Why Are We Here?
We started mom’s belief to improve the lives of those affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. As a special needs child grows up, the child’s parents and siblings are the constants in his or her life. Therapists, teachers and doctors come and go, but family members are always there.
However, family members are often left without the tools and guidance they need to support their special needs child. We created mom’s belief as a way to correct that. We know that parents can have an enormous impact on their child’s development if given the right tools and support. We’ve witnessed it ourselves. And it’s been proved by research.
We are here to empower parents with resources, training, and ongoing mentoring, so they can promote their child’s skills and advance their child’s development.
What We Believe
At mom’s belief, we are guided by:
Our outlook is positive and it’s unwavering. We believe in the power of a positive attitude. We are positive about a parent’s capacity to meet the needs of his or her child.
We see potential in every child, without exception. Every child has unique strengths, and once those strengths are identified and encouraged, you’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished.
We promise to act with honesty, integrity and an undying belief in your capacity to support the child in your care. We promise to be there for you.
The mom’s belief Team
Founder and CEO
Nitin Bindlish brings 15 years of rich and varied experience from top-tier multinational companies such as KPMG, American Express and Aon Hewitt. He has expertise in strategic planning and organizational leadership as well as conceptualizing and driving business strategies and operations. He is highly experienced in the design and application of business models for start-ups. Mr. Bindlish is also TEACCH autism-certified.
Leadership – Clinical Advisers
Dr. Leena Khanzode
Clinical Adviser & Mentor
A board-certified psychiatrist who trained in Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Dr Leena Khanzode is trained in both adult and child & adolescent psychiatry. Dr Khanzode is also an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Child and Adolescent Division, School of Medicine, Stanford University. . .
Dr. Roma Kumar
Chief Child Psychologist
A clinical psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Kumar has been a senior consultant at Max Hospital, (Gurgaon) since April 2012 and at the Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, (New Delhi) since 1991.
Dr. Manju Mehta
Dr. Manju Mehta is a professor and consultant to Holy Family Hospital; she was formerly head of the Child and Adolescent Clinic, Department of Psychiatry at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
mom’s belief Clinical Head
Dr. Malvika Samnani
Dr. Malvika Samnani is Clinic Head at Mom’s Belief. She is also the Founder / Director of SOCH, Gurgaon.
Dr. Samnani has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Dr.
Samnani is certified in The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) from
the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA.
Other certifications include: sensory integration – University of Southern California, USA; Oral Placement
Therapy for Feeding and Speech Clarity – OPT, USA; Coaching Parents for Communication – SPARK,
HANEN Center, USA; and Handwriting without Tears – HWT, USA.
Dr. Sapna Zarwal
Head of Clinic Operations Dr. Sapna Zarwal is a child psychologist with 18 years of experience in
education for children with special learning needs. Many schools have benefitted from her rich
expertise, including the Amity Group of Schools, British School, Pathways, Step by Step, Sagar School,
Cambridge School, Sanskriti School and others. Dr. Zarwal is highly knowledgeable in the areas of
training, assessment, curriculum planning and policy-making, specialized remedial education, and
therapies for children with special needs.
PR and Communications
Kristine Dubey is a communications professional with experience in the healthcare sector. As the head of communications for Crafting Futures, Ms. Dubey handles external communications and ATL activities such as the development of marketing collateral, digital marketing and PR. Prior to joining Crafting Futures, Ms. Dubey served as head of marketing communications for the Delhi-based Clove Dental network.
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Mr. Rajan Anandan
The managing director of Google Southeast Asia and India since 2011, Mr. Anandan has played a substantial role in Google’s growth in India. He is also one of India’s most active angel investors and therefore a notable force in India’s startup ecosystem. Before joining Google, Mr. Anandan served as managing director of Microsoft India and vice president and country general manager for Dell India. Mr. Anandan was educated at MIT and Stanford in the USA.
Ms. Radhika Chopra
Ms. Chopra is a Delhi-based entrepreneur and owner of No. 3 Clive Road, a brand of exclusive blended teas and high quality paper products. Also a philanthropist and one of India’s most well-known art collectors, Ms. Chopra has actively promoted the work of emerging female artists. Prior to relocating to India, Ms. Chopra was an economist with the US Federal Reserve in New York. Ms. Chopra was educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University in the USA.
Justice AP Shah
Justice (Ret’d) AP Shah was appointed the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from May 2008 till his retirement in February 2010. In 2011 Justice Shah served as the Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), the self-regulatory body for non-news general entertainment channels (GECs) set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). He held the position of Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India from 2013 to 2015.
Dr. Shayama Chona, PhD, is the founder and president of Tamana Special, a non-profit organization established in 1984 to serve the needs of developmentally disabled / autistic individuals. She has been awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, as well as two National Awards and one State Award. Dr. Chona also served as the former principal of Delhi Public School, RK Puram.
Dr. Ritu Juneja, PhD, is the director of Tamana Special.