Avinash Kachhy joined World Vegan Vision in September 2018 to volunteer as a web developer and is now a director. He brings extensive experience in enterprise class software development from 25+ years of employment and nonprofit work expertise from volunteering with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, American Red Cross and the US Peace Corps. Avinash was a misinformed vegetarian and has turned into a passionate vegan activist after watching the documentary film “What The Health” in 2016.
Avinash is focused on engaging World Vegan Vision in low cost but high impact events and programs. He is currently working on participating in programs like Google Ad Grants, Google One and always looking out for opportunities to promote vegan outreach in the community. He has enabled World Vegan Vision at Amazon, Ebay, Google, GuideStar, Paypal, etc. to take advantage of their programs for nonprofits.
Avinash has completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies via eCornell.com in August 2020.
When not in front of a computer or a TV or a stove, you may find Avinash on his bicycle.
Devashree Parikh has spent over 25 years as a leader within the Healthcare IT space, after beginning her career building modern-day trading floor technologies. Holding a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering, with a biomedical emphasis, as well as an MBA with a healthcare-finance concentration, she brings extensive experience in engineering and management to World Vegan Vision. She serves as the General Secretary and on the Executive Board as Director of Strategic Community Outreach since 2017.
Devashree is a lifelong vegetarian and has adopted veganism in recent years. Her veganism is in part inspired by Jain precepts like ahimsa, or non-violence towards all life, and she is a strong advocate of environmental protection. She is currently focused on promoting veganism in public fora and coordinating outreach and community-based engagement for new demographics, such as youth. In her free time, Devashree is an avid patron of folk arts, helping to empower female artisans in India to share their work with a global audience through organizations like the International Folk Art Market. She is also actively involved on the Board of Directors of Manav Seva Trust, an India-based non-profit providing educational opportunities for underprivileged communities.
Vinod N. Shah
Nitin Vyas is a seasoned businessman, an experienced restaurateur, a prolific event planner and promoter. His vast network of contacts is essential to World Vegan Vision to bring unique and entertaining yet educational events. He has the rare ability to take any situation in a positive manner and make it work for a desired mission.
On June 29, 2019, Mr. Vyas was recognized by the Consulate General of India New York for making the International Day of Yoga 2019 a highly successful event. On January, 9, 2020 he was recognized by the Consulate of India New York for his service to the Indian Community along with 20 other leaders from NY, NJ, CT, PA, RI and OH Indian communities.