Advisors

Ms Esther Roshni Chandy

A rank holding Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in the service industry, beginning with ICICI (Project Finance) and UB Group (Strategic Planning). After a break, in 2002, she came back to the work space as CFO of a start up she partnered with the Founder-CEO in securing the first Private Equity investment in the company. Currently she is the CFO of an Employee Transport Company. She is a Certified Business and Executive Coach and brings those skills with her in all aspects of her professional life. Her hobbies include reading “ANYTHING”, sewing, crochet and running.

Dr Hemalatha Krishnamurti

Dr Hemalatha Krishnamurti has been long associated with the field special needs. She has a Ph.D. Child Development/Psychology, Madras University. She Initiated and established the Human Resources, Training and Research Department at Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK), Bangalore, India. From conducting 1 Diploma course in Special Education in 2001 with 11 trainees, the department currently hosts 8 different courses in 2017 with 4700 trainees. Dr Hema received the Dr. Richard Sentman Memorial mini-grant for Innovative educational Initiatives-Phi Delta Kappa SUNY Buffalo Chapter-2000.

She was awarded the Government of India, Ministry of Welfare Fellowship for pursuing doctoral studies (1989-1991) based on the Research proposal submitted as an independent scholar. She is a member of National Association for the Education of Young Children, interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorder. She is also a life member at the Indian academy of Cerebral Palsy. Dr Hema currently resides in the United States of America.

Dr Naveen Eipe

Has a postgraduate training in Anesthesiology from Christian Medical College, Vellore. In 2006, Dr Eipe was accepted for further specialization in Clinical Anesthesia at the University of Toronto, Canada. He followed this with fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesia and Acute Pain at the University of Ottawa. In 2009, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and since has worked on Staff at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. He was appointed as the Clinical Lead for Bariatric Anesthesia (2013) and the Co- Director of the Acute Pain Fellowship program (2014). Beyond clinical work in bariatrics and acute pain, Dr Eipe’s teaching and research revolves around acute pain, airway management and care of patients with morbid obesity. He has published widely and also been invited to lecture internationally

Naveen Eipe can be followed on Twitter @NaveenEipe

Ms Nivedita Mukerjee

Honorary member of the School Advisory Board

Tagore’s thoughts – “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free…Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection, where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way” – sums up my wish for education. Education is setting a child free from the regimentation of subjects and curriculum allowing them to pursue their natural curiosity, encouraging independent thought and action while exposing them to the wonders of life and the world around us. Over the past decade and a half, I have taught and learned with students, faculty and parents of various age groups, starting with early childhood years going on to higher education.

Following a long career in science and technology reporting, publishing and teaching after her education on the one hand in Bio Chemistry and recombinant DNA technology and on the other in Communication, Nivedita Mukerjee has been a quintessential educator and communicator. She has continued to explore and redefine the approach to education in both school as well as higher education. Being a fourth generation educator in her family, she endeavours to support the leadership teams of educational institutions in planning and implementing strategic initiatives to move the organisation towards excellence.

You can connect with her at https://about.me/niveditamukerjee

Ms Renu Mukunda

Director – Programmes and Social Innovations- Cherysh

Renu has over 30 years of experience in the Social Development sector. She has worked as a Development Consultant on a number of National and International projects. Renu has wide experience in gender and educational work at the grassroots level. She has worked closely as a Social Development Specialist with government departments, National and International donor agencies including World Bank, Asia Development Bank, European Union and the like. Renu’s strength is in her grassroots work, formulating livelihood programmes using participatory processes.

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Ms Vandana Sanjay

In the field of education for past 19 years trained in early childhood psychology, AMI Montessori, Diploma in learning disabilities, IB curriculum, along with graduation in Education and master in Economics.

After interacting with different age group students, it is my understanding that every student needs to be equipped with the basic skills of sustainability in three areas – emotional, physical and intellectual. Without which education serves no purpose in today’s ever changing world. Thus, it has been my aim to formulate strategies which would facilitate students to be motivated, educated, successful and happy.