Team member profiles

Meet the team currently behind Caregivers Link. We are a start-up social venture organisation with a vision to develop and build support, and in the long term create solutions and services, for informal caregivers and caregiving families. Between us we have varying degrees of experience as caregivers and as care receivers.

 

Shikha

Shikha Aleya
Focuses on health, disability, gender, sexuality and rights issues. Founding partner at Caregivers Link, consultant with TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues), and with the Pune based Bapu Trust for Research on Mind and Discourse, focusing on mental health and psychosocial issues. A post-graduate from XLRI (1989), graduated from Hindu college, Delhi University(1987). Shikha has spent over a couple of decades writing for the corporate and development sectors, and scripted for the television industry. She has travelled across India and neighbouring countries collecting and telling stories, some of them untold, others lost to history. These include explorations of the lives: of women pathbreakers from centuries past, of social entrepreneurs today who are creating shifts in our approach to life on the planet, of ordinary people, of children, of animals, who fall through the cracks of systems of service, support and protection, or experience life on the outside, vulnerable to multiple risks and threat. As a consultant in the NGO sector, Shikha has worked with numerous organizations including Breakthrough Trust, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and CHILDLINE India Foundation among others. A search for support programmes in India for families impacted by psychosocial disability, led to studying support available in India for informal family caregivers across care circumstances. Her number is 91-9819842520 and her email is shikha.aleya@gmail.com

 

Janet

Janet Sunita
Janet Sunita has worked in the UN, Corporate and Banking sectors for three decades and is presently working as Director Operations in the social development sector in New Delhi. She is a Psychological Counsellor (Diploma with distinction in Psychological Counselling, Somerset, UK), trained in Psychological First Aid (Certified with distinction, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA), Certified Animal Assisted Therapist, (USA). She has completed three levels of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and also applies Energy Healing therapies in her work as a Counsellor.  She is located in New Delhi, India. Contact: Email: care.janet@gmail.com Telephone: +91 9610520543, 011-446074946

 

Devashri

Devashri Mukherjee
Has worked with Ashoka: Innovators for the public and brings with her over two decades work experience in the Indian citizen sector, having been involved in exciting initiatives at an education resource center, a leading Indian funding agency, and one of the first education portals of India. Her interest lies in creating children’s education material, and her children’s stories have been published as resource materials. Devashri holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is based in Mumbai , India . In her spare time, she enjoys art museums and classical music. Her number is 91-9819707960 and her e-mail is: devashrim@yahoo.com

 

We are happy for the support and inputs we have received at various points in time since Caregivers Link began – and would like to mention and acknowledge some of those who helped start us off, and some of whom continue to lend a hand very often. A special word of thanks and great appreciation to Kamal Kumar and to Ranjan Chopra, both of whom patiently and generously give us their time, energy and professional expertise on the matter of accounts and compliance.

Averil Gomes
Sophia Murphy
Swapna Kishore
Prabha Nagaraja
Allan Stanley
Subha Hari
Radhika Chandiramani
Ujwala Prabhu