with Late Shri M. L. Mehta in 2002. The primary objective of EBSR was cornea collection. Since its inception, more than 4000 people have got vision as a result of efforts by the EBSR.
    MFJCF is working closely with the Rajasthan governmentto set protocols& guidelines, enable training of the medical staff and to create awareness on organ donation. The MFJCF staff sensitively counsels families of brain dead persons in SMS government hospital to encourage them to donate their loved ones organs to save the lives of other people needing organs. A start, even if modest, has been made in deceased organ donation in Rajasthan, both in public and private hospitals and 12 multi organ donations have taken place since MFJCF was formed generating 38 organs.
    MFJCF was also instrumental in setting up the RNOS (Rajasthan Network of Organ Sharing). This online secure registry is to enablea fair and equitable distribution of organs to recipients waiting for organ transplantation from various hospitals in the state of Rajasthan.
    Bhavna Jagwani
  • Dr. Anita Hada Sangwan

    Dr. Anita Hada Sangwan
    Project Director, MFJCF

    Project Director, MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum Dr Anita Hada Sangwan,Project Director, MOHAN Foundation Jaipur Citizen Forum (MFJCF). A Ph.D in English literature, Anita has done her PGDPM & HRD from Indian Institute of Modern Management, Pune. She held the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of English at IIS, a renowned university of Rajasthan. She has been associated with classroom teaching, school administration and teacher training for more than two decades.

    Anita spearheaded the First India Media group (TV and newspapers) in her post of OSD (Executive Assistant) to the CMD.She was the founder Editor of First India Lucknow and First India Mumbai and continues to work with First India media group as a consultant. In the past, Anita has been a media icon herself, as a TV prime-time Talk show host on First India News, ETV Rajasthan and ZEE Rajasthan and has done more than 1500 shows till date. She also hosted a weekly health show “U, Me and Health” in which she interviewed more than 200 doctors over 5 years.

    Anita is on the panel of Rajasthan Police Academy as a trainer for gender sensitization and a soft skill trainer for the Rajasthan Government. She is an Honorary Life Member of ALL- All Ladies League, a global organization.

    Anita has won numerous awards for her work in women empowerment and Media. To name a few, she has been awarded Rajasthan Gaurav 2013 by Sanskriti Yuva Sansthan and Women Icon Award 2014 by Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University. She was awarded the Beti Srishti Ratan Award 2014 by the All India Welfare Society, The Lifetime Achievement Award in Media by Bulletin Today, 2017; the Excellence in Media Award by 4th Asian Literature Festival, 2018; State Achievement Award for Excellence in Media by Manavidhikar Suraksha Samiti Rajastha, 2017 and Women Empowerment Efforts recognition by Rajasthan State Cooperative Department in 2014.

    She is passionate about the cause of tissue and organ donation and is a kidney donor herself (she donated her kidney to her elder son in 2018).
    Dr. Anita Hada Sangwan
  • Sujatha S

    Associate Director-Courses

    Associate Director - Courses Sujatha S is the Associate Director - Courses with MOHAN Foundation. Being a post graduate in Social Work, she started her journey with the Foundation in 2010 as a Transplant Coordinator. She was deputed to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), Chennai where she was involved in counselling the families of brain stem dead patients and facilitating the organ retrieval process. A few years later she was promoted as Manager - Information Systems that involves managing the reporting system within the organization, collating the activities of different centres, data mining and analysis, and reporting to the funding organization(s). Her experience at the RGGGH also allows her to contribute to the Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme as faculty for grief counselling and deceased donor coordination. She is also involved in developing and supporting the one year E-learning programme for Transplant Coordinators.
    She is the recipient of best paper presentation award for her paper on “Impact of Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme” at the 5th Annual Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop held in 2012. Her poster on “Macro opportunities; Micro utilization” won the best poster award at the 7th Annual Transplant coordinators’ Workshop held in 2014. Her abstract entitled "Deceased organ donation in a public hospital - A model programme" was accepted for oral communication at the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) 2015 conference.
    Sujatha S has previously worked with cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and her interest in palliative care continues.
    Sujatha S
  • R. Govindsamy


    Accounts & Finance Manager Govindsamy comes in with a rich experience of more than two decades in accounts and financial management with not-for-profit organizations of National and International repute. He has been associated with MOHAN Foundation for the last five years. Govindswamy is methodical and brings in high levels of transparency and integrity to his work in the Foundation. He is recognized for his acumen in finance and project management in the NGO sector. Johnny Appleseed
  • Sivakumar B

