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Our Management Team – CDC Supported Programs

Our Management Team guides the teams across diverse projects through their impeccable leadership and direction.

Our teams across different projects have skill sets and expertise in improving access to quality health care for people.

Ms. Revina Suhasini Samuel
Sr. Manager, HR & Admn

Ms. Revina Suhasini Samuel has been with the organization since 2007 and currently Heads the Human Resources and Administration at SHARE INDIA-CDC Projects. With a vast experience in HR she has been actively involved in strategic organizational development, instilling positive work culture in the organization and improving overall workplace morale. She strives to develop a strong and vibrant human resource base for the organization.

Mr. P. Raj Kishore
Logistics Manager

Mr. Raj Kishore is a Logistics Manager holding a graduate degree in Commerce and has completed courses in DHA, DCA & Tally (7.2 version). Mr. Raj Kishore has over 10 years of experience in administration and finance. He works closely in training coordination and planning.

Ms. Sujatha Saradhi
Admn Executive

Ms. Sujatha Saradhi has pursued her Post Graduation in Masters in Social Work (MSW) and has been working with SHARE INDIA since the year 2008. She possesses over ten years of experience working with not for profit organizations, prominently working on HIV/AIDS. She is currently working as an Admn Executive with SHARE INDIA – CDC Projects.

Ms. Sabitha

Admn Executive

 Ms. Sabitha, Post Graduate in Social Work (MSW) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana with over all 15+ years’ of valuable experience. Her career path is spilt into 5+ years in the social service sector and research followed by 10+ years in public health sector. Core functions in various roles of her career have catered to coordination, providing research assistance, data entry and analysis, documentation, translation of documents and interpretation during field visits, counselling and liaison with stake holders. Her work experience has enhanced her knowledge and skills in project coordination, research methods and techniques, translation and interpretation of local language, counselling and handling community members.

Mr. Chetananand Narsimulu
HR & Logistics Executive

Mr. Chetananand Narsimulu is a HR and Logistics Executive with 8 years of experience in HR activities like pay rolling in SAP, Contract Labour Management etc. He has previously worked as Assistant Manager-HR/ER.He has completed his Master’s Degree in Labour Studies from Mumbai University.

Mr. N. Lakshmi Narasimhan
Sr. Manager, Finance & Accounts

Mr.Lakshmi Narasimhan has been with SHARE INDIA since 2007 and heads the Finance and Accounts team. He has over 35 years of experience in managing finance in various Industries and organisations like, manufacturing, book publishing, transport, hospitals and medical colleges. His role involves a continuous review of financial systems, focusing on procurement of the health sector goods, equipments and services. He has been instrumental in putting in place a robust system of internal control which is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding economy, accountability and reliability of financial reporting.

Mr. KNS. Srinivas 
Accounts Manager

Mr. Srinivas has completed M. Com from Andhra University and CA Articles from ICAI and has been with SHARE INDIA since 2005. With 25 years of experience and currently working as an Accounts Manager, he has maintained Books of accounts in Indian Accounting Standards up to the Audit level (including Fund Audit) adhering to all statutory compliances including Income Tax, Professional Tax, Provident Fund and others on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. During his tenure, he has governed funds from APSACS, CDC, LANCET, SNELLERS and other funding agencies in terms of follow up to receive the funds and disbursement of the funds. He initiated procurement of Capital Purchases as per the norms as per the requirements of the organization.

Mr. P. SATISH
Accounts Officer

Mr P. Satish is a seasoned Finance professional holding a Bachelors in Commerce from Osmania University along with a Professional Degree in LL. B-Taxation and a Master Degree in Corporate Law from Osmania University. His job assignments in the past have been with Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Apollo Specialty Hospitals Private Limited, Wockhard Hospitals Limited, Nikhil Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Skyblue Aero Private Limited and Mediciti Hospitals Pvt Limited. He has essayed the role of Manager Accounts in his previous assignments. His strength lies in working on Tally ERP, Oracle Application and Various billing softwares like Insta, Medmantra and Wipro Soft.
Mr. Satish is also proficient in Finalisation of Accounts, Preparation of Trial Balance & Ledger Scrutiny, Profit & Loss a/c, Preparing Balance sheets, Reconciliations, Bank a/c, TDS Receivable, Customer and Vendor A/c, Accounting of TDS, making online / manual payments, e Filing of 24Q, 26Q & Correction Returns, Downloading Form16A from TRACES website and Calculating TDS on Salaries. He joins the Accounts team as an Accounts Officer.

Consultant

Mr. B. Prabhakaram
Accountant

Mr. B. Prabhakaram has a Commerce educational background and has over 23 years of experience in Administration and Accounts. He has been with SHARE INDIA since 2009 and is currently working as an Accountant.

Mr. Titus Samraj
IT Manager

Mr. Titus Samraj is an IT Manager with a rich experience in Hardware and Networking Technologies. He is a certified Microsoft System Administrator and holds an Honor’s Diploma in Computer Applications. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Secretary ship, a Masters in Information Technology. He has a rich experience in hosting Webinars using Adobe Connect Software. In his previous assignment, Titus was working with Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI- QMS BB Project) and I-TECH India.

Dr B. Ravi Kumar
Associate Project Director

Dr Ravi Kumar has over 18 years’ experience in clinical and public health, in strategic planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of National health programmes. His areas of expertise include ART, ICTC, PPTCT, Pediatric ART, STI, HIV-TB, systems-strengthening, capacity-building, research and surveillance, with excellent people skills and ability to perform a broad range of functions in multiple areas of clinical and public health domains.

