Divya Luther is a graduate in Mass Communication. She started her career as an intern in a media house. Her key areas of interest are communication, public policy and human rights. She has worked as a news content writer for an online webportal.
Rakshan Kalmady, a graduate in Journalism and Communication, making his way in the field of Human Rights and Development Communication. His areas of interest are International Relations, Political science and Arts for social good. He is a TEDx Speaker as one of the founders of The Rural India Project and is also the founder and curator of a storytelling platform called Qissa.
Esha Daftari’s interests lie in design and photography. She started her career 12 years back as a Graphic Designer and has been working as a Freelance Photographer since the last 8 years. She has conducted Photography workshops for beginners, students and corporates.
Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay’s key areas of interest include public policy, international migration, gender issues, communication and product strategies. An M. Phil in Political Science, Bhaswati started her career 22 years back as a journalist and worked with leading local and global media houses. To unwind, she reads Rumi and Alexander Pushkin.
Ajai Hegde has spent long years in Advertising and Films, been a trainer in Language & Communication and worked in the Social Sector in Kashmir. His areas of special interest are Early Education and Equitable Development. He hopes to, one day, be the voice of the unheard Indian.
Dr. Nirmala Murthy has been PAF’s Director since its inception in 2003. She has over 3 decades of rich experience in health management information and evaluation systems, nutrition, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and population projects. Her professional experience includes being a consultant to various large scale projects of State and Central Governments in India, the World Bank, DFID, UNICEF, Ford Foundation, and others, in India, Asia, and Africa. She is the Founder and President of the Foundation for Research in Health Systems (FRHS). She has a number of papers and publications related to health policies, programmes and research to her credit. She holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Bombay University, and a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA.
Dr. Thelma Narayan is an epidemiologist, health policy analyst and activist who coordinates CPHE and is director of SOCHARA School of Public Health Equity and Action (SOPHEA). She is actively involved in many initiatives to include being an advisor the National Rural Health Mission and the National Health Systems Resource Centre. She has written extensively on health and has to her credit a large number of reports, publications and papers. She has a Degree in Medicine from St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and a Doctorate in Public Health Policy, both from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Dr. N Suresh is an accomplished practicing chartered accountant and is an authority in Taxation, Non-government and Non-profit organisations (NGOs/NPOs), the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), and many more. He has authored several books and articles on varied topics relating to corporate laws, accounting, and taxation. He regularly contributes articles to leading Tax magazines, presents papers, addresses seminars and conferences conducted by several professional bodies, study circles, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and actively participates in public forums. He is a visiting faculty at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), Nagpur and the Direct Taxes Regional Training Institutes (DTRTI) in Bangalore and Chennai. He is a graduate in Commerce from Bangalore University and holds a Doctorate in Taxation., apart from being a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.