    Sr. Programmer

    Senior Programmer Hailing from Trichy Siva has done his Masters in Computer Science from his home town. He joined Medindia, a medical information website, as a Test Engineer. Knowing his potential with web technologies, he was taken into MOHAN Foundation in 2011 and has been working since then.
    He is one of the strong pillars in technology for MOHAN Foundation as a webmaster for our well-designed and most visited website. He is also involved in designing the Foundation’s collaterals including newsletters and managing our social media applications.
    Kanchan Shewde
  • Dr.Hemal Kanvinde

    Dr.Hemal Kanvinde
    Q.A Officer

    Quality Assurance Officer Hemal joined MOHAN Foundation with a rich experience in managing developmental and action research projects. She has previously worked in the fields of biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, gender studies and management of coastal ecosystems.
    She has brought to the organisation her skills in guiding young counsellors and designing research projects. She has developed a database of information needed to run a National Helpline on Organ Donation and has trained counsellors to deliver information concisely and clearly.
    Hemal has worked at M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Centre for Action Research on Environment Science and Society (CARESS), National Biodiversity Authority and Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO).
    Johnny Appleseed
  • Dr. Muneet Sahi

    Dr. Muneet Sahi
    Programme Manager

    Programme Manager Muneet is a medical professional with a rich and varied experience in public education; counseling and mass media diffusion related to cancer detection, AIDS, child safety and career guidance is currently part of the MOHAN nucleus in Northern Zone (Delhi).
    She brings to the organisation her understanding of people and her effective speaking skills. Meticulous to the core, she takes care of all the important documentation in the office. She unravels for her myriad audience the deep and emotive issues involved in the decision to donate one's organs. By virtue of her mature approach and years of experience in public life as a doctor she has proved herself invaluable in dealing with distressed kin of potential donors during her day to day work. She is also a passionate trainer.
    She was awarded the Best Transplant Coordinator award in the year 2013 at the Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop held in Hyderabad.
    Prior to this she was working at various Indian Navy stations as a health coordinator and liaisoned for camps and welfare activities for the kith and kin of the defence personnel. She has also had a long innings as a private practitioner running an independent dispensary.
    Dr. Muneet Sahi
  • Dr. Bhanu Chandra

    Dr. Bhanu Chandra
    Operations Manager

    Operations Manager Bhanu Chandra is a qualified physiotherapist and has aMaster’sdegree in Hospital Administration.
    Bhanu has a wide experience in grief counselling convincing more than 150 families to donate organs of their loved ones. He was awarded Best Transplant Coordinator Award in 2015 during the 8th National Annual Transplant Coordinators Workshop.
    Dr. Bhanu Chandra
  • Dr. Bhanu Prakash

    Dr. Bhanu Prakash
    Tx. Coordinator

    Tx. Coordinator

    Bhanu Prakash is qualified physiotherapist and has aMaster’s degree in Hospital Administration.
    He has made his mark as an effective counsellor, and is considered one of the best transplant coordinators in Hyderabad convincing many families in their hour of grief to take the heroic decision to donate their loved one’s organs for the benefit of others.

    Dr. Bhanu Prakash
  • Neha Sharma

    Neha Sharma
    Program Officer

    Program Officer Neha Sharma has a Masters in Sociology. She is working as Program Officer at the MOHAN Foundation Chandigarh office. Prior to joining MOHAN Foundation, she was teaching at a school.
    In the last one year since Neha has joined the Foundation she has worked extensively in creating awareness on organ donation in the areas of Chandigarh, Punjab & Haryana. She is a Permanent Resource Person at Red Cross Punjab & Haryana, Directorate of N.C.C, N.S.S., Chandigarh Administration. She has conducted more than 130 Awareness Programs addressing around 20,000 audience.
    Neha Sharma
  • Usha Balasubramanian

    Usha Balu
    Patient Support Group

    Patient Support Group - Chennai Chapter Head

    Usha Balasubramanian is an Economics graduate who was extremely passionate on pursuing her dream to become a doctor. However, destiny had other plans and she spent a good part of her life playing the roles of a dedicated mother, supportive spouse and committed daughter- in-law. Although she was presented with the opportunity to be a part of the teaching community, she did not take up this offer as she did not want to compromise on the home front.
    In 2011 her husband was diagnosed with ESRD and this cruel twist of fate changed her life completely. To try and brave this storm, she did an in depth study of the disease, its various challenges and its daunting pitfalls. She lost her husband to the same in the year 2018. Her experience as her husband’s caregiver motivated her to offer her services to Mohan Foundation. It is rather ironic that in the face of this irreparable loss, Usha’s dreams are finally seeing the light of day. But then, better late than never.

