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OUR FOUNDERS

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MRS. AGATHA SUSHEELA DIAS & MR. ANTHONY DIAS​

Mrs. Agatha Susheela has over 30 years of experience in social work & obtained her Bachelors degree in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work – Mumbai. Besides having a Master degree in Personnel Management and Human Resource Development from Bhavan’s College – Mumbai, she volunteered and worked with Mumbai-based NGOs prior to co-founding Amcha Ghar. Mrs. Agatha is a Peace Ambassador of IWPG & Peace Advocate of HWPL, South Korea & is also practicing Pranic Healing as a part of Spirituality.

Mr. Anthony Dias is man of strong vision and dedication towards social causes also has an extensive business background, he had been running his own catering services for over 40 years. His clientele includes the College of Social Work, the Indian Navy, the Army and Athletic Associations & holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics.

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    Mrs. Agatha Sushila Dias

    (Co-founder & Director)

    Mrs. Dias has over 30 years of experience in the field of social work. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai, along with a Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Human Resource Development from Bhavan’s College, Mumbai. Prior to co-founding Amcha Ghar, Mrs. Dias has volunteered and worked with numerous Mumbai-based NGOs. Mrs. Dias is a Peace Ambassador of IWPG (International Women’s Peace Group), South Korea, and is also a Peace Advocate & Publicity Ambassador at HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), South Korea. A practitioner of Pranic Healing, Mrs. Dias has received an E-learning Certification for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH). Forbes India has listed her as the Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs in India for the year 2020. 

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    Mr. Prasad Narendra Pathak

    (Secretary)

    Mr. Pathak is a businessman who deals in the manufacturing of Press Machines. He has obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & is also a former Secretary of the Bombay Suburban Athletic Association. Mr. Pathak has contributed close to 25 years of service to the organization and has been a part of it since its inception.

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    Adv. Pravin Patil

    (Treasurer)

    Adv. Patil holds a degree in LLB and is a high court advocate in Civil Law. He holds many other positions of responsibility including Secretary of Mira Bhayandar advocate association, former Vice President of Lawyer’s Bar Association Thane, secretary to the President of Dharavi Mandir Trust, Vice President of Agri Samaj Unnatti Sanstha, Chairman of the local managing committee of Abhinav senior college of Arts. Commerce & Science. Being an active member of Amcha Ghar, he has contributed 25 years to the organization and has been on board for 20 years. Adv. Patil is a peace advocate member of the HWPL committee, South Korea. 

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    Mr. Leo Chacko

    (Member)

    Mr. Leo Chacko is a Physics faculty (for 11th and 12th grade) at Lilavatibai Podar Senior Secondary School - ISC Santacruz (Mumbai) and has completed his graduation( Physics) and B.ed from St. Xavier College, Mumbai, and holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Science, Mumbai. He has over 17years of Teaching Experience & is a certified Motivational & Life Coach Trainer from the Indian Academy of Training and Development (IATD). Mr. Chacko started with volunteering at the organization by giving extra classes & organizing various cultural events for the children along with encouraging the youth of his locality & university to do the same for more than 4 years prior to being part of the board of members of the organization. Mr. Leo Chacko has been a board member since 2012.

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    Adv. Chayya Kini

    (Member)

    Adv. Kini is a practicing advocate having obtained her education from Ruparel New College of Mumbai. Being actively involved in the social sector, Adv. Kini supports many needy people in her community. Outside of her work, Adv. Kini practices Pranic Healing as a part of her Spirituality. Having being involved with the organization for several years, she is also associated with a number of other social organizations including being a member at Satya Sai Samiti , and is always striving to serve her best in the rural areas. 

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    Dr. Renu Shah

    (Member)

    Dr. Renu Shah is an academician presently working as Assistant Professor, College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai.  She has also served in two other premier institutions of social work, that is, School of Rural Development, TISS, and Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. Her doctoral work has been within the domain of child rights and child protection. Most of her academic work has also been related to the issues of child protection and also the legal framework available for them. Even at the field level, she has been engaged with organizations to address the issues of child protection and also undertaking training programs for their staff members.  Post her doctoral work, she has been engaged in research activities related to adolescents and the effectiveness of Self Help Group (SHG) in Mumbai slums.

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    Dr. Neeta Mhatre

    (Member)

    Dr. Mhatre has been practicing medicine for the past 10 years. She has also been involved in the field of social work for over 8 years. Dr. Mhatre has advised and supported the organization  in obtaining suitable vaccination & medication along with counseling sessions for the organization’s beneficiaries. In addition, Dr. Mhatre is a certified wellness & holistic coach specializing in Neurolinguistic Programming.

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