colleen clines, co-founder + ceo
Colleen truly values how design can become the tool for sustainable solutions to gender inequality, social injustice and environmental degradation. She combines this passion through her work as Co-Founder & Executive Director of Anchal. A Louisville native with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky, Colleen earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Outside of Anchal, Colleen enjoys teaching at the University of Kentucky and any opportunity to travel.
maggie clines, creative director
Maggie holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Kentucky College of Design. She shares Anchal’s beliefs that design can be the catalyst for social innovation, and education is the first step to ending modern-day slavery. Apart from working for Anchal, Maggie enjoys traveling and a tasty cup of joe.
Getting her start in Huntsville, Alabama, Lauren holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Alabama. She went on to continue her studies in the international realm at American University’s School of International Service, graduating with an M.A. in International Communication. Uncovering her calling to work in the world of intercultural relations & social mission business during her graduate studies, Lauren is loving the opportunity to serve as Anchal’s Marketing & Retail Operations Coordinator. Outside the office, Lauren is an avid Crimson Tide and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, with a love for Zumba, Chocolate, & a Big Bowl of Pasta.
tess o’keefe, communications & development coordinator
Tess O’Keefe holds a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Rhode Island. Focusing on IR and Asian Studies, Tess has lived & studied in both Hawaii and Japan where she received cross-cultural and foreign language proficiency awards. She has spent significant time in China and Southeast Asia backpacking, blogging & conducting field research for the book she co-authored, Confronting Death: College Students on the Community of Mortals.
jaimala gupta, vatsalya co-founder
Jaimala is co-founder and Trustee Secretary of Vatsalya an NGO established for the rehabilitation of Street Children in Jaipur. She has done post graduation in food and nutrition and Master in Public health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is Professional member of Indian Society of Applied Behaviour Sciences. She worked at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur for 12 years (1988 to 2000) in different capacities She is visionary, mentor and guide to all in Vatsalya and has been closely working with orphan and abandoned children.
urmi basu, new light founder
Urmi is the founder of New Light, a secular nonprofit charitable trust that has set up a shelter to protect and educate young girls, children and women at high risk of commercial sexual exploitation. She credits her parents with raising her with a great deal of freedom and a strong sense of her own social responsibility. After finishing her graduate work in sociology, Basu studied social work, specializing in criminology and correctional administration. Urmi used her own savings to found New Light in 2000.
archana paras, vatsalya / anchal project director
Archana facilitates and oversees the production of Anchal products in Ajmer & Jaipur, India. Whether she is sourcing material, managing the production schedule or ensuring each artisan reaches her full potential, Archana never misses a beat.
Board of Directors
Ann Coffey: Chief of Staff – University of Louisville Office of University Advancement
Beth Peabody: President – Stegner Investment Associates, Inc
Colleen Clines: Co-Founder & CEO – Anchal
Devon Miller: Co-Founder & Freelance Designer
Jerrad Howard: Associate – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Kate Kimsey: Attorney
Lauren Miller: Director of Marketing – thredUP
Maggie Clines: Creative Director – Anchal
Nancy White: Volunteer Coordinator – Anchal
Tate Reynolds: Design Director – Ralph Lauren Home Collection
Tom Clines: CEO – United Mail Inc