HO and State Team

Dinesh Songara

Deputy Director – Programs

Dinesh Songara holds a Post-Graduate degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi (2013); Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune (2012); Master of Public Health

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Huidrom Rosenara

Deputy Director – Programs

Rosenara has more than twenty-five years of experience in Public Health. She has expertise in program management in the development sector, dedicated to the cause of marginalized communities affected by HIV. Her core competencies lie in the areas of gender, sexuality

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Satyaban Sahu

Lead – Learning & Impact

Satyaban Sahu is a trained demographer having Masters’ degree in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, and M.Phil in Economics from Berhampur University, Odisha. He has over 15 years of working experience in M&E and

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Chayan Roychoudhury

Lead- Learning & Impact

A demographer with expertise in statistics, results-based management and developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for large scale interventions on health, digital health, CRVS, Social policies and SDGs, Chayan Roy Choudhury has supported national and international

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Dr. Ruchi Bhargava

Specialist – Learning & Impact

Ruchi Bhargava has over 14 years of experience in social science research, especially in the areas of health, livelihood, education, water and sanitation, and other development issues. Over the years, her work profile primarily focused on conducting evaluations and

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Kapil Sharma

Manager- Administration

Kapil Sharma is an accomplished office administration professional with fifteen years of experience in Development, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Application degree from CCS University, Meerut. He has strong and demonstrated

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Shiv Kumar

Manager- Finance

Shiv Kumar is a Master of Business Administration in Finance with 14 years of experience working in various fields of Finance and Accounts including Financial Accounts, Internal Auditing, Inventory, and Asset Management across sectors like consulting, not-for-profit and corporate.

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Sarthak Jain

Manager- Finance

Sarthak Jain is a qualified Chartered Accountant with eight years of experience of working in various fields of Finance and Accounts including Financial Accounts, Internal Auditing, Inventory and Asset Management across sectors like consulting, not-for-profit and corporate.

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Shivam Sharma

Data Manager

Mr. Shivam Sharma has done Bachelor’s in IT from Delhi University, and Master’s in Computational Biology from IIIT, Delhi. His core competencies include the utilization of analytical, statistical, AI/ML modelling and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large data sets

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Karuna Dayal

Manager- Fundraising and Partnerships

Karuna Dayal is a seasoned professional with fifteen years’ experience in Corporate and Social Development Sectors in India and the U.S. Previously, she worked with CARE USA, Railway Children India, MARG, HRLN, Global Peace Foundation, Adecco India and IBM. She has served as an

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Hemant Gaur

Manager- Human Resources

Hemant Gaur is a HR Professional with over twelve years of progressive experience in the HR domain with various sectors, like telecom and NGO. He has done his Post Graduation in HR from Symbiosis Pune and, currently, he is pursuing LLB (Final year). Prior to

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Iffat Ara

Manager- Human Resources

Iffat is a seasoned professional with twelve years of experience in different domains like HR and Business Development. Prior to joining WISH, she worked at KTC India Pvt. Ltd. Iffat has also worked with other brands like BSES, Communique Marketing Solutions, and

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Dr. Shalini Kapoor

State Program and Technical Head

Dr. Shalini Kapoor is a Medical Professional with specialist training in Pediatrics and Neonatology, Public Health Management and Medical law and Ethics. She brings with her 22 years of experience in health sector with clinical, public health expertise and competencies

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Dr. Savita Sharma

Senior Specialist – Urban Health

Dr. Savita Sharma has total professional experience of 14 years in various positions in the private and government sector, especially with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. She has obtained Master’s in Healthcare Management from Indian Institute of Health Management

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Rohini Jinsiwale

Senior Specialist- HWC

Rohini Jinsiwale holds an M.Phil degree in Economics with twenty-six years of experience in Public Health Sector. She is responsible for providing Techno-managerial support to NHM to strengthen the Health and Wellness Programme, Mental health and Geriatric care.

