Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan, whose passion for the cause of senior citizens launched the organisation in 1995, is the Founder
President. An MA in Psychiatric Social Work from Madras University, she took her Ph.D. from Mumbai University in Sociology. After a seven year
period in research, she joined the publishing firm, Macmillan India and became Corporate Manager in Bangalore. She then became Head of
Publishing in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai in 1987.
Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan specialised abroad in academic publishing and has been the recipient of many awards from reputed organisations in India
such as the Rotary Club and the Times of India for her social work.
In Feb 2004, she was instrumental in setting up the Govt. of Maharashtra’s Institute of Empowered and Productive Ageing at
Yashada, Pune. This was set up as a “Think Tank” for the Govt. to initiate policies for older persons in the state. She was one of the initial
members on the Board.
Fellow 2005, Ashoka Innovators for Change
Member, International Advisory Committee of Experts in Healthcare Delivery and Research on Dementing Disorders, Five Year
Project of the Brain Bank Study of Mt Sinai Hospital and Nair Hospital, Mumbai.
Founder Member and Trustee, AGNI, an NGO for Action for Good Governance and Networking in India.
Member, BMC Disaster Management Action Planning Committee 2002-03.
Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Social Work, Tata Inst of Social Sciences 1987-95
Executive Board Member, National Inst of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, New
Member, Review Committee 2010, National Policy of Older Persons 1999, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of