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Empowering mental health awareness through storytelling

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an open and accessible website that raises awareness and removes the stigma associated with mental health through sharing the stories of relatable people so that care is accessed sooner rather than later.

Our Vision

Our vision is to destigmatize mental health and empower individuals to seek help without shame, provide relatable stories and access to advice from experts on common mental health issues to become a go-to destination for mental health awareness.

Our Impact So Far

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with mental health struggles coming to our website and social media channels​
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shared by people who have experienced some kind of mental health journey
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on our videos across a range of topics, such as social anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ+ issues
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who have contributed their talents and skills to help realize our vision
We’ve also been featured in a publication.

Our Team

Our volunteers provide the momentum that helps us make a difference.

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Jagdish Grover

Board Member, CFO

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Roshni Singh

Board Member, Grants

Pragya Tiwari

Board member, Corporations

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Dr. Seema Sehgal

Advisor, Board Certified Psychiatrist

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Ruta Puranik

Advisor, Director of Operations

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Ratnesh Sharma

Advisor, Therapist (in-progress)

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Jacky Joa

Project Manager

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Niyati Shah

Partnership Manager

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David Healy

Web Developer

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Kanan Vyas

Program Manager, Partnership and Fundraising

Cerys

Blogger

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Mei Mei

Data Analyst

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Vandana Kala

UX/Content Writer

Mary Gerges

Social Media Specialist

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Lily

Content Creator

Harini Jaisankar

Mixed-Methods Researcher

Elisa Grothe

Graphic Designer

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Roopali Rajvanshy
Founder, CEO
Roopali Rajvanshy has been a fearless optimist at using new technologies. She has been a Web designer, Marketing Manager, Social Media expert, Social Selling guru, and Storyteller for tech companies like Cisco, IBM and VMware. She has always been motivated by taking on new challenges. Rcoz is a non-profit that is very close to her heart. Through Rcoz, she hopes to make a meaningful difference in raising awareness around mental health challenges through story sharing on an open, accessible platform.
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Jagdish Grover
Board Member, CFO
Jagdish holds a CPA, MBA and Bachelor of Law LLB degrees. He recently oversaw global corporate finance and operations for Software Consulting Company in Silicon Valley, California and has held Strategic Finance positions for a number of companies internationally with fortune- 100 companies including in Middle East and Africa. He is an author “The Impact of Strategy Selection, Goal Setting and Monitoring on Satisfaction, Performance and Intrinsic Motivation”.
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Roshni Singh
Board Member, Grants

Roshni Singh is a pharmaceutical employee with over 17+ years of experience in Drug Development and Operations. With a Master’s in Health Education and Promotion, she has helped multiple organizations to help write grants, specifically for mental health nonprofits. She has a passion for grant writing and has been with Rcoz for almost 2 years, helping them write grants. Joining Rcoz offers her the opportunity to give back her experiences as a grant writer and utilize her operations skills. She strongly believes that mental health can be overcome by helping and connecting with each other.

Pragya Tiwari
Board member, Corporations

Pragya is currently a Supply Chain Manager in Google Cloud, with 20+ years of experience in various industries. She believes that we are stronger when we unite, support one another, and work together to create positive change. She is deeply committed to the power of community. This passion has fueled her involvement in various community contribution initiatives.  She is a big advocate of mental health wellness.

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Dr. Seema Sehgal
Advisor

Dr. Seema Sehgal is a board certified Psychiatrist in Fremont, California, with over 25 years of experience workingwith an ethnically diverse population. She is keenly interested in the role of immigration and cultural stress in causing psychological distress. Dr. Sehgal donates her time to local schools and nonprofit organizations to increase awareness on a variety of mental health issues.

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Ruta Puranik
Advisor
Ruta Puranik is a finance, operations and strategy leader with 25+ years in the Tech industry. Joining the RCOZ team offers her the opportunity to give back to the community. She is a strong believer in showing empathy and connecting with people to make this world a better place. She is inspired by the highly accomplished team at RCOZ and their positive energy to bring awareness in the mental health arena.
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Ratnesh Sharma
Advisor, Therapist (in-progress)

Ratnesh Sharma is currently pursuing an MA in Counseling Psychology to become a licensed MFT.  He holds/has held leadership positions in the technology industry and is looking to transition into the mental health field to fill a critical need for qualified South Asian therapists.  He has spent the last eight years engaged in training/education in compassion and mindfulness and launched a program to reduce burnout at work.

