Meet The Team


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-Andy Matheson

Chief Advisor, Oasis India

Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
ABOUT

Mangneo Lhungdim joined as Executive Director of Oasis India in October 2016. He has been progressively engaged in the development sector since 1998. Prior to joining Oasis India, at Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) Mangneo held the Deputy Director position leading the senior management team in implementing national flagship development and humanitarian programmes. He is also a trained peace advocate (MPI-Mindanao) and has supported the initial phase of the Joint Peace Mission Team (JPMT) in North-east India during and in the aftermath of conflicts.

Sulekha Thapa
Deputy Director (Partners, PQ, PHT)
ABOUT

Sulekha heads our projects in both south and West. She also manages several support functions. An alumnus of University of Mumbai, Sulekha comes with grassroots experience in healthcare, counseling, learning and Livelihoods and Prevention of Human Trafficking in an NGO set up. She has over a decade of experience in health education as Senior Tutor, Bombay Nurses Training Institute of Bombay Hospital and Dr. B. Nanavati Hospital.

Meena Jebaraj
Head of Finance-Compliance & Investments
ABOUT

Meena has over 16 years of experience in the NGO sector as a finance professional. Prior to joining Oasis, Meena has held different roles in various capacities in World Vision and Bangalore Baptist Hospital. She obtained a B.Com degree from Bangalore University, and a MBA (Financial Accounting) from the Indian Institute of Business Management & Studies, Mumbai.

She is currently Head of Finance-Compliance & Investments.

Tongkhomang Haokip
Head of DRR, ER, CCA Programs & NE
ABOUT

Tongkhomang Haokip (Mang) joined Oasis India in May 2021 as Manager NE India with a Post Graduate degree in Sociology with 22 years of experience in the development sector has untiring passion to serve the needy and marginalised. He started his career in a national humanitarian relief and development organization and continues to serve for 22 years in other similar agencies. A self-made and passionate holistic development worker, during which he has gained first-hand experiences in administration, training, project management, community development and transformation, disaster preparedness and relief, Organizational Development, and in education and school improvement. Prior to joining Oasis India, he served in the capacity of Managing Director in SPTWD – for 5 years, and earlier in a as Director - Programmes in NEICORD for 5 years, and Programme Coordinator – Project, Training, Monitoring Officer and administration in EFICOR for 12 years.

He is currently Head of DRR/CCA/ER & NE

Tanya Verony
Social Work Manager-South
ABOUT

Tanya Verony heads the Chennai team at Oasis India. She has been with Oasis since October 2018. Tanya has been leading ANEW, an organization working for women empowerment prior to Oasis for more than 8 years. Moved by passion into social work, she holds Masters in Physics from University of Madras and Business Administration from Anna University. She enjoys her recent role working on improving quality of lives, developing and empowering Chennai communities, engaging local people in creating change which gives her a sense of positive emotional feelings and life satisfaction that being the point of convergence to become a change maker.

Jayasheepa Nambi
Sr. Manager-Program Finance
ABOUT

Having graduated (B.Com)  from Mumbai University, Jayasheepa has a varied experience from handling accounts in SNEHA NGO for 2 years and then committedly serving Oasis India since 14 years.  A thorough professional, over the years Jayasheepa has contributed greatly in shaping and strengthening financial management for Oasis India and now  doubles up in efficiently managing administrative responsibilities as well for the Mumbai region.

Jayasheepa currently serves in the capacity as Sr. Manager - Program Finance

Shraddha Shelke
Social Work Manager-West
ABOUT

Shraddha Shelke originally from Pune, I have completed my Masters of Social Work degree.

From 2006 I am working with Oasis India now I am looking after Nalasopara and Kamathipura as a Social Work Manager -West

Diana Jagtap
HR Manager-Learning & Development
ABOUT

Diana Jagtap, HR Manager-learning and development. 4.5 years of experience in entire human resource management. Currently pursuing labour law from Bharati Vidyapeeth -Pune (distance education)

Vishwas Udgirkar
Manager-Fund Raising & Communication
ABOUT

Vishwas Udgirkar heads the Fund Raising and Communications team at Oasis India. He has been with Oasis since September 2014. Vishwas has also been working in developing and executing organizational strategy for Fund Raising. Prior to joining Oasis India, he was involved in sensitising young people on various social issues, resource mobilization and event management . Vishwas chose to be in the social sector as he really wished to pursue a career that is more meaningful and fulfilling, not only professionally but personally as well.

