Parinaam's staff comprises of individuals who are passionate about the cause of social development and together have years of experience working in the sector. However the most critical aspect that melds them into an awesome team is that "corporate best practices" rules in Parinaam.
Elaine Marie Ghosh, Executive Director She started Parinaam Foundation in 2007, is personally involved in all its activities and provides the day-to-day support that the Foundation needs.
Mallika Ghosh, Chief Operating Officer Mallika completed her education in Emerson University, Boston, USA. She spent seven years in Advertising; her last job was as Head of Film Division, South India for McCann Erickson. In January 2010, she chose to move to social development and worked as a consultant with Parinaam for five months before deciding to become a full-time employee. She supervises and develops the Parinaam Programs, such as the Financial Literacy Program (Diksha) and the Academic Adoption Program.
Gunashekar MSK, National Project Manager -- Diksha, HealthCare, and Education Guna joined Parinaam after working at Sankara Eye Hospital, Shristi Special Academy and The George Foundation and brought with him his extensive experience in the field of Healthcare. He has completed Masters in Social Work (MSW), Master of Philosophy in Social Work (M. Phil) and has a PG Diploma in Human Resource Management. He supervises the Diksha Financial Literacy Program across India for Ujjivan Financial Services and oversees all the Parinaam initiatives in the area of Healthcare, Education and Livelihood.
Nirat Segal, Program Associate -- Diksha Nirat interned with Parinaam Foundation for 2 summers, where she organized and managed a 5 week summer camp for 90 children and coordinated the safe water awareness and livelihood program (Jalmitra Program) across India. She has completed BA Economics Honors from Christ University, Bangalore, and is currently working with us full time as Program Associate for the Diksha -- Financial Literacy Program.
Vanishree Kasaragod, Program Manager -- Ultra Urban Poor Program Vanishree joined Parinaam Foundation in August, 2013 as the Program Manager for the Urban Ultra Poor Program. She brings over seven years of experience in the social sector. Previously, she worked with the Centre for Leadership and Management in Public Service (C-LAMPS) to improve the quality of public education in Karnataka. Prior to that, she was a Project Manager at the Society for People's Action for Development, a STI/HIV/AIDS prevention group for sex workers. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Mangalore University.
Kritika Kailash, Program Associate, Urban Ultra Poor Program Kritika Kailash joined Parinaam in July, 2013 as a Program Associate for the Urban Ultra Poor Program and Academic Adoption Program. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Public Policy. Previously she worked at ReSurge International and interned with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in Washington, D.C.
Manjula Devi. S, MIS Analyst -- Diksha Program Manjula joined Ujjivan in 2007 and worked as a Data Entry Operator in the Insurance Team under their Operations. She also worked as a TL in the Insurance, Accounts and Finance Departments. She is currently our MIS Analyst for Diksha - the financial literacy program.
Kathyayini M, Accounts Officer Kathya, joined Parinaam recently after working at Ommi Forge Pvt. Ltd an Iron and Steel Industry for 5 years as Accounts Executive handling Tally Erp 9 Package. She has completed B.Com from Mangalore University.
Renuka Munivenkatappa, Field Coordinator -- Urban Ultra Poor Program. She is a graduate in Arts and has had experience working in Myrada for five years as a community facilitator. Renuka joined Parinaam Foundation as a community worker in the Urban Ultra Poor Program and facilitated its implementation from its inception. Renuka is self-motivated, energetic and an efficient problem solver.
Mala E., Senior Community Worker - Urban Ultra Poor Program Mala has had five years of experience working as a Link Worker in a PHC. She has joined Parinaam as a UUPP Community Worker and has proved to be extremely efficient in the field, supporting all health issues for our beneficiaries. During centre meetings and house visits, she counsels them on health and hygiene. Mala is a hard worker and has earned the trust of our beneficiaries.
Amathul Aleem Siddiqua, Community Worker - Urban Ultra Poor Program Siddiqua joined Parinaam as the community worker for the UUPP. She is soft-spoken but very disciplined and proactive. She has a rich experience of working as community organiser for women's group and enjoys teaching handicrafts, embroidery and henna designs, which attracts women to her. Being familiar with working in the urban slums, she carries out her duties with great diligence.
Indira. M Community Worker - Ultra Urban Poor Program Indira has recently joined Parinaam Foundation as a community worker. She was previously working as a social worker for the government. She has a deep knowledge about facilities and services available for the underprivileged and will benefit our families.
Ankitha V. Community Worker -- Ultra Urban Poor Program Ankita has recently joined Parinaam Foundation as a community worker under UUPP (Ultra Urban Poor Program). She was previously working with ICICI Bank -- Credit Card Department, as a tele-caller.
Richard Kumar.D Administrative Assistant Richard worked in Ujjivan for 3 years and then moved to Parinaam to handle the Administrative work. He maintains the Budget and Accounts for Health Camps, Sports Day activities and maintains document records for all Parinaam Programs. His ability to perform multiple tasks has made Parinaam more efficient and effective on a day-to-day basis.
There are many dedicated staff from Ujjivan assigned to Parinaam for our various programs.