Governing Council

  • YRA India
  • November 10, 2017

Dr. Mrunalini Fadnavis-President.

Dr Fadnavis has PhD in Economics and has been associated with Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur as the Principal since 1984.  She is a renowned economist and associated with National & International forums and organizations. Dr Mrunalini Fadnavis is appointed as new Vice-chancellor of Solapur University.


Ms. Seemantinee Khot- Vice President.

Ms Khot has completed her Master of Arts & Social Work from TISS, Mumbai. She has 25 years of all-around experience in development sector. Worked with PRIA, BAIF, an expert in developing & managing the implementation of comprehensive development programs on gender, coordinating multi-stakeholder analysis & policy research. She remained Global Director of Suzlon Foundation, CSR arm. Currently, she is a freelancing consultant.

Mr. Laxmikant Padole- Secretary.

Mr Padole is primarily an agriculturist who is also the Director & Head of operations of Neem Foundation Research and Technology Development Centre, Nagpur. He has developed & implemented several innovative ideas in the development of Neem processing machinery, Neem products, and awareness among the farming community since the year 2000.


Mr. Raghunath Chauvan- Treasurer.

Mr Chavan is Commerce graduate and an expert in Credit and Co-operative Societies. He has conducted extensive studies in the Rural Areas. Handling 12 different cooperative credit societies with A+ grade classification certified by auditors.


Dr. Deeplaxmi Kulkarni -Joint Secretary.

Dr Kulkarni has completed her PhD in Human Rights and has 12 years of Research experience. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and HoD of Zoology at Bharatiya Mahavidyalaya, Amravati with rich research background in Animal Physiology, Entomology and Ecology.


Mr. Mohan Surve – Member.

Mr Surve has completed his Master’s degree in Social Work from Mumbai. Currently, he is the CEO of Vikas Sahayog Pratishthan (VSP) a network organization working on the issues of poor and deprived sections of the society in Maharashtra. He has been working in the development sector for the last 20 years.


Dr. John Menachery-Member.

Dr Menachery is the Principal of Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work, President of  Varadaan – Indian Institute for Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare, and General   Secretary of the Maharashtra Association of Social Work Educators. He is a consultant to the Govt. of India for various Governmental Project and Schemes.


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