Governing Body

Sandhyarani Pattanaik

Sandhyarani Pattanaik

President
Development Consultant
A passionate social worker, completed her Masters Degree in Social Work over twenty-five years of experience. She worked with District Blindness Control Society under Health Department in Odisha and then moved to work as a CSR head of a Corporate House. She possesses in depth knowledge on various grassroots issues in Odisha.
Sadananda Mishra

Sadananda Mishra

Vice President
Educationalist
A Post Graduate from Sambalpur University working with the Education department since early 1996-97. Mr. Mishra takes immense interest on classroom transaction using various innovative methods for the slow learners. Apart from this he works for mobilizing communities for better education system. He was an active participant in world teacher’s programme and has represented YCDA in many occasions.
Rajendra Meher

Rajendra Meher

Secretary
Development Professional
A qualified& experienced professional with over 30 years of indulgence in providing quality care and support to the deprived across the state of Odisha. His in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and techniques have immensely contributed in YCDA’s growth and credibility. He is a well-known personality in the development sector for his work child rights, Adolescent health and livelihood promotion. His work on promotion of various family-based care, de-institutionalization and Family strengthening are recognized across the country and abroad.
Gouranga Pradhan

Gouranga Pradhan

Treasurer
Financial Consultant
After completion of Management degree in Finance, Mr. Gouranga worked in many reputed organizations in the state and holds expert knowledge on FCRA and Income Tax norms in NGO sector. His main competency lies in tracking the financial flow and financial planning as well as analyzing the Organization’s finance management.
Manoj Ku. Mohapatra

Manoj Ku. Mohapatra

Council Member
Development Professional
Mr. Manoj has spent most of his career working for the marginalized communities focusing on Tribal and Dalits. Possesses solid knowledge on participatory program evaluation and monitoring of various development projects. He has served long in the Juvenile Justice Board. Mr. Mohapatra is currently leading the Viswa Yuvak Kendra (VYK) a leading NGO in the state.
Pradeep Kumar Behera

Pradeep Kumar Behera

Council Member
Development Professional
An active youth icon during his younger his days, Mr. Behera soon after completion of Masters in Social Work joined the leading Youth Organization- Nehru Yuva Kendra as a District Coordinator in the backward districts where he aided to organize rural youth for social change. His work has been recognized by Government in many instances, Mr. Behera presently looks after the youth activities of YCDA.
Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhury

Council Member
Gender Expert
Soon after completing her University education, she joined the development sector. She was always passionate to work for the deprived communities. She has worked in many settings with livelihood, SHG and entrepreneurship development of rural women. Organizing women in rural areas and working for their empowerment is her area of core interest. She contributes in Gender integration in YCDA programs.