Vibha is the Founder of TaraSri Foundation & Muskaan Trust & works in the domains of positive psychology, emotional & spiritual intelligence. She has 30+ years of experience, out of which 20 years were in the social development sector, in areas of public health & education, with SIFPSA, United Nations Population Fund, PSI, Johns Hopkins University & Room to Read. She has led assignments in the USA, Russia, Netherlands, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Bhutan. Vibha credits the Quest Program, the Genuine Contact Program, the CircleWork, Science of Meaningful Life (Berkeley Univ.), SEE Learning (Emory Univ.), Masters in Composite History for her knowledge, whereas her wisdom germinates from practice of mindfulness, Integral Yog & her family values. She is an international speaker and specialises as a Facilitator for Liberating structure methods for workshops. Some of her sought after programs are Gratitude Joyshop, Authentic Leadership, Values in Action and Ideas to Action. Vibha is an Advisory Board Member with World Happiness Foundation. When not working, Vibha goes on gratitude road trips (Shukriyasafar) or simply meditates with the flow of river Ganges. "Wallls That Speak" is her curated creative initiative, published in the form of a book.
Rajiv Gupta is Cost Accountant with 35+ years of experience in corporate, government and development sectors. He has worked with the Birla group, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd., SIFPSA and on DfID and Bill Milinda Gates Foundation projects. His core expertise is system development and implementation, accounts, risk assessment and audit, programme reviews, legal issues, etc. His passion in social work and interest in field activities, motivated him to become Founder Trustee of TSF. Rajiv is Founder Trustee and is based in Lucknow. He leads Finance function, compliance and operations of TSF and is a Core-commitee member of Girls Fellowship Programme.
Bineeta Saxena holds masters in Economics and MBA in HR. She has been a teacher of Computer Science at Awadh Girls Degree College, Lucknow. A pet caring person, Bineeta is a Tarot card reader, Pranic healer and e-commerce based business woman with AI Group of company. Bineeta is Founder Trustee of TSF and is based in Lucknow. She leads Saree Bank and is and is a Core-commitee member of Girls Fellowship Programme.
Sapna holds an MBA and works as an investment consultant with an MNC. She has been a Fellow of Udayan Care and has been groomed with a strong commitment for giving back to society. She has been counselling and conducting workshops for less-privileged children, youth and elderly and has enabled mentoring and financial support for more than 100 girls. Sapna has also made 130 garbage picker kids a part of the mainstream. She is recipient of "Community Impact Award of the Year", "Bitiya Gaurav Award" and one of the "Top 10 Volunteer Heroes of India". Sapna co-leads Girls Fellowship-Mentorship program of TSF.
Rashmi holds masters in English Literature and has worked on gender and social justice for five+ years. She has handled Project management, research and documentation in Development sector, with Mahila Samakhya, Humsafar Support Centre for Women and Vigyan Foundation, Lucknow. She has work profile has included educating urban poor communities to access basic rights and welfare schemes, making Shelter Homes for Homeless, building CBO of construction workers and working with District Labour Office on of BOCW Act 1996. Rashmi cares for street dogs, enjoys nature and happily takes her two year old son for field visits. Rashmi is leading SHG project under TSF and coordination work with local government.
Ankit holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Science and Engineering.
With over three years in MNCs, Start-ups, and MSMEs, Ankit is especially interested in using his expertise of data analytics and data science to solve real life problems. He has prior volunteering experience at NIIT foundation where he curated and taught courses on English confidence building and interview skills for job aspirants. Ankit enjoys playing guitar, football, reading, and cooking. Ankit is volunteering for Mental Health, Education and Bridge to Services projects of TSF, for background research and ideation, as part of the team.
Sangpriya is a counselling psychology student. She had done her masters in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay. Because of her own mental health journey she decided to explore the psychotherapy /counseling. She a professional kathak dancer. Her aim in life is to make people aware about the importance of mental health. She firmly believes that each individual should be able to identify their self worth and move forward in life with the self confidence and positivity. Sangpriya is the Coordinator for City of Gratitude program and Mental Health project of TSF.
