colleen clines, co-founder + executive director
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.
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 studied in both Hawaii and Japan where she received the cross-cultural and foreign language proficiency award. She has spent significant time in China and Southeast Asia blogging and conducting field research for the book she co-authored, Confronting Death: College Students on the Community of Mortals.
julianne deno, strategic operations intern
Julianne recently graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. In the past, she interned for Congressman John Yarmuth, the College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University, and the non-profit Search for Common Ground. In Spring 2013, Julianne spent a semester abroad in an intensive Arabic language program in Amman, Jordan. When not interning, Julianne enjoys reading and photography.
corinne peabody, communications intern
Corinne Peabody – Corinne is a sophomore studying at Fairfield University, currently undecided in her major she aspires to find something that will inspire her career interest while having the amazing opportunity to intern with Anchal. A Louisville native, she is enjoys travel, photography and experiencing new things. She hopes to make a difference in this world and feels truly inspired by the work of Anchal.
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
Tom Clines, Colleen Clines, Beth Peabody, Nancy White, Maggie Clines, Tate Renyolds, Devon Miller, Lauren Miller, Kate Kimsey