Our Team

Our Board

President, Annabel Mehta: a talented pianist before becoming a social worker, has dedicated 40 years to Apnalaya as Hon. Treasurer. She has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work and service to the underprivileged communities in Mumbai. She is currently on the board of Give India, and a member of the Accreditation Committee of Credibility Alliance.

Secretary, Dr. Aparna Santhanam: a dermatologist and wellness consultant, working with pharmaceuticals and FMCGs. An author and occasional broadcaster, she has worked with the Foundation for Research in Community Health and Bombay Leprosy project.

Joint Secretary, Kamala Aithal: with a PGDBA in Finance from Chennai, Kamala worked with ICICI Bank and Barclays Bank in Mumbai before setting up her own company, Poiesis Risk Solutions in 2011.

Treasurer, Vrinda Mahadevia: works with Merrill Lynch as Executive Director, Investments. She is also a trustee of Pranic Healing Foundation of Maharashta, and has volunteered with Akanksha and with Jai Vakil School.

Member, Dr. Indra Makhijani: a medical doctor and one of the first women to be a Certifying Surgeon with Maharashtra Medical Services.

Member, Manoj Warrier: a post graduate in Management Studies, has been a career communications consultant. He is a senior member of an independent consultancy based in Mumbai. 

Member, Kripa Krishnamoorthy: works with Citi Bank as Vice President and Manager, Human Resources at ASN AMRO. She has studied at Tata Institute of Social Science.

Senior Management

CEO, Arun Kumar: has had the privilege of drawing from the best of many worlds; he grew up in rural Bihar, was educated at some of the premier institutes in Delhi and New York and has worked with both implementing and support organizations, including Oxfam and CRY. Human Rights and Non-Violence inform his perspectives on a host of issues including education, gender, health and livelihood. Arun enjoys envisioning, strategizing, and capacity enhancing of individuals and organizations committed to social change (Email: arun@apnalaya.org)

Programmes & Administration

Head, Finance and HR - Sangeeta More (Email: sangeeta@apnalaya.org)

Programme Head, Health and Disability - Ninad Salunkhe (Email: ninad@apnalaya.org) | Education and Citizenship - Arun Kumar  (Email: arun@apnalaya.org) | Livelihood- Arun Kumar (Email: arun@apnalaya.org)

Manager, Communications and Partnerships - Writaja Sasmal (Email: writaja.sasmal@apnalaya.org)