Dr Ravi has held major positions both at national and state level and has worked extensively with national and state governments, donors, international NGOs among others, supporting targeted intervention programs. Dr Ravi holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with a fellowship in HIV Medicine. He completed a certification course in HIV from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Management and Development Program (MDP) on Leadership and Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Health Management and Research (IIHMR). Dr Ravi has been associated with SHARE INDIA since 2018, contributing as a technical expert to the HIV-TB NISCHIT project in Andhra Pradesh.

Dr Prabhu
Sr. Technical Officer 

Dr Prabhu is a Medical graduate with experience in clinical and public health programs. He has been associated with SHARE INDIA since 2018 to monitor and provide clinical support to ART program and as closely coordinate activities of Center of Excellence, providing advanced Dr Prabhu oversees program implementation at Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

Ms. Nalini Chava
Lead – Strategic Information 

Ms. Nalini has over 13 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs and has worked with several well-established NGOs, leading Corporates and Government sectors. She was part of data analysis, National ART centers assessment across the country. Her role has been providing technical assistance to ART centers in data management and reporting, developing M & E tools & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure quality of data through data audits. 

Mr. G. Ramesham
Lead – Strategic Information

Mr. G. Ramesham has more than 13 years of experience in program monitoring and evaluation. He possesses excellent skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. He has been a part of several Public Health programs at National, State and District levels and worked with agencies like HLFPPT, CARDTS, and APSACS. His role involves providing site level technical assistance in data management & ensure data quality.

Mr. R. Praveen Kumar
Sr. Project Officer

Mr. Praveen Kumar is a social worker with over 15 years of experience in public health programmes specializing in HIV/AIDS sector. He has held major positions in PEPFAR funded CDC projects at SHARE INDIA- APAIDSCON, NISCHIT and played an active role in mentoring and strengthening the capacities of ART centres in Andhra Pradesh. His areas of expertise include capacity building of health staff, institutional strengthening, training and technical assistance.

Mr. P.  Ajith Rao
Sr. Project Officer

Mr. Ajith Rao has over 15 years of diversified experience working in the development sector which includes Government sector to grassroot NGOs to technical support agencies. He has held different positions as a Community Organizer to Project Coordinator in agencies like Plan India which helped to understand and gain practical knowledge of communities and their needs.

At SHARE INDIA, he provides site level technical assistance to ART centers to improve access and quality of services to people.

Dr Uma Kranth Kumar
Technical Officer

Dr Uma Kranth Kumar joined project NISCHIT Plus as a Technical Officer. He is a medical graduate with over 10 years of clinical experience and has extensively worked in medical emergency departments.

Mr. Prashant Malaiya
Sr. Project Officer

Mr. Prashant Malaiya, joined NISCHIT Plus as a Senior Project Officer and will be based in New Delhi. Mr. Malaiya has a Master’s degree in Health Care Management and comes to SHARE INDIA with over 25 years of work experience in the health sector. Mr. Malaiya started his carrier in 1995 with FPA India in the Small Family by Choice project which aimed to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness in three districts of Madhya Pradesh. He moved on to work with Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society and a UNICEF supported PPTCT program. He has expertise in HIV/AIDS control program and his previous assignment was as an Officer In-charge of Care Support and Treatment, ICTC-PPTCT, HIV-TB, Lab Services, RTI/STI Control Program and Targeted Interventions Projects in NACP II to NACP VI. He was also involved in NACP II, III & IV preparation and the National wide assessment of CCC and ART Centres. He had an opportunity to participate in the “International Visitor Leadership Program on HIV / AIDS Prevention” at United States of America.

Ms. D Shanta 
Sr. Project Officer

Ms. D Shanta comes with more than 18 years of multi-sector programme management and community development experience. Her interests lie in innovations and sustainable development programmes for the most marginalized communities. She has worked in various international organizations like CARE India, FHI360 and TATA Trusts, India’s largest philanthropic organization. She has the expertise in managing, implementing and monitoring large-scale public health and community development programmes i.e., NPCDCS, HIV/AIDS, RMNCH+A, Nutrition, Livelihood Interventions supported by EU, World Bank and USAID which were implemented for the most marginalized communities.

Having worked in the field of HIV for nearly 10 years, she has technically guided the design and implementation of Community led Structural Interventions CLSI approach in HIV/AIDS programme among communities across the state of Andhra Pradesh. She is experienced in system strengthening of Integrated Child Development Program ICDS, addressing social equity issues for improving nutrition outcomes among the communities in Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. John Wesley
Project Officer

Mr. John Wesley holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and English Literature from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Post-Graduation Diploma in Planning and Project Management from University of Hyderabad. He has a decade of experience in public health particularly HIV prevention, care, support, treatment among high risk groups, children and families infected & affected by HIV/AIDS along with three years of technical and monitoring support for TI’s and a year in OVC component with the children of key populations in PEPFAR cluster districts and six years of experience in Community Development and Ecological Conservation have given me opportunity to be part of programs like CHAHA, VIHAAN and Targeted Interventions (TI) respectively.

He has also worked in LINKAGES Project for two years by fulfilling all the designated responsibilities in the PEPFAR cluster districts of Andhra Pradesh with the aim to accelerate the ability of Governments, key population (KP) organizations and private sector providers to plan, deliver and optimize services that reduce HIV transmission among KP resulting in – Increased availability of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services, including reliable coverage across the continuum of care – Demand for comprehensive prevention, Care and treatment services among key populations enhanced and sustained – Strengthened systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating and assuring the quality of programs for key populations.

