Team

  • Manju Vyas, CEO

    Manju Vyas joined AAWC in 1999 and is serving as a C.E.O. Previously, she was a Public Relations Officer at a multi-national company. Manju received her Master of Science degree in Botany from Holkar Science College, where she was an activist for the rights of women.

  • Hetal Jobenputra, Senior Manager-Programs

    Hetal Jobenputra joined AAWC as Senior Manager-Programs in January 2017.She has done her Graduation in Sociology and Post-Graduation in Teaching Children with physical and Intellectual Disabilities & in Gender, Equality, & Social Transformation. She has over 12 years’ experience in the social sector. Her experience, expertise, endeavor, and constant effort are to work towards a better world to live in.

  • Poonam Awasthi, Field Director

    Poonam Awasthi has been serving as Field Director for AAWC at the Kamathipura center since May 2011. Poonam holds a Higher School Certificate from Lucknow University and a Paraprofessional Certificate in Social Work from College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan. Currently, She is pursuing her Master of Social Work from Indira Gandhi National Open University.

  • Pavitra Nirmal, Program Manager

    Pavitra Nirmal has joined AAWC as a Program Manager at Falkland Road Centre in February 2017. She has worked as a Program Assistant with a participatory research organisation for two years. She has a Master Degree in Social Work from Delhi School of Social Work and a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from University of Delhi.

  • Kanchan Sonawane, Program Manager

    Kanchan Sonawane joined AAWC as a Program Manager Udaan at Falkland Road Centre in May 2017. She was Project Coordinator at Ashray Akruti Hyderabad. Kanchan received her Master of Social Work from SNDT Women’s University and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Mumbai University.

  • Sneha Mahajan, Program Manager

    Sneha Mahajan has joined AAWC in September 2017 as Program Manager. She has done her graduation in Science and has recently completed her Master's degree in Social work from College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan.

  • ​Y.S.K.Prerana, Fundraising and Communications Manager

    Prerana joined AAWC as the Fundraising and Communications manager in September 2017. She graduated in Journalism from Symbiosis University, and recently completed a Master's degree in Gender Studies from University of Sussex (United Kingdom). She has experience of working with child rights, community health-care, intellectual disabilities and gender-based politics.

  • Alka Dadas, Resource Mobilization Officer

    Alka Dadas joined AAWC as Resource Mobilization Officer at Kamathipura center in June 2017, she has completed her Master’s in Social Work from Karve institute of Social Work, Pune. She is also working as Night shelter supervisor in AAWC.

  • Ambika Konka, Documentation & Program Assistant

    Ambika Konka joined AAWC as a Documentation & Program Assistant for all three programs ( Umeed , Udaan & Umang ) in December, 2016. She holds a Degree of Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, Mumbai.

  • Sadique Kalyankar, Chief Accountant

    Sadique Kalyankar joined AAWC as the Chief Accountant in January 2016 and has over 15 years of accounting experience. Sadique received his Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University and has also completed a Hospital Administration course conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) and Forum for Enhancement of Quality in Healthcare (FEQH).