Our Team

Our Team

ARMMAN's diverse and experienced team comprises of individuals with domain expertise in medicine, public health, social work, technology, management, research, M&E, administration, finance, HR, resource mobilization and communication dedicated to the ultimate aim of creating a world where every mother is empowered and every child is healthy.

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Dr. Aparna Hegde

Urogynecologist, Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Trustee, ARMMAN

Dr. Aparna Hegde is the Founder, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of ARMMAN. During her medical residency, Dr. Hegde witnessed closely how pervasive systemic problems let to preventable maternal and child mortality and morbidity. Unable to tolerate the status quo, she founded ARMMAN while completing her medical training in the US.
Dr. Hegde is an internationally renowned Urogynecologist. She is Associate Professor (Hon) of Urogynecology and is setting up the upcoming Department of Urogynecology at Cama Hospital, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India’s first comprehensive Center of Excellence in the field. She is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Health, Delhi and Consultant Urogynecologist at Global Hospital, Surya Hospital and Women’s Hospital, Mumbai. Read More


Ramesh Padmanabhan

Chief Executive Officer


Carlyle Pereira

Chief Program Officer


Shirley Varghese

Director – Finance & Accounts


Swati Saxena

Director – Resource Mobilization, Communication & New Initiatives


Dr. Rajnish Gourh

Director –
Operations & Monitoring


Neha Madhiwalla

Director – Research


Dr. Bhuvaneswari Sunil

Director – Research


Dr. Chetan Purad

Director – Programs (Integrated High Risk Pregnancy Management & Tracking)


George John

Director –
HR and Administration

Kumar Madhu Sudan

Kumar Madhu Sudan

Project Director – Kilkari and Mobile Academy

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Malika Malhotra

Senior Consultant – Content


Suresh Chaudhary

Senior Consultant – IT