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Who We Are  :   People

Founder


Dr. Maxine Berntsen

Dr. Maxine Berntsen was born in Escanaba, Michigan, USA on 7 October 1935. Her father was an immigrant from Norway, and her mother the daughter of...

Secretary


Dr. Manjiri Nimbkar

Dr. Manjiri Nimbkar acquired an MBBS in 1981 and ran her own private practice as a general practitioner in an economically disadvantaged area of Phaltan town....

President


Shri. Shashikant Shirolkar

Shri. Shashikant Shirolkar, one of the four engineers and building contractors in Phaltan in the early seventies completed his degree in Civil Engineering in...

Member


Shri. Babulal Gandhi

Babulal Ghandhi’s organically grown farm and nature conservation exercise at Vinchuni stands out as an oasis in the dry, degraded, waste lands around....

Member


Dr. Chanda Nimbkar

Dr. Chanda Nimbkar has a Ph.D. in ‘Farm animal breeding and genetics’ from the University of New England, Australia. She is the Director...

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Dr. Neelima Gokhale

Dr. Neelima Gokhale has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology. In 1978, she completed a diploma in Early Childhood Education from...

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Shri. Jagjeevan Garwaliya

Shri. Jagjeevan Garwalia, was born and had his schooling in Karachi. The family left Karachi after independence and went back to their native village of...

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Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni

Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni is a trained homeopath. She stopped her 18 year old active medical practice to devote full attention to social issues...

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Smt. Gladys Kothavala

Smt. Gladys Kothavala, born in the USA, first came to India as a librarian to work at USIS (United States Information Service) in 1950. After working in...