Mr. G. Nagendra Jagadish
Project Officer

Mr. G. Nagendra Jagadish holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology as a topper from Osmania University with Education and Communication and also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Andhra University. With over 16 years of experience in the development sector, he has been associated with several non-profits and Government organizations at the District and State level. During his tenure he supported several training programmes, reported, monitored, supervised, worked on IEC materials, implemented the NACP and all HIV/AIDS related programmes and projects at the district level.

His work was acknowledged and appreciated by APSACS who recognized him with the State Best Service Award, Govt. of AP for the year 2017 and he received the Best employee award from the District Collector three times. He has done commendable work in the field of elimination of Paediatric HIV transmission from 2012 in West Godavari District, were they had zero cases of a HIV positive babies for 18 months from 2012-18. His contributions include-Linkages of PLHA’s to Government schemes through DAPCU Led Single Window Helpdesk and he pioneered in EMTCT with NACO, APSACS and ICMR Representatives and conducted data check in Guntur District

Mr. Ramesh Babu
Project Officer

Mr. Ramesh Babu joined NISCHIT Plus as a Project Officer. He completed his Masters in Social Work and has nearly 17 years of experience in the Development sector in different roles. He has 2 years’ experience in the rural development sector and about 15 years’ experience in the HIV / AIDS sector. He worked as an ICTC Consultant and moved on to be the District ICTC Supervisor. In 2011, he was honored with the best employee award. He also worked as a Project Officer in the Technical Support Units based at East Godavari District providing technical support to NGO partners. His recent assignment was that of a State Coordinator in Andhra Pradesh in HIV / AIDS Alliance in the LINKAGES program.

Mr. Kedam Raja Kumar
Project Officer

Mr. Kedam Raja Kumar, joined Project NISCHIT Plus as a Project Officer. He has over 12 years of experience in the social development sector. After the completion of MBA in HR, he was associated with various reputed organizations such as YRG Care, HLFPPT, ChildFund India, SAATHII, and WORD Organization. He has experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, Care and support, TB and Corporate Social Responsibility. Mr. Kumar has worked for over 6 years, focused on HIV/AIDS prevention. His major strengths are capacity building, public private liaising, IEC development and team management.

Mr. C. Nagarjuna
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Mr. C. Nagarjuna holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University and a Masters degree in Commerce from the Sri Krishna Devaraya University. He has over 10 years of experience in the development sector predominantly in HIV prevention, care, support and treatment among high-risk groups, partners and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. He has also worked at the State level as an M & E Officer at TSU-HLFPPT Andhra Pradesh by rendering technical support to TI/LWSs.

Ms. Prathyusha Jadapolu
Documentation Officer

Prathyusha has about a decade of technical expertise in documentation and research, conceptualizing and development of communication strategies and content creation. She also had significant supervisory management experience working with communities and organizations on issues pertaining to public health and social and behavioral change communication.

As a documentation officer  at SHARE INDIA, Prathyusha supports in reporting and documentation of project activities, developing knowledge management products like case stories and taking up other communications activities.

Ms. K. Andalu
M & E Assistant

Ms. Andalu has over 7 years of experience in the Public Health sector and was part of several research projects as research assistant. Her areas of expertise include data collection (qualitative) and data management. At SHARE INDIA she assists M & E team in data management. 

Ms. M. Sudharani 
Nutritionist & State AIDS Clinical Expert Panel (SACEP) Coordinator 

Ms. Sudharani is a Nutritionist with over a decade of experience and has worked in several public health and nutrition programs. At SHARE INDIA, Sudharani assess nutritional status and counsels’ patients living with HIV on nutritional requirements accordingly. As a SACEP coordinator she supports Centre of Excellence in scheduling referrals and organise SACEP meetings and maintain relevant records.

Consultants

Dr Christopher Joseph Nathan
Consultant

Dr Christopher Joseph Nathan, M.B.B.S MSc CID (LSHTM Lond) has over three decades of experience in several public health programmes, spanning National and community levels.
His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment projects, Tuberculosis, as well as health system strengthening. He served in various capacities from the grass-roots to implementation of multi-state programmes and influencing policy at the National level.
As a consultant, his role has been to provide technical support, training and orientation towards the Care Support Treatment (CST) programmes.

Dr Satish Kaipilyawar
Associate Project Director

Dr Satish Kaipilyawar holds an MBBS; MHA (TISS), Fellowship from University of London (Health Promotion and Project Management) and is currently the Associate Project Director for the project at SHARE INDIA.

Dr Satish Kaipilyawar has an impressive three decades of experience in the public health and development sector. He is a Medical graduate from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Post Graduate in Health administration from TISS Mumbai and has a fellowship from University of London, UK in Project Management and Health Promotion, has undergone various national and international trainings from WHO center of Excellence in Sondalo, Italy.

He has served on prestigious bilateral, funding and implementing international agencies like the AGA Khan foundation, DFID, USAID, PATH, BMGF and CDC supported projects. He served in diverse capacities from the grass roots implementation, leading large multi-state projects to influencing policy at National and International level. His projects and pilots have influenced National decisions like introduction of new vaccines (HepB, JE vaccine, second dose measles, HPV, ID Rabies) quality improvement of downstream vaccine implementation (micro-planning, supportive supervision, cold chain, injection safety and infection control and management) new technology introduction (VVM’s, auto-disable syringes, Cold chain, hub cutters, intradermal injection devices, jet injectors and syringe melters). He has influenced and drafted the IMA National policy on injection safety, has publications on vaccine downstream work. He was invited to present at international conferences like TECHNET, SIGN, TBUNION, Global pharmacy conferences in various countries and WHO Geneva. He was awarded IMA Diamond Jubilee national IDPL award in 2004, Honorable mention award on Injection safety from ISIPS Jordan in 2005, received 2 Global awards on “Advancing Global health” by PATH’s President on Children’s vaccine program and the HPV project.

