Rajesh Ranjan Singh - Chief Executive 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, heading the organization as the Chief Executive Officer.
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. AtRead More
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.
Syed Arish Mabood Ahmad
Project Director - HWCI
An Electronics Engineer with a Master's in Business Administration, Marketing and Finance, Mr. Syed has close to three decades of experience as a strategist in non-profit organizations, consulting firms, government projects, and the corporate sector. He has diverse experience across varied social sector domains ranging from Public Health, Education, Governance, Child Protection, Youth Development, and LivelihoodRead More
as well as Humanitarian Response and Emergencies. At LEHS|WISH, Mr. Syed leads the implementation and scale-up of digital Health and Wellness Program.
Head - Human Resource and Organizational Development
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,Read More
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.
Dr. Arvind Vashishta Rinkoo
Project Director – Innovations
A medical professional with specialization in Public Health Administration, Dr. Arvind Vashishta Rinkoo has over fourteen years of experience in clinical medicine, hospital administration, and public health. His peer-reviewed indexed journals in the realm of public health, both preventive and curative, have been published nationally as well as internationally.Read More
At LEHS|WISH, Dr. Rinkoo is involved in research and implementation of various medical innovations to provide low cost and accessible primary healthcare facilities in its intervention states.
Head – Urban Health Program
A Post-graduate in Rural Development from XISS, Karishma Srivastava has close to three decades of experience working in the area of health, nutrition, and well-being of underprivileged communities. Actively providing policy support to Central and State governments, she led the technical assistance activities on urban health across the states of Madhya Pradesh,Read More
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Municipal Corporations and Councils of select metros and cities. At LEHS|WISH, Ms. Srivastava heads the Urban Health Program.
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
Head – Business Development
Joygopal Podder is the Head of Business Development at LEHS|WISH. He has a total of thirty-six years of professional experience, sixteen years in the corporate world and twenty years in the development sector. At LEHS|WISH, he and his team are successfully expanding the partnership base, and bringing in resources to fund theRead More
organization’s rapidly increasing number and scale of programs. Joygopal is also a novelist with 18 published books under his belt. He featured in the Limca Book of Records as the fastest published crime fiction Indian author, and in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrity Authors in India.