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DIR Staff


Each morning, DIR Health Promoters start the day by practicing yoga together. It is a chance to put some distance between their daily lives in the basti and their work as community leaders and agents of change.

The full complement of DIR Staff typically comprises a physician, a nutritionist and an administrator, fully qualified professionals who together oversee the training and management of the team of Health Promoters (HPs). DIR recruits HPs from within the community it works in, thereby ensuring that the staff brings local knowledge into DIR and that community relationships and trust are already in place.

DIR takes care to engage individuals who reflect the cultural diversity of the communities in which it works.

DIR Staff November 2013

NameDate JoinedCurrent Position
Veena Rani12.2005Senior Health Promoter
Mayao3.2006Senior Health Promoter
Meena Kumari04.2007Senior Health Promoter
Sangeeta Rawat04.2007Health Promoter
Sarita Semwal07.2009Health Promoter
Sunita Mukhiya06.2011Health Promoter
Sanjeev02.2006Health Promoter
Lata Guswami06.2008Health Promoter
Banita Rawat06.2008Health Promoter
Meenakshi Negi12.2008Health Promoter
Urmila Devi12.2012Health Promoter
Dhruva Kumari11.2012Health Promoter
Suman11.2012Health Promoter
Sushma Bisht04.2007Health Promoter
Sunil Vidla12.2005Property Manager
Mrs. Natasha Sharma07.2009Nutritionist/Administrator
Miss Tavleen Kaur10.2013Physician
Ravi08.2013Driver/Teacher’s Assistant
Mr. Madan Paul10.2013Driver
Mrs. Reena Paul08.2013Teacher
Mrs. Meenakshi Chauhan04.2010Teacher
Mrs. Manjeet Kaur04.2008Teacher
Sona11.2013Stitching Teacher