    Usha Balasubramanian
  • Kavitha Aneesh

    Kavitha Aneesh
    Marketing Coordinator

    Marketing Coordinator, Trivandrum Kavitha Aneesh, Marketing Coordinator (Trivandrum) has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Sri Ramachandra University (Chennai) and a Master’s degree both in Business Administration from Madras University (Chennai) and in Psychology from Mother Teresa Women’s’ University (Chennai).
    Kavitha started her carrier as a nurse in Apollo Hospitals. She soon moved to teaching in Rajalakshmi College of Nursing, Chennai. She has trained more than 200 students in the four years. Understanding the importance of organ donation, she joined MOHAN Foundation in 2012.
    As a Transplant Coordinator, deputed at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital Chennai, Kavitha was responsible for initiating a one to one sensitization programme for nurses. This improved the eye donation rate in the hospital. This multilingual coordinator attends the MOHAN Foundation helpline calls in all languages. She has contributed in conducted in many awareness classes and Workshops.
    In 2015, Kavitha shifted to Trivandrum and continues her work as a counselor for the helpline and as a public speaker for awareness on organ donation in Kerala.
  • Bulu Behera

    Bulu Behera
    Tx. Coordinator

    Tx. Coordinator Bulu Behera has been working with MOHAN Foundation since 2013. Bulu is a social work graduate from National Institute of Social Work and Social Science (NISWASS) Phulbani, Orissa. He has a Master's Degree in MSW (Master of Social Work) from Matru Sewa Sangh, Institute of Social Work Nagpur (Maharashtra).
    He was associated with an NGO called ‘People Awareness & Hilly Area Development (PAHAD)’ for tribal people under livelihood mission after completing his graduation. He has also done a one month internship in Mumbai in center for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) for women empowerment.
    He has undergone Transplant Coordinator’s training from MOHAN Foundation and is now working as a Transplant Coordinator. He is also simultaneously pursuing Master of Labor study (MLS) at Regional Labour Institute.
  • Jerin Rajan

    Jerin Rajan

    HR & Admin Executive

    Jerin Rajan has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration with a specialisation in Human Resources (HR)
    He began his career as an HR professional with a start-up where he learned to plan, direct and coordinate administrative functions of an organization. At MOHAN Foundation, Jerin manages all the HR and admintration related matters.
    Jerin enjoys a good game of cricket and likes to travel.

    Jerin Rajan
  • Ranjini Shankar MS

    Ranjini Shankar MS
    Project Manager

    Project Manager-Karnataka Ranjini Shankar MS has a Bachelors degree in Microbiology from SSMRV College Bengaluru. She started her career as a lecturer at Harsha Nursing College and then at Gayathri Nursing College. She has also worked as a Team Leader at 104 Arogyavani initiative (a toll-free health helpline number functioning 24/7 hours for the convenience of general public) conceptualized and implemented by the Government of Karnataka. Ranjini is an extremely motivated and cheerful person with a will to make a difference in the society. This is what motivated her to choose to be a grief counselor with MOHAN Foundation and help patients with end stage organ failure. She works as a Project Manager at MOHAN Foundation’s Bengaluru office. Ranjini Shankar MS
  • Ganesh C

    Ganesh C
    Marketing Coordinator

    Marketing Coordinator

    Ganesh C has a B.Tech degree in Mechatronics from SASTRA University, Thanjavur. Ganesh started his career as a consultant in Sutherland Global Services where he served as Senior Consultant, Process Trainer but eventually joined their CSR Team. Due to his interest in the social field, he changed his line and joined an NGO as a Project Manager in Village Upliftment Program (VUP) focusing on adopting Gram Panchayat (Village Cluster) and implementing development activities.
    At MOHAN Foundation, Ganesh is responsible for the Marketing of the e-learning courses, conducting awareness sessions on Organ Donation and providing customer support through the Helpline. He is also supporting the Drone project of MOHAN Foundation - DRONACHARYA.

