Shweta Chooramani, MPH, MBA
Edison, New Jersey; 510-***-****
Shweta is an experienced manager and
professionally trained public health
practitioner from India with a demonstrated
track record of over 15+ years in research,
strategic analysis and synthesis,
implementation, and evaluation of projects
in a variety of themes in South Asia, East
Africa, and the United States.
Her core competency lies in fostering multi-
sectoral engagement among community,
clinical, research, funding, government, and
corporate partners to achieve collective
impact. She is highly skilled in grant writing
and administration, needs assessment,
strategic program planning, management,
implementation, and evaluation of complex
multi-year, multi-site projects in diverse
Shweta is a wife, mother to an 8-year-old
girl, a compassionate person of color, a
proud immigrant, an adventurous person of
disability, a foodie who loves to go hiking-
biking in woods and run marathons. Phew!
CAREER RECITAL (12+ Years)
1. INDEPENDENT MONITORING & EVALUATION CONSULTANT (Feb 2020 - Present), Bengaluru
(India), New Jersey, California
Role: Independently commissioned a qualitative research study for end term evaluation purpose. Trained and supervised client’s project management team to help gather responses from key stakeholders to measure programmatic impact for internal and external scalability. List of Projects:
• An impact assessment study of the Rural Livelihood Project (Swasakti). Implemented by EnAble India, Bengaluru, and funded by H.T. Parekh Foundation, Mumbai. Publications on Disability and
1. Blogpost: Health informatics for inclusion of
persons with disability in India, UC Berkeley
2. Program Outcomes Study: Wezesha Vijana Girls'
Advancement Program (GAP) - Always Keeping Girls
in Schools, Asante Africa Foundation, May 2017
3. Assistive Technology for the Differently Abled, Parent Edge, May 2014
4. Disability and Parenting – Refute or Salute ?, Parent Edge, Jan 2014
5. Help Your Child Identify Sexual Abuse, Parent Edge, July 2014
6. How to Treat Children with Special Needs – Learning from Maysoon Zayid, Parent Edge, March 2014
7. Strike Up a Conversation with Person with Disability
– Without Feeling Awkward, Parent Edge, Feb 2014
8. Social Accounts Report: Mar 2008 – April 2010,
EnAble India, Bangalore, 2011
9. Resource Mobilization Strategy to Achieve
Sustainability, Sense International’s Conference,
New Delhi (2009)
10. Mahesh’s Passport to Success –Braille, EENET UK, 4th Quarter Issue, 2007
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• Outlining and planning for the series of blogpost at Zero Breast Cancer tying to health and wellness themes for breast cancer survivors during covid-19 pandemic. 2. PROGRAM ADVISOR – ZERO BREAST CANCER (Jun 2019 – Nov 2019), San Rafael, United States Role: Point of contact for developing metrics analytics/ monitoring. Responsibilities: Defined, measured, and reported key performance indicators for ZBC projects, enabling teams and functions to measure and improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. 3. MINORITY TRAINING PROGRAM IN CANCER CONTROL RESEARCH INTERN – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO (Jun 2018 – Dec 2018), San Francisco, United States Role: Assist the principal investigator in on-going research projects for cancer prevention at UCSF for 6 months. Supported by National Cancer Institute (NCI) List of Projects:
• Measuring Impact of the Share
Our Strength Cooking Matters
Program research project
• EatSF Strategic Plan (2019-2021)
4. GRADUATE STUDENT (Jul 2017 – Dec
2018) at School of Public Health,
University of California, Berkeley
Role: Graduate Research Intern (Oct
2017 – May 2018) - Rise Up at Public
Health Institute, Oakland, United
States. Completed MPH research
thesis on How Women’s Economic
Empowerment Policies are Affecting
Population Health in Maharashtra,
India: A Policy Analysis. Submitted
• Grant Writing: Assisted Executive
Director and Director of
Programs, in grant writing
process for Collective Impact
Partnership (CIP) funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. EDUCATION
• School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (2017-2018)
o MPH (Interdisciplinary); GPA 3.5
• Indian Institute of Health Management Research
University, Jaipur, India (2003-2005)
o MBA (Hospital and Healthcare Management);
• B.S.A. College, Mathura affiliated to Dr. B. R.
Ambedkar University, Agra, India (2000-2003),
Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences)
COMPETITIVE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
• USAID Let Girls Learn Challenge Fund Finalists’
Design Thinking Workshop, May 2016. U.S. Agency
for International Development at Dar-e-Salaam,
• Short Term Employee Placement Service, Feb – Mar 2010, Sightsavers UK at African Braille Centre, Kenya Society for the Blind, Ministry of Kenya and Tanzania, respectively.
