Board Members

Sudhakar Rao

Director and Chairman

Sudhakar Rao is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer from the 1973 batch. During his tenure he held several key positions with the Karnataka State Government. He also served Union Government as Under Secretary, and later Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power; Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; Director, Prime Minister’s Office; and as Minister (Economic) in the Embassy of India in Washington DC, USA. He was a recipient of the Kannada Rajyotsava Award for Public Service awarded by the Government of Karnataka in 2010. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


Dr. Nirmala Murthy - Director

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…

Dr. Thelma Narayan - Director

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…

Dr. N Suresh - Director

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…

Team Members

Annapoorna Ravichander

Executive Director

Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander has over 30 years of experience in the field of communication, training and workshops for a wide audience both within and outside India. She is a member of several institutes to include Editor at Large, South Asia at On Think Tanks and an Associate at Kivu International. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.

Divya Luther

Communication Officer

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…

Esha Daftari

Consultant Designer

Esha Daftari’s interests lie in design and photography. She started her career 12 years back as a Graphic Designer and has been working…