Core Team

Raj Laxmi Dash

Raj Laxmi Dash

Manager (Strategy & Communications)
Child Rights & Protection
Raj Laxmi possesses a masters in Legal studies from a reputed University. A development professional by heart, having over 8 years of professional experience in working in the fields of Child Rights/Protection and Primary Education. She is presently working with YCDA as the Manager- Strategy and communications. She looks after the external communications and internal organizational strategies of YCDA.
Arun Pradhan

Arun Pradhan

Sr. Outreach Manager
Momentum in alternative care in the state of Odisha UNICEF
Mr. Arun possesses double Master degrees in social science & English! A hardcore professional, who has contributed over 16 years of his professional life to YCDA. His area of expertise lies in child protection and child rights. Apart from program designing, he has tremendously contributed in drafting state guidelines and policy framework on Alternative Child Care. He has excellent facilitation skills to manage interdisciplinary, multicultural, and inter-institutional teams which has contributed to organizational growth to much extent.
Rupam Mahapatra

Rupam Mahapatra

Sr. Coordinator
Resource Centre On Alternative Child Care
Ms. Rupam is a development professional with over 17 years of experience in managing projects on women and adolescent health, community health, HIV/AIDS, Child rights and child protection. She has experience in program designing, implementation, research, monitoring & evaluation, Sponsorship Management and Fundraising. Ms. Rupam has Master degree in Sociology; her exposure and professional experience in working with many prestigious organizations have certainly contributed to the organization’s development.
Suresh Kumar Pradhan

Suresh Kumar Pradhan

Program Manager
Adolescent Health and Hygiene, APPI
Suresh is a Post Graduate in Social Work (MSW) and has an additional degree (Post graduate diploma in community health management –PGDCHM). Having over 17 years of experience in India and abroad in the fields of Community Health and Nutrition, Disease Control & Research Programme, Child Rights/Protection and Education, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in Disability, Migration and Urban Governance. He is presently working with YCDA as the senior programme manager Adolescent Health and Hygiene
Subrata Jena

Subrata Jena

Sr. Project Coordinator
Alternative Child Care
Subrata is a post graduate having done her MBA in Finance and Human Resource. She has 12 years professional experience in the developmental sector. Her endeavor in the sector has helped her in sharpening her project implementation, management and documentation skills. Her knowledge on visibility, budgeting, study, research and analysis is at par. She is the key personnel looking after the implementation of Alternative Family based Care programs in the area of Bolangir, Odisha. As an associate she is very cooperative, active and an energetic in the field.
Ajit Bastia

Ajit Bastia

Sr. Programme Manager
Livelihood Promotion
Mr. Ajit is a senior grassroots development professional with more than twenty six years of experience. He holds a MBA degree, specialization in Rural Marketing. Project designing, budgeting and implementing, ensure program compliance, financial management and training abilities to manage partners are some of his core competencies. Presently Mr. Bastia is working as Senior Program Manager in Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA) leading Livelihoods domain of YCDA.
Debi Prasad Tripathy

Debi Prasad Tripathy

Finance Officer
YCDA
Mr. Debi Prasad has been associated with YCDA since 2009 having professional degree of MBA(Finance). He looks after overall financial management such as budgeting, funds forecast, budget analysis and allocation of various projects. A man who is known for his soberness and patience, does his work with utmost sincerity and efficiency.
Manguli Nayak

Manguli Nayak

Assistant Program Manager
Education & ECCE
Mr. Manguli is a Master in sociology, specializes in Child Development and protection has about 16 years of experiences in social development sector. He is involved in Project level Planning, Monitoring, implementation follow up & Documentation review. A team player, who is also known for his critical views on project implementation.
Satya Swarup Patnaik

Satya Swarup Patnaik

Project Manager
Satya Swarup is a Commerce Graduate and has done his MSW from Utkal University. He has a career experience of 14 years and we admire his dedication and love for his work. An active team leader and open learner. He looks after Integrated Child Protection Project (ICPP) which mainly focuses on creating protective environment for the children, reducing their vulnerabilities and enhancing their development possibilities. His competencies are planning, designing, monitoring, implementing and evaluating the programmes with absolute dedication and perfection.
Mrutunjoy Kandpan

Mrutunjoy Kandpan

Project Coordinator
E-Shakti (Digitalization of SHGs)
Mrutunjoy had joined YCDA as an intern from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (T.N) back in the year 2015. Since then he has been working with YCDA as a full-timer in different capacities. He is currently leading the "E-shakti" programme which digitalizes over 3500 Self Help Groups (SHGs) across 5 blocks of Bolangir District. He is an active and loyal employee of YCDA and we truly acknowledge his contribution to the organization.