About us

Our Team


GBCPCF was born out of the hearts of five like-minded women who are dedicated to provide the best care for those children who may never have the chance to grow up or grow old.

We believe that they deserve our time, love and resources because their lives matter, because they are precious.

Our Patron


A.V Anoop

Industrialist, Film Producer, Social Worker & Actor

Dr.A.V.Anoop, Managing Director, AVA group of companies is an entrepreneur par excellence having diverse interest in reaching consumers world-over with products and service having excellent quality. Being part of the success journey of World’s largest selling Ayurvedic Bath Soap “Medimix”, for 36 years has gained immense experience and knowledge in Soap, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and Food Industry.

The international market will also look forward for the expansion of soap and personal care products from AVA group in the brand name “Divine” apart from “Melam”& “Kaytra”. MAAC power is another venture into renting of generators commercially in the gulf sector.

The passion towards art has resulted in acting various movies which include Indian regional languages of Malayalam, Tamil apart from Hollywood movies. Being a stage artist with dedicated effort to stage drama in various subject had an over whelming support from a wide Diaspora of Kerala population settled in Tamilnadu.

Mr. K. S. Sripathi IAS (Retd.)

Aparna Gopinath

Our Ambassador,Indian actress

Aparna Gopinath is an Indian actress of film actress and theatre artist. She debuted in the Malayalam film ABCD: American-Born ConfusedDesi opposite to Dulquer Salmaan.

Aparna was born into a Malayali family settled in Chennai. She was an active theater artist and contemporary dancer before her acting debut. She has associated herself with ‘Koothu-P-Pattarai’, an avant-garde theatre movement of Chennai, and had also acted in renowned plays like ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’, ‘Woyzeck’, ‘Moonshine’, ‘Sky Toffee’, ‘Sangadi Arinjo’ based on seven short stories of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer and several Shakespearean plays

Other Interests and Hobbies

She has also acted in some ads and Aparna found time for furthering her interest in dance when she was acting. To further her interest, she attended dance workshops in Chennai and Kochi. In these workshops, she even took classes for the aspiring actors in the Western style of dancing, especially the Ballroom and the Latin styles.

Besides these activities, she was in the forefront of propagating the social dancing, which is a unique dance variety. In social dancing, one can have a variety of dance forms. They include hip-hop, disco, broadway, Jewish folk dance and Western contemporary dance.

Other than this, Aparna is an expert bullet motorcycle rider and rides even superbikes. She rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield bullet motorcycle in the movie Charlie which won her rave reviews'. She often goes for long bike rides. She is an advocate of safe riding. Aparna has a passion for clowning.

Managing Trustee


Stella Jacqueline Matthew

A strong believer in philanthropy and a tireless social work advocate. Stella began her professional journey at the Family Welfare center in Bangalore where she received her training in marriage and family counseling. Subsequently, she multi tasked the role of an administrator, and grief counselor at M.O.H.A.N Foundation, Chennai. She conducted patient support groups, counseling workshops and was instrumental in the inception of ‘Manashanti’ a counseling unit at M.O.H.A.N. Foundation.

The challenges of simultaneously trying to help a family come to terms with the loss of their loved one and allowing them to understand the benefits of organ donation, while trying to build an empathetic relationship led her to leave a lasting impression on many families.

Stella’s passion for social work continued to grow as she took on the role of a chief operating officer, project coordinator, mental health counsellor for various established service organizations such as TANKER Foundation, Jeevan Blood Bank & Stem Cell Research Foundation, GIVE India and MUKTI M.S. Dadha Foundation.

Her greatest assets are her determination, patience, effective communication skills and a natural affinity to empathize with people. From the beginning of her professional life, Stella was clear that her career compass was pointing with absolute certainty towards social work. Her most recent accomplishment is an International graduate diploma in counseling skills from Banjara Academy, Bangalore.

She continues to be involved as an active member with Inner Wheel Club and holds the position of Board Member in Guild of Service, and a Committee Member at MUKTI Foundation.

Trustees


Lavanya Krishnakumar

Has donned many hats and straddled different careers – from advertising to teaching – from sales to film production. But was to work for the cause of social upliftment of the underprivileged has always remained close to her heart. She has made meaningful contributions in projects with CRY and TANKER. Lavanya has also been a fulltime caregiver not only to her parents but also to other family members. This instilled in her a deep sense of value in the transformative power and redemption in the act of selfless service.

Her professional career has made her adept in the art of resource allocation, a skill that goes a long way in the way non-profit sector.

Lavanya derives inspiration from her mother who returned to medical practice to serve those in need, after giving it up a few decades ago for domestic life.

Aneka Paul

Aneka Paul is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work on the subject of palliative care, at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

She previously worked for more than a decade with Tata Trusts in Mumbai as a Senior Development Officer, covering a wide range of projects in the Health Portfolio. She was involved with programs related to rural and tribal health care, specialized fellowships for health cadres, palliative care, and stem cell and organ donation. Prior to this, she spent a year with the Individual Grants Program of Tata Trusts.

She holds a Master's degree in Social Work from TISS and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Mumbai University.

Hemal Kanvinde

Hemal currently works for MOHAN Foundation as their Quality Assurance Officer. She has brought to the organisation her skills in guiding young counsellors and designing research projects. She also developed a database of information on Organ Donation useful for National Helpline and trained counsellors in different fields of activity.

She has also worked at M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Centre for Action Research on Environment Science and Society, National Biodiversity Authority and Food and Agriculture Organsiation covering biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, gender studies and management of coastal ecosystems.


Nandhini Sundar

She has extensive experience working for various multi national companies. Her aptitude to social work was evident during school and College days through activities of the Leo club of Nandambakkam.

In 2006 she felt there is more needs to done for the underserved in society and started doing honorary services. She goes to Little Flower convent school for the blind to teach spoken english and personality development. She also spends time reading to them.


Late Ms.Sunandha Suren

An Advocate by profession, she always dreamt of serving the society to help the poor. Thus, she was and will remain an integral part of Golden Butterflies.

Sunanda tragically passed away on 23rd October 2018 following a road traffic accident. She continues to guide us from above.

Project Facilitators



Ramalakshmi

Project Manager

Jeevitha

Project Coordinator


ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We believe in being proactively accountable and transparent in all that we do, and to our "Donors" too.