The Management Committee (MC) includes the founder and six 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.
Dr. 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 17 years of experience in diverse areas of HIV/AIDS 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.
Under her leadership, SAATHII has built the capacity of more than 300 agencies to expand HIV prevention, PMTCT, care, support and treatment services, strengthen MSM, TG, and PLHIV community systems, integrate HIV services with legal aid and economic empowerment services, foster large multi-sector partnerships, advocate for treatment access and health rights of sexual minorities, and facilitate knowledge sharing across the country. Dr. Raghavan is a 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. 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. L. Ramakrishnan
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. At SAATHII, he is responsible for establishing, expanding, and overseeing operations in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Towards this, Ramki 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. Currently, he oversees the EU-supported Property Ownership and Legal Literacy project (POLL) in eight states of India, the State Training and Resource Center (STRC) in Rajasthan, and the Socio-Legal Protection Initiative in Odisha and Rajasthan. He is also involved in internal and external capacity building in areas of monitoring and evaluation, documentation, operations research, and gender and sexuality.
Dr. 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 ten 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 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 addition, he has advised other programs on decentralization of HIV care services, health system strengthening, and operational research. Currently he is the Project Director of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives for PPTCT in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and is the technical adviser for various projects across the organization.
Mr. Manish 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. Currently he works as the Project Director of PPTCT initiatives in Maharashtra and Manipur, co-administers the SAATHII e-forum, and coordinates the dissemination of HIV/AIDS fact sheets translated into multiple Indian languages
Mr. Anupam Hazra
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. Anupam has been involved in most of SAATHII's community strengthening initiatives such as the Support Centre Project, Coalition-Based Advocacy Project, and Project Pehchan.
Mr. Santanu Pyne
Mr. Santanu Pyne is the Associate Director, Administration and Finance, and divides his time between Kolkata and Chennai. 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.