Ara Johannes is a Communications Manager at Mariwala Health Initiative. She holds a Masters Degree in Health and Non-Profit Communications from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Kansas. Ara has over a decade of work experience in communications for development organizations — across sectors including maternal & child health, women’s rights and strategic philanthropy, among others. She is passionate about using communications to illustrate stories of transformation, give voice to those on the margins and rally people to a common purpose.
Dr. Kamna Chhibber
Dr. Kamna heads Mental Health for the Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare. She is a trained therapist working with children, adolescents and adults, and works in the space of child-adolescent mental health, relationships, trauma and abuse. She designs and creates programs for implementation in schools, corporate organizations and NGO’s that are directed towards enhancing mental health and well-being.
Dr. Hansika Kapoor
Dr. Hansika Kapoor is Research Author at the Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala. She holds a PhD from IIT, Bombay in the area of negative creativity aka how people get good ideas to do bad things. Her research interests lie in cognitive science, social psychology, and behavioural economics.
Dr. Sanchika Gupta
Dr. Sanchika Gupta is a public health professional with seven years of working experience amalgamated with two years of clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and five years in core public health with an expertise in advocacy, program management, research, monitoring and evaluation. Her field work includes various issues, such as family planning, sexual and reproductive health and rights, adolescent health, maternal and child health.
Dr. Ayushi Khemka
Ayushi Khemka created a mental health initiative called Mental Health Talks India (https://twitter.com/mhtalksindia?lang=en) on social media in April 2018. She believes in channelising one’s vulnerabilities into an honest conversation that can potentially bring about a change into how we live and exist in the world. She is also a PhD scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University working on the intersections of gendered violence and social media.
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