Dr Satish has served as Chief of Party for a large USAID supported National TB project on Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization, TB Laboratory Strengthening, Pharmacy PPM project, Airborne infection control, Drug Resistant TB, TB Human Resources for health to mention a few. He has worked closely with National and State health departments and managed 5 project cycles, formed and nurtured consortia managed national and international partnerships and have leveraged technical assistance from Global and National teams for program implementation and advocacy. He has also facilitated various USAID delegations to the project sites (a group of Conservatives and Democrats from the USA – Delhi US Embassy) and organized field visits for the US Ambassador to project sites. He is currently managing the CDC supported projects on AIC, end MDR TB project, Latent TB infection management and supporting the RNTCP to improve data quality and analytics for improving program management.

Dr Sampada Bhide
Sr. Project Manager

Dr Sampada Bhide is a Public Health professional with over 7 years of strong public health and TB research background. With a Master Degree in Community Medicine/Public Health from the prestigious Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and a Diploma in Human Resource Management, she has contributed extensively to the National TB programme in the Public Health Department of Mumbai as an Assistant Medical officer. Dr Bhide is the Senior Project Manager for SHARE INDIA on CDC supported Global Health Security agenda (GHSA) projects on Airborne Infection Control, End MDRTB slum project and data use workshops for TB programme staff in Mumbai.

Dr Kirti Rajpurkar
Project Manager

Dr Kirti Rajpurkar has 9 years of experience in the Public health domain. She has held the positions of Technical Officer and Deputy Quality Manager at the Microbiology Department with the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society and the State Reference Laboratory – J.J. Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Rajpurkar is a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the prestigious T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. She is also a certified Internal Auditor as per ISO 15189: 2012 and has vast experience and knowledge of NABL accreditation. As a Project Manager to Airborne Infection Control (AIC) project she plays an active role in the implementation of AIC activities in Mumbai and mentoring the AIC team.

Dr Pratibha Pawar   
Manager, Knowledge Management, M & E

Dr Pratibha, comes with more than ten years of experience in the development sector. In her decade-long tenure, she has worked on the key thematic areas such as communicable and non-communicable diseases, RMNCHA+, Mental Health and Social issues like Child Sexual Abuse. Her expertise includes project management, research, M&E, white paper publications, developing innovative & scalable interventions, liaison, stakeholder management and advocacy. Dr Pratibha has worked with several nationaland international NGOs/philanthropies, Universities,national and international funding agencies and Government agencies. She will contribute in the capacity of Manager, Knowledge Management, M & E for Project STAR and will be based out of our Mumbai office.

Dr Tikesh Bisen  
Project Manager

Dr  Tikesh Bisen has joined Project STAR as a Project Manager and will be based in Nagpur. Dr Bisen is a public health professional with over 8 years of experience in project planning, implementation & management. He has experience in public health and is skilled in Epidemiology, Maternal & child Health, Health Promotion, Urban Health, Communicable & Non-Communicable diseases, Health System Strengthening. Dr Bisen is a Certified trainer in “Basic Life Support”, an Internal Assessor for NABH implementation, an External Assessor in Kayakalp & NQAS, Master Trainer in planning & implementation of COVID vaccination drive.

Having a graduation in Ayurveda and post-graduation in Health Administration from Tata Institute of Social Science, he has worked with Tata Trusts as Lead operation on Model UPHC Project, which is focused on Health System Strengthening at urban primary health care center.

Apart from the above, he has supported Nagpur Municipal Corporation in COVID-19 epidemic management as “Additional Nodal Officer” and was recognized by the Corporation for his relentless service. He was involved in preparation of algorithms for control room, contact tracing, containment planning & survey, testing and dead body management.

He has worked with Maharashtra Emergency Medical Service (108) as “Zonal Manager” and managed operations of 108 ambulance in all 11 districts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Led the team of more than 35 managerial staff and more than 1500 ground level staff.
He has worked with Reliance Foundation as “Project Manager” and was involved actively in Clinical Audit, Inventory Control, establishment of Static Medical Units including management of all operational issues, checking for coherence with Clinical Establishment Act, Organizing Community Camps. Monitoring and Evaluation of Maternal and child Health Program, actively involved in bringing innovative approach in delivering services to the mother and child, training Community Health Workers, capacity building of social workers and nurses for MCH program. He has also worked as a management representative for ISO 9001:2008.

Dr Nikunj Fofani
Technical Officer

Dr Nikunj is a Medical doctor holding a post-graduation degree in Community Medicine from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He has seven years of work experience in the development sector. As a Technical Officer for the STAR Project, he works closely with various stakeholders. Dr Nikunj is currently playing an active role in the End MDR-TB in Dharavi project.

Ms. Arunima Silsarma
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Ms. Arunima Silsarma is a M&E Officer at SHARE INDIA with a Master in Public Health, social epidemiology and is currently involved in CDC supported Global Health Security agenda (GHSA) projects on Airborne Infection Control, MDRTB in the slums of Mumbai and LTBI management in Nagpur. She has expertise in data analysis, monitoring and evaluation of the airborne infection control and facilitating workshops for RNTCP staff for better use of public health data.

