Empress Garden, Kavade Mala, Ghorpadi, Pune

Our Team

Subcommittee members

Adv. Lolita Kewalramani

She is a postgraduate in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and Law from Pune University. Has worked in the field of environment law and specializing in conveyancing. She provides consultation to corporates and is a trustee and sub-committee member on trusts relating to environment, animal protection and education of underprivileged girls and other social activities.

Dhanshree Bhisey

She is an animal enthusiast. She has been working with Dr. J.A. Shaikh (one of Pune’s senior vets) for over 20 years. She was also curator of the wild animal rescue and orphanage at Katraj for a few years. She had set up the first-ever ABC program for Pune, with the Blue Cross Society of Pune in 1995. She is also a subcommittee member and mentor overseeing activities at RRBCEA.


Dr. Dhanashree Paranjpe

She is PhD in animal behaviour and ecology. She is passionate about science outreach and environmental education. She spearheads the dynamic team of RRBCEA to conceptualize, plan and execute various programs related to nature and art as well as research at the center.


Vedanti Mahimkar

She has MSc in Biodiversity and is passionate about wildlife, trekking, and photography. She is involved in research and event conceptualization, coordination, and execution of various programs at the center.

Manashree Bapat

She did her Post Graduation in Biodiversity and is passionate about wildlife. She handles Public relations and Communications at the center.

Dr. Prerana Chandak.

She is an MBBS graduate with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science specialising in wildlife conservation. Her core interests are Ornithology and Human wildlife interactions. She is a Nature education coordinator at the center and will be designing and executing nature related programs.

Ketaki Godbole

Ketaki Godbole is a practicing Landscape Architect and works as the Art education coordinator at RRBCEA. Her interests vary between combining Nature based experiences into Art activities and documenting the various aspects related to landscape within the environs of Empress Garden.

Shirish Suryawanshi

He has more than 15 years of experience in administration management. He is an administrative assistant at RRBCEA

Vasant Chavan

He is the care taker and gardener of the beautiful premises of RRBCEA.


Susmit Wadake

He has done B.Sc. , M.Sc. in Botany subject and currently he is an intern at RRBCEA

Aishwarya Hiranwale

She has done M.Sc. in Biodiversity subject and currently she is an intern at RRBCEA

Shradhha Jadhav

She has done M.Sc. in Biodiversity subject and currently she is an intern at RRBCEA

Shreyas Pattanshetty

He has doing M.Sc. Environmental Science and currently he is an intern at RRBCEA