Our Trustees

We believe that an organization cannot thrive without a few people that act as the strongest pillars of it. For us these strong pillars are essentially our stakeholders and more importantly our trustees. Apart from all their investments the most valuable investment made by each one of them is their invaluable trust. As a reputed foundation we are always on a mission to outperform ourselves by reaching our goals with a soul motive of inculcating an unbreakable pride in the minds of our stakeholders and trustees.

Dr. Amita Godbole


Amita is the founder trustee and Chairperson of the Dr. Shanta Vaidya Foundation. She has worked with corporate, national and international non or profit organizations on the issue of Child Rights, Child Labor, Education of the underprivileged children and Health with a total of experience of 40 years. Her specialization is capacity building of NGO personnel and program conceptualization, planning, implementation and documentation. Academically she is a homeopathic doctor.

Ms. Kshipra Rohit


Kshripa is the founder trustee and Secretary of the Dr. Shanta Vaidya Foundation. She is the Member of the General Council, Rehabilitation Council of India. Kshripa develops the content for all the workshops run by the foundation. She has co-authored 2 books published by the foundation. Kshripa is the recipient of the Savitri Bai Phule Award (2021). She was the co-investigator on the project by National Brain Research Center, Government of India for the development of the complete Indian test named
Dyslexia Assessment for Languages in India. Academically she has an M.Phil in Interdisciplinary studies from Indian Institute of Education under Savitri Bai Phule University. She has completed online course by Rehabilitation center of India, remedial teaching course from Alpha to Omega, Chennai and Learning Disability course from Spastic Society of Karnataka. She also holds a post graduate diploma (part 1) in child and adolescent psychology from Jnana Prabodhini.

CA Sheetal Deshpande


Sheetal is the founder trustee and Treasurer in Dr. Shanta Vaidya Foundation. She is a CA and has 16 years of experience in the field of Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance Management, Investigation Audits and Virtual CFO services. She is associated with social causes in the field of Education and Entrepreneurship. Academically she holds the following certifications: FCA, DISA, FAFD.

Mrs. Geeta Vidyadhar Kulkarni


Geeta is the founder of Aashay Counselling Center and a councelor and advisor at Dr. Shanta Vaidya Foundation. She also works as a subject expert for the project Bahishal Upakram. Geeta worked as a C.A.O at Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation and was the former Honorable Bench Member at Satara District Consumer Redressal Forum. Academically she has a Commerce graduate from Savitribai Phule University and holds a Diploma in Child and Family Counseling from MES pune.

Anushree Godbole


Anushree is the trustee of Dr. Shanta Vaidya Foundation. She is a leadership and organizational development facilitator with over a decade of experience of designing and facilitating behavioral and attitudinal change workshops across various sectors and demographics. Through her venture, N-abl, she conducts transformation programs for individuals, organizations and leaders. She also conducts parenting workshops for young parents and leadership workshops for students. She is a certified Master Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, and Gestalt Therapy Practitioner. She is also certified in Instructional Designing. She has worked with National and International non for profits and corporate organizations. Academically she has a Masters in Occupational Psychology from Leeds University Business School UK and a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Pune University.