Roma Shah


Director of Development

I joined minds because helping those around the world suffering from mental health issues, and removing it’s negative stigma, is part of my life’s mission, and very near and dear to my heart. I believe that many lives can be saved and improved with a little more awareness, education and support. There is no better way for me to help conquer this monumental task, than by starting with those those in my home town.

Roma was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, with her family and roots from Vadodara, Gujarat, India. India has always felt like home to her and she has spent many days there throughout her life, getting to know the languages, people, culture and social norms.  At an early age Roma witnessed the suffering related to mental illness in her community in India and Canada and knew she had to help in any way she could.

Roma comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, and passion surrounding mental health, psychology, depression and anxiety. Roma fluently speaks Gujarati and has spent time getting to know the field team in the Vadodara office.

Roma has a bachelors of Mathematics and Statistics from McMaster University in Canada.  She is a seasoned high tech professional, currently working at a startup in Toronto. Roma loves learning and traveling the world and getting to know people from every corner of the globe.

As our Director of Development, Roma provides leadership and direction to all members of the Minds Team. She works closely with Raghu on PR, Marketing and more. Her focus is on developing and driving organizational processes and strategic planning for effective teams and future growth.