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Our Team

BOARD OF TRUSTEE

G.J. Santhosh Kumar
President
G.J. Santhosh Kumar, MSW has over 30 years of experience in the field of social work and currently works in the department of Social Work at Holdsworth Memorial Hospital (HMH), Mysore.

Prasanna N
Secretary
Prasanna N is a graduate in science who has ventured into the field of social work in 1990 by promoting self-help groups in rural Karnataka. He founded Vikasa Rural Development Organisation (VRDO) in 1997 along with like-minded friends and acts as its Executive Director.

Sujatha M
Treasurer
Sujatha is a graduate in commerce and teaches at the St. Paul’s English School, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.

Mathews Philip
Member
Mathews Philip, MSW is a passionate human rights defender and directs SICHREM (South India Cell for Human Rights Monitoring and Education), a programme unit of Manasa Centre for Development and Social Action, which he co-founded in 1995.

Lucy Chethan Kumar
Member
Lucy Chethan Kumar is a graduate and an ardent advocate of the rights of women and children. At present she co-ordinates the activities of Samvada, a women’s organization, based in Bangalore.

Saroja Nagaraj
Member
Saroja Nagaraj is a retired teacher based in Mysore and active in the social work and philanthropic circles there, particularly promoting the rights of women.

Manjunath K.S
Member
graduated in Law and is a socially-conscientious advocate, currently practising in the District Court at Mandya, Karnataka.

BOARD ADVISORS

Koshy Mathew
Advisor
Koshy Mathew, a journalist by training, has worked with several not-for-profit organisations in India and abroad since 1977. He currently mentors and accompanies NGOs in their management and communication needs, apart from editing the international bulletin of a worldwide service organisation.

Anand Selvam
Advisor
Ananad Selvam is a banker by profession and recently retired from the State Bank of Mysore as its Chief Manager. He lives in Bangalore and currently advises several financial institutions.

Dr.Niranjanaradhya V.P
Advisor
Dr. Niranjanaradhya V.P is Fellow and Programme Head (Right to Education) at the Centre for Child and Law of the National Law School University of India (NLSIU), Bangalore.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Prsanna N
Excecutive Director
Prasanna N., Executive Director, is also the Secretary of the organization.

Mahabaleshwar Y S
Associate Director
Mahabaleshwar Y.S., Associate Director, is a graduate who has mastered skill of dealing with people and currently oversees the Financial Intermediation programme of the organistion by coordinating the field staff and liaisoning with the State Bank of India.

Renatus Pinto
Auditor
Pinto, an understudy with one of the leading Chartered Accountants in Bangalore, advises Vikasa and other NGOs on book-keeping and accounting procedures.

Simon
Rodrigues & Associates
Simon Rodrigues & Associates, D’Costa Square, St. Thomas Town, Bangalore