    Ganesh C
  • Dr. Aanchal Makhija

    Dr. Aanchal Makhija
    Patient Support
    Group Counselor

    Patient Support Group Counselor

    With a Bachelors in Dental Surgery and a Diploma in Counseling, Dr. Aanchal Makhija has joined the MOHAN Foundation as a Patient Support Group Counselor for TRIOMPH (Transplant Recipients of India and Organ failure Patients - a Movement to Provide Hope) - a Patient Support Group initiated by MOHAN Foundation.
    Aanchal has always been compassionate and enthusiastic about working for society and community. Before joining the Foundation, Anchal has worked in NGO's like NAZ foundation (involved in providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS) and Udayan Care (working to empower vulnerable women, children and youth in 25 cities).
    At MOHAN Foundation she counsels transplant recipients and donor families about how to take care of themselves post-transplant. Aanchal is herself undergoing dialysis and she encourages dialysis patients with her ownexperience.
    Aanchal is an explorer and an intrepid follower of her own heart. She motivates and encourages people by inculcating hope in their life.

    Dr. Aanchal Makhija
  • Yogita

    Digital Marketing and
    Graphic Design Officer

    Digital Marketing and Graphic Design Officer With over eight years of experience in the field of digital marketing, Ms. Yogita is dedicated to driving online success. Holding a Bachelor's degree in BSc-IT from KJ Somaiya College, she has a solid academic foundation to support the Foundation’s digital initiatives.

    As a digital marketer, she brings a diverse skill set to the table. Multitasking is second nature to her, ensuring tasks are efficiently managed. She prioritizes the process over mere results and believes strongly in the power of smart work.

    In the current role at MOHAN Foundation, she serves as the Digital Marketing & Graphic Designing Officer, contributing her skills and knowledge to fuel the foundation's mission.
  • Laishram Monica Devi

    Laishram Monica Devi
    Programme Officer

    Programme Officer - Imphal(Manipur) Ms Monica Laishram has a Masters in Hospital Administration. She has worked with Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati as a Transplant Coordinator supporting Living organ Transplantation 5 years. She has attended many trainings & conferences in the medical field. The learning and her dedication has empowered her to play a strong role in MOHAN Foundation. She is a hard worker and has the ability to make an immediate rapport with people of all ages and background. She has been an active sportswoman - her love for cricket & badminton has made her acquire many trophies. Monica has joined MOHAN Foundation as a Programme Officer, with a vision to uplift Northeast in the area of organ donation & transplantation. Laishram Monica Devi
  • Thoidingjam Udayini Khuman

    Thoidingjam Udayini Khuman
    Transplant Coordinator
    (Imphal, Manipur)

    Transplant Coordinator (JNIMS, Imphal, Manipur) Ms. Udayini is a nurse by profession. She has completed B.Sc. Nursing and MBA in Hospital Administration. She has an experience of about 3 years in the hospital settings. She I also a registered organ donor since 2018. Ms. Udayini is highly self- motivated enthusiastic to do different kinds of activities which is appealing for a better society. She is willing to do anything she can for the cause of organ donation. During her UG & PG courses, she initiated many school health programs as a part of curriculum. Apart from the professional activities, she also took part as a diplomate in the Global Goals Model United Nations held at Nakhon Nayok, Bangkok, Thailand from 4th-7th October 2019. With the joining in the MOHAN Foundation, Ms. Udayini believed that she can be that “CHANGEMAKER” who is conscious, empathetic and practicable. Thoidingjam Udayini Khuman
  • Simran Anand

    Simran Anand
    Program Officer

    Program Officer, Gurugram Simran holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Masters in Social Work having specialized in Women and Child Development. She has over 5 years of experience in the field of Training & Research with organisations such as Don Bosco and Magic Bus India Foundation. She has worked in multiple projects with various NGO's and conducted many training and orientation programs and counseling for youth.

    Simran is a result oriented person, with a simple heart and a desire to help others. She likes to travel and explore new destinations specially religious places. She enjoys spending time with her son.
    Simran Anand
  • Poonam Sharma

    Poonam Sharma
    Curriculum Coordinator

    Curriculum & Moodle Content Coordinator Ms. Poonam Sharma is a Postgraduate in Biotechnology and an experienced biomedical researcher with strong knowledge and expertise in working in academia, as well as development of biomaterial based devices and regenerative medicine. While pursuing her PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Poonam was diagnosed with CKD stage 3 and she underwent a kidney transplant. Post the transplant, she had this strong desire to honor her kidney donor by helping those waiting to receive an organ. She then did a PG diploma in Transplant Coordination and Grief Counseling from MOHAN Foundation.

    She has joined the MOHAN Foundation as a Curriculum & Moodle Content Coordinator. Her work involves combining different media types to incorporate active learning in the online courses offered by MOHAN Foundation.