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Dr. Moin Akhtar Khan

Specialist – Maternal Health

Dr. Syed Moin Akhtar is a Medical Professional with work experience in Public Health Sector, Endocrinology, and Maternal and Child Health. His strength lies in effective troubleshooting and problem-solving in a high-pressure

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Dr. Shubhi Mishra

Manager- Maternal Health

Dr. Shubhi Mishra holds an MD (Medicine) degree with a Bachelor’s degree in Homeopathy, and Certificate in Nutrition and Child Health. She had been working as Medical Officer In-charge at CHC Goharganj for the past twelve years where

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Sarvesh Malviya

Manager- HWCi

Sarvesh Malviya is a Public Health professional with thirteen years’ experiences. He worked with the National Health Mission, MP, for eight years. His areas of expertise included developing trusted liaison with state health officials,

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Akhilesh Yadav

Manager- Learning & Impact

As part of the WISH state team, Akhilesh is responsible for all monitoring and learning related activities in Madhya Pradesh. In his current role, his key deliverables include Data Cleaning and Data Analysis for maternal health

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Dr. Avichandra Arunsingh Golait

Manager- Public Health

Dr. Golait holds a Masters’ degree in Public Health from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is a dedicated, result oriented public health professional with more than five years of progressive experience in RMNCHA+

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Biswa Ranjan Patnaik

State Director, Rajasthan

A development sector expert, Biswa Ranjan Patnaik has more than three decades of experience working with the rural as well as urban communities. Mr. Patnaik has been part of senior leadership teams for about fifteen years, managing complex and multiple projects,

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Dr. Naresh Potter

State Technical and Program Lead

Dr. Naresh Potter has done MBBS and MD (Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases) from University of Rajasthan, India. Before joining LEHS|WISH, he worked with Piramal Foundation, Ministry of Health-Saudi Arabia, Jhpiego, UNICEF and Ministry of Health and Family

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Dr. Ambey Kumar Srivastava

Senior Specialist- Learning & Impact

Dr. Ambey Kumar Srivastava is a development professional in public health, having more than 20 years’ experience in research, monitoring, evaluation and documentation. He has extensively worked in implementation, research and technical support projects on health and

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Prashant Ghiya

Manager – Finance & Accounts

Prashant Ghiya is a highly analytical, deadline-driven Finance and Accounts professional with more than 15 years of experience. He completes all financial reports and accounting activities with accuracy and speed. He has done MBA in Finance. His key strengths are

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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain

Manager – Operations, TSU Baran

Dr. Anil Kumar Jain is a qualified professional with over 15 years of experience in working in the health and education sectors. His work profile ranges from strategic and policy-level leadership, advisory, and management experience with strong analytical and conceptual skills to proven ability in

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Heikrujam Nongyai Nongdrenkhomba

State Program and Technical Head

Mr. Nongyai holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology, and has over eighteen years of work experience in the development sector at the state and national levels. His domain expertise lies in Public Health; and other areas of interest and experience include Livelihood, Good Governance,

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Diganta Sarma

Senior Manager- Programs

Diganta Sarma has fifteen years of work experience in the public health sector where his main role included liaisoning and coordination with various stakeholders including government functionaries; and providing technical support to National Health Mission, Assam, in program designing and

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Dipannita Kaushik

Manager- Public Health

Dr. Dipannita Kaushik, a native of Guwahati, Assam, completed her MBBS in 2015 from MUHS, Nashik, Maharashtra. She worked as a Clinician for two years in Guwahati in Internal Medicine, OBGY and Emergency department. As she was more interested in planning and implementation at scale, advocacy, capacity building, grant

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Dr Navneet Ranjan

State Program and Technical Specialist

Dr Navneet Ranjan is a Public Health Professional. In the last thirteen years, he has had the honor of working for a number of organizations, such as EY (formerly Ernst & Young), Marie Stopes International (MSI), NHSRC-Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and projects of DFID,

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Nikhil Kumar

Manager- Program

Nikhil Kumar has fourteen years’ experience in program management and technical assistance on Public Health, Nutrition and Pharmaceuticals. He has worked very closely at District and Block levels, specially with National Health Mission, NVBDCP (National Vector Borne Disease Control Program)

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