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Society for Community Health Awareness Research and Action

Governance

General Body Members

The Society consists of a general body of members from multi-disciplinary backgrounds committed to community health. Any changes in the mandate of organization are to be approved by general body. General body will meet once in a year to review the progress of the organization. We have a 23 member general body along with 3 honorary members.

Executive Committee

SOCHARA is registered Society, under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 7A (1960). The Society is the supreme authority and endorses all the decisions and developments of the Society. There are seven member Executive Committee (EC) consisting of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary-Coordinator and three additional members. The executive committee looks after the work of the Society and provides the necessary superintendence and control. The Secretary is the person responsible for the overall functioning of SOCHARA and its units. The Secretary is also the Director/Coordinator of SOCHARA-SOPHEA. Each unit also has Coordinator/s responsible for the respective unit. We have 4 sub committees (FMC, PMU, ARC, SISEC) to feed into the EC.

Executive Committee Members (ECM)

Dr. Pruthvish
President
Preventive & Social Medicine
Dr. Denis Xavier
Vice-President
Pharmacology
Mr.Gurumoorthy M
Secretary cum Coordinator
Social Work / Engineering
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer
Biostatistics and Demography
Dr. Mani Kalliath
Member-EC
Public Health and Community Mental Health
Dr. Susanta Ghosh
Member-EC
Entomologist
Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
Member-EC
Pediatrics and Community Health

General Body Members (GBM)

Dr. H. Sudarshan
Member
Community Physician
Dr. Mohan Isaac
Member
Psychiatric and Community Mental Health
Dr. P. Chandra
Member
Child Health
Mr. Sam Joseph
Member
Development
Dr. Anand Zachariah
Member
Medicine
Dr. Muraleedharan.V.R
Member
Health Economics
Mr. Abhijit Sengupta
Member
Former Secretary, Department of Culture, GoI
Prof. Shanmugavelayudham
Member
Social Work
Dr. Madhukar Pai
Member
Epidemiology / Community Medicine
Dr. Neela Patel
Member
Community Medicine
Mr. K. Gopinathan
Member
Personnel Management
Dr. K. Ravi Kumar
Member
Public Health
Dr. Arvind Kasturi
Member
Community Medicine
Dr. Thelma Narayan
Member
Epidemiologist, Public Policy
Dr. Kishore Murthy
Member
Health Management.
Dr. Sunil Kaul
Member
Public Health
Mr. Edward Premdas
Member
Social Work and Law
Dr. Ravi D'Souza
Member
Community Medicine
Dr. Ravi Narayan
Member
Public Health, Industrial Health, Preventive & Social Medicine
Dr. M.K. Vasundhra
Member
Preventive & Social Medicine
Dr. Sr. Aquinas Edassery
Member
Medicine and Community Physician
Dr. Shirdi Prasad Tekur
Member
Child Health
Ms. Valli Seshan
Member
Development
Dr. N. Devadasan
Member
Public Health
Mr. A. Arumugam
Honorary Member
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Dr. D.K.Srinivasa
Honorary Member
Community Medicine
Fr. John Vattamattam
Honorary Member
Theology

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT (PMU)

Dr. Thelma Narayan
Member
Epidemiologist, Public Health Policy
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer
Bio-statistics and Demography
Mr. Ameerkhan K
Member (Co-Coordinator, SOCHARA)
Social Work
Prahalad IMP
Member (Co-Cordinator, SOCHARA)
Environmental Science

FINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (FMC)

Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
FMC Chair
Child Health and Community Health
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer
Bio-statistics and Demography

SOCHARA INSTITUTIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND ETHICS COMMITTEE (SISAEC)

Dr. Arvind Kasturi
SJNAHS, Bangalore
Chairperson
Dr. Manjulika Vaz
SJRI-SJNAHS- Bangalore
Vice-Chairperson
Mr. As Mohammad
Treasurer, SOCHARA, Bengaluru
Member
Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
Member
Child Health and Community Health
Mr. Arvind Narrain
Member
Rev. Fr. Clement Campos
Redemptorist- Bangalore
Member
Mr. Lawrence Liang
Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore
Dr. Rajeev Basapathy
Member
Dentist

ACADEMIC RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)

Dr. Magimai Prakasham
Camera Academy - Chennai
Dr. Mohan Issac
Chairperson
Psychiatric and Community Mental Health
Dr. Kabir Sheikh
PHFI - Delhi
Dr. Karen Mathias
EHA
Dr. Adithi Iyer
IIM- Bangalore
Dr. Miguel San Sebastian
UMEA University - Sweden
Dr. Anna Karin Hurtig
UMEA University -Sweden
Dr. Mario Vaz
SJNAHS-Bangalore
Dr. Shantidani Minz
CMC - Vellore
Dr. Nergis Mistry
FMRI- Mumbai
Dr. John Porter
LSHTM, London
Dr. Thelma Narayan
Secretary (Till Aug'2019)