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
in the Indian Journal of Community Health and Nepal Journal of Epidemiology on topics like “Immunization Status of Children up to 3 years in a rural block of Muzaffarnagar” and “Verbal Autopsy of Neonatal Deaths in Khatauli District of Muzaffarnagar”, respectively.
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,
family planning, and adolescent health. She has created training modules for women’s health issues ranging from antenatal care, gender, social inclusion to data-driven decision making for policy change. At LEHS|WISH, Ms. Jha is looking after the planning and implementation of programs in its intervention states.
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.Read More
Currently, at LEHS|WISH, she is responsible for research and identifying prospective foundation, and corporate funders; developing introductory emailers/concept notes/PPTs for funding opportunities; coordinating with program teams to write, edit, and oversee the completion and submission of reports to manage the fulfillment of donor reporting preferences.
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 functionalRead More
experience of project/ program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining LEHS|WISH, she was working with Can Kids as Deputy General Manager, in their Supportive Care Program. She has authored publications on Nutritional Survey and Nutritional support to childhood cancer patients in India.
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 onRead More
conducting evaluations and 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.
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 regularRead More
monitoring reports and monthly performance reports; defining and implementing key program performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of programs; following routine monitoring framework for all programs and sharing appropriate information at all levels.
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’Read More
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.
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
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.
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, TrainingRead More
and Development, PMS, Compensation and Benefits, Employer Branding, HR Budgeting, Parity and Pay Band, OKR, Strategic Liaisons, HR-Operations, Administration, Procurement, Events/Trainings management and facilitation. She has exposure in handling multi-donor projects in the Social Development Sector.
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
pressure, and achieve targets with high level of personal and professional integrity and work ethics. His areas of expertise include HR Policies, HR Operations, Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, PMS, Payroll, HR MIS, Exit Management, Employee Relations, etc.
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
Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. In his present role at LEHS|WISH, he specializes in Donor Prospecting, Fundraising, Proposal Writing, Donor Relationship Management, Research, and Report Writing.
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.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.
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 capabilities in holding responsibilities and working objectively, rationally and ethically with sustainability in both corporate setup and development sector.
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 qualityRead More
assurance initiatives, implementation of innovations, public health assessment, medical services management, hospital operations, etc. She is a certified NQAS internal auditor by NHSRC, MoHFW, and has been a member of ‘State External Assessment Team’ for conducting assessments in various health facilities of the project NQAS, LaQshya and Kayakalp (Swacch Bharat).
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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
like Education, WCD and tribal. Presently, she is working as NCD – Training and Capacity Building Specialist at LEHS|WISH, Bhopal. She extends support in the preparation of training modules, and provides extensive support to the state government in smooth roll out of telemedicine services till the last mile through the HWCs.
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. 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
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. 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 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.
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 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.
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 forRead More
rolling out NHM activities, specifically under the four committed thematic areas of urban health, RMNCH+A with focus on High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) tracking, Health and Wellness Centers and data analytics. He works closely with LEHS|WISH’s State Technical Support Unit (TSU) team and with NHM’s district level functionaries.
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,Read More
and Bachelor of Physiotherapy degrees. She has experience in implementation and advocacy of RMNCH+A programs designed to improve healthcare services; strengthening facilities to be certified under Kayakalp and LaQshya; facilitating and supporting divisional and district level trainings like Dakshata, LaQshya, MDSR and MNM, IYCF, SBA, etc.; and supporting implementation of health systems and facility-based interventions.
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, immunizationRead More
and disease surveillance. He has expertise in program planning and management, advocacy, community mobilization, training and capacity building. He is providing technical assistance to NHM MP in rolling out its UPHC initiative, ‘Sanjeevani Clinic’. He is responsible for capacity building, quality assurance, and software operations.”
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.
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,
simultaneously, with diverse stakeholders. His area of work spans maternal and child health, nutrition, reproductive health and menstrual hygiene, family planning, WATSAN, education, household food security, employability, child protection, and child trafficking. At LEHS|WISH, Mr. Patnaik heads the Rajasthan SCALE Program, providing strategic direction on program implementation and scale-up; and leading the state-team.
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
(MPH) (International) degree from University of Leeds, UK (2011); and Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Bhavnagar University, Gujarat (2005). Mr. Songara has more than a decade long experience in the field of public health and wellness. He has been associated with LEHS|WISH as an Associate Director in Rajasthan State Program, leading the team of Technical Support Unit.
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 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 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,Read More
and has extensively worked in health-related projects. He has extensive knowledge in solving field level operational issues and implementation planning. He has developed tools and guidelines on supportive supervision. He holds a PG Diploma in Hospital Management, and is also a registered pharmacist with the Government of Rajasthan.
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,Read More
like MP, Assam, Bihar and Rajasthan. Currently, Dr. Shukla is working as Specialist, Health System Strengthening in AB-HWC project with LEHS|WISH
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,
and CARE India. She specializes in Capacity Building, Program Planning and Management. Currently, she works as Manager, Capacity Building- Technical Support Unit, Rajasthan for LEHS|WISH.
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.
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 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. Shivam Sharma
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 –Read More
overall modelling of the costs, services, design of project, documentation of SOPs, policy, plans for operations, ensuring glitch free supply chain for central laboratory; undertaking extensive field visits and monitoring operation of model UPHCs; and creating plans for capacity building of frontline health workers, UPHC staff.
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 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.
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,Read More
HIV/AIDS and Humanitarian response. He has worked extensively with the MoHFW, GoI, and has facilitated setting up and building capacities of district program management units. He has also spearheaded roll out of various Strategic information systems like SIMS, DHIS2 and CMIS. Mr Tamang is a management graduate with post-graduation in Health Management and a Master’s in Epidemiology.
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, inclusiveRead More
planning and implementation at scale, advocacy, capacity building, grant management, community mobilization, project management, M&E, communication, documentation, networking and partnership. His thematic areas of work are Health, Child Care, Nutrition, Education, and WASH.