Board of Directors
Dr. Suresh Gokhale
Dr Suresh Gokhale is MBBS, DCH and holds a Fellowship in sports medicine. He is a certified sports psychologist for over 50 years now. He has been actively taking lectures in various organizations and clubs to help people realize the importance of fitness and sports. He works towards generating funds for Maya CARE Foundation.
Manjiri Gokhale Joshi
Mrs. Manjiri Gokhale Joshi has a Master’s degree in Mega-Project Management from Said Business School, Oxford University. In 2016, she was one of the 12 professionals among 13,000 applicants selected by LinkedIn to assist Virgin Media’s Founder- Richard Branson to select and mentor Entrepreneurs for a UK wide contest for a 1 million pound fund. She is a recipient of the British High Commission Chevening Scholarship(2006) Till March 2020, Manjiri was CEO of Global Talent Track- an 11-year-old Company specializing in Corporate Training and Social Responsibility. She has spent over 25 years in the BPO, IT, Education, Insurance, Media and Publishing Industries. She has been an Entrepreneur having successfully co-founded Elephant Connect- a profitable venture in the niche area of leadership. She is also an author.
Mr Abhay Joshi is the Founder and Director of Elephant Connect. He has 25 years of Corporate Managerial Experience including 8 years in Training School and University Students in Science, Maths & Engineering Subjects. He is the Founder of VI Educational Foundation- a charity working for underprivileged backgrounds by supporting them to achieve high grades. He has worked for Tech Mahindra, Lecturer, Governor at Radcliffe School, and President of Lions’ Club. He is a certified private pilot.
Dr. Zubair Kazi
Dr. Zubair Kazi is a Senior Consultant Radiologist at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. He is a postgraduate guide for the National Board of Examinations. He is a member of various associations like the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Asian Musculoskeletal Society, the European Society of Hybrid Imaging, the European Society of Radiology, the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Indian Radiological. He has been a member of the Organising Committee & Faculty at numerous prestigious national and international conferences like Ultrafast, Sonobuzz, CT Buzz, Annual Joint Conferences of Asian Musculoskeletal Society & Musculoskeletal Society of India and Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology.
Mrs. Sudha Santhanam
Mrs. Sudha Santhanam is a chartered accountant and company secretary with over 30 years of work experience. She has been heading the finance and legal functions at various large corporate houses and multinationals. She is engaged in corporate consulting including governance valuations, mergers and amalgamation issues. She is also actively involved in financial management for corporate houses and for large high net worth individual groups. She serves as an independent director today in public listed companies and mentors, grooms and trains younger professionals.
Dr. Mandakini Pansare
Dr. Mandakini Pansare holds MBBS, MD (Physiology) and Dr of Science degrees. She has done a Certificate course in Sports Medicine and has been a participant in several national sports. She has imparted MBBS classes as well as taught students of physiology, Ayurveda, homeopathy, dental, nursing, physiotherapy and yoga for more than 40 years. She has presented 35 papers at national and international conferences and has 25 Published to her credit in national and international journals. She is currently studying the history of Yoga.
Mr. Madan Gokhale
Board of Director
Mr. Madan Gokhale is USPTR certified and also ITF Level 5 tennis coach. He has completed his B.Com from BMCC College, Pune and has done his MBA from IME, Pune. He has over 20 years of experience in the tennis coaching sector and has been actively involved in coaching students of various age groups. Madan teaches at Adar Poonawala Maharashtra tennis Academy at Deccan gymkhana where he trains the students in their school premises.
Joyita Mondal was born in West Bengal, India. By profession, she is the first Bengali Transwoman member of a judicial panel of a civil court. When she was 29 years old she became the first transgender judge of a Lok Adalat from West Bengal, India.
Dr. Vidya Gokhale
After a 30-year career in medicine, Dr Vidya Gokhale retired as Professor of Pharmacology from BJ Medical College, Pune. She then acquired a degree in Indian classical dance (Bharatnatyam) and founded her own institute ‘Nritya Sadhana’. In her 70s, she continued to impart dance lessons to young students and was actively involved in Maya CARE operations until her demise in April 2021.