Meet the ARCHers

Nishant Shah


A Master’s Degree holder in Entrepreneurial and Family Business Operations, Nishant has spent formidable years as General Manager in Marketing of Supack Industries Pvt Ltd. Presently as Director of Soyventis Chemicals Pvt Ltd and ARCH Development Foundation he brings his vast experience and business acumen in management, sales and operations of ARCH. He envisions future liaisons, business development and focuses on organisation building, managing large teams and business delivery. His commercial outlook has kept ARCH the preferred corporate CSR management firm for all its clients.

Ms. Hema Mehta


With an M.Com and MSW from MSU, Baroda, Ms. Hema Mehta is the Director of ARCH Development Foundation. She is apt in handling day-to-day activities in co-ordination with dealers, customers, and organizational departments for smooth business operations and poses strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Further, she is committed to her passion for empowering women by developing entrepreneurship among women in the lower and lesser privileged sections of society.

Sonkee Shah


A certified Social Auditor, Sonkee is an experienced Professional Development Consultant with more than 18 years of industry experience. She is an expert in writing social accounts, SROI and conducting 360 degree impact assessment study based on multi stakeholder feedback. Holding specialised service portfolio of 9 years with NGOs implementing grass root level development projects, a year with the government at designing state level programs and policy making she has 6 years’ work experience with corporates like Suzlon and Larsen &Toubro Ltd on CSR interventions. Since 4 years Sonkee has taken up independent consultation to organisations creating designs and implementation for strategic and sustainable CSR interventions.

IA Vohra


With years of rich experience with the Government of Gujarat, I.A Vohra, MSW and LLB, retired as a joint secretary of the Health and Family Welfare department in Gandhinagar. Having worked as Deputy Collector of Vadodara, Director of DRDA and district Development officer of Valsad he has graced many boards of government corporations as MD and consultant. Passionate about Rural Development and Human Resource Management he is committed to doing more and better work in this field.

Kalpana Motanpotra

Industrial Psychologist

An Industrial Psychologist and M.M.S. from K J Somaiya, Mumbai Kalpana is currently pursuing Ph.D. under Dr. Urmi Nanda Biswas. She runs an HR consultancy firm – Abacus Learning and conducts trainings in Behavioral Sciences. She is an accredited Belbin Team Roles facilitator and also a licensed 16 PF Tester from OPP, UK. She has also been recently certified in US as Educational Games Designer by the Thiagi Group Inc. Her industry experience includes working with Larsen & Toubro Limited and Powai Works. She is also a visiting faculty at Faculty of Social Work, Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU).

Dr. Anjali Pahad

An academician by profession, Anjali is presently the Dean at Department of Extension and Communication and Faculty of Family & Community Sciences at the M S University of Baroda. She boasts of more than 22 years of teaching experience and has written various papers that have been published in prestigious journals for all the extensive work done in the field of Home Science and Extension Education. She has won accolades and international recognition for her research studies on women empowerment, health and sanitation and digital education for mentally retarded children. A visionary and a great mentor, she has guided many professionals and organization to obtain PHD and undertake meaningful research.

Jignesh Patel

Passionate Arts

Jignesh is a passionate arts activist who uses his skills as a film maker, actor, writer, director, photographer, theatre trainer and an advocate for bringing social change. He has been involved with Darpana for Development –the development arm of the prestigious Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad, in Gujarat from 2006. Jignesh specializes in training youth in theatre and performance techniques using the medium of street plays to cover social issueslike creating awareness on health, woman empowerment, girl education, human rights to name a few. Having worked closely with UNICEF, WWF, John Hopkins University Centre for Communication Program (Bloomberg), USAID, Futures Group International, Public Health Foundation of India, Health Department of Jharkhand and other government departments of India, he shows deep commitment in finding creative mediums to augment social change at ARCH.

Deepa Goyal

Assistant Professor -CS

Ms. Deepa Goyal is a post graduate in English and Economics. A passionate academician with more than 15 years of experience working with Government and Private schools. As part of her contribution to society she has conducted numerous training programs on self-development for children from less privileged section. She is a certified Memory techniques trainer and a Certified NLP practitioner providing training on memory technique to school children and teachers. She also conducts counselling sessions to address psychological issues.

Shamita Goyal

A teacher

A teacher more by passion than profession, Shamita has changed the rule book of being an educator by her unique techniques, indulgent attitude and dynamic persona. She believes that teaching is not about clearing difficulties and complexities but more about making concepts simple and enjoyable. With an MA in Maths and PGDCA she heads WISKRAFTERS, Delhi, an institute dedicated to groom leaders of tomorrow. At Arch Foundation she provides her expertise in conducting trainings and learning camps among students and teachers in the beneficiary schools in Delhi area.

Nazish Campwala

Expert - Research

Nazish Campwala, Post Graduate in Social Work from College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work from the Faculty of Social Work, M, S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. Having a knack for writing, she is engaged in Freelance Consultancies for academic and non- academic research projects and documentation. She has assisted many firms like Development Support Centre (Ahmedabad), Rizwan Adatia Foundation (Ahmedabad), The Blue Bird Foundation (Vadodara), TISS CSR Hub (Mumbai), Department of Psychology, the M. S. University of Baroda, ARCH Foundation (Vadodara) and many other private clients in their various research based documentation work and is currently holding the position of Research Officer under the UNICEF Project, Faculty of Social Work, Vadodara. Her expertise lies in the areas of academic articles, secondary source writing, research based community organisation, socio-economic trends and analysis of communities, research, rural development and documentation.