The Team | testtsf

Meet Our Team

Founder

Arun Patel is currently the CEO of Visions Hotels located in New York. He has always enjoyed helping children, whether it be in school, with sports, or simply making their dreams come true. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, spending time with his kids and granddaughter, and traveling.

arun@tinysmilingfaces.org

Vice President of Marketing

Chandni is young professional working in the marketing industry. She attended the University of Tennessee studying Economics and Marketing. She enjoys painting, playing sports, and giving back to the community through her sorority, Sigma Sigma Rho. Her future goals include getting her MBA in Nashville, TN.

chandni@tinysmilingfaces.org

Vice President of Accounting and Finance

Rishi graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in business management and minors in business finance and Japanese. He works as a commercial mortgage broker and is currently studying at Cornell University for his MBA. He enjoys and has been involved with charities since he was a young boy, and has high aspirations for the foundation. He is passionate about playing cricket, and in his free time enjoys playing sports, reading, programming, spending time with his family, and learning new things.

rishi@tinysmilingfaces.org

Vice President of Fundraising

Vidya is the Manager of Advisor Relations at Parnassus Investments, a mutual fund in San Francisco, California.  She received her bachelor's degree in political science from Belmont University and her master's degree in business administration from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Vidya is also an active member of the Financial Women's Association of San Francisco. In her spare time, Vidya enjoys traveling with her husband and two sons.

vidya@tinysmilingfaces.org

Director of Public Relations

Alisha graduated with a bachelor's degree in science from the University of South Florida. She enjoys watching basketball and spending time outdoors with family. Alisha annually participates in a vision walk with her friends through Foundation Fighting Blindness, an organization working to find treatments and cures for devastating eye diseases. She is currently pursing her doctorate of optometry in Philadelphia. 

alisha@tinysmilingfaces.org

Director of Communications

Hetal is the proud mother of a beautiful baby girl. She loves spending time with her daughter and her husband. In her spare time she enjoys baking and cake decorating. Hetal has received her associate's degree in marketing. She and her husband run a successful child day care named Small World Nursery in Rochester, NY.

hetal@tinysmilingfaces.org

Director of Communications

bhumi@tinysmilingfaces.org

Director of Social Media

Misha is a sophomore at The University of Tennessee in, Knoxville. As of right now she is hoping to pursue an business analytics degree. Photography is something she enjoys to do as a hobby. By being on the yearbook staff at school she is able to engage with people as she takes their pictures. She is currently involved in Sigma Sigma Rho, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the Indian American Association at her school. She also acts as the liaison between the Indian American Association and Tiny Smiling Faces.

misha@tinysmilingfaces.org

Director of Accounting and Finance

Anish is an aspiring medical physician. He completed his bachelor's degree in biology and minored in business administration from the University of Florida. He enjoys giving back and volunteering his time at Haven Hospice and other nonprofits. In his spare time, Anish likes to go running, travel, play sports, and read.

anish@tinysmilingfaces.org

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Tiny Smiling Faces is registered as a 501(c) designated non-profit organization under the name Dalubhai Gopalbhai Patel Fund, Inc. Donations are tax deductible.