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5. INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT (Jun 2013 – Jun 2017)
Role: Taken a variety of projects
primarily in the non-profit and
corporate sectors involving business
intelligence, data analytics,
secondary research, content
creation (blogs, reports), grant
writing (institutional fundraising)
and monitoring data from partners
List of Clients: Samarthan Trust for
Disabled, EnAble India, Center for
Social Initiative and Management,
Ample Software Pvt. Ltd., Asante
Africa Foundation, Taproot
Foundation, California Meals
Coalition, Social Justice
Projects & Role Summary
• GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Jan 2016 – May 2016) - Asante Africa Foundation, Oakland, United States
• GRANT WRITER (Oct 2015 – Dec 2015) - Asante Africa Foundation, Oakland, United States
• CONSULTANT – PROGRAM STRATEGY PRACTICE (Sep 2015 – Dec 2016) - Taproot Foundation, San Francisco, United States
• AMPLE SOFTWARES PVT LTD (Oct 2014 – May 2015) – Content writer for technical proposals/ppts
• EMPANELLED BLOGGER FOR DISABILITY DOMAIN (Jan 2014 – Aug 2014) - Parent Edge, Singapore
6. HEAD CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – SOUTH REGION (Jun 2011 – May 2013) - Pearson Education Services, Bengaluru, India
Role: Reported to AVP. Generated revenue of INR 8+ million, by forging strategic alliances with corporate, foundations and INGOs. Ensured funding is apportioned for bridging digital literacy divide in rural government/charitable schools in 4 major states of South India - Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
• Developed proposal/projects/programs which are relevant to the market, client, organisation and social objectives of the sector.
List of Term Papers: University of California,
Spring Semester (2018)
1. Opinion Editorial: Juul, Vaping, and E-cigarettes use in American Schools.
Fall Semester (2017)
2. Applying theoretical perspective to a public
health challenge: Post-partum depression in India
a. Part 1: Ecological model and health belief
b. Part 2: Theory of coping and positive emotion
and theory of structural competency
3. How to promote mental health literacy (MHL)
embedded in government high schools of India?
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• Forged strategic alliances with corporations, foundations, and International NGOs. Involved in identifying B-2-B client segment, making sales funnel, submitting proposals, organizing product demos for corporate CSR/ NGO partners having education as their thrust area. 7. INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT (Feb 2011 - May 2011), Bengaluru (India) Role: Independently performed assignments ranging from coordinating donor reporting both financial and programmatic within the timeline for effective grant management. Developing proposals for in-country donors for resource mobilization. List of Clients: Gravis, Jodhpur; Medica Synergie Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata; Sightsavers, Mumbai. 8. PROGRAM OFFICER (Mar 2007 – Jan 2011) - Sightsavers UK, Jodhpur and Mumbai (India) Thematic Area: Early intervention, education, and empowerment of Persons with Disability
(PWD) with focus on women, children and aging population. Role: The role was to oversee quality and accountability of program design, development and implementation of Sightsavers UK supported activities in India, as well as build the capacity and skills of local partner organizations to deliver effective services to the community for blindness control programs.
• Managed a portfolio of rights-based advocacy, integrated education, community-based rehabilitation and eyecare projects.
• Provided technical oversight, as well as operational guidance and mentorship to staff in project planning operationally and financially.
• Managed programs in multilingual states
o Rajasthan, Gujarat, and three southern states namely Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.
• Grant Management & Report Writing
o Co-authored and edited 30+ annual program and finance performance reports from partners. Written 18 internal renewal/ extension grants, edited 20 proposals/MoUs.
• Program Management
o Led multi-year program development and expansion in consultation with 20 partners in 7 multi-linguistic southern and north-western states of India. o Monitored key performance indicators (data collection, data entry at partners site), monthly work plan submission, policy provisions for reimbursement of surgeries, budget forecast, compliance with child protection policies, etc.
• Finance Management
o Independently administered a budget of USD 1 million for 20 eyecare projects across 20 diverse partners. Negotiated and appraised project budgets, investigated variance analysis, monitored partner’s financial expenditure and ensured compliance arising after financial audits.
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9. RESEARCH OFFICER (Oct 2005 – Mar 2007) - IIHMR University, Jaipur (India) Role: To assist Principal Investigator in research proposals, papers, policy brief and implementation.
Responsibilities: Prepared research tools, field work plan, pre-tested of tools, trained field investigators on research projects and supervised data collection on field. List of Projects:
• Future Health Systems Research Consortium led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, US. Funded by the Department for International Development (DfiD), UK
• External Monitoring Cell for Immunization (eMCI) in collaboration with UNICEF, Govt. of Rajasthan and WHO India
10. MANAGEMENT TRAINEE (Jun – Sep 2005) – Operation Eyesight Universal (OEU), Hyderabad, India
Role: To assist Country Director in developing programme monitoring metric for OEU partners across India for monitoring utilization of grant-in aid received from OEU, HQ Canada. 11. GRADUATE RESEARCH INTERN (Feb – May 2005) – Foundation for Research in Health Systems
(FRHS), Ahmedabad/Bengaluru, India
Role: Managed data collection for multiple partners such as FRHS, Ahmedabad; ICRW, New Delhi and ICDDR, Bangladesh and assisted in training field investigators. Project: A qualitative study on the assessment of perceptions and linkages between low birth weight and adolescent girl’s health in tribal regions of Udaipur. 12. SUMMER INTERN (Feb – May 2004) – Freedom Foundation, Bengaluru (India) Role: Assisted Principal Investigator in data collection in a qualitative research study to examine the accessibility of antenatal care services for HIV/AIDS screening in the PMTCT (prevention of mother to child transmission) program in municipal maternity homes of Bengaluru.