Dr Arvind Manjrekar
AIC Officer

Dr Arvind Manjrekar is a medical doctor from the Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai. He worked in various capacities in the Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s Public Health Department for 32 years. During his tenure he received many certificates and medals from the Government as well as from Mumbai Municipal corporation and NGOs. Post his retirement he served as a Principal for Sanitary Inspectors college, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG) Bandra, Mumbai. Thereafter he worked in RNTCP, as Medical Officer at the District TB Office at Sion district, Mumbai for 4 years. He is an Airborne Infection Control Officer and works closely with the Government health care functionaries in the city.

Dr Takshashila Taksande
Project Coordinator

Dr Takshashila has completed her Masters in Homeopathic Medicine. She has also received a Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga Shastra and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research from Nagpur University. She has over five years of clinical and non-clinical work experience. Dr Takshashila now coordinates the activities of ‘HAaLT TB in Nagpur’ project at the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur.

Ms. Jaya Nair
Project Coordinator

Ms. Jaya Nair has over 10 years of experience in the social development sector. She has worked with several TB and HIV projects executed in Mumbai.  She has championed for the rights of People Living with HIV and other Marginalized groups, been part of various technical committees for Equal Access to treatment and the HIV/AIDS Bill and the fight against section 377. She was awarded as a youth ambassador in the year 2006 for her work in HIV, by the then Union Minister for Sports Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyer.   Ms. Nair has received an Honours in English Literature from Elphinstone College, Mumbai. She coordinates the activities of ‘End MDR TB in Dharavi’ Project for SHARE INDIA. She is also involved in facilitating workshops for data use workshops for TB RNTCP programme staff in Mumbai.

Ms. Smita Waghmare
Project Coordinator

After completing her MSW from Pune University, Ms. Smita Waghmare has extensively engaged in the field of child rights, HIV AIDS and TB for over 13 years. She started her career in Child rights and worked extensively with Child Domestic Workers. She was later awarded the best practices of the PPTCT model in Maharashtra by NACO. She coordinates the activities of ‘End MDR TB Dharavi’ Project for SHARE INDIA. She is also involved in facilitating workshops for data use workshops for TB RNTCP program staff in Mumbai.

Ms. Vidisha Ule
AIC Architect

Ms. Vidisha Ule graduated from Asmita College of Architecture, she has three years of architectural experience. She has participated in a range of Architectural projects during this tenure. She has been associated with SHARE INDIA as an AIC Architect for over one and a half years. She works alongside with the project teams to develop project area maps and building plans of the Government health care facilities based on the project requirements.

Ms. Swecha Chamarty​
Data Manager

Ms. Swecha Chamarty, has joined the STAR project in Nagpur. She is a graduate in B Pharmacy with Masters in Public Health. She has joined the project as a Data Manager for HAaLT project at Nagpur.Prior to SHARE INDIA she was working in Maternal and Child Health and comes with an experience in tool designing, M&E activities, budgeting, data management, documentation, reports, and publications. She has worked in the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu due to her various assignments.Having a public health research background, she has to her credit a few publications in international and national journals.

 Mr. Raj Pandey​
Data Analyst 

Mr Raj Pandey comes with sixteen years of rich experience in the development sector in the area of Strategic Planning and Governance; establishing M&E system, System Strengthening, Knowledge Management and Convergence for different National flagship schemes (NFSs) of India.

Prior to SHARE INDIA he has been associated with National and International agencies including UNICEF, World Bank, IFAD, CDC Foundation and many other State Government departments.

Mr Pandey is a Post Graduate in MBA-Rural Development from G. B. Pant Social Science Institute (A premier Institute of ICSSR) from UP Technical University, Lucknow and was also awarded a seven-month specialized certificate course on Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai, supported by UNICEF. He has joined SHARE INDIA in the capacity of Data Analyst for Project STAR.

 Mr. Laxman Shinde
Rural Coordinator

Mr. Laxman Shinde joins Project STAR as a Rural Coordinator in the Nagpur region. He holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Ahmedabad. Mr. Shinde has been involved in social development projects for 11 years in the areas of managing implementing projects, capacity building training programs and research activities.

Ms. Sucheta Soares
Admn Executive

Ms. Sucheta Soares, has over 30 years of experience working in some prestigious Not for profit organisations. She has graduated in Economics from the Bombay University and has done short term courses in Computer applications and programming from NIIT to enhance her skills. She coordinates the administrative and finance activities of the project.

Ms. Vijaya Gugale
Project Associate

Ms. Vijaya Gugale, comes with a B.Sc. Nursing degree from the Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Nursing. Prior to joining SHARE INDIA as a Project Associate for Project STAR, she has worked with Jhpiego as a Program Officer. She has also worked with IPAS Development Foundation as a nursing trainer, Care India as a Care Consultant and CMAI as a Nurse mentor.

Dr Anita Singh ​
Associate Project Director

Dr Anita Singh is a Pathologist with over 25 years of professional experience spanning diagnostic pathology practice, Medical Affairs in Life Sciences Industry and Advocacy. Dr Singh has contributed to several skill development initiatives. In her last assignment, she was the Senior Director at Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) – a Not-for-Profit, non-statutory certifying organization, under the ambit of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The Council has been promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and healthcare industry leaders representing both public and private sectors. She has worked in the Medical Device Industry and was the Associate Director, Medical Affairs for Central and South Asia at BD Life Sciences – Pre-analytical Systems. It entailed developing Medical Affairs strategies for the region and ensuring effective implementation of the plans.

