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Team Category: Core Team

Core Team

Suraj Patil

Suraj Patil (Project Officer)

Suraj Patil holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from Dr. B.S.K.K.V. Dapoli and Masters in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai with a specialization in Marketing. He has worked on commercial vegetable production, competitor’s analysis of Agrochemicals, Socio-economic empowerment of tribal communities, marketing of modern agricultural technologies, Supply & Chain management of agricultural produce in his Academics. He had previously worked as Project Officer in Palghar under the Climate-Smart Village Programme (Joint venture of Borlaug Institute of South Asia & Tribal Development Department) for 4 years. At present, he is associated with AROEHAN as a Project Officer in the Livelihood sector in the Mokhada block since February 2021. His interest lies in agriculture & allied business, livelihood development & entrepreneurship development.

At present, she is associated with AROEHAN as a Project Officer for the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Project in 45 hamlets in Mokhada Taluka since October 2020.

Tamanna Sayyad

Tamanna Tabassum Sayyad (Project Officer)

Tamanna Tabassum Sayyad holds a Masters in Social Work {MSW} with a specialization in medical and psychiatric social work. For the past 4 years, she has been associated with the Sulochana Thapar Foundation (2-year fellowship with Avantha foundation) in MCHN programs. Her core skill areas include liaison and networking with ICDS, Health Department, and Panchayat Samiti to improve the quality of maternal and child health in tribal and rural communities.
At present, she is associated with AROEHAN as a Project Officer for the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Project in 45 hamlets in Mokhada Taluka since October 2020.

Ranjana Joshi

Ms. Ranjana Joshi, Project Officer (MIS and Documentation)

Ranjana holds a B.Sc Zoology from Wadia College Pune and Masters in Environmental Sciences from Pune University (Savitribai Phule University currently and an M.A. in Education from Azim Premji University specializing in different pedagogies and methods of teaching. She has a very rich and diverse experience of working with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education Mumbai. She had the opportunity to work for the European project “Science Education for Diversity” which is conducted in six countries of the world, to be a Member of the Organizing committee of “Asian Science Camp 2010” held in August 2010 in Mumbai, and to work for the National Talent Search activities which is a collaborative AEES-HBCSE Community Development Project (TNP) (2010-2011). She also worked as an educator for Environmental engineering with the Laxmi Institute of Technology in 2015. At present, she is associated with AROEHAN as an MIS & Documentation Officer since February 2020.

Bhalchandra Salve

Bhalachandra Salve, Project Officer (Community Development)

Hailing from a remote place in Mokhada, Bhalachandra brings the flavor of tribal life to Mokhada. With a post-graduate degree in Arts, he holds expertise in governance and livelihood. Furthermore, he has experience in holding public hearings. He implements the community development activities at the Dahanu location.

Chetan Bhoir

Chetan Bhoir, Project Officer (Infrastructure and Supplies)

Chetan is a technical resource who has completed his degree in civil engineering from MGM College, Navi Mumbai. Previously, he has worked with Jijau Construction Ltd as a highway engineer. At AROEHAN, he provides technical support to interventions on water conservation. His interest lies in designing and technology.

Ganesh Sarode

Ganesh Sarode, Project Officer (Infrastructure and Supplies)

Ganesh comes with expertise in agriculture. He pursued BSc. in Agriculture from MP Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri. He believes in bringing innovations to the field, making farmers’ lives simpler and easier with better income generation. At AROEHAN, he handles the agriculture intervention.

Vandana Maurya

Vandana Maurya, Project Officer (Community Development)

After post-graduation in Biotechnology, she has been associated with Govt. and private organizations as a researcher for 4 years. Further, she was selected as Women Scientist (WOS-C by DST) and worked as Patent Associate in a law firm. She opted to work in the social sector as a passion and went on to complete the SBI fellowship. In Aroehan, she implements the STEM initiative.

Madhuri Mukane

Madhuri Mukane, Project Officer (Community Development)

Madhuri has a great interest in the development of vulnerable groups especially the adolescent girls. She has a degree in social work from Pune University and experience of over a decade. She has also worked with BAIF for 4 years. At AROEHAN she implements community development activities targeted at improving health and governance.

Hrishikesh Gadekar

Mr. Hrishikesh Gadekar, Manager (Finance and Administration)

Hrishikesh has graduated in commerce from the University of Mumbai and has more than 20 years of experience in accounting. He comes with expertise in HR, Admin, and Finance domains. He has worked with reputed organizations such as Noma Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd, Fourcee Infrastructure. Hrishikesh leads the finance and admin team at AROEHAN.

Nitesh Mukane

Mr. Nitesh Mukane, Project Manager (Infrastructure and Supplies)

Nitesh is among the staff who are working with us since the inception of the organization. He holds degrees in rural development and agriculture. His interest lies in water resource management, livelihood, and strengthening local self-governance. With a decade of experience with the community at present, he is leading the infrastructure and supplies team at AROEHAN which includes the verticals of Livelihood and Water conservation.