Trustees

The Trustees of the Anusandhan Trust constitute the governing board of CEHAT. The Trustees are responsible for the overall vision and mission of CEHAT and provide guidance, act as a sounding board and the final authority for the redressal of grievances, and intervene if there is a crisis. Similarly individual Trustees involve themselves with the work of CEHAT which is of direct interest to them and also provide advice and guidance to the researchers and administration when called upon to do so.

Dhruv Mankad (Managing Trustee): Graduate in medicine. A leading spokesperson on Primary Health care in Maharashtra. He was Director of VACHAN, a Nashik based NGO, for nine years. Presently he is at VACHAN as its Acting Director.

Dr. Jaya Sagade: Doctorate in Law; her research areas are women's rights, violence against women, mental health and law; Retired as Vice Principal from ILS Law College, Pune. Currently is Director, Women's Studies Center, ILS Law College.

Padma Prakash: Doctorate in Sociology,Specialistion in sociology of medicine and health, sociology of sports, academic journalist, women's rights and health activist, is Editor/Director, eSocialSciences, an Asia focused repository and publication space, a unit of IRIS Knolwedge Foundation. She was formerly Acting Editor/Associate Editor, Economic and Political Weekly.

Mohan Deshpande: Graduate in Medicine. Involved for more than two decades in School Health Education and Training of Village Health Workers, grass root activists especially on Health-Communication.

Dr. Raghav Rajagopalan: Graduated in Chemistry and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA (1984). His first work phase was in grassroots organisations for a decade, with an exposure to public health, agriculture, dairying, fisheries and allied livelihood sectors. Next, he became a Fellow of Sumedhas Academy, and embarked on a phase of consulting in Human Relations (HR) and Organisational Development (OD). In his third career phase, Raghav built an independent practice in OD consulting and undertook teaching. After successful completion of a doctoral programme in Systems Sciences, he continues consulting, with the application of systems thinking to large scale, complex problems. He is a visiting fellow in Germany.

Padmini Swaminathan: Doctorate in Economics,her research areas are Industrial Organization, Labour and Employment, Occupational Health, Education and Skill Development - From a Gender perspective. Currently Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad.

Vibhuti Patel: Doctorate in Economics. Women's rights, and social activist. Has made important contribution to Women's Studies and gender Economics. Presently, she is a professor at TISS, Mumbai.