Philip Devaraj
Programme Manager-Bangalore
ABOUT

He holds a degree in Masters in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry University and a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Christ college. Before joining Oasis India in 2016, he had a fulfilling career in the corporate world for a little more than a decade, in the capacity of managing and handling teams in the area of customer care support for UK and US customers. As he always wanted to follow his heart’s desire in reaching out to people in the communities, he, therefore, took a career break and pursued his interest in counseling from UTC, Bangalore which helped him to empower individuals, families, and small groups emotionally. During this phase it has given him a lot of exposure to the unmet needs of the underprivileged communities of our society, to reach out to the marginalized, and to help and care for the people in need.

 

“Being part of Oasis India has given me the privilege to work closely with communities and one gets an opportunity to engage with young people and in making a positive impact in their lives and help build their families. Hence, I believe that Oasis India provides a platform for everyone to serve and reach out to people in need, to learn and achieve its organizational goals”

Sandhya Catherine
Education cum Project MEAL Officer
ABOUT

Equipped with Graduation from St Joseph’s University & MA in Applied Sociology from Christ University Bangalore, Sandhya has always been passionate about working in the development sector. A self-driven person with penchant for teaching, she specialises in capacity building programmes for Children and Youth. Research Methodology and Qualitative Analysis is another forte of her. She had a stint with Asha Foundation and Serious Fun as a Leadership Trainer. Since 2016 she has been part of Oasis India, starting in the capacity of a Youth Support Officer. Occasionally she also offers her services to St Joseph’s University as a Guest Lecturer for Sociology and Industrial Relations. Her cheerful countenance and friendly disposition helps her to strike chord across age groups in the projects.

Ms. Elizabeth Padma Paul
President
ABOUT

Ms. Elizabeth Padma Paul has served on the board of Oasis India for over a decade and half / two decades holding various honorary positions as Treasurer, Secretary and at the AGM 2022 she was elected as President of the society and Committee of Management (CoM). She is a lawyer specializing in labour law and holds a post graduate degree in personnel management and industrial relations. She is B.A in economics from Mumbai University and holds a diploma in business management. Liz, as she is fondly called in Oasis India has equal hands-on governance experience of the voluntary sector. Liz, brings on board with her more than two decades of experience in the IT services industry, extensive experience across employee engagement, talent acquisition, management and development. In the corporate arena, she is currently Sr. Vice President and heads the Human Resources department at Clover Infotech - a leading IT services and consulting company .

Mr. Vaibhav Moon
Vice President
ABOUT

Mr. Vaibhav is CEO at Udhhar (Transforming the unreached with sustainability) Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He has MBA (Marketing & Finance) and has served at an international charity for 10 years before starting Udhhar as a mission in 2017. Vaibhav is passionate about child development and community development. He has over 20 years of experience in child and community development sector. He has expertise in Programme, Partnership Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Capacity Building, Program Management, Advocacy, Networking and resource mobilization, Public speaking, Public Relations and strategic planning. Vaibhav was inducted into Oasis India society in the year 2020 and was elected as Vice President of the Committee of Management at the AGM 2022 for a six-year term.

Dr. Kimneihat Vaiphei
Honorary Secretary
ABOUT

Dr. Kimneihat Vaiphei is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Social Work in National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). She has a Master’s in Social Work, an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Psychiatric Social Work. Her interest is on Women mental health, linked with perinatal clinic and is involved with psychosocial assessment and interventions, marital and family intervention, group work intervention with caregivers and spouses of women, bonding assessment, and intervention. She lives by the motto ‘live and let live’. You will find her listening to music, doing DIY craft, watching football matches in her leisure time. she is fluent in English, Hindi, Mizo and Manipuri. At NIMHANS, she is also the Co-Investigator of Project Stree Manoraksha (Funded by Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India). Dr. Kimneihat was inducted to the board of Oasis India in 2020 and as a member of Committee of Management. She has assumed the position of Honorary Secretary w.e.f. July 2022. .

