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Board of Trustees

Name Designation Official Address
Dr. Subodh Wagale President Prayas and Coordinator: ReLi B 21, BK Avenue, New DP Road, Azad Nagar, Kothrud, Pune - 411038 Maharashtra, India
Dr. Vinay Kulkarni  Secretary Prayas and Coordinator: PHG Prayas, Amrita Clinic, Athawale Corner Building, Karve Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra, India
Mr. Shantanu Dixit Treasurer: Prayas and Coordinator PEG Prayas, Amrita Clinic, Athawale Corner Building, Karve Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni 

Coordinator: PHG 

Prayas, Amrita Clinic, Athawale Corner Building, Karve Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Anant Phadke Director, SAATHI-CEHAT Flat No. 3 & 4, Aman E Terrace, Plot No.140, Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud, Pune -411029, Maharashtra, India
Ms. Medha Kotwal Founder, Alochana an NGO Aalochana  Centre for Documentation and Research on Women, Panchadiri Society Building No. 5, 2nd floor, Ashok Path, off Law College Road, Erandavane, Pune - 411004 Maharashtra, India


Executive Committee
It is the second level organizational structure to coordinate the different autonomous groups of PRAYAS (i.e. Health group, Energy group and Resources and Livelihoods group). The directors of these groups constitute the EC. The EC acts as a link between the BoT and the groups. 

  • Dr. Vinay Kulkarni
  • Mr. Shantanu Dixit
  • Dr. Subodh Wagle



Prayas Health…

Prayas Health…

Prayas Health Group

  • Dr. Vinay Kulkarni, Coordinator, Prayas Health Group and Chief Clinician at Prayas Amrita Clinic
  • Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni, Coordinator, Prayas Health Group

Group Core Team…

Group Core Team…

Group Core Team
This is the third tier of the institutional structure. This is a group level committee. The entire team of PRAYAS Health Group, through democratic procedure elects members of the GCT. It is responsible for conceptualization, execution, monitoring, and evaluation of projects, approving new projects/budgets, recruitment and promotion of staff members. GCT also has the responsibilities of looking after decision-making at the group level, logistical requirements and execution, organizational culture, developing systems for any new projects and overall monitoring and execution of the projects. The overall functioning of PRAYAS Health Group is managed democratically.
Members of the group core team

  • Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni
  • Dr. Vinay Kulkarni 
  • Dr. Ritu Parchure
  • Dr. Shirish Darak
  • Dr. Trupti Darak
  • Mr. Ganesh Khambe

Institutional Ethics Committee for Research (IECR)…

Institutional Ethics Committee for Research (IECR)…

Institutional Ethics Committee for Research (IECR)
As PHG started undertaking various forms of research through national and international collaborations and as most of the research was likely to involve human subjects, that too from a highly vulnerable population (HIV infected individuals) it was decided that PRAYAS would have its own independent ethics committee to strengthen and institutionalize ethical practices in conducting research. PRAYAS constituted its Independent Ethics Committee for Research on 1st of March 2007. Prayas registered its IECR at Indian Council of Medical Research in 2013 and the name was changed to Institutional Ethics Committee for Research, Prayas.  

Present members of the IECR

Name Designation Official Address

Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar
(Chairperson, IECR) 

Deputy Director (Clinical Science), National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune National AIDS Research Institute, 73, G, MIDC, POB 1895, Bhosari, Pune - 411 026
Dr. Sanjay Juvekar Officer  Incharge Vadu Rural Health Program HDSS Vadu, A division of KEMHRC, Pune Vadu Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Vadu HDSS), Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP), KEM Hospital Research Centre Pune, Village- Vadu Budruk, Taluka Shirur, Pune 412216
Dr. Medha Kshirsagar

Retired (V.R.S.) Associate Professor of Pharmacology, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune

 B-07, Patil Garden Apartments, Tejas Nagar, Kothrud, Pune-411038
Dr. Nilangi Sardeshpande Senior Research Officer, SATHI-CEHAT, Pune Flat No.3 & 4, Aman E Terrace, Dahanukar Colony, Plot no. 140, Kothrud,Pune - 411 029.
Adv. Rama Sarode Secretary, Sahyog Trust, Pune Flat no. 1, Prathamesh CHS, Lane no. 5, Prabhat Road, Pune-411004
Dr. Manjiri Nimbkar Trustee and Director, Pragat Shikshan Sanstha, Phaltan Lonand Road, Near Jinti Bridge Phaltan 415 523

Dr. Rajan Joshi

Pediatrician & Neonatologist; Head of Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center, Pune. (a 450 bedded Multi-Specialty Hospital). Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre, Erandawane, Pune 411004. Phone: 020-66023000/40151000

Ms. Nayan Malekar

Delivery Manager, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd., Pune

A3/5 Mohite Township, Anandnagar, Sinhagad Road, Pune-411051
Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni (Member Secretary) Coordinator, Prayas Health Group

Prayas, Amrita Clinic, Athawale Corner, Karve Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411 004



Internal Committee…

Internal Committee…

Internal Committee (A committee for prevention of sexual harassment at work place)

The committee has been formed, as a statutory requirement for non-governmental organizations in view of providing support that is accessible to people in the organization in case of possibility of any sexual exploitation. This committee is common for all four groups of PRAYAS. Each group has a representation in the committee. Sexual harassment grievance would be dealt on the basis of the related Supreme Court guidelines and judgment on sexual harassment. PRAYAS has its anti sexual harassment policy.(Prayas policy)

  • Ms. Preeti Karmarkar (External Member)
  • Adv. Vrushali Vaidya (External Member)
  • Ms. Vijaya Jori (Representative of Prayas Health Group)
  • Ms. Aparna Joshi (Representative of Prayas Trust Office, Accounts Dept.) 
  • Mr. Shirish Darak (Representative of Prayas Health Group)
  • Mr. Abhiram  Sahasrabudhe (Representative of Prayas Energy Group)
  • Ms. Shweta Kulkarni (Representative of Prayas Energy Group)


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