Indrani Goradia is a philanthropist and an advocate for women’s health and empowerment.
Indrani is a tireless advocate for girls and women, leading empowerment trainings in several countries around the world. She is a board member of Everywoman Treaty and Think Equal.
In 2013, Indrani joined forces with the global health organization PSI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to transform the lives of girls and women and lift them out of poverty.
In partnership with PSI, Indrani’s Light Foundation launched programs in 2014 to eradicate gender-based violence in India and in her home country of Trinidad.
As an in-demand author, speaker, and master certified life coach, Indrani delivers keynote addresses and leads workshops around the globe. She has also participated as a speaker at the World Women’s Health and Development Forum at the United Nations.
In addition, Indrani has served as a keynote speaker and/or panelist at multiple international gatherings that include:
Indrani’s TEDx Talk, Love Expressed as Violence is a Lie, can be found here.
Indrani completed her formal education in New York City, attending Queens College and Kent State University. She recently earned a certification in Social Impact Strategy at UPenn and completed an executive leadership program at THNK in Amsterdam. Indrani is a master life coach and yoga teacher.
Indrani became a triathlete and marathoner at 50 and believes the body needs exercise. In her spare time she quilts and travels with her family.
Read more about Indrani’s speaking work here.
Jeremie Miller serves as RAFT’s Executive Director to strengthen and spread our message of empowering advocates. He is a Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years experience as a teacher, coach, and counselor. He has a Bachelors in Education as well as Science.
Having experienced the trials and tribulations of the trade first-hand, Jeremie’s passion for RAFT is deeply rooted. He has experienced the abuser side of the gender-based violence story through his past work in corrections, and has assisted survivors while working in crisis and suicide prevention.
His contributions to the RAFT team include visioning, strategy development, budgeting, team leadership, content development, writing, and teaching. On a personal level, Jeremie also teaches his young son about gender equality and gender-based violence based on the work of Indrani and the RAFT team.
Jeremie spends most of his time adventuring with his wife and son in Rossland, British Columbia, with occasional jaunts to various locations across the world.
Read more about Jeremie’s speaking work here.
Nicole Crespi (she/her/ella) is a lifelong advocate for peace and joined RAFT as Workshop Facilitator to support the creation of a world where gender-based violence is not the norm. Crespi earned a Bachelors in Spanish and Masters in Higher Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Nicole got involved in the domestic and sexual violence prevention movement as an educator through community outreach and health literacy projects in her hometown. She has worked with Centro Latino’s “BeAware: A Domestic Violence Prevention Program” for youth and their families, as a peer educator on MU campus for the RSVP (Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention) Center, and has coordinated outreach for SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocate Peer Educators) at MU Student Health Center. Nicole previously served as Prevention Specialist at MOCADSV (Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence) where she trained advocates statewide on culture change and health promotion as violence prevention strategies.
Nicole loves contributing to the RAFT Team by facilitating discussions between advocates and practicing resilience-building tools together during RAFT Workshops and Advocate Support Calls. A supportive community is fostered at each convening! At home in Columbia, Nicole enjoys playing rock’n’roll songs by women musicians on guitar and singing at the top of her lungs.
Mariam is a trained social worker and public health professional with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Public Health, and a Masters in Social Work (specializing in mental health). She provides administrative and technical support for staff and volunteers, and serves as RAFT’s outreach coordinator and executive administrator.
With over five years experience in non-profit organizations and community health, Mariam is dedicated to decreasing health disparities and improving the well-being of communities. Her personal and professional goal is to support access to mental health, and reduce stigma around mental health and wellness—especially for women and communities of color.
Originally from Nashville, Mariam enjoys traveling to different destinations and trying recipes from cuisines from all over the world.
Esteniolla Harbor brings 10+ years of experience in education and youth advocacy as a former high school teacher, project manager, and development director. She is also a seasoned facilitator and community activist with a lifelong commitment to supporting marginalized communities to be at the center and forefront of decisions that impact their lives.
Prior to RAFT, Esteniolla led a national healing justice project, which transitioned organizations on the frontlines of social movements from cultures of toxicity, discouragement, and burnout to joy, healing, and long-term sustainability.
Though Boston is her first home, Esteniolla and her husband have settled in New Jersey where they are both actively involved in their local church community.
Anneka Henricks is an undergraduate student at McGill University, studying social inequality, race, and gender issues. She is a volunteer with Montreal-based mutual-aid groups and believes in the importance of community organizing, advocacy, and outreach.
As workshop administrator, Anneka provides administrative and technical support for RAFT’s Advocate Project. After her studies, she hopes to pursue a career in community development or the non-profit sector.
Anneka grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she spent most of her time playing soccer and adventuring outdoors. In 2019, she moved to Montreal, QC, and plans to stay there until she completes her studies. In her free time, Anneka enjoys reading, writing, and snowboarding.
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