Board

The Board

 

The Wishwas Board of Directors are a dynamic group of motivated volunteers who are dedicated to the Wishwas mission. They bring creativity, enthusiasm, financial management skills, and networks to accomplish the Wishwas mission.

 

 

NIVEDITA CHANDRAPPA

Wishwas Founder and Executive Director Ms. Chandrappa is a Certified Television producer who produced a weekly series called “Asian Indian Immigrant experience ” at the Queens Public Television.

She also has been Certified by “AIDS TO ARTISAN” in Market readiness program for cooperatives. she has been an an advocate for women’s issues since her college days, she has a passion and concern for the women who are first generation immigrants in this city. She has worked extensively with grassroots in India and United States  and has hands on experience in grassroots organizing.

Through volunteering in various women’s organizations she identified the lack of economic support system that are available to the low-income women if they are facing domestic violence or any other issues.

 Nivedita Chandrappa worked for over 5 years to build the base of this organization at the grassroots level, while this was certainly not easy, it was a learning experience. Finally she has won  awards for community services from QPTV as well as from the Bangladeshi community.

Ms. Chandrappa has a fellowship through Green Faith an organization for environmental advocacy, she believes in interfaith work and has been involved in various interfaith meets and activities.

has a B.A in Journalism, M.A in Public Relations and Advertising.  She is pursuing a Certification course from “CUNY-Murphy Institute” for advanced Labor relations study. She is currently employed by the City of New York.

NIMET DEGIRMENCIOGLU

Nimet is a co founder of wishwas who has relentlessly help build the Organization.

A Brand Ambassador for REBORN by SOHAM DAVE, an eco fashion clothing line. The line is merchandised in New York and produced in India by local artisans, creating a cottage industry of women entrepreneurs.  The company won the Innovation USA award for their lofty vision and aesthetic in sustainable fashion from Ethical Fashion Forum in London. {Ethicalfashionforum.com.}  Nimet co-leads the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and a spokesperson for promoting fair trade practices and encouraging collaboration.  NYCFTC organizes various new platforms such as educational panels, Fair Fashion Runway show and markets to increase awareness of Fair trade in the city.

She has a master’s degree in Global Fashion Management (GFM), from FIT, and studied textile engineering in her native Turkey.

 

WISHWAS IS INVITING CANDIDATES WITH NON PROFIT EXPERIENCE AS  BOARD MEMBERS, PLEASE CONNECT WITH US AT INFO@WISHWAS.ORG FOR FURTHER INFO

 

OUR benefactors

NAEEM AND RANJANA KHAN, REEMA RASOOL

WITHOUT WHOM WE COULDN’T HAVE WALKED THIS FAR, THANKS FOR HOLDING OUR HANDS AND LEADING THE WAY.

Our Florence Nightingale

NEERJA PATEL

NeerjaPR has been our continuous support through out our journey, they have given us pro bono services and helped us in every way possible to make each fundraiser a hair raising experience!

 

 

Thank You and our Supporters

Anita Bhatt

Aroon Shivdasani

Gita Surie

Kamla Motihar

Lavina Melwani

Sheila Meyer

Sonali Vaidya

Ujwala Samant

Vasundhara Kalasapudi

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

Gunjan Rastogi

Ritika Burman

Ronita Banerjee

Raj Banerjee

PAST INSTRUCTORS

Archana Santra

Agha Sunset

Vivian Burns

Consultant and creator of Samosa Queen: DAPHNA LEWENSTEIN

New school, non profit management.