HO and State Team

Dr. Rama Shankar

State Technical Lead

Dr. Rama Shankar has done MD in Community Medicine from CCS University, Meerut and MBBS from Katihar Medical College, Bihar. He has worked with UNICEF as a Medical Officer at Darbhanga and has been associated with WHO and JHPIEGO in Bihar. Dr. Shankar’s work has been published

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Ruchi Jha

Associate Director

Ruchi Jha has over a decade of experience in program strategy development, partnership and program management within both public and private sectors; and issue-based advocacy at all levels. Her areas of expertise include maternal and child health, reproductive health,

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Dr. Vartika Singh

Manager – Business Development

Dr. Vartika Singh holds Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work with 12+ Years’ experience in Development Sector. Her expertise includes Donor Prospecting, Proposal Writing and Fundraising, Donor Relationship Management, Research and Report Writing.

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Dr. Arnika Sharma

Manager, Innovations – Operations

Dr. Sharma has more than nine years of experience in the development sector. She has worked in various thematic areas like Maternal and Child Health, NCDs, Health System Strengthening, Action Plans, WASH and behavior change, communications and more. She has strong functional

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Dr. Ruchi Bhargava

Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation

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

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Yaksh Chauhan

Manager – Monitoring and Evaluation

As Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, Yaksh Chauhan provides support in developing M&E tools, checklists, systems and procedures for executing a variety of data collected for MIS processes and M&E operations on identified priority areas; support in preparation of regular

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Nirakara Malla

Finance and Grants Specialist

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, grants management, partners’

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Satyaban Sahu

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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

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Karuna Sharma

Manager – Human Resource

Karuna Sharma is a result-oriented professional with 15+ years HR experience with MBA in Operations and HR Management. She has a proven track record in People Development with a fusion of strategic approach in OD, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Training

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Sandeep Kumar Bhardwaj

Manager – Human Resource

Sandeep K Bhardwaj has done MBA with a specialization in HR. He is a performance driven person with more than ten years of experience in management of HR Operations in an International NGO and Infrastructure development company. He has the ability to work under

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Bhaskar Kumar

Manager, Business Development

Bhaskar Kumar is an experienced young professional with expertise in the Health, Sanitation, Rural Development sector with demonstrated history of working with Government, Corporate, and Non- Profits. He pursued a Master’s in Social Work with specialization in Social

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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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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

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Dr. Preet Verma

Manager – Program and Quality Assurance

Dr. Preet Verma is a graduate in dental surgery from GDC Rohtak with PGDHM from IHMR Jaipur and has a decade of experience in project management and implementation including donor funded projects, program design and operations, leading quality

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Shivam Sharma

Manager – Data

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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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,

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Rohini Jinsiwale

Sr. 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. Roshni Dilbagi

NCD and Capacity Building Specialist

Dr. Roshni Dilbagi has more than 10 years of work experience in the field of public health. She has expertise in the area of Capacity Building under major health programs running under Department of Health and Family Welfare and other stakeholder departments

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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. Moin Akhtar Khan

Specialist – HWC

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

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Dr. Savita Sharma

Specialist – Urban Health Quality Assurance

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

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Sarvesh Malviya

Manager – HWC

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 with

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Urban Health Coordinator, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Barunesh holds MBA degree in Rural Management from IIHMR University, Jaipur; and Bachelor of Arts (History Hons.) from Satyawati College, Delhi University. As the Urban Health Coordinator at LEHS|WISH, he is responsible for

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Dr. Roopali Sawhney

Program Manager – Maternal Health

Dr. Roopali Sawhney has done Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHM) from Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University, Jaipur. She also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration; Certificate in Medical Tourism,

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Anjum Gulvez

Program Manager

Anjum Gulvez is a professional dedicated to social sector with an MSW degree, and 14 years’ experience in managing public health programs at district, divisional, and state levels. His areas of specialty include new born and child health, nutrition, immunization

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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

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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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Dinesh Songara

Associate Director

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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Dr. Ambey Kumar Srivastava

Sr. Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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

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Amol Roy

Manager Operations, Comprehensive Primary Healthcare

Amol Roy is a development professional in public health, having more than 18 years of experience in Program and Operations. He held different portfolios in program implementation and operation division of different organizations,

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Dr. Minal Shukla

Specialist Health System Strengthening

Dr. Minal Shukla holds a Master’s degree in Hospital Management and a Bachelor’s in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery. She has eleven years’ experience in Public Health, mainly in RMNCH+A programs in states with poor health indicators,

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Pinky Bulchandani

Manager, Capacity Building, TSU

Pinky Bulchandani holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management from IHMR Jaipur. She has about twelve years’ experience in the public health sector that includes Government of Gujarat, UNICEF Rajasthan, HLFPPT, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,

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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. Naresh Potter

State Program Manager

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. Shivam Sharma

Data Manager

Dr. Shivam Sharma has done Master’s in Public Health from JIPMER International School of Public Health, Pondicherry, and BDS from Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur. His core competencies include planning, implementation, operationalization –

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Prashant Ghiya

Manager – Finance and 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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Raju Tamang

State Program and Technical Head

Raju Tamang has around two decades of experience in the Development Sector in South Asia with technical expertise in strategic planning, program implementation and monitoring, building strategic partnerships in multiple public health domains including RCH, Immunization,

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Dr. Arup Jyoti Kalita

Senior Manager, Innovations and Advocacy

Dr. Arup Jyoti Kalita has obtained his Master’s in Social Science and Ph.D. in Development Communication from Gauhati University, Assam. He possesses business acumen, and expertise in aligning organizations for strategic performance, inclusive

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