HO and State Team
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 HealthRead More
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, sexualityRead More
Key organizations where Huidrom Rosenara worked prior to joining WISH include: a) India HIV/AIDS Alliance as Associate Director leading Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) supported programme for eight years; b) Northeast Regional Office of NACO for five years as Team Lead, supported by the Australian Government; c) Project Concern International, managing a comprehensive home and community based care and support program for PLHIV in five states of India supported by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for nearly five years; and d) Naz Foundation (India) Trust, managing capacity building of agencies working in the field of HIV/AIDS on the issues of HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, supported by the MacAurther Foundation for more than two years. Rosenara has done her Master’s in Sociology from Annamalai University in 2005; Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1994; one year Diploma in Public Relation from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Chandigarh Branch in 1995; one month Program Management and Leadership course from Melbourne University in 2011; one year Leadership program from Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2018.
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
Research in the domains of HIV/AIDS, MCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, Social Policy and Child Protection, etc. Satyaban’s core proficiency lies in data collection, data quality assurance (DQA), development of M&E logical framework/result-based framework and rolling out M&E tools, methodologies and data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative); besides ICT based data know-how.
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 internationalRead More
He has received MPhil degree in population studies from IIPS and has more than twelve years of experience in the development sector in projects and program, like Urban Health Initiative, Community based monitoring for impact assessment of Covid-19 on vulnerable families, Civil registration and Vital Statistics, Sustainable Development Goals, mSakhi digital health, and many others.
Currently, he is the Lead for Learning and Impact in the organization.
Specialist- Finance & Grants
Nirakara Malla holds MBA (Finance), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), B.Com (Hons), and DCA (Tally) degrees. He has twenty-Seven years’ experience in the Development sector. His responsibilities at LEHS|WISH include monitoring and supervision of financial activities, grantsRead More
management, partners’ capacity building, Statutory Compliance like FCRA, Income Tax ,PF etc , MIS (Finance) , technical support to partner NGOs, facilitating audits, critical analysis of financial transactions and statements, policy-level decision making, addressing financial issues, providing guidance and training to team members, handling multiple tasks, procurements and office administration.
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 andRead More
impact assessment of various social and development projects and schemes commissioned by various Ministries/Departments of the Central and State Governments and Donor Agencies. Her background in management followed by Doctorate in Economics enables her to contribute and engage in the development sector as well as manage development programs.
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.Read More
He is also adept in Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting, Management Information systems, Payroll management, Financial Reporting, and Facilitating Statutory audits. He has hands-on experience in providing professional support in strategic sectors, such as financial accounting and reporting, auditing, corporate finance, and Grants management.
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.Read More
He is also adept in Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting, Management Information System, Provisioning and Facilitating Statutory Audit. He has hands on experience of providing professional advice in strategic sectors, such as financial accounting and reporting, auditing, corporate finance and Grants management.
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 setsRead More
to develop data-driven solutions. He is responsible for the full development of key health data products and HWC measurement tools. He ensures that trajectory of data repository is realized from concept to design, prototype development, piloting, operational planning, implementation, sustainability planning and overall management.
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 demonstratedRead More
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 anRead More
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, andRead More
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 toRead More
Originally from Palwal, Haryana, Hemant has been living in the National Capital Region for many years. He loves pets, dancing and cooking.
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 competenciesRead More
in program planning, management, implementation and evaluation. Shalini has experience in managing large public health programs and employs strong team building approach with multi stakeholder perspective in bringing health outcomes, which reach the most underserved through capacity building and field connect.
Dr. Sourabh Saxena
Technical Lead- CPHC
Dr. Sourabh Saxena is an MBBS from Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, with a Master’s degree in Public Health from SCTIMST,AMCHSS Thiruvananthapuram. His decade long career spans various public health domains, such as, child health, immunization and research,Read More
rural health clinics, non-communicable diseases, maternal health, mental health programs, urban health programs, and strengthening of the Comprehensive Primary Healthcare (CPHC) system. At LEHS|WISH, Dr. Saxena is the Technical Lead, CPHC, and in this capacity, he supports the NHM, Madhya Pradesh, in various NCD and CPHC areas.
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 fromRead More
Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur, Rajasthan; and Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh University, Himachal Pradesh. At LEHS|WISH, she is responsible for Urban Health Quality Assurance as a Specialist.
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.
Her expertise includes program planning, Strategy designing, Programme implementation, data management and analysis, and process documentation of activities/programs/interventions, including coordination with all relevant internal and external stakeholders. She possesses strong communication and organizational skills.
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 environment, adaptability, and
determination. He obtained M.B.B.S, MD in General Medicine from Volga SMU-Russia and MBA in Health Care Management (MGU, Bhopal). Before joining LEHS|WISH, he worked as Medical Officer in District Early Intervention Centre, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh.
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 she achieved numerous milestones, bothRead More
Through her efforts, the CHC received many necessary articles under Lupin Foundation CSR. Since 2016, she had been regularly organizing annual blood donation camps at the CHC . For four years, she also worked as a state assessor for Kayakalp, LaQshya and NQAS.
