Mr. I. M. KadriChief Patron

Founder and Chairperson, IM Kadri Consultants

Mr. I.M. Kadri is a Partner and Principal Architect at I. M. Kadri Architects. Mr. I.M. Kadri holds a B.E. (Civil) degree. In 1960, he established this architecture firm and has been successfully running it ever since. His is a distinguished name in the architecture fraternity owing to his successful career spanning over 5 decades! His name features in the Guinness Book of Records for creating the world’s highest stained glass mural (135 feet) at the Ramada hotel, Dubai.


Ms. Isha MehraManaging Trustee & President

Business – Haveli

Ms. Isha Mehra completed her Graduation in History and Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai and went on to pursue her passion for fashion and designing soon after. Working as an entrepreneur in the fashion world for more than three decade she is a well known name in the industry.
Walking on the footsteps of her mother, late Mrs. Vipula Kadri, Isha has worked tirelessly for PRIDE India since 2007. She is a visionary and her zeal to make a change in the community we serve has taken the organization to greater heights. Under her able leadership PRIDE India has won several awards from Government of Maharashtra such as Anadibai Joshi Gaurav Puraskar , Kayakalp Awards etc.


Mr. Nikunj JhaveriTreasurer

Chairman & Founder Systems Plus Group of Companies

Backed by his extensive leadership experience as CIO of PepsiCo Asia,Mr. Nikunj Jhaveri has guided Systems Plus through its growth since its inception in 1987. His acumen in business development as well as IT & Business strategy are second to none, areas which he still focuses on today. Nikunj loves to travel, and more than likely he is on a flight right now! Nikunj holds a bachelor’s degree from IIT, Bombay.


Ms. Nirja MattooSecretary

Chairperson, Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC), S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research

Chairperson – Center for Development of Corporate Citizenship. S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Ms. Nirja Matto is a development professional with 25+ years of experience in implementing projects, focusing on issues related to HIV/Aids, Women’s Empowerment, Education, Health, and Corporate social responsibility. She has worked with national and international NGOs in different capacities.

Ms. Matto is currently the Chairperson for the Center for Development of Corporate Citizenship. S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. The Center was established with an objective of sensitizing MBA students with the values of social responsibilities and providing management inputs to the social sector. She is a Masters in Social Sciences from University of Mumbai


Mr. Rahul KadriVice President

Director, Kadri Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and Partner, I. M. Kadri Architects

Mr. Rahul Kadri is Principal Architect & Partner at I.M.Kadri Architects.

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he assumed directorship of Kadri Consultants Pvt. Ltd in 1995. Since then he has designed and executed several architecture and town planning projects under his leadership. Significant works include townships for TATA’S, Jindals & Reliance and college campuses for Symbiosis and the Supreme Court Of India.


Ms. Rekha Rajagopal

Advocate, High Court

Ms. Rekha Rajagopal is an Advocate at High Court. She appears as the Advocate on Record as well as a Counsel for various private and public companies. She also owns and manages a long-established legal firm. Apart from Save The Children India, she is affiliated to Maharashtra State Council for Women and Indian Law Institute.


Mr. Yogesh Mehra

Funds Manager, Yogesh Mehra Associates

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


Mr. Amit Dalal

Executive Director, Tata Investment Corporation Ltd

Mr. Amit Dalal has obtained his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He is the Executive Director of Tata Investment Corporation Ltd. for a decade and a Director on the Board of various companies. He is also the Promoter of Amit Nalin Securities Pvt. Ltd. and has been the Managing Director of this firm before joining Tata’s.

Currently, he is also a Trustee of Tavescor Charitable Trust and Motigauri Charitable Trust.

Mumbai Head Office


Devdutta Deshpande

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Deshpande is a social development professional with more than 22 years of experience at grassroots as well as at senior management level across multiple thematic areas. He is passionate about bringing in sustainable changes in the society. He is an optimist with a strong drive for change & enjoys program development & fund raising in equal measures. He has worked in leadership roles in organization like Magic Bus, Meljol, Muktangan, and Navam. He was also part of international organizations like Plan India and Intervida. He has done his Master’s in Social work from Karve Institute, Pune.


Sachin Shashikant KhotHead – Finance & Accounts

Sachin Shashikant Khot, B.Com, PGDFM, has vast experience in Finance, Accounts, HR  & Administration functions. In his career spanning two decades, he has been associated with well-known names in the development sector such as CHILDLINE INDIA FOUNDATION and CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS (CIMA), UK. As Finance Manager-Asia Pacific, he has played a key role in expanding the base of CIMA in India through setting up new offices at various locations. A dynamic leader, he believes in inspiring others & achieving success through teamwork.


Rebecca DiasManager – Resource Mobilisation & Communications

Ms. Rebecca Dias holds a Master in Social Work degree from Nirmala Niketan. She displays great passion and interest in working for children. And has further enhanced her skills in these fields by working with organizations like Karunya Trust and DESIRE Society where she managed and supervised the overall handling and functioning of them. She further enhanced her skills in fundraising and resource mobilization during her tenure. Rebecca is very committed to the values she has learned and consistently keeps on enriching her skills. She is currently heading the Fundraising and Communications efforts in The PRIDE India.


Rajiv ViegasMonitoring and Evaluation Manager

Rajiv is a pro-active and well-presented professional with nearly 8 years of experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, data management, and data analysis. With a relentless drive to make a broad impact, Rajiv is committed to ensuring that all project activities are coordinated and managed effectively, while providing clear guidance and leadership to the team. Throughout his career, Rajiv has built a reputation as a determined and talented individual who takes charge and responsibility for planning and executing challenging projects. He brings real-world experience in developing successful project plans, communicating expectations clearly, and encouraging team enthusiasm.


Manuel GeorgeMarketing and Communications Manager

With a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing strategies, Manuel is an expert at building brand recognition, increasing customer engagement and boosting sales. He has a deep understanding of social media, digital marketing, content creation, and public relations. Manuel is a skilled communicator who excels at crafting compelling messages that resonate with diverse audiences. He is passionate about building relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, to drive growth and create impact. His creativity, attention to detail and ability to think outside the box have contributed to his success in delivering results. As the Marketing and Communications Manager for The PRIDE India, Manuel brings his expertise to lead a team and drive brand awareness, manage campaigns, and increase engagement with the organization’s mission.

Raigad Regional Office


Project Office team


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. Vasant More Programme Manager – Sudhagad Pali

Vasant completed his Master of Social Work and soon after joined The PRIDE India in 1991. He holds rich experience as a Resource person and Trainer in the different areas of Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Rights, Education, Women Empowerment, Gram Panchayat and Disaster Risk Reduction in the geographical areas of Maharashtra and other states by GOs and NGOs. He had worked extensively on relief and Rehabilitation in the landslide affected areas of the Mahadev Block.

Marathwada Regional Office


The Full Team

The total number of staff at Sastur (which includes SPARSH hospital and other outreach programmes) : 136

Males : 49 ; Females :87


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.


Dr. Maske A.G.MO-In–Charge


Achyut Adatrao

Project Officer (Outreach)

Achyut joined as a Project Officer for the Outreach Programme in 2015. Prior to joining PRIDE, Achyut worked with organizations such as PSI (Population Services International), KSWA (Kherwadi Social Welfare Association). He has 11 years of experience in the sectors of public health, social marketing, HIV/AIDS, & livelihood . His love for the work he does and the dedication is reflected through the impact the programme has created in the community.