Governance

General Body Members

The Society consists of a general body of members from multi-disciplinary backgrounds committed to community health. Any changes in the mandate of organization are to be approved by general body. General body will meet once in a year to review the progress of the organization. We have a 23 member general body along with 3 honorary members.

Executive Committee

SOCHARA is registered Society, under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 7A (1960). The Society is the supreme authority and endorses all the decisions and developments of the Society. There are seven member Executive Committee (EC) consisting of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary-Coordinator and three additional members. The executive committee looks after the work of the Society and provides the necessary superintendence and control. The Secretary is the person responsible for the overall functioning of SOCHARA and its units. The Secretary is also the Director/Coordinator of SOCHARA-SOPHEA. Each unit also has Coordinator/s responsible for the respective unit. We have 4 sub committees (FMC, PMU, ARC, SISEC) to feed into the EC.

Executive Committee Members

Dr. Mohan Isaac
President
Community Mental Health
Dr. P. Chandra
Vice President
Child Health
Mr. Sam Joseph
Secretary
Development
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer
Biostatistics and Demography
Dr. Sunil Kaul
Member - EC
Public Health
Dr. Mani Kalliath
Member-EC
Public Health and Community Mental Health
Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
Member-EC
Pediatrician

General Body Members (GBM)

Dr. Ravi D'Souza
Member
Community Medicine
Dr. H. Sudarshan
Member
Community Physician
Dr. Susanta Ghosh
Member
Entomologist
Dr. Pruthvish
Member
Preventive & Social Medicine
Dr. Anand Zachariah
Member
Medicine
Dr. Muraleedharan.V.R
Member
Health Economics
Mr. Abhijit Sengupta
Member
Former Secretary, Department of Culture, GoI
Prof. Shanmugavelayudham
Member
Social Work
Dr. Madhukar Pai
Member
Epidemiology / Community Medicine
Dr. Neela Patel
Member
Community Medicine
Fr. John Vattamattam
Honorary Member
Theology
Dr. D.K.Srinivasa
Honorary Member
Community Medicine
Mr. A. Arumugam
Honorary Member
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Mr. K. Gopinathan
Member
Personnel Management
Dr. K. Ravi Kumar
Member
Public Health
Dr. Arvind Kasturi
Member
Community Medicine
Dr. Thelma Narayan
Director Academics & Policy Action - SOCHARA
Epidemiologist, Public Policy
Dr. Kishore Murthy
Member
Health Management.
Ms. Padmasini Asuri
Member
Nutrition
Mr. Edward Premdas
Member
Social Work and Law
Dr. Ravi Narayan
Member
Public Health, Industrial Health, Preventive & Social Medicine
Fr. Claude D'Souza
Member
Sociology and Development
Dr. M.K. Vasundhra
Member
Preventive & Social Medicine
Dr. Sr. Aquinas Edassery
Member
Medicine and Community Physician
Dr. Shirdi Prasad Tekur
Member
Child Health
Dr. Denis Xavier
Member
Pharmacology
Ms. Valli Seshan
Member
Development
Dr. N. Devadasan
Member
Public Health

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT

Dr. Adithya Pradyumna
Co-Convener, Transition Team
Mr. Ameerkhan K
Co-Convener, Transition Team
Mr. Sam Joseph
Secretary
Mr. Victor Fernandes
Admin Officer
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer
Dr. Thelma Narayan
Director Academics & Policy Action

FINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Mr. Sam Joseph
Secretary
Mr. Victor Fernandes
Administrative Officer
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer
Dr. Thelma Narayan
Director Academics & Policy Action
Mr. K.Gopinath
Member

SOCHARA INSTITUTIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

Mr. As Mohammad
SOCHARA - Bangalore
Mr. Lawrence Liang
Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore
Rev. Fr. Clement Campos
Redemptorist- Bangalore
Ms. Kathyayini Chamaraj
CIVIC- Bangalore
Dr. Manjulika Vaz
SJRI-SJNAHS- Bangalore
Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
MYRADA-Bangalore
Dr. Arvind Kasturi
SJNAHS, Bangalore
Dr. D.K. Srinivasa
Member
Mr. S.J. Chander
Member
Mr. Abhijit Sengupta
Chairperson

ACADEMIC RESEARCH COUNCIL (CHLP PHASE3 - 2015)

Dr. Magimai Prakasham
Camera Academy - Chennai
Dr. Kabir Sheikh
PHFI - Delhi
Dr. Karen Mathias
EHA
Dr. Adithi Iyer
IIM- Bangalore
Dr. Miguel San Sebastian
UMEA University - Sweden
Dr. Anna Karin Hurtig
UMEA University -Sweden
Dr. Mario Vaz
SJNAHS-Bangalore
Dr. Shantidani Minz
CMC - Vellore
Dr. Nergis Mistry
FMRI- Mumbai
Dr. John Porter
LSHTM, London
Dr. Thelma Narayan
Secretary (Till Sep'2016)
Dr. Mohan Issac
Chairperson