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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Chayan Roychoudhury

Assoc Director – 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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Akhil Kumar Chaudhary

Specialist – Programs

Akhil K. Chaudhary has served in the Indian development sector for more than three decades, overseeing large teams across many regions and multi-sectoral projects. He has collaborated with an array of stakeholders during his professional career, including community

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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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Ms. Srilekha Chakrabarty

Sr. Program Expert – Digital Health Implementation

Srilekha has almost 23 years of experience in coding, project management, planning, designing, development, and implementation of digital solutions in various domains. She has been focused in Strengthening Health Systems by providing technical support in the implementation of digital applications

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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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Vivek Kumar Asreker

Manager – Programs

He is a public health specialist with more than six years of ever-increasing expertise in the healthcare industry. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacy from the TATA Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and the School of Pharmacy D.A.V.V. in Indore,

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Anand Geddam

Manager – Administration

He has over 17 years of ever-increasing experience as an administration specialist. His master’s degree in business administration was earned at SCDL in Pune. He has held positions with the NHRC, the Centre for Catalyzing, Orbitsys Technologies, Wardex

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Iffat Ara

Sr. 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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Rajshree Sharma

Manager – Finance (GRC)

Ms. Rajshree Sharma is a finance expert with more than 5 years of progressively increasing expertise in the same field. She earned her business administration bachelor’s degree from Galgotias University in Greater Noida and her MBA with a finance concentration from CHRIST

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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

Lead – CPHC

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. 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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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. 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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Dr. Rajan Kumar Gupt

Manager – Learning & Impact

Rajan holds an M.Phil and Ph.D. in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai. With 9 years of experience in the public health sector, he has focused on various areas including primary health care, labour room strengthening, technical support units, nutrition, maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning.

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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

Sr. Manager – Urban

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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Debabrata Saha

Manager at State Health Innovation Unit (SHIU),Assam

Debabrata is a development consulting professional with 7+ years of working experience of managing social purpose programs, project implementation, impact measurement, strategic government partnerships with a formal development management training and aspirations to bring measurable impact at scale.

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Dr. Swaroop Pattanayak

Innovation Specialist, Assam

Swaroop is a Public Health professional with over 9 years of progressive experience in same domain. He has done his post-graduation in hospital and health management from IIHMR, New Delhi. Prior to joining LEHS|WISH, he was associated with he was associated with UNICEF and previously worked in Care India.

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Apurba Kumar Das

Sr. Manager – SBCC

Mr. Apurba Kumar Das is Bachelor in Pharmacy from Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences, PGDPM (Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management – internship with Six Sigma at Tata Motors Jamshedpur) from Institute of Clinical Research India, MSc. In Clinical Research from Institute of Clinical Research India-Delhi, Master in Public Health from Open Global University-Nagaland.

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Mohd. Sohrab Alam

Manager – Data and Digital

Sohrab has almost 10 years of experience in Healthcare IT. He has extensively worked in hospital HIS, specializing in HisTree, Palash and Heartbeat HIS application strategies in IT. He was earlier associated with Perzue Health Pvt. Ltd. as a Team Leader and has previously worked with organizations like Tanjer Info Systems Pvt. Ltd,

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Dr. Anand Kantilal Sontakke

Team Lead – BMC

Dr. Anand has almost 25 years of experience in Project & Programs Coordination with leading Health organizations. He was earlier associated with JHIPEGO as Team Lead Surveillance and has previously worked with organizations like WHO, Municipal Corporation, UNFPA etc.

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Kamakshi Balasubramanian

Project Manager (Urban Health), Mumbai

Kamakshi is a development professional having experience of 3+ years in urban primary healthcare. I have done my graduation in Engineering in the field of Electronics and Telecommunication from University of Mumbai. As with most engineers my age, it is during engineering that I gave a serious thought to my career path and discovered my interest in the social impact sector.

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Dr. Madhur Nivrutti Raimule

Specialist- Technical & NCD, Mumbai

In the field of public health, Dr. Madhur Nivrutti Raimule Specialist- Technical & NCD has more than 8 years of progressively expanding expertise. He received his MD from the Department of Community Medicine at the Dr. D Y Patil Medical College in Pune, as well as his MBBS and Bachelor of Medicine in Medicine from Maharashtra University.

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Specialist-Learning & Impact, Mumbai

Chandrashekhar is a Learning & Impact professional with over 8+ years of progressive experience. He has done his M.Phil from IIPS, Mumbai and perusing PHD from International Institute of Populations Sciences, Mumbai.

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Ms. Koyeli Bhattacharjee

Manager-Data, Mumbai

Koyeli is a Public Health professional with over 15 years of progressive experience in the public health domain. She has done her Masters in Population studies from IIPS and is currently pursuing PHD in Public Health from TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

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