OUR TEAM

Meet The Team

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."

Our Board

SHAKILA MUTHUSWAMY

TRUSTEE

Ms. Shakila has more than 10 years of experience in the banking sector, specifically focusing on microfinance and financial empowerment of women in poverty. 

SARALA SRIDHAR

TRUSTEE

Ms. Sarala has worked in the development sector 17 years with expertise in counselling and fundraising. She is also the Managing Trustee of Samuthra Trust, a trust which works towards women and child empowerment.

HEMIMA RAJASINGH

TRUSTEE

Ms. Hemima has been working for women empowerment and specially abled children for the past 15 years. She is also a project coordinator of SIVA Trust, an NGO in Tamil Nadu.

THANGAPERUMAL P

TRUSTEE

Mr. Thangaperumal is a development professional with more than 19 years of experience in leading Child Protection projects across Asia. His core areas of work also include Livelihood, Disaster Management and Disability.

SUBRAMANIAM SIVA

TRUSTEE

Mr. Subramania Siva, is a retired officer from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. As the State Convener of Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Land Rights, he works towards improving the lives of tribal communities.

Meet the Dream Team

Our Staff

EZEKIEL KANAVALLI

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ezekiel oversees all the projects and is involved in project design, project implementation, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation and grassroots level coordination. He is certified in working on Child Well being.

S.ANNE PRIYA

PROJECT OFFICER, IMAGE

Anne manages the Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment project which works towards empowering Early Married Girls. Her core areas of work are women empowerment and socio-economic development.

SUBRAT K PANDA

PROJECT COORDINATOR, GAA

Subrat manages the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project which works towards prevention of child marriage and child trafficking. His core areas of work include gender mainstreaming, girl child development and child protection

MARKANDAY MISHRA

PROJECT COORDINATOR, MICA PROJECT

Markanday manages the Mica project which addresses Child Labour in Mica Mines. His core areas of work is integrated rural development with a focus on agro- based livelihood, water, sanitation & hygiene and community development.

MAHIMA SASHANK

COMMUNICATION OFFICER

Mahima manages the programme communications and fundraising team. With a background in communication for development (C4D), she works on project documentation, donor engagement, public outreach, social impact awareness, branding and marketing.

SUSHMITA K

FINANCE OFFICER

Sushmitha manages the financial and administrative operations at CIF. She works on budget allocation, administrative operations and accounting procedures using digital technology. She also coordinates with all CIF project teams to ensure effective fund utilisation. 

JENIFAR Y

PROJECT COORDINATOR, CHILDREN GOOD

Jenifar manages the Children GOOD project which addresses exploitation in the Devadasi System. Her core expertise include Child Emergency Relief and Child Protection.

MARY FLORA

ADMIN OFFICER

Mary Flora manages the administrative operations at CIF. She coordinates with vendors, manages office operations, human resources and staff care. 

GOWRI ARASU

Communication Officer IMAGE

Gowri works on CIF’s IMAGE project communications, creating content in local languages for children and promoting the project’s work across various platforms

THOMAS KURIEN

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Kurien is the backbone of all the administrative operations. He takes care of staff requirements, engages with vendors and suppliers and mobilises operational resources for projects.

DEEPA J

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Deepa manages the accounting, finances and administrative operations at the CIF registered office in Coimbatore. She also manages all the office related activities.

 

Our Associates

VAISHNAVI GUPTA

Associate, Creative Communications

Vaishnavi works on social media content, digital marketing, supports in publication design and creation of IEC materials.

TUHINA UPADHYAY

Associate, Donor and Marketing Communications

Tuhina works on donor engagement, donor relations, and provides support in digital marketing & content writing.

VIVIAN MARIAN

Associate, Digital Marketing

Vivian works on digital marketing focusing on the website, SEO and other online visibility related operations.

HETAL JAIN

Associate, PR and Fundraising

Hetal works on fundraising which includes donor research, donor intelligence, campaigns and donor relations. She also works to build the visibility of the organisation.