    Poonam was an active member of NSS during her graduation and later at IITK and always had a desire to help people. She has worked for 3 years for 'Hamara Swasthya Kendra' a voluntary organization working towards providing health services for daily wage workers.

    Poonam is an avid traveller and has explored The Himalayas after transplant, she also writes poems and is fond of cooking.
    Poonam Sharma
  • Arshiya Fathima

    Arshiya Fathima
    Helpline Counselor

    Helpline Counselor & Community Education Executive Arshiya has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters in Social work having specialized in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. This is Arshiya’s first job but she has internship experience with Raju hospital, Hope Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Women and St. John's Hospital. She was the president of Students Association for Welfare and Empowerment and she has organized many programs in her College. She has also been actively involved with the NSS in her college. Arshiya Fathima
  • Bhagyashree Kailash Nighot

    Bhagyashree Kailash Nighot
    Transplant Coordinator

    Transplant Coordinator and Grief Counselor Bhagyashree has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work, Nagpur, and a Master's degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune. Bhagyashree began working at GMCH Nagpur on February 16, 2023, bringing her exceptional communication, rapport building, and time management skills to the sector. During her Bachelor's, she conducted a group research project on "A Study on Awareness about The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993," among the students of Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work, Nagpur. For her Master's dissertation, she assessed the preparedness of urban community health workers for tuberculosis (TB) control in Pune City. Additionally, Bhagyashree has completed fieldwork at Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh, Navale Hospital's Psychiatry Department, and Shradhha Rehabilitation Foundation Karjat, which serves mentally ill roadside destitute individuals. She also participated in a National Integrated Camp held at Banaras Hindu University (Cultural camp), representing Maharashtra and Goa. Bhagyashree Kailash Nighot
  • Padmavathi Vasudevan

    Padmavathi Vasudevan
    Project Officer

    Project Officer Ms. Padmavathi Vasudevan has over 8 years in the development sector. She has campaigned for various causes. She holds a master’s degree in social work and Counselling degree from CSRD Institute in Ahmednagar, along with degrees in English literature and History. She is currently a Project Officer with MOHAN Foundation in Mumbai.

    Her strengths lie in relationship-building, strategic communication, and fundraising, particularly from individuals. She has a track record of fundraising for TEDx Rambaug, and she has worked in PR and as a celebrity onboard specialist. Previously, she worked as a strategic alliance manager at Rootbridge Pvt Ltd.

    Padma's field research has given her insight into organ failure and the organ shortage in India. At MOHAN Foundation, she focuses on promoting conversations about organ donation through awareness sessions and contributing to the organization's growth through teamwork.
    Padmavathi Vasudevan
  • Renu Kumari

    Renu Kumari
    Project Leader

    Project Leader Renu Kumari is a Registered Nurse with the Haryana Nurses Registration Council and a Nursing Professional with a M.Sc. in Paediatric Nursing from Pt. B. D. Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak. She has joined MOHAN Foundation as a Project Leader, placed at Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana.

    She has one year of clinical experience as a nursing officer in the intensive care unit at Kaikos Super Speciality Hospital. Apart from this, she was appreciated for her dedication and service in making exceptional contributions at significant personal risk in the fight against COVID-19. She has undergone extensive cardiac ICU nursing care at the Tertiary Center as an observer. While working as an observer, she became interested in transplantation programs, especially for the people of Haryana.

    She actively participated in all extracurricular activities in her school and college, holds NSS and NCC credentials, organised events and workshops, and has extensive public speaking and communication skills.
    Renu Kumari
  • Baskar

    Marketing Head

    Marketing Head Baskar holds a Masters in Business Administration and he has been in the Marketing Sector for over 13 years, working for a variety of organizations like BMW, Tata Reality & Infra Limited and Sricity among others. He joined the Chennai office of MOHAN Foundation in the year 2023 as Marketing Head.

    He brings to the sector his sensitivity and skills in Innovative activity plan, relationship building, fundraising & strategic communication. His experiences in raising funds for causes large and small has helped him understand how crucial fundraising skills are for an organization to be sustainable. His expertise lies in fundraising from Corporates. MNC Companies. Manufacturing Industries & Individuals.
  • Charan

    Programme Associate

    Programme Associate Charan has artfully intertwined the realms of public health design and technology. Armed with a B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy and a Master’s in Public Health, his academic trajectory reflects a comprehensive approach to his role.

