Executive Committee Members

  1. Executive Committee Members
  2. List of Past Presidents


Daphne Pillai

Name:            Dr. Daphne Pillai

Designation:   Founder President

Dr. Daphne Pillai is the co-founder of the Pillai Group of Institutions and Chairperson, Management Board, Mahatma Education Society.  She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Mumbai University. She is well travelled and has is a deep understanding of the socio-economic issues affecting women and girls. She has initiated and implemented several projects for the upliftment of women including a literacy drive for women in slums.

Yvette Lee

Name:             Ms. Yvette Lee

Designation:    President

Yvette Lee works as a Counsellor and a professional Social Worker. She has a Masters degree in Social Work, a diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling and has completed a course in Crisis Intervention Counselling.  She is interested in community service which is aimed at bringing about social change in our present structure. She is a feminist by heart and her interest lies in women issues and equality of rights.

Preeti Pawar
Name:             Ms. Preeti Pawar

Designation:    Secretary

Ms. Preeti Pawar is a Post graduate in English and Education and works as an Asst. Professor in Mahatma Junior College of Education. Her young and energetic persona and positive outlook to life has helped her face many challenges in life and overcome them. She is a strong believer in education for all and has been working towards this cause since many years. Her interest mainly lies in education of the girl child.

Ms. Munawira Kotyad Pillai

Name:             Ms. Munawira Kotyad Pillai

Designation:    Program Action Co-ordinator

Munawira Kotyad is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at Mahatma Education society. She has a Masters in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. Although a computer geek, her heart lies in working with underprivileged children. She completed a post graduate diploma degree in Child Rights and Child Protection and is interested in working primarily towards creating a safe space for children, both physically and emotionally.
"We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear" ~ Nelson Mandela

Ms. Parveen Arif

Name:             Ms. Parveen Arif

Designation:    Treasurer

Parveen Arif has a Post graduate degree in Sociology and is an M. Phil. in Library Science. She works as a Librarian in an educational institution. She is actively involved in various philanthropic activities in the field of education & human resources.

Dr. Betty Sibil

Name:             Dr. Betty Sibil

Designation:    Club Extension & Membership Officer

Betty Sibil is a Ph.D. in Management from University of Mumbai and a Post Graduate in Management. She is an Associate Professor with Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research. She believes that positive change in society can take place through awareness and collective action. She draws inspiration from social workers whose actions have brought about immense change in communities.

Ms. Susanna Cherian

Name:             Ms. Susanna Cherian

Designation:    Website Officer

Susanna Cherian is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a post graduate degree from the University of Mumbai.She is a strong believer of equal gender rights and also education & empowerment of women.Her interest mainly lies in working with girl children and making a difference in their lives.

Celina Joy

Name:             Dr. Celina Joy


Designation:    Immediate Past President

Dr. Celina Joy is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Ph.D in Management from Mumbai University. She teaches Accounts & Finance to students pursuing management courses. She believes in the limitless possibilities of team work and positive action to help women, irrespective of their social status, to become achievers in their respective area of work.


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Dr. Daphne Pillai



Dr. Lata Krishnan



Dr. Sunita Wadikar



Ms. Rema Suresh



Dr. Padma Rangan



Dr. Jayashree Ramanathan



Ms. Parveen Arif



Dr. Reni Francis



Dr. Celina Joy


2018 onwards

Yvette Lee

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