Prior to her corporate experience, she was a practicing Pathologist and was the Consultant Pathologist and Quality Control In-charge at a NABL accredited laboratory in Delhi. She has also volunteered for Labs for Life program in India and was a BD fellow for PEFAR Cambodia project for initial assessments and Phlebotomy Master Training Program. She is also a trained Internal Auditor for ISO 15189.

Dr Edwin Sam Asirvatham
Technical Lead, Strategic & Knowledge Management

Dr Edwin Sam Asirvatham is a public health professional, specializing in health systems, policy, and management. He has over 20 years of experience in public health program management, health system strengthening, HIV/AIDS, monitoring, evaluation and research. He has extensive experience working with NGOs, UN organizations, academic institutions, CDC & USAID-funded projects. Dr Edwin has conducted several large-scale health research studies and published a number of scientific and technical papers. He holds a PhD in Health Systems & Policy and is a Post-Graduate in Health Management. With his vast experience, he will be in the Project LaQSH team as Technical Lead – Strategic & Knowledge Management. ​

Dr Jayesh Dale
Technical Lead, Molecular Diagnostic

Dr Jayesh Dale is a Clinical Microbiologist with over 16 years of experience of working in the field of HIV and AIDS. He has completed his Post Graduate Degree in Medical Microbiology from Pune University. Through the project he is involved in various activities for implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in HIV reference Laboratories and is involved in setting up of new viral load laboratories in the Public Sector across India.

Dr Mahalingam Periasamy
Technical Lead

Dr Mahalingam Periasamy is a medical doctor with a post graduate specialization in Sexually Transmitted Infections & Cosmetology. He has over eighteen years of experience in implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes for STD/HIV prevention among Most at Risk Population (MARPs) and care & support for People living with HIV (PLHIV). He has diversified his work at the state, national & international level for scaling-up HIV prevention, blood safety, laboratory quality assurance, care, support and treatment programmes.

Dr Periasamy has been instrumental in providing technical support to organizations like Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS), Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project (TNHSP) – NCD programme, National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) – STI, Blood safety & Lab services divisions, India, National STD AIDS Control Program (NSACP) – STI/ HIV Lab services division, Sri Lanka and Malaysian AIDS Council- CST division, Malaysia.
Liaising with the Government sector in STI & HIV programmes and health systems strengthening (Bio medical waste management, hospital infection control) have been his core strength.

Mr. Mahesh Kumar Suryadevara 
Lead, Strategic Information

Mr. Mahesh Kumar Suryadevara is a  Lead, Strategic Information who holds a Masters in Computer Application (MCA) degree with over 16 years of experience in Health and HIV/AIDS Programme Related Data Management and Analysis.
He has extensive experience in grass-root level community development programmes, monitoring and evaluation of social sector projects; capacity building; module development; stakeholders consultation; need assessment and analysis; project formulation, programme supervision for effective implementation; programme evaluation through participatory approach; organizational development; quantitative analysis, impact assessment, M & E framework, liaison with various Government departments. He currently manages the Viral Load (VL) testing and National External Quality Assurance data in the country by providing technical assistance to the National AIDS Control Organization, State AIDS Control Societies and the VL laboratories.

Dr Meher Vani Chaduvula
Technical Manager

Dr Meher Vani has 18 years of experience in Mycobacterial clinical research with a niche area in Immunology, Molecular biology, biomarker development in leprosy Neuropathies. She developed and piloted the demonstration model for the transportation of viral load specimen in the State of Telangana. She is passionate about translational research and biomarker development for neuropathies in both infectious and non-communicable diseases. Her focus of work in the public sector Viral load labs involves strengthening and capacity building the staff in technical aspects of viral load testing in AP, TS along with the other states in South.

Mr. Pankaj Ghatbandhe
Technical Manager

Mr. Pankaj Ghatbandhe is an experienced professional with a background of Laboratory Quality Management, audits, regulatory requirements and clinical research. He has completed his Postgraduate in Life-Science and has more than 16 years of experience in clinical and laboratory research. He holds a Diploma of a ‘Certified Clinical Research Investigator’ and is a qualified laboratory QC investigator that was organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr Nangjong Tangha
Technical Manager

Dr Nangjong Tangha completed his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Bachelor’s of Surgery (MBBS) degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology (PGDEPI) with over 8 years of public health experience in the field of epidemiology, Tuberculosis and HIV/ AIDS. He has immensely contributed in development of Laboratory Quality Management System (QMS) checklist for Viral Load Laboratory, Regional STI Training, Research and Reference Laboratory (RSTRRL), Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) and CD4 laboratory. His contribution towards the “National Guidelines for HIV-1 Viral Load laboratory Testing” and “Standard Operating Procedure for HIV-1 Quant Assay with CBNAAT” were very significant for the development and rollout under NACP.

Dr Prashant Vennela
Technical Manager

Dr Prashant Vennela is a Medical and Management Professional with over 11 years of experience in Public Health, Clinical selling and Health Informatics. He has completed his Bachelors in Dental Surgery from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India and Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Findlay, Ohio, USA. He has several training programmes to his credit, which include Project Management from IIM-A, Gujarat, India, Clinical and operations research from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and Joint Commission International (JCI) on Accreditation of Hospitals. Dr Vennela has served as a Subject Matter Expert to HP on a Tele-medicine project and as an Infection Prevention Specialist for key corporate hospitals across India.

Dr Rashmi Pant
Biostatistician and M & E Specialist

Dr Rashmi Pant has close to 11 years of experience in Public Health Research including 9 years teaching experience as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Research and Statistical methodology in different fields. She is the Biostatistician and M & E Specialist and is part of the team that writes Associate Director of Sciences (ADS) protocols for CDC, creates data collection tools, data analysis and prepress dissemination reports for NACO and the scientific community. She has contributed to the writing of ADS protocol for viral load specimen transport and ICTC Quality Management System. In the year 2018, Dr Pant was part of the team that developed and piloted a demonstration model for the transportation of viral load specimen in the State of Telangana.

