Mary Ellen Matsui - Executive Director
Often called the ‘Co-Founder’ of Atma, Mary Ellen has been with Atma since 2008.
Combining an expertise in commerce with her passion for the development sector, Mary Ellen oversees all of Atma’s activities and work in the area of education in Mumbai. Experience with many nonprofits and start-ups support Mary Ellen in her role as the Executive Director of Atma.
Novela Corda- Partnerships Director
Novela has extensive experience leading NGOs from her role as Executive Director of Atma Graduated Partner CHIP. Armed with a master’s degree in economics Novela cut her teeth at Don Bosco as a Senior Researcher. Novela’s extensive experience in research as well as organisational development expertise provide the perfect platform for her work as Atma’s Partnerships Director.
Lisa’s background is in advertising and social entreneurship, and she has worked in the social sector for the past two years. Lisa’s MBA in social entrepreneurship and rich experience in the NGO sector come together to provide an amazing platform for Atma’s Partnerships department.
Carmeline has worked in the development sector, especially in the area of anti-human trafficking and people from vulnerable groups for the past ten years. She has managed offices, supervised teams, assisted in field assignments, headed administrations, HR and community relations portfolios and helped design programs for the community relations divisions. Carmeline’s extensive experience in the Mumbai development sector brings depth to her work at Atma.
After obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Alifya moved into the development space and has been associated with several organisations since then. Prior to joining Atma as Partnerships Manager, she founded Open Window Learning, a Resource centre working to provide Educational materials for schools as well as groups of homeschoolers, and encourage teaching through play.
A trained pilot by qualification, Anushka worked in the aviation industry for a year in a few different capacities. After a short volunteering stint with Teach for India, she decided to move into the development space. She joined Atma as a full time volunteer before coming on board as a staff member.
Namita’s background is in office administration, and she has ten years of work experience in offices local to Mumbai. As a native from Mumbai and a Marathi speaker, Namita holds a wealth of local understanding that she brings to Atma.
Prior to coming to Atma, Santosh worked for eleven years with the Saint Paul Society in Bandra, a printing press. Santosh’s knowledge of offices across Bandra and Mumbai support the Administration department at Atma.