Leadership Team

Rajesh Ranjan Singh - Chief Functionary Officer

A social entrepreneur and a specialist in civic participation, public health and the nonprofit sector, Rajesh Ranjan Singh has nearly three decades of non-profit sector experience.  He has a deep understanding of community development, public health, education, and livelihood issues across Asia and Africa. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in monitoring and evaluating international development programs, and he has been a part of multiple national core committees involved in developing strategic guidelines and frameworks on public health issues. Currently, he is the chief functionary at LEHS|WISH.

Dr. Rajesh Khanna

Senior Director- Programs

Dr. Rajesh Khanna is a medical doctor trained in Paediatrics and Public Health with 25 years of experience as a clinician, team leader, program manager, researcher, technical expert, policy maker and advocate for healthcare solutions in the field of Maternal New-born Child Adolescent Health (MNCAH), Nutrition and Health System Strengthening.


He has rich experience of working with different institutions like a missionary hospital, health policy making unit in the UK, a government supported resource centre in India and a global child right based civil society organization. Additionally, he has served as a technical expert at the international level working with reputed organizations like NICE (UK), WHO Geneva, WHO SEARO and the Global Technical Leadership group of Save the Children. Dr. Khanna has a keen interest in bridging the gap between research, policy and programs for developing healthcare solutions for the most vulnerable population adopting a people-cantered approach[/read]

Sheena Gujral

Head - Human Resources and OD

Sheena Gujral has a Master's degree in English from Delhi University and a post-graduate in human resources from the All-India Institute of Management Studies. She has close to two decades of experience in corporate and business HR. Her expertise spans across employee engagement, talent management, succession planning, policies, procedures,


HR handbooks, performance management, organization redesign, HR compliance (ISO, SOX, internal), business HR, and HR COE across IT, ITES, and the development sector. At LEHS|WISH, Ms. Gujral heads the HR and Organizational Development. [/read]

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.[/read]

Aparajita Ray

Head – Strategic Communications

Aparajita Ray is a communication and advocacy specialist with rich experience cutting across government, corporate, and development sectors. In her career spanning more than two decades, she has been extensively involved in program conceptualization, planning, and implementation, communication planning and management, advocacy, new


business acquisition, and growth. She is adept at people management, partnership management, and relationship building. At LEHS|WISH, Ms. Ray is responsible for leading strategic communications, including developing communication tools and kits for various stakeholders as well as dissemination and implementation plans.[/read]

Milton Nayak

Head - Finance and Administration

A Chartered Accountant with close to two decades of experience across development, IT, and finance sectors, Milton Nayak is an expert in the realm of FCRA, NGO finance, grant management, finance process set-up, process automation, MIS, budgeting, monitoring, tax and legal advisory, and financial audits. At LEHS|WISH, Mr. Nayak heads


Finance and Administration, and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, creating and implementing policies, procedures, and systems to minimize risks. He also oversees and provides strategic guidance to LEHS|WISH Admin team. He is a part of the partner and innovator selection process and contributes to discussions with existing and potential donors.[/read]

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Srivastava

Senior Advisor - Innovations and Public Health

Dr (Professor) Rakesh Kumar Srivastava brings with him more than four decades of experience in the health sector across national as well as state levels. His experience and expertise cover varied aspects of the health sector including public health and disaster management, hospital development, monitoring and


evaluation, national health budgeting, and development of health policies. At LEHS|WISH, Dr. Srivastava guides and directs the teams in intervention states regarding appropriate platforms for innovations and technologies including digital solutions in primary healthcare within the framework of the National Health Mission. [/read]