Mr. Md. Faheem
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Mr. Md. Faheem a Post Graduate in Social Work with more than 9 years’ experience, working with HIV/AIDS programme of NACO. He has skills in Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Analysis, Interpretation and reconciliation of data obtained from a variety of sources using Excel and SPSS. His role involves giving technical support for the demonstration model for specimen transport and referral system and validation of collection of an undiluted plasma specimen in a closed evacuated system for HIV-1 Viral Load.

Mr. CH. S. Naidu
Project Officer

Mr. CH. S. Naidu holds an MBA in Health Care Services, M. Phil in Total Quality Management of Hospital and Medical Services and Project Management certification and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Champion. He has 28 years of field experience in various communities based public health development projects. Provided technical assistance to train and build the capacities of staff of ICTCs and SRLs to implement the Quality Management Systems under NACP Program to secure the certificate of excellence from NACO and to secure the NABL accreditation to the SRLs. He was instrumental in the refurbishments of the Viral Load Laboratories in the Public health sector.

Mr. Ajith Kumar
Project Officer

Mr. Ajith Kumar is an IT Professional with over 15 years’ of experience in a multi sector environment and has worked with numerous National and International public health organizations in India and abroad. During his tenure he played multiple roles in Information Technology that includes several web-based MIS applications, website development, GIS mapping, data administration and analysis, graphic designing for print & electronic media and publications. He has excellent skills in developing branding, marketing and training materials and he has been instrumental in developing many National Guidelines for the Health Ministry.applications, website development, GIS mapping, data administration and analysis, graphic designing for print & electronic media and publications. He has excellent skills in developing branding, marketing and training materials and he has been instrumental in developing many National Guidelines for the Health Ministry.

Ms. Chhavi Garg
Regional Coordinator-North

Ms. Chhavi Garg holds an MBA post graduate degree and is a Healthcare Professional with over 4 years’ experience in the public health space working in Laboratory Quality improvement projects at the National level. She is a trained Internal auditor ISO 15189, Lean Six Sigma and NABH Internal Auditor. She has the capacity to handle complex administrative and technical functions which involves coordination with multiple-stakeholders from National and International agencies while working in the National Level Health projects.

Mr. Arnabjyoti Bhagawati 
Regional Coordinator-North East

Arnabjyoti Bhagawati is a Quality Management Professional with knowledge of International Standards (ISO 15189), NABH (entry level) and Biopharmaceutical experience. He holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology and is a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Public Health and Hospital Management. He has over 11 years of working experience in Bio-pharma and HIV related work profile in Laboratory strengthening. He is a Certified Internal Auditor as per ISO 15189:2012 and has conducted various NABL and WHO audits besides third-party audits.

Mr. Sameer Deepak Shinde
Regional Coordinator-West

Mr. Sameer Deepak Shinde a public health professional with more than 10 years of experience in Biotechnological Research & Public Health Sector.  He has pursued his  Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University and also holds an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has been a “Regional Coordinator” for Maharashtra, Gujarat & Rajasthan has been associated with the development of Assessment Checklist for Monitoring of HIV Testing Laboratories (ICTC, CD4 and Viral Load Testing) in order to implementation of Quality Management System in line of ISO 15189:2012, NABL 112 along with the development of training curriculum, trainers manual for induction and continuous training of personnel working at HIV Testing Laboratories.

Mr. Chin Khansiam Samte
Regional Coordinator-North East

Mr. Chin Khansiam Samte holds a Master of Arts in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the development sector in the field of HIV/AIDS, Control and Prevention program covering high risk populations, bridge populations and vulnerable children with International non-government organizations and the National AIDS Control Organisation, MoHFW, GoI. He has been a regular contributor in developing policies, programmes, National Guidelines and HIV/AIDS Bill (now termed as HIV/AIDS Act). He has been awarded “Going Extra Mile-GEM” award in the previous organization.

Dr Nawaj Shaikh
Regional Coordinator-West

Dr Nawaj Shaikh has joined SHARE INDIA and will be working as a Regional Coordinator from Thane. He has experience working with HIV and STI laboratory work and QC program since the last 12 years. Dr Shaikh has completed his Ph.D. in HIV from NARI, Pune. He has been associated with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) as a Resource person for GLP training all over India, CD4 laboratory, IQC, EQAS program and worked for NARI NABL accreditation. He was instrumental in creating the logo for Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India for it’s new National Education Policy which will come into force next month. He has been acknowledged and felicitated for this by the HRD Minister, Government of India.

Ms. Charishma Jones Sarman
Project Officer – Knowledge Management

Ms. Charishma Jones Sarman graduated with Mathematics as her core subject from the Delhi University and pursued her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Christ University Bangalore.

During her Masters, she has worked and interned with various projects and organisations like Operation Smile, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (CSR initiative), Headstreams, UN Volunteer – the Education Watch, SOCHARA to name a few. After completing her masters, she worked in the domain of health, by starting her career at the Leprosy Patient’s Children Education Fund Project and moved to Christian Medical Association of India in Delhi and Public Affairs Centre – a think tank in Bengaluru where she essayed the role of a Programme Officer in a health project, whose focus was towards the Health Personnel Deployment Optimisation for the Government of Karnataka. Her core interests lie in health systems management, maternal & child health care and communicable diseases.

