Remy Bhatia

 

Chief of Philanthropy

Remy hopes to not only share her story to inspire and educate others, but to advance the dialogue and long-term support need for evolution of these issues on a global scale.

Remy Bhatia is a first generation Indian American cancer and mental health survivor with an unconventional life story and professional background. Remy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 13, and after her recovery became deeply involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in efforts to give back to other children and families what she had received from them. Early in high school she began speaking and fundraising at major events, sharing her story through tv, radio and print to gain support, and has continued for nearly 20 years internationally with various Make A Wish chapters.
Remy graduated from Cornell University and has now lived in New York, Los Angeles, France, Milan and India. Her career has evolved internationally as a passionate fragrance marketing, creative development and PR specialist with international experience with top suppliers, brands and independently as an international business development and and marketing and perfumery specialist. She also has international experience as a model and commercial actress, and in 2013 was a finalist in the Miss India USA pageant and received an honorary Chairman’s Charitable Professional Award.  In more recent years, Remy has undertaken roles as a keynote speaker, lecturer and inspirational training specialist in her professional industry as well as related events related to her passion and personal history.
The vision and goal of the Minds Foundation is near to her heart, not only because of Indian heritage, but personal exposure to mental health struggles personally, in many close to her, and the challenges around creating awareness, access to proper care, training, education globally.  Her motivation has evolved since her fight against cancer and experience with the immense struggles surrounding mental health into into the hope that her personal and professional experience can be beneficial to the cause. Remy hopes to not only share her story to inspire and educate others, but to advance the dialogue and long-term support need for evolution of these issues on a global scale.