Chief Executive Officer
Anandhi Yagnaraman has been in the Education and Non-Profit sector for over 17 years. She began her career as a volunteer teacher in a school for visually impaired children and continued teaching, becoming the Head Teacher at The Akanksha Foundation. Subsequently, she joined the Akshara Foundation, designing and rolling out intervention programs in Mathematics and English across 1400 schools.
Prior to joining CSA, Anandhi was the Senior Director Operations of The Akanksha Foundation, where she led expansion and all non-academic functions across 20 schools in Mumbai and Pune.
Anandhi has a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of London. She has also completed the Executive Education program from Harvard Business School on Strategic Non-Profit Management.
Our team has a blend of professionals from the development
sector as well as the commercial sector. We love what we do and our
passion drives us to make an impact wherever we are!
CSA wouldn’t be what it is today without the incredible and dynamic team that works at the grassroots & support functions every day to catalyst social change.
Head – Programme & Operations
Shweta is a development sector professional with 15+ years of experience in the areas of Psychological Counseling, Program Management, and Human Potential Development. She always aspired to be a change force in the area of health, education, livelihood and creating a difference to human lives and experiences.
In her previous stints, she has worked with ‘Kaivalya Education foundation’ (CSR by Piramal group) and headed the Gandhi Fellowship Program for Mumbai location.
In her current role, Shweta is heading overall operations and programs across all 4 states. Her role encompasses management of CSA’s various programs, operations, staff development & recruitment.
Senior Manager – Development & Communication
Wilma has done her Bachelors in Microbiology from Mumbai University followed by a Post graduation from Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai. She is a seasoned professional with 15+ years of experience working in diversified roles both in the corporate & developmental sectors.
Her role involves driving fund raising initiatives, managing donor relations as well as planning & implementing internal and external communication for relevant stakeholders.
She is passionate about our work & believes in the adage ‘Living Life to the Fullest!’
Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts
Yogesh is overseeing Finance & Accounts at CSA. He has done his MBA in Finance from Mumbai University and is pursuing ICWA. He has a total of 13 years work experience in the Developmental sector having worked in National and International organisations like Oxfam India and Alert-India.
He has completed 5 years in CSA and is additionally managing HR, IT & Administration tasks as well.
Senior Program Officer – Odisha
Anupam is a social work professional with 6 years of experience. After completing his Bachelors in Education from Utkal University, he started working as a Project officer at Swabhiman, a State level NGO working for the rights of persons with disability.
Program Manager – Madhya Pradesh
Deepesh is a social work professional with 14 years of experience in development sector majorly working in the field of child welfare. He has done his Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Devi Ahilya Bai University, Indore in the year 2004.
Program Manager – Pune
Lucy is a social work professional with 14 years of experience. After completing her Masters in Social Work from BVDU Pune, Lucy started working as Program Co-coordinator at CASP-CFN Pune.
Senior Program Officer – Mumbai
Mugdha is a social work professional with 8 years of experience. After completing her Master’s in Education from SNDT Women’s University, she started working as a Project Assistant in Stree Mukti Sanghatana with women’s collective.
Senior Program Officer – Goa
Suchith is a social work professional with 7 years of experience. After completing his Bachelors in Social Work from Rajgiri College of Social Sciences – Cochin, Kerala under Mahatma Gandhi University, he pursued his Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Science - Mumbai with specialization in Criminology and Justice.