Ms. Archana Nune
Documentation Officer

Ms. Archana Nune is a Social Development professional with 12 years’ of experience in the Development, Health & Corporate sector with a Master’s degree in Social Work. Her strength lies is programme management, proposal writing, documentation, monitoring, counseling, empanelling non-profits partners and CSR partnerships and capacity building of non-profit implementing partners. She has contributed towards several success stories and case studies. Her contribution involves using her communication and documentation skills to report the project activities.

Consultant

Dr  Pravakar Adhikaree
Technical Consultant

Dr Pravakar Adhikaree, MBBS, MD (Microbiology) has a professional career for three and half decades with experience in Capacity Building (Laboratory Infrastructure including BSL-3), Training (Biosafety, Infection Control, Laboratory Management & Quality Management Systems & EQAS), support NABL Accreditation and Inter-sectorial Coordination. His role since July 2015 has been in providing Technical Assistance in implementing QMS in HIV Laboratories under NACP & Technical assistance in making the Viral Load Laboratories functional.

Mr. Ch. Prabhakar
Consultant

Mr. Ch. Prabhakar has worked as Deputy Director, Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society and Regional Director, Government of India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. He has over four decades of intensive experience in social development programs in both Central and State Governments engaging with the community in development work on issues related to education, youth work, literacy, sustainable development, public health, HIV/AIDS, HIV-TB co-infection, communicable diseases and grass roots experience in training, project formulation, program implementation and community mobilization. His strengths include developing concept papers, policy documents, scoping for social innovations, human capacity building and institutional strengthening working with inter-sector collaborations, building public private partnerships between Government and private sector, and civil society. He is an expert in design and implementation of nationwide education and awareness campaigns on health, education and communicable diseases.

Ms. Sailaja Bonu
Consultant

Ms. Sailaja Bonu has joined Project LaQSH (COVID IPC) as a Consultant. Ms. Sailaja has done her M.Sc. Nursing Obstetrical and Gynecological and has about 9 years of experience in teaching and clinical areas. Prior to joining SHARE INDIA, she was associated with Metas College, Andhra Pradesh as a Lecturer. She also worked with CARE India, Bihar as a Senior Nurse and as a Clinical trainer in Engender Health, Karnataka.

Ms. D. Dhanalakshmi
Consultant

Ms. D. Dhanalakshmi, joined Project LaQSH (COVID-IPC) as a Consultant in Project LaQSH (COVID IPC). Ms. D. Dhanalakshmi has done B. Sc Nursing and is currently pursuing her M. Sc from Vijaya College of Nursing, NTR University. She was previously associated with Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Nellore as an Infection Prevention Control Nurse.

Mr. Samson Shadrick
Consultant

Mr. Samson Shadrick holds a Post-Graduate in Nursing and a PG Diploma in Public Health and Hospital Administration. Mr. Samson is a Nursing professional specializing in Critical Nursing with 12 years of experience. He is experienced in working with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Corporate Hospitals. He has been a State Assessor for LaQshya program in Rajasthan and has also worked in the capacity of a Senior Program Officer with Jhpiego under the Maternal and Child Health Programme. Mr. Samson will be contributing as a Consultant for Project LaQSH

 

Dr Anand Kumar Paulraj
Public Health Specialist

Dr. Anand is a public health professional holding an MBBS from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai and has served as a Physician until 2005. He eventually moved into the development sector and in the last 15 years has contributed towards HIV prevention and control programmes through his association with PSI, TANSACS, NACO, UNICEF and FHI 360-India. His recent contribution to the HIV programme was self-verified adherence for ART adherence among PLHIV, introduction of verbal autopsy to establish cause of death among the deceased PLHIV in the National Programme. He has worked towards TB control, as a WHO consultant in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and was involved in strengthening TB-HIV interventions, quality assurance for laboratory procedures, programmatic management of Drug Resistant TB and initiated notification of TB from private sector healthcare providers. He has contributed to Neglected Tropical Diseases like Kala-azar (Visceral leishmaniasis), Leprosy, Lymphatic filariasis as a Zonal Coordinator with WHO, in the state of Jharkhand.

He pursued a fellowship in HIV from YRG CARE, Chennai and underwent MPH training at The School of Public Health, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai. His professional interests revolve around strengthening of health systems, use of innovative strategies and technologies to support healthcare services.

Dr Kajok Engtipi
Surveillance Specialist

Dr. Kajok is a post graduate in Community Medicine and has worked as a consultant, Epidemiologist in IDSP, NCDC, New Delhi before completing senior residency from Maulana Azad Medical College. She joins SHARE INDIA in the BOLSTER project as Surveillance Specialist and will be based in Delhi.

Mr. Deepak Rastogi
Junior Data Analyst

Mr. Deepak Rastogi, joined project BOLSTER as a Junior Data Analyst. Mr Rastogi is Post graduate in Rural Development from IGNOU has completed his graduation from Delhi University. His has been in the development sector for nearly 6 years’ now. He was previously associated with NRMC. His job responsibilities have been capacity building through data, big data analysis and collecting quantitative data. He was instrumental in designing a quantitative tool in the KoBo application and was extensively involved in field surveys and leading quantitative enumerators etc.

Consultants

Mr. Jewel Joseph
Consultant

Mr. Jewel Joseph has completed his graduation in Nursing from Subbaiah Medical College, Shimoga and post-graduation from Christian Mission Hospital, Madurai. He has worked in Jhpiego as a Program Officer in pre-service education and ASMAN for six years. He has also completed PG Diploma in Public Health and Hospital Management from PHFI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

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