Mental Health Team
Rita Seth - Head - Mental Health Group
She has been a Fine Arts person with a background in Microbiology, and now many years in the field of Mental Health. She has a sibling with mental illness, thus experiencing the associated pain and isolation. A strong believer in human potential and the strength of relationships, she sees these as key to recovery from mental illness.
Rajiv Agarwal - Chief Executive
Three decades in advertising and communication. Founder of organisations and active in industry affairs.First-ever Indian juror to the International Advertising Festival at Cannes. Graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Smiti Gahrotra - Programme Manager
A professional social worker from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, with a decade of experience in the development sector with a focus on adolescent, gender and mental health. She believes in the model which is person-centred and has adopted the strengths perspective for recovery from mental illness.
Deepshikha Pal - Project Head
She is a professional social workerfrom the Tata Institute of Social Sciences with nearly three years of experience in the field of mental health, and values the human perspective in recovery from mental illness. She is the Project Head for the Recovery Programs in a village programme, and addresses the needs of people living with mental illness, their families and spearheads spreading awareness within the communities.
Usman Mehandi - Program Officer
A social worker with an experience of over three years in the area of development and advocacy for marginalized communities, he is a post-graduate in social work from the Techno Global University.He believes strongly in a model which is focuses on building relationships and empowerment of people living with mental illness through integration into the community.
Vickie Rai - Volunteer Counsellor
She has been a volunteer counsellor with Sanjivani society for mental health for over a decade, besides fulfilling the role of a supervisor and trainer. She also worked with children, and now conducts community outreach programs to spread awareness and to de-stigmatise mental health issues. She volunteers her time to provide counselling service to family members and caregivers of persons living with mental illness.
Sanjay Seth - Head & Chief of Operations
Sanjay is a B. Tech (IIT-Delhi) and MBA (IIM-Ahmedabad) and has over 31 years of experience in the corporate sector and last 5 years in the tobacco control. He entered tobacco control as India Program Director in the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. He played a transformative role and made a significant impact in the country. Since August 2014, Sanjay is associated with the Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health and continues to manage the Voice of Tobacco Victims campaign. He is the a Trustee of Sambandh Health Foundation.
Dr.Somil Rastogi - Senior Project Manager
Dr.Somil Rastogi is a Public Health Professional and working in the field of Tobacco Control for more than seven years. He is Senior Project Manager and taking care of ‘COTPA Implementation’ and ‘Tobacco Free Educational Institutes’ Projects in Haryana. He had experience of implementing ‘Tobacco Free Educational Institutes’ Project in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Dr.Heena Shaikh - Project Manager-Delhi
Dr.HeenaShaikh is a Project Manager in Sambandh Health Foundation. She is working on COTPA Implementation project in Delhi supported by Max India Foundation. She is trained in Public Health especially in Health care project management, Epidemiology, Health Economics and Health Policy and now pursuing her Masters in E Health Management from Rome Business School, Italy.