A post graduate diploma holder in Human Resources from XISS – Ranchi, Puja joined CRY in 1994 to set up the HR function. Prior to that, she worked with Citicorp and KSIL. She was appointed Chief Executive of Child Rights and You in February 2010.
Director – Western Region
A post graduate diploma holder in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) from Sophia College Polytechnic, Kreeanne began her career with ORG-MARG designing market research projects with children for brands like Colgate Palmolive and Colgate etc. She joined CRY in 2000 to lead the Resource Generation team in West and in 2005, set out to establish the marketing function for CRY America. She came back to India in 2010 and took up her current role of Regional Director – West. Kreeanne’s passion lies in unlocking peoples’ potential to take transformative action that will deliver impact for marginalized children and communities.
Director – Finance, IT & Planning
A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience across industries, Sridhar joined CRY as General Manager – Finance in 2006. In 2010, he took on the role of Director – Finance with added responsibilities of the Information Technology and Organizational Planning.
Director – Southern Region
Suma, a Business Management graduate from XLRI, has worked for several years in the market research industry as a qualitative researcher – in companies such as Nielsen and TNS (UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia). Driven by her belief in every child’s right to a happy childhood, she joined CRY in 1991 and currently heads South as a region.
Director – Resource Mobilisation
Vatsala has worked in advertising for close to two decades on clients like J&J, Unilever, LG and Maruti. She has also set up a design portal, run a successful home catering business, worked as a textile consultant and is a published writer. She believes that every single person has limitless potential and she hopes that her work at CRY will help India’s children realize theirs.
Director – Eastern Region
Trina joined CRY in 2003 and worked with grassroots organisations in Bengal. She moved on to execute CRY’s volunteering programme with the youth eventually leading the function nationally. Today she is the Regional Director East. A Chevening Scholar, she holds a degree in Social Work from The Tata Institute of Social Sciences and in Human Rights from the University of Essex. Ask her what keeps her happy and she’ll tell you her secret- good music and ‘I wish to do something for children’ a line she hears far too often from people.
Kiran Babu Darla
Director – Development Support
Kiran is passionate about child rights and is a development professional with 28 years of experience in program designing and M&E with a focus on child rights. He has worked both in government establishments as well as with international NGOs like KNH Germany, ERIKS Sweden & ICA Japan. Kiran strongly believes in every child’s right to participation to build their agency and prevent atrocities against them.
Director – Northern Region
A post graduate in Social Work from M.S University, Vadodara, Soha joined CRY in 1997. In her initial years, she worked on women’s empowerment with Nirantar – where she realized how gender norms need to be tackled right from childhood itself. At CRY, she anchored the Volunteer Action function and spearheaded public participation as a fundamental lever for change. Today, she is Regional Director – North, chairs the sexual harassment committees at CRY as well as Expedia India and has been a jury member for the The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2014 & 2018 – a worldwide acclaimed youth recognition program.
Director – Policy, Research, Advocacy and Documentation
Priti has 16 years of experience working on the social development issues with a focus on child rights, across India, South Asia and South East Asia. Her core skills are on evidence based research, policy advocacy, program management and capacity building. She has worked with organizations like Plan International and SOSCV International and has also provided advisory and consulting services to many Bilateral, International, National and Grass root NGOs, corporate and companies.