Our Team

Sunil Desai - President and Managing Trustee

Sunil Desai is the President and Managing Trustee of The Bindi Project.  Prior to starting The Bindi Project, Sunil served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 20 years.

Ariana Leon - Vice President

Ariana Leon is Director Corporate and Foundation Relations at Humane Society International.

Kayla Bakshi - Member of the Board

Kayla Bakshi is a veteran human rights lawyer and expert on human trafficking and child exploitation.

Elise Lewis - Advisor

Elise Carlson Lewis is the Director, Institutional Giving at Orbis International. 

Raj Dhamelia - Program Director

Raj previously worked as Marketing Manager at NeelKanth Group of Hotels.  He is a graduate of the KS School of Business Management.

Pathik Shah - Trustee

Pathik Shah is the Founder and President of Anvil Foundation.

Kirti Zala - Trustee

Kirti Zala is Program Coordinator for aProCh in Ahmedabad, India. She has an M.B.A. from B. K. School of Management, Ahmedabad. She has also done her MSC in Finance from Strathclyde University, Scotland. She has worked in the Hospitality Industry for 7 years and is currently running a Placement and Staffing Firm. She also conducts Creative Thinking and Brain Development Workshops for children.

Tinkesh Makwana - Graphic Artist

Tinkesh Makwana is a student at L.J. Institute of Computer Applications in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  He is our go to person for graphics but is an all around get things done team member.

Cavin Parmar - Program Coordinator

Calvin Parmar is Program Coordinator for The Bindi Project activities at Manav Sadhna in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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