The Management Committee (MC) includes the founder and five directors who are responsible for collective management of the organization, staff capacity strengthening, and new program development. They ensure accountability, transparency, and cost effectiveness in all its operations. The MC meets quarterly and updates the Board of Trustees on a periodic basis.
Sai Subhasree Raghavan
Dr. Sai Subhasree Raghavan is the President of SAATHII, based out of New Delhi. She received her PhD in Human Nutrition from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai, India, and completed her postdoctoral training in public health and nutrition at Columbia University in New York, USA. Dr. Raghavan has more than 20 years of experience in diverse areas of public health in India and the USA. Prior to 2004, Dr. Raghavan worked as Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases of Harlem Hospital Center of Columbia University and co-directed a course on Epidemiological Research in Developing Countries at the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Raghavan was also actively involved in research on macro- and micro-nutrient complications and long term metabolic toxicities among PLHIV from minority communities.Currently, Dr. Raghavan is Chief of Party of Project Sambhuya, an initiative to strengthen Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) in the private healthcare sector. Dr. Raghavan is a former member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and was an elected member of The Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) from 2009 to 2012.
Dr. L. Ramakrishnan is the Vice President of SAATHII, based in Chennai. He earned his doctorate in 2000 from The University of Texas at Austin, USA. He has over two decades of experience in the application of quantitative methods in basic and applied sciences ranging from conservation biology to public health, and has worked in health and human rights non-profit settings in USA and India. As of 2018, his portfolio includes support to the m-Maitri digital health initiative, to LGBTIQA+ inclusion programs Empower, Access and Vistaara, Project Sambhuya, and Project Svetana. He has previously led programs on mainstreaming and decentralization of HIV/AIDS services, legal and social protection for PLHIV, use of ICT to bridge information gaps, program evaluation, and capacity building of implementers of health interventions. He is also involved in internal and external capacity building in areas of monitoring and evaluation, documentation, operations research, and gender and sexuality.
A. Sathish Kumar
Dr. Sathish Kumar Angappan is Country Director of SAATHII, located in Chennai. He received his MD in Sexually Transmitted Diseases from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. His technical expertise includes supporting government and civil society agencies in designing and delivering comprehensive and quality prevention and care services to HIV affected families. He has over 14 years of experience in areas of STI and HIV prevention, care, and treatment, and maternal and child health and has been instrumental in the expansion of SAATHII’s programs in these areas. At SAATHII, Dr. Sathish Kumar has previously led programs on family centered care continuum, STI prevention, prevention of parent to child transmission, mainstreaming of HIV services, and capacity building of health care providers. In 2018, Dr. Sathish leads CapTB, an EGPAF-UNITAID supported pediatric HIV initiative for the private sector, and advises programs in PMTCT, capacity building of healthcare providers, and organisational strengthening, to name a few.
Manish Soosai Mudaliar
Mr. Manish Soosai Mudaliar is Regional Director of SAATHII, based in Nagpur. He has received Masters in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan of Mumbai University. He has more than ten years of experience in the area of HIV/AIDS. His core competencies include program management, conflict resolution, human resource management, and fundraising. His areas of technical expertise include PPTCT, prevention among street children, and care and support services. At SAATHII, Manish is responsible for establishing, expanding, and overseeing programs across west-central and north-east India. In this capacity, he has led programs on decentralization of HIV care services, clinical mentoring of pediatric care providers, community based HIV testing and counseling among antenatal women, and operational research on assessing the feasibility of multitasking by frontline healthcare workers. He was also instrumental in establishing organization-wide systems for governance, capacity strengthening, and human resource management, while helping to expand new areas of growth for SAATHII. In 2018, he leads SAATHII's prison intervention initiative Subhiksha (supported by Elton John AIDS Foundation) and an EU-supported initiative Sangraha that focuses on SFG 16 and its applicability to preventing and addressing violence faced by the LGBTIQ+ communities. He has previously worked as the Project Director of PPTCT initiatives in Maharashtra and Manipur, and coordinating the dissemination of HIV/AIDS fact sheets translated into multiple Indian languages.
Mr. Santanu Pyne is the Associate Director, Administration and Finance, and divides his time between Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi. His expertise is in financial management. Santanu has been involved in most of SAATHII's projects in eastern India, and is currently involved in strengthening organization financial systems and donor compliance.
Mr. Anupam Hazra is the Associate Director of Programs, and divides his time between Kolkata and Delhi. His expertise lies in program management, strategy planning, and development and strengthening of MSM and transgender community groups. In 2018, Anupam leads the Community Based Screening project Sahay (supported by Mac AIDS Fund) and is involved in business development and technical support to most of our LGBTIQ+ initiatives. Anupam has previously been involved in most of SAATHII's community strengthening initiatives such as the Support Centre Project, Coalition-Based Advocacy Project, and Project Pehchan.