Mr. Vijay Alexander
Honorary Treasurer
ABOUT

Mr. Vijay Alexander has been on the board of Oasis India for over 17 years carrying out various responsibilities as President and Chair of Sub-Committee. He has been elected as Hony. Treasurer in July 2022. Vijay has worked with Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd (as Vice-President, Banking Consulting); ANZ Grindlays Bank plc (as Head, Financial Markets Sales–S. India); and State Bank of India, Mumbai (as Probationary Officer). He has earned B.A.(Hons), 1979 & M.A. Econ History, 1981, St Stephen’s College, Delhi University. M Phil, 1985, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. FRM, Global Association of Risk Professionals, 2001. He has vast experience in the banking and IT sectors. An alumnus of St Stephen’s College and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Vijay is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Associates of Risk Professionals, NYC. Vijay stepped down as a Vice President for Oracle Finance Service Software Ltd. Bangalore where he managed the FLEXCUBE Consulting delivery team for wealth management products and strategic business process consulting around core banking solutions. Ever since, Vijay has been contributing to the voluntary sector as consultant and as board members. .

Mr. Clarence D’Souza
Honorary Member
ABOUT

Founder & Managing Director of Clanel Corporate Service Pvt . Limited, Mumbai and Director & CEO, Aletheia Technologies Pvt. Limited, Mumbai Clarence is a well-recognized name in the IT industry. With a sterling career that has spanned over 25 years, Clarence’s reputation precedes him. He has been in various capacities throughout his work life, including executive and professional manager with established IT companies. Today, he is a proud entrepreneur, with exemplary execution skills and business acumen. He holds an Economics degree and a Masters in Marketing Management. Clarence firmly believes in driving business through a partnership model and nurtures relationships. That is what has made him such a successful professional. Clarence’s stated Goal is to build organizations, that builds careers, is customer centric and values the principles of Integrity, good stewardship and social responsibility. .

Dr. Hemkhothang Lhungdim
ABOUT
Dr. Hemkhothang Lhungdim is a Professor and Head, Department of Public Health and Mortality Studies - International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai-400088 Prof Lhungdim obtained M.A., M.Phil. and PhD from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi and joined IIPS (Mumbai) in 1995. Prof Lhungdim has been involved across the country in the National Health flagship program under the Ministry of Health and bilateral agencies. He has also been involved in developing/preparing course modules, coordinating MA/MSc programs, training workshops (as trainer and organiser), and presented papers at national and international seminars/conferences. He has also received training in demography at Cairo Demographic Centre, Egypt (2001), and attended summer/short courses on population/reproductive health at the East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawai USA (2000), centre for population studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2004), and The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore (USA, 2005)
Ms. Kim Maria Misao
Honorary Member
ABOUT
Ms. Kim Maria Misao is Country Director-India, Free The Slaves, New Delhi. She has 18 years of mid and senior management experience working in national and international non-profit organizations in various states of India. Have worked in the arena of Sustainable Development vis a vis the Millennium Development Goals (livelihood, health, education) An alumnus of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gujarat and Jesus & Mary Collage, Delhi University, Kim has worked with CASA, IFHD, HIVOS and Skill share international before taking over the Country Directorship at Free the slaves USA.
Dr. Pradeep Ninan
Honorary Member
ABOUT

Dr. Pradeep is a qualified Consultant Paediatirc Surgeon and Deputy Medical Superintendent at Madhipura Christian Hospital in Bihar. He is committed to the cause of ethical and wholistic healthcare and to the elimination of inequalities in healthcare provision because of geographical, socio-cultural, economic and gender biases.

Mr. David Solomon
Honorary Member
ABOUT

Mr. David is an experienced development professional with demonstrated capacities in Strategic Planning, Program Evaluation, Strategic Partnerships for NGOs. Strong team management skills with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Osmania University. Till recently he was with B-ABLE (Basix Academy For Building Lifelong Employability) as Business Head and also as Head of South States. Also as Head-National Employability Centre for a short stint. David has a very extensive experience in International and national field across eastern India (Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha), North India states and south India and has held senior responsibilities in Catholic Relief Services, National Employability Centre and Centre for Vocational Education & Workforce Development. He also served as Executive Director, ECLOF India. .