Board Members

Kathyayini Chamaraj. Mrs. – Executive Trustee

A freelance journalist based in Bangalore, writing for over 23 years on development issues, mainly for Deccan Herald. She has worked extensively with Government of Karnataka on child labour and primary education. She is involved with several organisations and social movements, especially the Right to Food and Work Campaign. She is a recipient of the ‘Journalism for Human Rights’ Award for 1997 given by PUCL, among others.

Dr. Manjulika Vaz – Trustee

A freelance development consultant. She specializes in organization development for the non profit sector as well as government agencies. She also facilitates inter-organizational development and change through action research and client training workshops. A member of the Institutional Ethical Review Board, St John’s Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore, Reviewer of SAGE publications and Independent Assessor of Credibility Alliance, she has several publications to her credit.

Mrs. Asha Kilaru – Trustee

Is Member of state working group of the Janaaroghya Andolaan Karnataka (the People’s Health Movement),JAAK representative to the Dept of Women and Child Development (DWCD) health and nutrition committee to address malnutrition in children 0-6 yrs of age, developed detailed recommendations and guidelines for DWCD and Dept of Health and Family Welfare, Assisting in various evaluation projects between JAAK and the State Health Resource Center, Govt of Karnataka.

Dr. Anjula Gurtoo

Acting Chairperson & Professor of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Science

Prof. D. Jeevan Kumar

Former Professor of Political Science
Bengaluru University

T. R. Raghunandan, IAS (Retd.)

Consultant, Decentralised Public Governance and Anti-Corruption

Dr. Supriya RoyChowdhury

Institute for Social & Economic Change

Mr. N. V. Vasudeva Sharma

Executive Director
Child Rights Trust