    He acquired invaluable insights during a year-long internship at Meenakshi Medical College, igniting a fervent passion for public health. Elevating his expertise, he later embarked on a five-month internship at ICMR - NIRT, immersing himself in healthcare research and innovation. His achievements extend beyond the academic sphere. He spearheaded the initiation of a Patient Support Group, named "UDHAVUM SIRAGUGAL," aimed at assisting TB patients at GHTM, Tambaram.

    As a Programme Associate, his responsibilities include: designing, content creation, and implementation. His skilful fusion of intricate health insights with a strong command of computer proficiency empowers him to create compelling content, effectively bridging understanding gaps. As a vital link between healthcare and technology, he embodies effective communication and empowerment.
  • Prarthana Dwivedi

    Prarthana Dwivedi
    Public Education Counselor

    Public Education Counselor Prarthana Dwivedi holds a Master's degree in Grief Counselling and boasts over 14 years of expertise as a Quality Manager in blood banks. Adept in relationship-building and communication, Prarthana has organized numerous blood donation camps for cancer patients in Nagpur.

    Her journey with MOHAN Foundation began as a Grief Counsellor and Transplant Coordinator in Nagpur. Her dedication and contributions have earned her prestigious accolades including the Women Achievers Award, Counselor Award, and the "Swami Narayan Best Transplant Coordinator" award presented by NATCO (Network and Alliance of Transplant Coordinators) in 2021.

    Currently, Prarthana is actively engaged in amplifying organ donation awareness as a Public Education Counselor in Districts of Navi Mumbai, Raigad and parts of Mumbai.
    Prarthana Dwivedi
  • Sanya Santosh

    Sanya Santosh
    Programme Officer

    Programme Officer Sanya Santosh holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Medical and Psychiatric social work from St. Claret College, Bangalore University. While she started her career in a school for special children as a Social Worker, her interest lies primarily in the medical field.

    Sanya has joined MOHAN Foundation’s Delhi NCR office as a Programme Officer. She is leading the Foundation’s initiative, “Anudaan -Making Transplants Affordable” which provides financial aid to economically poor patients so that they have access to life-saving organ transplantation.

    Sanya is an extremely compassionate and empathetic person who wants to be a catalyst in the field of organ donation.
    Sanya Santosh
  • Sanchit Arora

    Sanchit Arora
    Project Leader – AIIMS, Rishikesh

    Project Leader – AIIMS, Rishikesh Sanchit has a Master’s in Public Health. He had undergone an internship with the Delhi office of MOHAN Foundation and thereafter maintained his association with the Foundation, actively conducting awareness initiatives. The internship inspired in him a deep passion for organ donation. He subsequently underwent a ‘Professional Certificate in Transplant Coordination’ from MOHAN Foundation and also completed an online course on ‘Family Counselling and Conversations on Organ Donation’.

    Equipped with this comprehension and a profound commitment to Public Health, Sanchit is expanding the Foundation's significant initiatives in the AIIMS, Rishikesh as a Project Leader.

    Sanchit is a skilled communicator with an exceptional ability to convey the importance of organ donation with clarity and empathy. He has the ability to foster strong relationships and engage diverse audiences effectively, educating them on organ donation.
    Sanchit Arora
  • Veena Wathore

    Veena Wathore
    Project Manager

    Project Manager Veena Wathore, a seasoned professional with a postgraduate specialization in 'Medical & Psychiatric Social Work,' boasts 12 years of experience in the social sector. Holding MOHAN Foundation’s Transplant Coordinators certificate, she was deputed by ROTTO-SOTTO-West in 2017 to coordinate the organ donation & transplantation activities across Nagpur's 11 districts in Vidharbha region. Previously, she had volunteered for five years with Dr. Ravi Wankhede, Honorary Director of MOHAN Foundation – Nagpur, participating in mass awareness campaigns.

    In 2019, Veena served as a 'Zonal Coordinator' at Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre-Nagpur, counseling potential organ donor families and facilitating retrievals. She counselled over 100 donor families compassionately and motivated them to consider organ donation. Veena's research on 'Awareness on deceased organ donation amongst healthcare professionals' earned her a best research paper award in her M. Phil degree. She has actively conducted multiple awareness programs to encourage organ donation pledges.

    Recently appointed as 'Project Manager' at MOHAN Foundation, Veena is dedicated to enhancing organ donation and transplantation efforts in Nagpur and Vidarbha region. Her work is driven by a profound passion to support end-stage organ failure patients.
    Veena Wathore