Jesse George-Nichol (Secretary) has been involved with Udayan Care India since 2008 as a college intern where she spent the summer living and working in the Udayan Ghar in Greater Noida (in the state of Uttar Pradesh). The experience had such a profound impact on her that she returned the following summer. Soon after, Jesse founded, incorporated, and successfully applied for nonprofit status for Udayan Care USA. Jesse is based in California and holds degrees from Princeton University and University of Virginia.
Anitha is an IT professional and is experienced in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma. She currently resides in Toledo, Ohio and works for First Solar. She completed her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at Osmania University, Hyderabad, and Masters at the University of Toledo. She is a mother of two wonderful children and a puppy. She enjoys children, meditation, yoga and helping others. She started multiple chess clubs for young children and volunteered as a Sanathana dharma teacher.
Shraddha Gupta and her family have strong ties with Udayan Care India as they have been long-time volunteers at an Udayan Ghar during their visits to India. Shraddha is passionate about the growth of women and children, thus joined the Udayan Care USA board to lend her experience to develop an overall strategy. Shraddha currently works at Owens Corning but prior to that was a consultant with PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Deloitte and Touche. Shraddha is based in Ohio and holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Finance from Michigan State University.
Monika Saksena has spent the last 17 years across sales, technology and strategy divisions at Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Microsoft and is currently with American Express. She’s been a strong advocate of women in the workforce, holding positions to drive women in leadership. With her heart always looking out for girls and children, she co-founded a non-profit focused on children’s education in India called Cyclohexane. She currently lives in Seattle, with her husband and two girls and holds a Bachelors in Chemistry (Honors) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and a Masters in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.
Ruchi Saran has been part of Udayan Care since 2010 when she moved to India. She volunteered in the Udayan Ghar in Mehrauli working with the girls on their communication skills in English. She’s also a member of multiple NGO’s in India and in the Bay Area of California and is very passionate about making a difference in the community. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and an Associate’s degree in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Child Education. She is a college and career coach to high school kids and in her spare time loves to paint. She currently lives in California with her husband and 2 sons.
Vishal Goyal lives in New Jersey and is professionally an IT Program / Portfolio Manager within the healthcare arena. He has both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Drexel University. His connection to Udayan Care stems from his wife, Pinky whose family is close family friends with Dr. Kiran Modi’s family, the founder of Udayan Care. Pinky grew up around Udayan, Dr. Modi’s son, after which the organization is named. In 2005, Vishal had the opportunity to visit one of the first Udayan homes in New Delhi where his family made a donation to the home. Vishal continues his passion to help young ladies to provide support and infrastructure to foster their growth.
I am Netoo Sethi. I have lived 47 years having spent the last 25 years in the United States with my younger years in India and graduating from the University of Pune. By profession I am wireless communications engineer and a technology evangelist. Child, women and animal rights have always been dear to my heart. I deeply care about the Earth becoming sustainable and pure. Outwardly, I am a nomadic traveler and my inner journey strives and seeks simple universal truth through the works of Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Aneesha Wadhwa began her association with Udayan Care India as a volunteer in 2003, going on to becoming a Mentor Mother at the Udayan Ghar (Sunshine Home) in Mehrauli, New Delhi. She also serves on the Board of Udayan Care India as a Trustee since 2012. Aneesha holds a Masters in Marketing Communications from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, India and in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. Aneesha is also involved with a social enterprise in the rural central Himalayas that provides livelihood opportunities through the promotion of local produce and craft.
Dr. Modi (Founder & Managing Trustee of Udayan Care India; Advisor to the UCUSA board) started Udayan Care in1994 with the first Udayan Ghar (Sunshine Home) for orphaned and abandoned children in New Delhi. She has also been a founding member of several other organizations in India working for the disadvantaged. Dr. Modi holds a doctorate in American Fiction from IIT, Delhi and a strong belief that every individual is a catalyst of change.