The United Way Hyderabad team has a mix of people with varied experiences, development and corporate sector expertise and a passion for advancing the common good. Each member of our team makes an important contribution to each other’s success and makes our work place so much richer. While we have a strong work ethic, we also know how to have fun doing what we love.

Rekha Srinivasan


Experienced CEO with over 24 years of work in Social Sector space. Skilled in NGO Management, Fundraising and Project Operations. Passionate about Rights of the vulnerable and Livelihoods of the poor. Experienced in Large scale project evaluations, program design and worked on several forward looking documents for Donors and Academic Institutions. Social development professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies with special interest in Development Communication from Bangalore University and certification in reporting mechanisms to UN treaty bodies, Legal rights of Women and Advocacy skills.

Bhushan Reddy


An Engineer turned development sector professional with over 8 years of experience working with national and international development organizations; including for-profit & not-for-profit social enterprises and NGOs in the areas of sustainable livelihoods, alternate energy, skill and entrepreneurship development. At United Way of Hyderabad, he manages resource mobilization and leads environmental initiatives.

Girija Tulpule


Girija Tulpule has training in Social Work and Public Policy. She has 12 years of experience doing research, training, capacity building, program design, program management as well as evaluation. At United Way Hyderabad, she manages the Community Impact department. She manages NGO relationships and grants. She also designs the curated projects in the thematic areas of education, health and livelihoods. In addition to that she also handles occasional photocopying, stapling, courier delivery and tea/coffee making.

Sumana Arikarevula


Over 7 years of experience in Business Strategy, Organizational Development and Project Management. With an engineering and Management background, Sumana joined United Way in its startup phase and has been instrumental in its exponential growth by creating growth strategies and streamlining processes. She currently leads Fundraising, Automation and Digital Marketing functions at United Way of Hyderabad.

Anusha Rayanaveni

Sr Associate

Anusha Rayanaveni is a young energetic individual , Completed MBA -Finance from Padala Rama Reddi Colleges, Hyderabad. She has completed B.Com (Computers) from Vijayanagar College of Commerce, Hyderabad . Anusha has worked as a Passport Assistant in Bhujatha Enterprises for a year before joining United Way of Hyderabad. She joined United way in 2019 ,She loves children and In her spare time, she gives free coaching and tuition to primary school kids. She is passionate to carve out a career for herself in the field of Accounts & Administration. She works with the General Administration team of UWH, accounting to the financial reports from NGOs for donors & Financial Due diligence along with Admin and vendor coordination and UWH Internal team .

Desu Prasanna


Prasanna Desu is a young and energetic Professional, who has completed B.Com and pursuing MBA in Finance. Has started her career at United Way of Hyderabad in the Finance Department and has successfully completed over 2 Years in the Organization. Key Areas: Accounts, Admin Managment, Auditing, Documentation.

Asma Begum


With 4 years of field experience, Asma currently works with CI team as a Field Officer for project Equip. She is a people's person and is an expert in handling SMCs(School Management Committees). She is empowered to do whatever it takes to make sure the schools she works with becomes as good as they could

Bhanu Prasad


Bhanu Prasad has 12 Years of experience in Non Government Organisations. He completed his graduation in Bachelor of Education. Giving training to community activists and teachers, preparing work sheets as per government curriculum, interaction with government officials for approvals and permissions. At present he works in Project Equip as Executive in United Way of Hyderabad - Identifying and Analysing the needs of the schools, bringing approval from the Education department, maintaining good relations with government officials.

Mahender Battu


Mahender is very passionate towards rendering service to the community, he completed his MBA from JNTUH and then started his carrier as a Project coordinator for INDIA HIV/ AIDS ALLIANCE besides working he completedd his MSW from SVU Tirupathi. He has 8 1/2 years of rich experience in program implementation in areas like education and health at grass root level. His Competencies are people, process, logistics, Monitoring and Multi tasking. Hobbies are watching TV and Internet browsing

Maheshwari Ieatharaju


Maheshwari has M.Com from Shantiniketan Women's College and an MSW from Roda Mistry College of Social Work and Research Centre. Although started out as an BPO, her passion towards social service and communities made her to go back to study social work in a formal setup. she has 9 years of experience doing field work,training.At United way Hyderabad,she manages NGO relationships,Due-diligence and Grants.

Ramulu Kanduri


With 26 years of experience in the NGO sector Ramulu brings to the Organization his sound exposure in people development space. Ramulu had contributed effectively to several projects in Education, Health, Livelihoods, Child labour and Self Help groups. He also has given Nationwide trainings on Community mobilization, joyful learning, self-confidence etc. He is an influencer with expertise in liaisoning with stakeholders. His special focus is working with marginalized groups and minorities. Currently he wroks for project Equip on SMC strengthening,Community Mobilization etc.. Ramulu possess graduation degree in Journalism. Apart from his job, he enjoys travelling and exploring.

