The Antara Foundation brings together talented and committed individuals, bound by a common determination to make a difference.

An address from our Founder-Director, Ashok Alexander

Meet our leadership team here.

Anam Sherwani

CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FOUNDER DIRECTOR
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Ankita Pandey

PROGRAM LEAD (Training & Implementation)
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Ashok Alexander

FOUNDER-DIRECTOR
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Ashutosh Gautam

PROGRAM LEAD (Training & Implementation)
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Balaji Govindarajan

SENIOR MANAGER (Finance & Accounts)
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Bijayalaxmi Panda

STATE COORDINATOR – PARTNERSHIPS
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Chandrika Bahadur

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Danish Kalim

Sr. Associate IT
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Dinesh Dadhich

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
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Kritika Pandey

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
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Neeraj Jham

DIRECTOR (Programs)
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Paras Nath Sidh

DIRECTOR (Programs)
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Piyush Bhatt

SENIOR PROGRAM LEAD (Training & Implementation)
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Pooja Mathur Pande

DIRECTOR- HUMAN RESOURCES
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Prerna Gopal

CHIEF OF STAFF to the CEO
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Priyadarshini Roy

DIRECTOR- PROGRAM
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Rajesh Suryavanshi

Program Lead - Community Intervention
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Sanjat Acharya

DIRECTOR – Finance & Operations
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Sanyam Kapur

PROGRAM LEAD- M&E, IMPLEMENTATION AND KNOWLEDGE
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Shelly Dutta

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
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Sremon Dhar

Sr Associate Program
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Program Officers

Our implementation is led by young, passionate colleagues at the field level

Our Program Officers – Training and Implementation each manage a block comprising 100-150 villages. They implement TAF programs across the block, working with frontline workers, community leaders, block health officials, and other stakeholders. Our Program Officers – Nurse Mentoring and Capacity Building, are nursing professionals with significant technical and practical experience in maternal, newborn and child health. They adopt five public health facilities each based on the delivery load and other key maternal and newborn health indicators and train the staff nurses to bridge gaps in critical knowledge and skills. They also work towards facility readiness for providing quality services.

Meet some of our dynamic program officers and nurse mentors and hear about their experience at TAF.

Radha Pradhan

Senior Program Officer, Nurse Mentoring and Capacity Building

Year End Reflections

Championing Change

Journey of a Program Officer

Our Fellows bring enormous energy to field operations.

The Antara Foundation Fellowship is one of the most grassroots-immersive programs in the development sector. This unique program blends the hands-on practice of problem-solving and leadership with mentorship from industry veterans. Our fellows learn to become empathetic leaders who can drive innovation, own projects and outcomes, and build critical skills.

Chandrika Bahadur, our CEO, speaks about the Fellowship Program

“The best solutions to complex problems often come from those closest to the issues.”