Colorful Minds is sparking a powerful movement to improve the well-being, self-satisfaction, empowerment and independence of creative young people living with disabilities, by bringing their artistic creations to a global market. Read more and discover how you can be a part of this empowering movement, how it started and what’s next.
Colorful Minds aims to uplift and empower the lives of people living with physical, mental, and emotional conditions through art. We aim to do this by creating a bridge to connect individuals with these conditions to broader markets through partnerships and community.
We believe everyone is born with unique gifts and talents to give and share with the world. We aim to support these individuals by helping them realize their full potential so that they can share their gifts and talent with the world. We believe creating beautiful art products can be a powerful force in empowering and uplifting underprivileged individuals living with physical, mental, and emotional conditions.
Colorful Minds is instrumental in disseminating information about individuals/organizations that we partner with. We also help market products widely into different streams in the community. Colorful Minds helps in sustainability.
Our focus in supporting these individuals is to help alleviate the obstacle of ‘access to markets’ by enabling these artists to sell their beautiful artwork. We are unique in that we seek to bridge vocational training centers, artists, and other community based groups around the world for communities that are interested in purchasing their beautiful artwork. Colorful Minds aims to bridge this gap by connecting disabled individuals to retail markets around the world.
SHACHI DOSHI, MPH Founder
Shachi Doshi is very passionate about improving access to health care for underserved communities. She has over 12 years of experience in consulting numerous NGOs, foundations, hospitals, and Fortune 500 companies in defining their health care strategy and measuring the social and financial impact of health-related programs.
Today, she works at Genentech as a Senior Manager focused on leading market research and forecasting efforts for stakeholders that help patients access the medicines they need. Shachi earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan (concentration in Global Health).
Shachi loves using creativity and community to identify solutions to our world's public health problems. Her vision for Colorful Minds is to bring more happiness and self-empowerment into the lives of persons living with disabilities and motivate as many communities as possible to be agents of meaningful change.
CHANDRIKA RAO, Associate Director
Chandrika is a public health professional who has over nineteen years of experience in enhancing the quality of various government, nonprofits and social enterprise organizations in the United States and in India. Her primary focus is to evaluate and improve the outcomes of various programs that she is part of. She has vast experience in the field of academic and community-based research. Chandrika has content expertise in HIV prevention, mental health, developmental disabilities, kindergarten readiness, early childhood development, probation, drug courts, community well-being, women’s health, older adults and community assessments. Chandrika is data savvy and has spent the past decade evaluating programs across various sectors. She uses data to drive programs forwards, visualizes outcomes using data visualization tools such as Tableau.
Chandrika holds a Masters is Health Sciences from Boise State University, Idaho and in Psychosocial Rehabilitation from Bangalore University, India.
Chandrika is passionate and invested in working with persons with various disabilities and is committed to helping advance opportunities for these individuals.
Harveen Sethi considers herself a global citizen. She was born and raised in Southern Africa and has collectively lived and worked in 7 countries across 4 continents. She is most passionate about social impact innovation rooted in human-centered design, creativity and pragmatism to develop sustainable solutions. Harveen is excited to serve as a Strategy & Marketing Advisor to Colorful Minds to help scale the organization’s impact in empowering people living with disabilities.Professionally, Harveen is a Product & Business leader with 17 years of experience in driving innovative healthcare and technology solutions at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, globally. She is passionate about transforming healthcare globally through disruptive innovation - from access to diagnostics to personalized treatment for better outcomes. As such, she has spent the last decade driving innovation across different areas of healthcare in Strategy, Marketing, Product & Design leadership roles across medical devices, clinical wearables, diagnostics, genomics, and AI & Machine Learning applications for healthcare. Previously, Harveen worked in Management & Technology consulting at Accenture, driving tech enabled business innovation and emerging technology applications across industries. Harveen holds an MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a BA in International Relations & Economics from Rutgers University.
Harveen is an impact oriented Product & Marketing leader passionate about social impact innovation at global scale. She enjoys inspiring Product & Business innovation rooted in human-centered design, and a balance of creativity and pragmatism in driving game changing solutions and market growth for sustainable impact. Harveen is excited to be advising Colorful Minds on Strategy & Marketing to help scale the organization’s impact of empowering people living with debilitating physical, mental and emotional conditions and disabilities.
Harveen has 17 years of experience in driving innovative healthcare and technology solutions at startups and large, global enterprises. She is drawn to the intersection of new technologies, data, and design thinking for new business models to drive social impact - from health & wellness to education. She is particularly passionate about disruptive innovation in global health - from access to diagnostics to personalized treatment for better outcomes. She has spent the past decade driving innovation across a few different areas of healthcare from venture investing to Strategy, Marketing, and Product & Design leadership roles across medical devices, diagnostics, wellness, mental health, and AI & machine learning applications for healthcare. Prior to that, Harveen worked in Technology & Management consulting, leading teams on new tech enabled business transformation across various industries globally.
Harveen hails from a global background, and has lived / worked in 7 countries across 4 continents. She holds an MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a BA in International Relations & Economics from Rutgers University.