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 Staff

Jacob Sztokman

Founding Director

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Jacob Sztokman is a hi-tech executive turned social-entrepreneur with a MA in International Development from Hebrew University and a MSc in Non Profit Management from Gratz College. He brings to Gabriel Project Mumbai a unique combination of management experience and deep commitment to social justice. He is driven by the fundamental belief that we must take responsibility to help alleviate human suffering around the world. He and his wife, Elana Maryles Sztokman, live in Israel with their four children and twin grand-daughters.

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Kenneth Dsouza

Director, India

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Kenneth Dsouza worked as Program Development Officer and Project Director  for REAP, working on Literacy, Women’s Empowerment, Training and Residential Learning, serving over 8000 beneficiaries within the city of Mumbai and the neighboring district of Thane. Kenneth has a background in business and in music, and previously ran his family’s business and worked as a musician, composer and conductor in Mumbai. 

Thaiza Diaz

Programs Development  

Coordinator 

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Thaiza is a Professional in the Social Development sector with two years’ of experience as Project Officer for a London based funding agency that involved monitoring and evaluation of projects in the areas of education, health, women empowerment and infrastructure in India. Thaiza is also worked for the Mumbai based Fair Trade Organization, which works in the area of women’s empowerment through livelihood generation.

Natalie Silverlieb

Operations Manager 

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Natalie has nearly a decade of experience in the humanitarian-
development nexus. She has worked in five continents developing and managing community based projects in WASH, education, MHPSS, and disaster response - with NGOs, government
ministries, and institutional partners such as the World Bank and World Health Organization. Natalie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hebrew University with a MA in International
Development from the Glocal program.

Tejas Dattatray Pawar

Kalwa Field Coordinator

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Tejas, is from Mumbai, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Social work. Social work is his passion and he strives to work for those who need extra support, and GPM provides him with the opportunity to do this.  Tejas loves working with the community and the hundreds of visitors who come each year to participate and engage in GPM's work.

Dennis Moses

Volunteer Liasion/Education Officer (GPCT)

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Dennis’ has a MA in Commerce and has qualified as an Assistant Professor in university. Dennis uses his education background to assist volunteers and instill innovative pedagogic ideas into GPM classrooms.

Anil Jadhav

Rural Development Coordinator

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Born and bred in the village of Ashte, Anil is the coordinator of all development programs run by GPM in the cluster of villages in the Dahanu district of Palghar. Anil coordinates all visitor groups to the area, is a great English teacher and a fantastic cricket player.

Vismita Rao

Human Resources and Organizational Governance

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Vismita is a Commerce Graduate and has 7 years of experience as a Customer Service Executive with extensive experience in the Inbound & outbound processes.  At Gabriel Project  she looks after the Human Resources of the organization to manage, supervise policies/regulations, which are mandatory for every employee.

Hemant Pawar

Volunteer and Visitor Team Lead Coordinator 

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Hemant worked for two decades in the engineering field.  He comes to GPM with a lot of passion, drive and organizational fortitude!

Manali Jadhav

Accountant and Governance Coordinator

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GPM prides itself in good governance and fiscal responsibility and having Manali’s accounting expertise on the Gabriel Project team is a big asset.

Savita Mishra

Health Programs Coordinator

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Savita shows incredible dedication to her fellow residents of Kalwa who come to get treated at the Shravan Health Center. Savita coordinates the medical staff in all health initiatives run by GPM in the slums.

Lavannya Jadhav

Programs Administrator

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Nutan Jadhav

Assistant Programs Administrator

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Jacqueline Faerstain

Programs Intern

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Jackie is a Psychology major with the goal of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist and is currently studying in Los Angeles, California. She is enthusiastic about educating others on women’s issues and is part of the Period Movement, a global, non-profit that strives to end the stigma around periods and end period poverty. Through her volunteer experience with GPM in 2020 she grew a passion for sustainability and community development. Jackie is excited to work with the Women’s Empowerment Initiatives through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ziv Levinson

Year-long JSC Fellow and Development Intern (JDC Entwine - Pears Foundation)

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A native of London, UK, Ziv has a BA in International Relations due to his fascination with politics and global affairs and international development. These interests of mine led him to apply for the fellowship with GPM in order to explore these themes more directly. 

Rebekah Quixano Henriques

Year-long JSC Fellow and Development Intern (JDC Entwine - Pears Foundation)

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Born in North London, UK, Rebekah started out by working in Journalism (Jewish News, The Spectator). She studied Modern Languages (Hispanic Studies and Italian) at the University of Birmingham, UK and led a group of volunteers each week to turn surplus food into free three-course meals for around 50 guests. In 2021, Rebekah gained a Masters in International Development in Barcelona, Spain and then worked in Communications and Engagement at Tzedek. Rebekah organized an International Conference on Domestic Violence and Human Rights. Most recently, she worked at World Jewish Relief, focusing on social justice education, grant management and support of programmes in Ghana and Rwanda. Overall, Rebekah has a passion for programmes facilitating social mobility and gender equality.

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