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 of 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.
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.
Joy Ingram is a love superhero fighting the forces of heartache and hatred. Invoking the power of the pen to create verses of victory, she helps those in anguish diminish their suffering and discover delight. Currently crusading to help people plant love and grow joy in all aspects of their lives.
After repeatedly getting knocked down by tremendous hardships, Joy completed a Bachelor of Arts in English at Georgia State University. Later, she took a leap of faith and left her comfortable, boring job to join other superheroes as an advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. After doing survivor advocacy work for six years, she was blessed with the opportunity to advocate for advocates and joined the RAFT team as a Workshop Facilitator in January 2023.
Dedicated to walking beside survivors and advocates on their healing journeys, Joy is committed to a life of fostering healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships whenever and wherever possible.
Joy plays just as hard as she works. When not creating and facilitating workshops or engaging with the community, she's probably walking on a beach somewhere sipping coffee (or wine) and reading a good book. Contact Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 manages data and evidence-based projects for RAFT, and is the main point of contact for agencies to connect with RAFT programs and workshops.
With over five years of 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 increase mental wellness and reduce stigma around mental health and wellness—especially for women and communities of color.
Mariam is based in Nashville, TN and is mom to two toddler boys. She enjoys traveling to different destinations and trying recipes from cuisines from all over the world.
Sophie is an artist, designer, and administrator that strives to make a positive impact on the world through her work. She has experience in numerous fields of study and uses her collection of skills to contribute to meaningful missions. She received her Master’s Degree in Museum Exhibition Planning + Design from the University of the Arts and continually looks for ways to learn and grow.
After facing injustices and abuse, both personally and professionally, Sophie has become a strong advocate for ending gender-based violence, creating greater access to mental health care, supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and fighting for civil rights. She hopes that her personal healing journey can guide her to support others as she continues to learn. Sophie draws from her previous experiences as an educator, project manager, designer, and tech producer to support the RAFT team in so many ways.
Sophie lives and works in New Jersey and loves to spend time outside in nature spotting wildlife, camping, and hiking with her partner. She is working towards a calmer and quieter life after living in the heart of Philadelphia, PA for 15 years.
Maegan is an experienced entrepreneur, event planner, coordinator, and manager; with 5+ years’ experience in the hospitality industry. She has extensive experience in organization, detail management, process mapping, marketing, and design. Community outreach, equal rights, mental health education, and LGBTQ+ equality are personal passions that she’s extended into her professional career.
Maegan, an advocate and survivor, is on a lifelong mission of healing and growth. She is dedicated to continued learning and supporting others by sharing her own unique life experiences. She feels that honest and open communication, along with utilizing the tools and techniques offered by RAFT, can provide the knowledge to navigate a healthier and more fulfilling day-to-day life.
A Kentucky native, with exploration and adventure in her blood, Maegan is proud to continue to call “The Bluegrass State” her home. The bulk of her “downtime” is occupied by her two children and her incredible partner. In her personal time, she can be found restoring furniture, thrift shopping for her next project, writing, and fanning out over the local music scene.
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