Meet the Team
Naisha Chopra is a student at North Royalton High School. Share a Smile was founded out of her passion for birthdays and event planning, while also wanting to make a difference in her community. In college, Naisha hopes to study business or education. Naisha participates in many school clubs, such as Mock Trial/Debate, Model UN, Student Council, Spanish Club, and Key Club. She is also the chosen representative of her grade at the Student Advisory Board. Outside of school, she is a youth volunteer at Youth Challenge (youth with disabilities), Girls on the Run, Safety Town, Cleveland Clinic, and Girls with Impact (entrepreneurship course). She has been recognized for her work by T-mobile, Ashoka, Hershey's Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and Youth Service America for her work with low-income children.
Board of Directors
Our board of directors is a diverse group of students across the globe who come together for a great cause. Each director is assigned work according to their role, accompanied by quarterly Zoom meetings and monthly check-ins. We are so grateful for our board since they all generously volunteer their time to support Share a Smile Initiative. Our directors play a huge role in this organization - whether it be conducting interviews, consistently posting on social media, or applying for community grants. Currently, our Board of Directors is finalized, but we are always looking for chapter presidents or volunteers to lead students in their own community. Explore our volunteer page for more information.
Social Media Director
(New York, USA)
(New Jersey, USA)
Finally, the fundamental support of our organization - the senior advisory board. They are professionals in several corporate fields and lend their valuable time so we are able to learn from their experiences and expertise. No matter how busy their schedules are, they always take the time out to assist us in whatever way possible. Whether it be for planning the next event, applying for a grant, or brainstorming new ventures, our advisory board is constantly contributing ideas to further our nonprofit. To briefly introduce our main advisors; Brenda Moncla (left) is a retired Senior VP and Director of Enterprise Information Management at PNC Bank and Onkar Deshmukh (right) is a Program Manager at TATA Consultancy Services. We are always grateful for their constant support and weekly check-ins.