Our Team

The people who work at foundation share the vision and values of our community.

Dr. Sanjiv Gupta

Founder & CEO

Did his post- graduation in 1993 from M and J Institute of Ophthalmology, Civil Hospital Ahmedabad, a premier regional Institute for Western zone of India. His field of specialization is Phaco-emulsification (stitch less cataract surgery) and Refractive surgery. He has been performing phaco-emulsification surgeries for more than two decades now. He did his training in Refractive surgery from Shankar Netralya, Chennai and Maxivision Laser Center Hyderabad. He was an Associate Consultant in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and was also associated with Max healthcare as a Senior Consultant in Ophthalmology before he opened iCareCentre in October 2007. He is actively involved in eye camps, school eye screening camps, and public interactive sessions in elderly forums, multinational companies. He is the director of iCare Centre and additional director at Jaypee Hospital, Noida. He is an active wildlife enthusiast and sportsman (captain of college cricket team).

Dr. Monica Mahajan

Co-founder & Director

Graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala (Punjab) in 1992 and did her post graduation from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. She was associated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital till 2001 and then joined Max Healthcare, Delhi. She is an associate director Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, Saket and medical advisor at Max Multi Specialty Centre, Panchsheel Park. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, adult immunization, preventive medicine and lifestyle related disorders. She manages patients in OPD, Inpatient and ICU setup. She has been actively involved in academics and has numerous publications in international books, journals, periodicals and leading newspapers.

She is an expert for major news channels including Doctors@NDTV.com. She is incharge of the teaching programme for the Medicine department at Max, Saket. Dr Monica is empaneled with International S.O.S, Asia Rescue and Medical Services(ARMS) Kolkata, French Embassy, United Nations, European Commission. She believes that medicine is both a science and an art and each patient needs to be treated with care and empathy.

Mr. Sidhaant Gupta

Co-founder & Chief Strategist

Sidhaant has a Master’s degree in Mechatronics and Robotics from New York University. He has been passionate about contributing to the community from an early age and, infact, was involved in social causes and volunteered for various community outreach programmes in college. He believes in the philosophy of ‘you get what you give’.

He is involved in development of SFAF’s communications and marketing strategies, and provides strategic guidance to raise the visibility and influence of SFAF’s work in the community. Siddhant is also charged with leading a robust effort to grow and diversify fundraising streams, and build strategic partnerships to help fight avoidable vision loss in the underserved and underprivileged community.

Sidhaant is regarded as a leader with a clear vision for tomorrow. He is a thought partner who pushes innovative thinking and brings an outlook of positivity and optimism. He strives to bring an external perspective and insight to support longer term strategic planning.

Ms. Aashna Hari

Founding & continued Donor and Junior Site Designer

Mr. Manish Lal

Consultant – Communications & Fund Raising

Manish has worked with top media agencies (Hindustan Media) and publishing houses before heading Marketing and PR in leading Hospitals and Not-For-Profits. He has over 14 years’ experience in Marketing, Media and Advertising. Some of his previous positions include – General Manager (Marketing & PR) at ICARE Eye Hospital and PG Institute, Head Marketing and PR at GS Medical College and Hospital, Communications Manager at Netherlands Leprosy Relief Foundation and has also provided advisory and consulting services to many Bilateral, International, National and Grass root NGOs, corporate and companies. He is member ‘The Advertising Club Bombay’ and ‘Public Relations Society of India”.

Manish is also the Co-founder and COO of Brand Edge, a marketing and communications firm.