Trustees

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Gajanan Velhal

Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

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.

Mumbai Head Office

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Sangeeta DasmohapatraProgramme Head

Having a Masters in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Sangeeta started her career with Foundation for Ecological Security in rural interiors of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000. Her 17 years of experience in social sector spans across various domains such as livelihood, women empowerment, early childhood care and development, natural resource management, education and public health. Sangeeta’s innate desire to bring about social change coupled with her rich grassroot experience provides excellent strategic direction to the organization. Prior to joining PRIDE she has worked with renowned organizations such as Akansha Foundation and Bhavishya Alliance.

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Mr. Dilip BhadargeChief Financial Officer

Mr. Dilip Bhadarge is a result-oriented professional in the field of management and administration of Charitable Trusts. He has expertise in legal compliance and NGO governance. His career spans over 20 years in the development sector with academic excellence as Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Financial Management.

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Ms. 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.

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Umesh TandelAsst.Programme Manager

Prior to joining PRIDE Umesh was with Mukti Sadan Foundation. His 12 years of experience in the social sector and exposure in public health, livelihood and microfinance makes him the right person to overlook the programmes. Umesh is passionate about working for public health as he feels this has a larger and more sustainable impact in these communities. He was drawn to PRIDE India because of its rural focus and because he believes education and health go hand-in-hand.

Raigad Regional Office

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Project Office team

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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.

 

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Mr. Vinayak M. TikekarProgramme Officer

Mr.Vinayak Tikekar joined The PRIDE INDIA as Community Organisor after completing his graduation in the year 1986.After serving till 1991 he left to pursue his Post Graduation in Personnel and Labour Welfare from Karve Institute of Social Sciences , Pune. Due to his attachment to the organization and the community upon successful completion he joined back as Programme Officer

His rich experience at the field level provides expert technical advice to the team.  He is extensively involved in need asssesment through community consultations and prioritizing them and plan programmes based on the findings. Vinayak also was at the forefront in implementation of the programme on Rural Water Supply and Sanitation and SHG linkage programme in the four blocks of Raigad District

 

 

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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

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The Full Team

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

Males : 49 ; Females :87

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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.

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Dr. Maske A.G.MO-In–Charge

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Smt. S.N. RajkondaHead Nurse

Nursing Staff
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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.

Navi Mumbai Regional Office

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Mr. Pramod Kharat Project Manager – Mumbai Child Development Project

Mr. Pramod Kharat completed his Master of Social Work in Community Development from the University of Pune. Having 14 years of work experience in the areas of Education, Health and Community Interventions, both the rural as well as the urban community, he is a determined social worker to work towards the upliftment of the society.