Haribhau Athawale

Haribhau, after a brief stint in Indian Army as a gentleman cadet, join State Bank of India where he worked for 22 years in various assignments in India and in USA. He was with Bank of New Zealand for 7 years and for 8 years ICICI Bank as principal of their Training Institute. Presently he represents ‘University of Michigan Business School’ in India and coordinates their corporate executive education programs. He is associated with SAA since its inception and has helped SAA with funds. Haribhau, a former trustee of K.S.Wani Memorial Trust is now their representative in Pune.

Sarika Chandak

Sarika Chandak is a clinical and RCI registered rehabilitation psychologist. She is a gold medalist post-graduate in clinical psychology and in political science from Aurangbad university. She is involved in SAA’s day to day working in Dr. Jagannath Wani Rehabilitation center. She has conducted sessions in various training programs for students regarding mental health and makes presentation about SAA’s work to visiting students and in program arranged by other institutions. She has initiated concepts of 3 short films and written articles related to mental health. She is actively involved in mobilizing funds for SAA.

Sushama Datar

A graduate in psychology and a national level volleyball player, soft spoken Sushama Datar worked as a nursery teacher. A versatile volunteer, she has been volunteering for SAA since 2007. She handles various activities at SAA’s Rehabilitation Centre including music, craft, warli painting, stitching, embroidery and gardening.

Radhika Nagarkar

Radhika is a skilful volunteer, who teaches service users with great dedication, various

Mr. Aanand Chabukswar

Aanand Chabukswar has worked as an ABT (arts-based therapy) Practitioner in projects of WCCL Foundation – an organisation that has pioneered the action research and training of ABT in India since 2001. He has designed and taught Applied Theatre in Savitribai Phule Pune University for over a decade. Aanand is trained in Drama therapy (UK), Commedia Del’Arte (Italian mask and movement theatre). He has also been teaching theatre to children and young people since past 20 years. He has been associate with SAA as Art Based Therapist since 2013.

Abhijeet Bartakke

Abhijit Bartakke is a promising Tabla player of young generation. He started learning Tabla at the age of six. Abhijit is a Tabla soloiest as well as versatile accompanist. He has accompanied upcoming as well as well known Vocalists, Instrumentalists and dancers. He has performed all over India in various prestigious music festivals. He completed M.A. from Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Performing Arts, Pune and Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharava Mahavidyalaya, Miraj. Abhijit also works as a Music composer for feature films, short films, music albums and thematic live concerts.