Our Delivery Team
Debarati Lahiri, Psychologist
A psychologist by profession, Debarati is a facilitator for group sessions. She has 12+ years experience in areas of family, child & geriatric counseling, HIV / AIDS counseling, drug de-addiction, women’s health and well-being. Debarati is also an experienced behaviour change and group therapist. She has worked with varied employers like IIT Mumbai, Kolkata police, Divine foundation, Athma Shakti Vidyalaya and Hope foundation.
During her time as a counselor, she has encountered many challenging cases and as such, could narrate many “war” stories. She has helped reunite a child with her parents after 13 years. She helped the police identify and apprehend a criminal (this is not an appropriate platform to share details of the gruesome crime). And many more instances where she has gone above and beyond what was expected of her.
In Debarati, you will find an ideal facilitator who has a caring persona and is an intuitive and patient listener.
A psychologist by profession, Divya is your facilitator for group sessions. She has done her Bachelors from India and her Masters from UK. She, hence, has a unique advantage of using the best of both worlds, Indian ground reality and the academic rigor of a western degree. Additionally, her experience in teaching translates well to managing groups.
Divya is bubbly, vivacious, ever friendly and always smiling. She is easy to talk to and a very good listener. We, at slim.in, have enjoyed her infectious laughter, enthusiasm and her never-ending quest to learn. It is a privilege to have her in our team.
Navin Pareek, CEO
Navin is CEO of Slim.in and has an ambitious vision of reversing the obesity crisis in India. He was previously a co-founder and Director of Technology and Finance at MEND, a pioneer in child weight management interventions in the UK. By the time he left, MEND had been active in 350 venues across UK, Australia, Canada & USA and was the largest child weight management intervention in the world. A rigorously scientific approach towards weight loss and the importance of psychologists are the two key aspects that Navin brings together from his previous experience to slim.in.
He holds an Engineering degree from Mumbai University and an MBA from London Business School.
Saumya Singh, Psychologist and Advisor
Soumya has been instrumental in the design of the slim.in intervention and ensuring that everything we do is based on comprehensive literature reviews and backed by solid research. The resultant manual is used by all delivery teams at slim.in to ensure the same high standards are maintained across all locations and groups.
Saumya has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from NIMHANS, Bengaluru and a Masters in Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins, USA.
Dr. Priyanki Pareek, Psychiatrist and Advisor
Dr. Priyanki is a Psychiatrist in the US and specialises in obesity, sleep and geriatric psychiatry. She is an advisor to slim.in and has helped design the slim.in intervention along with Saumya. She ensures that slim.in incorporates the latest thinking around weight loss.
She is an MBBS from Grant Medical College (JJ Hospital), Mumbai and a Masters in Psychiatry from New York Medical College.