OUR TEAM

Meet The Team

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

Our Board

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Meet the Dream Team

Our Staff

EZEKIEL KANAVALLI

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ezekiel oversees all CIF 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

PROGRAMME MANAGER

Anne manages programmes in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, with a special focus on the Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment project. Her core areas of work are women empowerment and socio-economic development.

SUBRAT K PANDA

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Subrat oversees operations of projects based in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. 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

LEAD, COMMUNICATIONS AND FUNDRAISING

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.

RADHAKRISHNAN K

FINANCE OFFICER AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Radha oversees the financial operations at CIF. With over 15 years of experience in finance, he takes care of budget design, budget allocation, effective fund utilisation and various financial and legal compliances.

SUSHMITA K

FINANCE OFFICER, BANGALORE

Sushmitha manages the financial operations at CIF in Bangalore. She works on budget allocation, administrative operations and accounting procedures using digital technology.

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. 

DHEENA J

EDUCATION OFFICER, THE MICA PROJECT

Dheena oversees field activities as well as the education component of The Mica project in Jharkhand. He manages the child-led interventions of this project. 

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.

MARY FLORA

OFFICE MANAGER

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

RAJINI RAMU

PROJECT COORDINATOR, IMAGE

Rajini supports the IMAGE team in coordinating project field-level activities. She functions as the point of contact between the field operations and the CIF team.

DEEPA J

FINANCE OFFICER, COIMBATORE

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

 

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.

Our Associates

VAISHNAVI GUPTA

Senior Communications Associate

Vaishnavi oversees CIF’s social media presence and works on project documentation, marketing communications, as well as donor reporting, 

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.