Board of Advisors
Grateful to the following individuals for being on the Advisory Board of TSF
B P Vijayendra was former Principal Chief General Manager from Reserve Bank of India (RBI). His 34+ years of experience with RBI includes Regional Directorship at Rajasthan and top positions for banking supervision, rural development, currency management, internal audit, risk monitoring and assurance. He is/has been Director on Boards of several banks including Bareilly Corporation Bank, State Bank of Indore, Dena Bank, UCO Bank and Indian Bank. Presently, he is busy sharing his wisdom and expertise with civil services aspirants for interviews, etc. , based in Hyderabad.
Deepak Maun is a teacher at heart and works as Assistant Professor at O P Jindal University, Sonipat. A PhD in the field of innovations in education from IIM Ahmedabad, Postgraduate from IIM Ahmedabad and B.Tech in Dairy Technology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Deepak has worked with Marico, ITC Ltd. and Avanti before becoming an educator. Deepak has received Open Space Technology training from Vibha and is part of the Advisory group for Education projects of TSF.
Dr Khurshid Khan is an eminent Opthamologist and is Chief Surgeon at Nazar Eye Clinic and Hospital, Lucknow. He pursued his medical education at KGMU Lucknow in 1986 and is in practice for more than four deacdes. Having served initially in Saudi Arabia for nine years, he now enjoys leading his own hospital. A compassionate human being, Dr Khurshid is well-known not only for his medical expertise but also for his amazing counselling skills and holistic approach towards his patients.
Group Captain Ashok Marwaha served the Indian Air Force for 22 years and is an awardee of Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India and Commendation by Chief of Air Staff as well Commendation by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command. An Electronics Engineer with MBA & DPM from FMS Delhi & Diploma in Protection against NBC Warfare from Timoshenko Academy Moscow, he has 30 years of corporate experience, including Director India region for 20 years. He served as Vice Chairman Special Olympics Bharat, an NGO for special children. Presently he is the President Richmond Fellowship Society India Delhi, an NGO working in the field of mental health.
Vinita Misra is an accomplished person in the field Hindi and Awadhi literature, based in Lucknow. She is a speaker on Sriramcharit Manas and spirituality. A science graduate, Vinita is a poet, writer and sincere student-teacher of Ramcharitmanas and a social-worker. Vinita is member-speaker at Ramchait Bhavan Houston USA, Vice President of Sparsh Organ Donation & Welfare Society and programme host for global group - Lucknow Connection Worldwide. "Mun kee Laya"and "Vishwamitra Ke Ram"are her published books. An avid traveller, Vinita is also a theatre and film artist. She is our Advisor for Girls' Fellowship and women's empowerment interventions.
Asheesh Shrivastava is an eminent architect based in Lucknow. He is one of those select Architects from India who have studied Conseravtion Architecture at York University, UK. He is Principal Conservation Architect at ANB Consultants, Lucknow. Asheesh has lead and has been part of many prestigious projects, like Gomti River Front, Varanasi, LaMartiniere school, to name just a few. Asheesh is embodies value of efficiency and compassion. He is our Advisor for design related interventions.
Dr Sanjeev Upadhyaya is a former International Civil Servant and Development Professional with more than 25 years’ experience of working in the field of Public Health in India and Africa. He worked for UNICEF for more than a decade in India and South Sudan and was instrumental in setting-up more than 100 Special Newborn Care Units in Public Sector across the State of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. Earlier, Dr Upadhyaya has worked at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), New Delhi in the capacity of Senior Advisor. He is also adjunct faculty at Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad. A medical doctor with specialization in Community Medicine from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Sevagram, Wardha and graduate from LLRM Medical College, Meerut. He is trained in health systems strengthening from the Nossal Institute of Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an Independent Director of Yatharth Hospital & Trauma Care Services Ltd. and AKS Medical & Research Services (P) Limited. He is also on board of several not-for-profits in India.
Dr. Mridula Seth is Vice President of the Richmond Fellowship Society, Delhi. After teaching in Lady Irwin College for 25 years she worked as Technical Adviser (Adolescents & Youth) for the United Nations Population Fund. She has been actively volunteering, most recently as the Director of a life skills project in a Juvenile Drug Deaddiction & Rehab Centre for boys, as a member of Sambandh Health Foundation and Centre for Social Change. She is a former Fulbright post-doctoral research fellow and received Tagore Literacy award for her work. In her book “Minding the Mind: A Volunteer’s insights on Mental health”, she has documented her experience and challenges of working in the area of mental health. She is Advisor for our Mental Health awareness project.