She joined WISH in March 2022 as Program Manager, Maternal Health, and she is also responsible for LaQshya, ANC, high-risk pregnant women, and other areas related to maternal Health.
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, Data analysis, convergence withRead More
other departments, training for medical officers and nursing staff, designing health promotion activities, community engagement and health camps at village level, M&E, engaging private providers, partnering local NGOs, managing donor funded projects/programs and deliverables, vendor management and computer proficiency.
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 healthRead More
Before joining WISH, he worked as District Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Indian Health Action Trust’s RMNCH+A Project (June 2015-May 2016). His responsibilities revolved around providing monitoring support in strengthening the quality of data, and ensuring data availability on a timely basis. He also provided data related feedback to all government officials on major program components, and supported DHS, IMI, and Family Planning review meetings. The highlight of his role was capacity building of all Block level staff (BPM, BCPM, DEO).
Akhilesh holds a Master’s degree in Health Statistics, Master’s in Population Studies, and he is pursuing PhD in Biostatistics from IMS, BHU. His interest areas include Maternal Health, Child Health, Respectful Maternity Care, NCD, Health Management Information System, and Government Data Base.
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 experienceRead More
in RMNCHA+ and public health insurance with strong relationships with administrators and department leaders to ensure the successful and effective operations of various programs.
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 FamilyRead More
Welfare-Government of India. He was a practicing doctor for ten years before joining health program management assignments. Currently, he is managing LEHS|WISH programs in Rajasthan.
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 andRead More
technical support projects on health and HIV/AIDS. He has extensive knowledge of conducting qualitative and quantitative research with vulnerable communities. Dr. Srivastava has published many research articles in international and national peer reviewed journals on Health, innovations, data quality, gender, HIV/AIDS, and other issues in social development.
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 areRead More
ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; attention to details and high level of accuracy. He analyzes monthly and quarterly financial statements, performs budget forecasts, and consistently works on cost reductions. He has good control on administrative and logistic work, and he is able to handle and guard confidential information sensitively.
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 inRead More
the development of programs and processes involving a diverse and complex range of partners and stakeholders. At LEHS|WISH, he is Manager Operations at TSU, Baran. He provides technical support to the HWC program implemented in district Baran, Rajasthan.
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,Read More
During his eighteen years of career, he has worked with various renowned organizations, such as JSI, Cairn Oil & Gas-Vedanta Ltd., SAATHII, ACTED, National Health Systems Resource Centre, Plan International-India Chapter, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and so on.
He has hands on skills in managing large projects, and leading teams, strategic program planning, management (including partnership and donor management), providing technical support to NHM/Ministry of Health; building capacities of various stakeholders; conducting assessments, programmatic risk and security risk assessment; and program and budget management/tracking.
He is currently heading LEHS|WISH’s interventions in the State of Assam as the State Program and Technical Head where his main role focuses on leading & building the entire team, stakeholder coordination including government departments, development partners, donors as well as operational planning, strategy designing and its execution.
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 andRead More
Diganta graduated in Microbiology from Bangalore University in 2000, and completed his Master’s in Anthropology from the University of Pune in 2003.
His current role at WISH involves coordination and advocacy with different stakeholders, other development partners and government functionaries for implementation of WISH programs, monitoring and supervision.
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, grantRead More
management, community mobilization, project management, M&E, communication, documentation, networking and p
understanding people and their stories, she decided to switch career, and pursued Master’s in Public Health from IIPH Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
After completing her studies, she started freelancing for a Start-up working in the digital health domain. Thereafter, she joined UNDP as the state lead for eVIN and COWIN in West Bengal. Her role at UNDP focused on liaisoning with the state government, and advocating for the digitalization of the immunization program. She led a team of twenty-six people, and implemented both the projects from scratch. She was also the National Resource Person for eVIN project implementation in Sikkim, and State Nodal Officer for COWIN project in West Bengal. She was a member of the State’s Advisory Committee that took policy decisions for Covid19 vaccination program; and member of the State Steering Committee and State Task Force for Covid19 vaccination program. She was the State Trainer of West Bengal government for Cold Chain Handler’s State ToT.
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,Read More
Dr. Navneet is PRINCE2® certified Project Manager, and holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pune and a clinical Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. He also obtained a second Bachelor’s degree in Science and a P.G. Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics from NLSIU, Bengaluru. He underwent leadership training from IIM, Lucknow and other trainings from PHFI, British Council and TISS.
Dr. Navneet has published several papers in various peer-reviewed journals, and also drafted volumes of reports for the government, and donors. Furthermore, he has received numerous honors and awards – including USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation Fellowship.
He is a member of the Indian Public Health Association, and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). At WISH, Dr Navneet is managing UP state technical and program requirements, and is responsible for overseeing end to end state operations.
His areas of interest include Primary Health Systems Strengthening, Capacity Building, Quality Assurance, and assessment of policies and schemes.
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)Read More
He holds Masters’ degrees in Community Medicine and Public Health, and Social Work (MSW).
He has rich working experience with organizations, like BBC Action Media, NIPCCD, and some top pharmaceutical companies, like USV, Zydus and Aventis.