The Governing Board members are also a part of the General Body
Cherian Joseph is an Independent Human and Institutional Development Consultant with 30 plus years of consulting, research and training experience in organisational development, industrial relations, human resource management and large system work reform. He has worked with corporate, government, bilateral and social sector organisations on medium to long-term change interventions. An organisational sociologist by training, he holds a Ph.D. and postgraduate degree in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. He was on the Faculty of the National Labour Institute (Government of India), New Delhi/ NOIDA from 1979 to1995. His recent work includes advising a bilateral supported multinational learning platform for decentralisation and local governance, contributing to block level reform in decentralisation in Sikkim where he was appointed to Task Forces by the Government of Sikkim and facilitating HR systems and development changes in a number of organisations
Meenu Venkateswaran is a co-founder of Pravah and currently the Director of Resource Management and Partnerships. Before her stint as director, she was the CEO from 2005 to 2010. Prior to this, she was responsible for leading and mentoring the Teacher Training intervention at Pravah into a very powerful programme for schools. She is also a founding member of Commutiny, the Youth Collective – a collective of individuals and organisations advocating for mainstream youth development. Venkateswaran has over 20 years' experience in the corporate and development sectors and has worked as a consultant at development organisations. She has been the head of the resource generation function and member of the Management Committee at CRY- Child Rights and You. She has done Masters in Economics and has completed her post-graduation in management from IIM, Bangalore.
S. P. Selvi is responsible for giving strategic direction to Credibility Alliance and guiding its overall development through the role of Executive Director. Previously she was the Head, Programme Desk of the Financial Management Service Foundation, which is involved in financial monitoring and capacity building of voluntary organizations in South Asia. She has also worked with Caritas India during her 25 years career. Selvi has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and an MBA in Financial Management. She holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (DIM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. She has facilitated a number of workshops in India and abroad for voluntary organizations in the areas of financial management, reporting and related governance. She has also been involved in providing Mentoring Accompaniment support to partner organizations of many international agencies in India in developing financial management systems and reporting and is proficient in the financial and governance aspects relating to Voluntary Organizations. She has also undertaken evaluation of organizations, which involved assessment of governance and financial management related aspects of voluntary organizations.
Rudolf C. Heredia was a visiting fellow at Boston College for the summer of 1997. He has his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago (1979) and was the founder director of the Social Science Centre, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai from 1980-1992 and Director again in 1994-2003. In 1992-94, he was the Director of Department of Research at Indian Social Institute and edited the Institute's journal, Social Action in 1993-95. From 1998-2003, he was the rector of St. Xavier's College. His interests include issues related to religion, education and globalisation. He has been published in various journals like the Economic and Political Weekly, Contributions to Indian Sociology, New Frontiers in Education, Vidyajidyati Journal of Theological Reflection and in some national newspapers like The Times of India, The Hindu and The Indian Express. His published work consists of a book titled Changing Gods: Rethinking Conversion in India by Penguin India in 2007 and his most recent book was published by Penguin again in October 2012 called Taking Sides: Reservation Quotas and Minority Rights.
Rao is a Post Graduate in Labor Management from Tamil Nadu Institute of Labour Studies and Bachelors in Philosophy from Ramakrishna Mission's Vivekananda College Chennai.
Work Experience: 25 years of work experience in organizations and Indian Companies like Ashok Leyland, Karvy Consultants, Dr Reddy's, AstraZeneca, Chevron (India, Sri Lanka and Singapore), Mylan (India & China).
Presently working with: Indian School of Business Hyderabad, as Director HR Areas of Key expertise: Performed diverse roles, Organization Development, Talent Acquisition, Planning, Human Relations, and Leadership role. Led organizations from 500 to 15000 employees in India and overseas.
Sachi Kumari : Chief Functionary / Secretary, Chotanagpur Sanskritik Sangh, Ranchi. CSS works primarily in the Chotanagpur region. " During its early years Arts & Culture was used successfully as a medium of "Transformation" to reach illiterate people of the region. In later years activities of the Organization were extended in the areas of Community Development, Health, Self-Governance, Rehabilitation of person4s with disability, Agriculture, Human Resource Development IGP and Advocacy,with the objective of addressing specific needs of the most vulnerable groups of the society i.e. Women, Children, Poor, Tribal, Persons with disability etc." SachiKumari has steered CSS for some years and earned a name for meaningful work, particularly among tribals.
Mr.AchyutDas ,Founder - Director of AGRAGAMEE,Dist.-Rayagada,Orissa is a Development Activist, Worked in OXFAM India Trust as a Programme Officer, Associated with a National Level NGO Social Work and Research Centre, (SWRC) Tillonia, Rajasthan in 1979-86. Founder Director of AGRAGAMEE, Ex-Member, State Planning Board in Odisha, Ex-Member of the Joint Machinery set-up for coordination between voluntary agency and Govt. by Planning Commission India.Completed Special Training on Human Rights (Law, development, Social Justice) in the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. Completed special course on Rural Energy, Planning and Environment in Twente University, ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands, Special Certificate Course on Managing Sustainable Rural Development in University of Birmingham (UK). Member of the National Level NGOs network SAMPDA.Recipient of SARDA Equal Opportunities Award