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Established in 2016, HerRights Inc. (@HerRightsGlobal) is a registered nonprofit in the state of Arizona, USA, with a volunteer Board of Directors and operations in the United States as well as India. The organization is tax-exempt, 501c3 certified, and welcomes contributions from foundations, business collaborators, and individual philanthropists. If you are interested in learning more, getting involved, or serving as a volunteer for HerRights, please connect with us:

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Board of Directors

Tanushree Ghosh, Founder and Board Chair

Dr. Tanu Ghosh works for the Intel Corporation. She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Material Science/Chemistry, and has served on the boards of several multichapter NGOs (ASHA and AID). She is also an author and a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Ruia Gautam, Chair, Outreach, Projects & Programs Committee

Ms. Gautam is a community organizer and communications specialist focused on crucial causes including women’s rights, immigration, mass incarceration, economic justice, and voting rights.

Banoo J. Parpia

Dr. Parpia is the Director of International Development at Cornell University. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, and spent a good part of her early career on the research faculty in the Division of Nutritional Sciences there.


Colleen Coons

Ms. Coons in a U.S. Army veteran and a retiree from UPS, where she served as Director of Sales International for 29 years. She brings her expertise in sales and strategic partnerships to her volunteer work at the Rotary Club, the Women’s Business Resource Group, and the Board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix.

Angelina E. Brandwein Aldero, Executive Director (ex officio)

Ms. Brandwein is an innovation strategist with a passion for social justice. She received her Master of Healthcare Innovation at Arizona State University, and previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Mental Health Research.

Her Rights has four autonomous divisions working in close collaboration with one another across Board and staff. Each division is headed by committee chairs as listed below. Brief bios are included below.

Project & Partnership

Ruia Prasad

Angel Brandwein

Accounting & Compliance

Tanushree Ghosh

Publicity & Awareness

Angel Brandwein

Madhumanti Ghosh

Fundraising & Outreach

Ruia Prasad

Core Team 2023

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Tanushree Ghosh, PhD
Founder & Board Chair

Dr. Ghosh is a senior leader at the Intel Corporation in the U.S. She has a doctorate in chemistry from Cornell University, is an alum of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and is a social activist and author. Dr. Ghosh has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post in the U.S., and a women's rights advocate worldwide. Her book, From An-Other Land: Making Home in the Land of Dreams was published in 2018. Writings and other offerings from Dr. Ghosh are available on her website:

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Ruia Gautam
Chair, Outreach,
Projects & Programs 

Ms. Gautam is a communications specialist for a nonprofit in Arizona. She has served as a community organizer in the Phoenix metropolitan area for many years, focusing on issues such as immigration, mass incarceration, economic justice, and voting rights. She previously served as Project Director and Communications Coordinator for OCA Greater Phoenix, the Arizona chapter of one of the oldest national civil rights organizations advocating for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

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Angel Brandwein Aldero, MHI
Executive Director
Ex Officio Board Member

Ms. Aldero is a growth strategist with expertise in education and nonprofit operations, startups, board development, and tactical marketing. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Mental Health Research, and prior to that, helped to establish the Health Futures Council for the president of Arizona State University. Her areas of passion include social justice, gender rights, mental health, and health disparities. She received her Master of Healthcare Innovation from ASU – a program focused on leadership, system transformation and change management.

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Colleen Coons
Board of Directors


Ms. Coons is an expert in sales and strategic partnerships, as well as optimizing global supply chain operations. She has held leadership roles at UPS in the International Sales Division, the Women’s Business Resource Group, and on the Board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is District 5495 Rotaract Chair and President Elect (2023/24) of the Rotary Club of Mesa West. She has an avid interest in gender equity and joined the Board of HerRights in 2023.

HerRights Alumni

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Suravi works as an advocate for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in central Maryland.

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Saikat is a physicist by profession, working as a research scientist at the Center for Energy Research at the University of California at San Diego.



Riti is an attorney who has long held a passion for helping children and families.  She is excited about the impact HerRights will have on the global community by virtue of empowering and advocating for women.



Roshni works for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a patent agent. She has a PhD from St. John's University in Developmental Genetics, and is pursuing a JD from Fordham Law school, part time in the evening. She also acts as a volunteer for Lawyer for a Day program in Westchester Supreme Court and International Refugee Assistance Project. 

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Kirthi is a Lawyer from Chennai, India with a keen interest in peace and conflict, public international law, and gender issues. She is the founder of Red Elephant Foundation and an accomplished author.



Sidhartha completed an M. Tech Biotechnology degree from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. He is currently working on the Chikungunya Virus as a junior research fellow in the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine.



Roshni  is an Applied Artist and an alumni of National Institute of Design, India. She is presently working as a User Experience Consultant in Mumbai.

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Heather is Chief of Staff at Gusto. She is a leadership Coach with 20+ years experience in Diversity & Inclusion, Product Management, and Information Technology. Previously, she served as Program Manager at Intel where she managed a student mentoring program focused on multi-year partnerships with education partners and nonprofits.

A registered nonprofit committed to ending gender violence and facilitating social justice 

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