Board Members

Mehran Khan

Chief Executive

Mehran Khan is a renowned International Humanitarian Activist and a Development Practitioner, he has worked with different International organizations like

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Shahnaz Mallik

Advisory- Board Member

I serve people from various cultural backgrounds. I was born and raised in India and came to United States in 1975 right after i got married.. After coming to New York I always felt grateful for the material comfort we were blessed with; comfort that my close relatives in India could not even imagine.

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Uzma Bashir


Uzma Khan is a young and dynamic social worker who has been recently working for the pellet victims and injured including people with disabilities in the Kashmir Valley, Uzma has a great zeal and commitment to work on inclusive education and providing livelihood opportunities to youth with focus on women including women with disabilities

Mir Iftikhar Ahmad

Vice President

Iftikhar is a businessman, always involved in social work and has supported poor communities in the Kashmir Valley during 2005 earthquake, 2014 floods and 2016 turmoil. Iftikhar has been voluntary State Coordinator for AWWA an NGO from Karnataka coordinating/implementing their relief/emergency projects in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Shabreena Sidiqi

General Secratary

Shabreena is one of the first women to have worked on such issues in the most remotest villages of Jammu and Kashmir, she was featured in several local newspapers about her incredible work in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Shabreena is working on the issues of Women Empowerment, Inclusive Education, Risk Education and Rights of People with Disabilities

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Janice Yaden

Since 1999, Janice has worked for Mercy Corps overseeing and managing projects outside the USA. Her first assignment was Country Director in Turkey for 14 months

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Audrey Torrecilla

Audrey Torrecilla has 6 years’ experience in project and program management, including 3 years in conflict-sensitive areas characterised by armed violence

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Prof. Indu Kilam

Indu Kilam retired as head of department in English from post graduate college Jammu. She is the Secretary General of Sabzaar (NGO) and the Vice President of Aash

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Mohammad Amin Bhat

Born and brought up in the northern town of Baramullah Kashmir, M.Amin Bhat Started his artistic career 3 decades ago as a Founder member of Mehboob cultural Academy

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Anil Joshi

Electronics Engineer from VNIT (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology) and have done MBA in Finance & Marketing. Post Graduation in Mass Communication.

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Hanan Zahoor

Advisory Board Member

With a post graduate in management studies from the United Kingdom, Mr. Hanan Zahoor is an incredibly experienced person in the field of Humanitarian sector.

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Ms. Ayesha Aziz

Advisory Board Member

Ayesha Aziz got licensed as a pilot at a tender age of 16. Since childhood her dream was to fly an airplane. She traces her maternal roots from Kashmir and considers herself very lucky.

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