Board Members

Centre for Catalyzing Change’s Board Members

Dr. Kaval Gulhati is a senior population and development specialist with more than 30 years of experience in health and demography, institutional development, training, project management, program design and implementation in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Born and educated in India, her career has spanned work internationally in the field of development. She has developed training programs aimed at empowering women through skills, information and capacity building. She has expertise in organizational development, having successfully co-founded and served as President and CEO of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in Washington, D.C. She has co-authored two books on the voluntary sector in India. Other publications include articles on population, management and women in development. She also serves as a Board Member to several NGOs. Her current work focuses on managing the Unniti Foundation where is committed to promoting individual and secular philanthropy for development in India.

Dr. Nozer K. Sheriar is a Mumbai-based leading Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He is a Secretary General of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological societies of India and President of the Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynecological society and member of the Governing Council of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the Medical Advisory Panel of the Family Planning Association of India (FPA India). As the chairperson of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Committee and member of the Technical Advisory Panel, Government of India, he has been involved in amending the MTP Act; creating manuals and training videos for manual vacuum aspiration (MVA); and conducting workshops to establish and promote MVA and medical abortions in the country. He has also coordinated the landmark MVA pilot project of the Government of India and has actively promoted initiatives that aimed to increase access to safe abortion in collaboration with IPAS, FPA India and Population Council. He has authored numerous scientific publications.

Ms. Sheila Seda is the former Secretary General, the Trained Nurses Association of India, a position she has held for the last seventeen years. She is a well-known advocate who has worked to uphold the dignity and honor of the nursing profession, promoting high standards of health care and nursing practice and advancing professional, educational, socio-economic and general welfare of the nurses.

Ms. Ghazala Amin is an associate professor of history in Jesus and Mary College at the University of Delhi, and has worked as citizen warden with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. She has extensive experience anchoring and producing television programs. She anchored a women’s magazine program for ETV, which was telecast in 26 countries, and anchored the Asian Magazine for BBC TV in London. In addition to teaching, she currently participates in radio programs and anchors a weekly TV program called Show Biz Asia.

Dr. Suneeta Mukherjee is a professional in the field of Reproductive Health, Gender and Advocacy with nearly four decades of experience at ascending Administrative levels in the Indian Administrative Service and the International Civil Service (UNFPA). She has worked in multi-cultural environments, and led culturally diverse teams in several countries in the Asian Region. She retired from UNFPA in 2010, as the Country Representative in Philippines.

Mr. Salil Kumar brings close to 25 years of professional experience in the development sector. His work, both as an individual consultant as well as in employment, has centered around three broad themes of Institutional Growth and Sustainability, Program Design and Implementation and Operations Management. Currently associated as a Director with TINI- The India Nutrition Initiative, he has worked with a wide spectrum of national and international organisations. He also serves on the Boards of Unniti Foundation India, FXB India Suraksha, GAIN India, and DevNext Foundation.

Ms. Ragini Pasricha is working as project Director with BBC Media Action. She is known for her work on adolescent health, maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/STI prevention and nutrition. She has extensive experience on providing technical assistance for capacity building and systems strengthening for behavior change communication and advocacy on RMNCH+A best practices.

Dr. Aparajita Gogoi holds a PhD (International Politics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Post graduate diploma in Journalism and has 20 years of extensive experience in program management, with expertise in designing and implementing programs, advocacy campaigns, and defining approaches and strategies for policy issues in population. Graced by WIE Humanitarian Award, Dr. Gogoi was also named as one of the 100 of world’s most inspiring women by the newspaper, Guardian, UK. Dr. Gogoi is the Executive Director, of Centre for Catalyzing Change (Formerly CEDPA India).

The organization does not pay any fee / remuneration / salary or benefits etc. to any of the members of its Governing Body/ General Body”.