IDEA Team 2017-07-21T10:12:52+00:00


Mr. Balakrishna Pillai

Dr. Usha Pillai

Mrs. Sushama  Apte

Mr. Dattatraya  Waghmare

Dr.Usha Varghese.

Smt. Krupavati Iyer

Mr. Unmesh Krishnan


Governing Council Members


The Governing Council is the Apex policy making body at IDEA. Being an active social organization, our members are used to donning multiple roles and support the ultimate motive of societal welfare. Apart from taking policy level decisions each member has also taken up the responsibility of certain major focus areas in order to ensure smooth administration and operations for the initiatives undertaken by IDEA.


S.No. Name Designation in IDEA Background Key responsibilities in the Board
1 Mr. Balakrishna K. Pillai President and TrusteeCo-founder An Engineering Graduate with more than 35 years of service as experience through several important projects. Technical Support, Finance and Policy
2 Dr. Usha Pillai Co-founder & Director A PhD in Social Work, she has 26 years experience in Social Sector. NGO Management
3 Mr. Ajay Talreja Hon. Treasurer An IT Specialist by profession with more than 10 Years experience of working in the corporate sector Technical support and Finance
4 Mr. Dattatraya S.Waghmare Trustee  A post graduate from Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) with more than 47 years experience in Govt. Departments and various NGOs Operations and Advisory on Governance issues
5 Dr. Prachee Joeg Member A PhD in psychology, she is a consultant and trainer by profession with 10 years of experience Guidance and training to staff and volunteers on Counseling
6 Mr. Ashok G. Budhkar Member With more than thirty years  of experience in Finance and Management with Private Limited Organiations, Public Limited Companies, Autonomous Bodies / Research & Development Institutions of Govt of India,  NGOs & Chamber of Commerce & Industry Guidance in Financial Matters & resource Mobilization
7 Mr. Sachin Gokhale Member B.Com, CA , he has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounts and banking related aspects in various organisations in India like Cummins, Bharat Forge, TACO and in the UAE in FMCG and construction sectors Technical support and Finance
8 Dr. Vijay Kulkarni Hon.Secretary A PhD in Social Work, he has 25 years experience in Social work teaching & Research work Guidance and training to staff and volunteers


IDEA  Staff  as on 1 April 2017 

  1. Dr.  Usha Pillai (Director)
  2. Ms. Mrinal Badawe (Associate Director)
  3. Mr. Ravikiran Patil (Associate Director)
  4. Mr. Arun Kamble (Manager: Accounts & Admin)
  5. Ms. Ancy Stephen ( Resource Mobilizaton Manager)
  6. Ms. Usha Bhosale (Facilitator-cum-Instructor)
  7. Mr. Suraj Mohite (Coordinator )
  8. Mr. Vinayak Landge (Accounts and Admin. Assistant)
  9. Ms. Swati Karhale (Social Worker)
  10. Mr. Vilas Waghmare (Programme Co-ordinator)
  11. Ms. Manjusha Pandit (Senior Programme coordinator)
  12. Ms. Anita Chalwadi (Social Worker)
  13. Mr. Rajesh Paikrao (Senior Programme coordinator)
  14. Mr. Surekha Sukale (Senior Social Worker)
  15. Ms. Anita Khatikpatil (Senior Social Worker)
  16. Mr. Pranav Tribhuvan (Marketing Executive)
  17. Ms. Jyoti Pawar (Instructor)
  18. Ms. Shaila Khunte (Instructor)
  19. Ms. Anjali Katole (Facilitator-cum-Instructor)
  20. Mr. Prafulla Uparwat (Special Educator)
  21. Ms. Vidya Gholap (Special Educator)
  22. Ms. Preeti Prabhune (Consultant- Community based Learning Centers)
  23. Ms. Bhavna Gharodiya (Coordinator)
  24. Mr. Kamlesh Bhilare (Office Assistant)