He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MSEE from Clemson University, and degrees in Physics and Electrical engineering from BITS, Pilani.  He also earned a Certificate in Applied Compassion from Stanford University and was a member of the very first graduating cohort. 

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Jacky Joa
Project Manager
During the day, Jacky is responsible for protecting users online. At night, he helps Rcoz with project management, and analytics. In his free time, he enjoys meditating, watching movies, and attending cultural events.
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Jonathan Chue
Web Developer

Jonathan is a a technology consultant specializing in product management and systems integration. He is passionate about open-source software and finding innovative solutions to technical problems. In his spare time, he enjoys web application development and photography. He is based in Los Angeles.

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Niyati Shah
Partnership Manager
Niyati Shah is a Career Advisor and she has helped hundreds of students over the years in shaping their careers. She has recently moved from India, where she was working with an education consulting firm. She has co-founded an NGO in India and she has great experience working with High School and College Students. Niyati has been associated with Rcoz for over a year now and she is currently managing partnerships and program development.
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David Healy
Web Developer

Previously worked in operations management and did a coding bootcamp in July of ’22. I enjoy cooking, spending time with friends, and learning about psychology.

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Kanan Vyas
Program Manager, Partnership and Fundraising

Kanan has a Life Science graduate from the University of Tennessee. She serves as the grant and blog writer for Rcoz. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, travelling, cooking and exercising.

Cerys
Blogger

Cerys is a high school student interested in psychology and researching all perspectives of a story. She writes blogs for Rcoz and enjoys reading in her free time.

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Romeo Bocala
Outreach

Romeo is leading a normal life despite his disability with his learning and speech. He is studying at the Chabot College in California. Romeo is the YouTube editor with Rcoz. Also, he has his own three channels at YouTube. He is slowly improving his skill in editing and also working on recording stories of others.

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Mei Mei
Data Analyst

Mei has a PhD in computer science and is responsible for driving insights and measuring impacts of Rcoz through data analytics. In her free time, she loves traveling, trying out new cuisines, and gaming.

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Anthony Gyamfi
Data Analyst

Hi! My name is Anthony Gyamfi, and I’m on the Data Analyst team at RCoz. I help our team capture key data that can answer business questions and gain valuable insights. In my everyday job, I am a Sr. Technical Recruiter with 13 years of recruiting experience, mostly recruiting in life sciences, technology, and engineering. I went to the University of Miami for my undergrad, graduating with a degree in Business Management, and attended Boston University, getting my MBA and MSIS degrees. In my free time, I enjoy sports, video games, keeping up with current events, hanging out with friends and family, and watching Netflix shows.

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Vandana Kala
UX/Content Writer

As a UX/Content Writer with a background in UX design, engineering, and teaching, I bring a unique blend of skills to the team. With a passion for developing engaging, impactful content, I’m committed to supporting our organization’s mission of spreading awareness about mental health. Through clear, concise, and user-centered content, I strive to empower people to take control of their mental health and improve their overall well-being.

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Mary Gerges
Social Media Specialist

Technology Savvy, self-starter IT technical specialist, Computer science graduated. Skilled in Networks, Database, and Cyber Security. Possesses first rate communications and collaboration skills to lead and work in concert with diverse groups effectively.

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Lily
Content Creator

Lily designs informative and aesthetic graphics across Rcoz’s social media. However, as a professional, Lily strives to become a project manager that effectively coordinates teams and organizes activities. In her free time, Lily enjoys watching movies, baking sweets, and spending time outside.

Harini Jaisankar
Mixed-Methods Researcher

Meet Harini Jaisankar, a mixed-methods researcher who recently earned her master’s degree from Boston University.  By day, she navigates the deep realms of marketing analytics and research at Rcoz, where she designs impactful campaigns, leads projects to measure impact, and lends her expertise to content creation. Beyond her professional experiences, Harini also holds a deep passion for mental health advocacy. She believes that mental health requires a stronger voice and should be a resource freely accessible to all. In addition to her research role, she takes joy in the art of dance, music, movies, TV shows of many different languages, novels, and the thrilling world of Formula One.

Elisa Grothe
Graphic Designer

Elisa is a high school student who volunteers as a graphic designer for Rcoz, creating informative graphics to spread awareness about mental health. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her two dogs.