Mr. Yogesh Mehra

Mr. Yogesh Mehra is a Chartered Accountant and holds the post of Fund Manager at Yogesh Mehra Associates. He completed his education from reputed institutes such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Sydenham and H.R. Colleges of Commerce. He enjoys traveling, reading and sports.

Dr. Gajanan Velhal

Dr Gajanan D Velhal, is currently working as Professor, in the Department of  Community Medicine, at Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience in renowned
medical colleges in Mumbai and more than 25 students have completed their PG studies under his guidance so far. He has 55 publications in various medical journals to his credit. Being an academician and community health expert, he had been associated with many community based projects supported by NGOs, UNICEF and other funding agencies. His main areas of interest are Epidemiology, Communicable & Non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, Nutrition and Hospital Administration. He is associated with PRIDE India since the year 1987.

Dr. V. V. KulkarniSenior Programme Manager

Dr. Virendra V. Kulkarni  completed his Doctorate in Agricultural Extension and joined PRIDE INDIA  soon after, as a Research Associate in 1991.

He worked closely with the Founder in the initial years and his strong keenness to work with community coupled with his expertise and leadership skills helped him scale upto a senior level in the organisation . Being a Senior Programme Manager at present, he is incharge of the Integrated Rural Developmental Programme at Mahad and is involved in close monitoring of the programmes and ensuring positive and impactful change in the community.


Mr. R.B. JoshiSenior Programme Manager

Having worked with PRIDE for over 23 years, Mr. Joshi has spearheaded many projects along with our Founder Mrs. Vipula Kadri. At present he heads the Health Programmes at Sastur including the SPARSH hospital and the Outreach Programmes and has been instrumental in strengthening the programme. His passion and dedication towards the organization is undoubtedly the driving force behind the success of the one of a kind healthcare model of PRIDE India- SPARSH Rural hospital.