Sumani Bommu


Passion for volunteering and helping others has made me take up multidisciplinary studies and shift jobs' says Sumani.She started her career as a Software Engineer, then as a Trainer in an Engineering college, and finally has got acquainted with the sector through UWH. She possesses a Masters degree in Psychology and has done certification in Disaster Management studies.She enjoys spending time with students and is an expert in engaging them.She Currently works with CI Team on STEM Projects.

Venkata Ramesh K


Compleated M. Com degree from Andhra University having 14years experiance in NGO sector worked with Plan International India Charpter for 9 years letter joined worked with Mytrah Foundation and present working with United Way of Hyderabad from April'19 onwards, here I am looking after the accounts, Statutory complainces financial reporting.

Rashmi Srivastava


Rashmi is an experienced Banking and Quality professional with a work experience spanning over a decade in the banking industry. Post her career break for few years after being a monther, Rashmi joined United Way of Hyderabad in 2019 and currently takes care of Administration, HR and Finance departments. While remaining passionate about her work, Rashmi also believes in living life with a smile. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, a vocalist and a trained Zumba instructor. She is passionate about community servicing, persuing her passion.

Sathish Arukonda


Satish is again an Engineer passionate about the sector, and has done his Masters in Social work. He worked for Magic Bus India Foundation, has 4 years of experience working in the sector. He believes that community participation is of profound importance in an intervention. Mobilizing community, encouraging their engagement as it evolves, educating them through trainings is his kind of work. He actively involves in all volunteering activities. At UWH he works with several projects under Education domain.

Shekar Yasani


Shekar comes with 15 years of expereince in Non profit space. Specialized in community mobilisation & promoting Community Based organisations. His expereinces were more into handling Rural developments projects in the field of Education, Health & Women & Child development . He is part of Project Equip handling various educational projects in United Way of Hyderabad.

Shivanand Talakeri


Shivanand Talakeri is a Post Graduate in Thermal Engineering, he has done his B.E with Mechanical. He has 5 years of experience in teaching. With his relevance to the field, he currently supports the STEM Projects at UWH

Vindhya Bhandari


Vindhya Rani Bhandari is a Post Graduate in Rural Development Management (RDM) from National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad. She has worked with GESBI, ICICI and Dell International Services before switching gears towards the development sector and obtaining a Masters in RDM from NIRD in 2009. She has worked both with the Corporates as well as in the Development sector. She has worked in different capacities in various organizations from implementation side, project management side and as well as from monitoring and evaluation. She was part of project designing while working with Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes co-operative Finance Corporation Ltd. She has close to 10 years of experience and skills in different job roles in social development sector and thus have a rich, varied and multidimensional perspective and abilities. At United Way of Hyderabad she manages livelihood projects and the School Centered Community Development project. She also shares the responsibility towards maintaining relations with NGOs and donors at UWH. While remaining passionate about her work, Vindhya also believes in living life with a smile.

Wasim Akhtar


Wasim holds training in MA development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He has 2.5 years of exp[erience in project implementation on the ground in many parts of western and central India. At UWH, he leads an environmental initiative and designs curated projects in environmental themes. His hobby is to play carom and take part in theatre art forms.

Neha Dhingra


Neha has close to a decade of experience working in the development sector, she has conceptualised strategy and rollout plans, monitoring and evaluation of plan of projects, devised advocacy strategy, assessed and devised capacity building of team members, along with stakeholder engagement plans. Her extensive work experience along with Education Social work and M.Phil in Women’s Studies have equipped her with strong academic knowledge along with good research skills. She enjoys doing qualitative research and at UWH she is in charge of the Education and livelihoods programmes. In her free time, she loves to sing, read books, practice yoga and bake breads!

Ishtiyaque Bahram


Ishtiyaque Bahram is a professional Social Worker with 7 years of experience in the Development sector.Worked in Centre for Environment Education, Teach for Change and SAFA on various education and environment project. My experience involves the implementation of the program in Government schools across with the goal of mobilizing a movement of change agents to improve the lives of children, providing quality education, and promoting STEM education.

Mumtaz Parveen


Mumtaz Parveen ,a development professional has more than 12 years of experience in community mobilisation,Training and Program Management in non profit organisations .She had worked with Govt departments, NGO's and INGOs like Action Aid India,Sevakendra Calcutta,UNICEF, SAFA Soiety across West Bengal and Telengana.Major area of interest are Women Empowerment,allinace building,Networking,advocacy and transforming society through Education.

Saikiran Golluri


Saikiran is passionate towards volunteering and has been an active participant in community events with an experience of 7 years in Non-Government Organizations. He is a Post Graduate with Masters in Social Work from Osmania University. He started his career as Coordinator for Naandi Foundation and also worked for many NGOs like CAP, Room to Read & UWM and with experience in organizing Cluster meetings, trainings and capacity building programs to ensure the community management & support and interaction with government officials for approvals and permissions. At present he will be working for Environmental Projects- Community Impact team – Managing on ground operations of Environmental projects, Liaison with govt agencies, Community engagement and reports.

Sirisha Pappu


Engineer turned Educator, Teach for India Fellow, who has been working in the education sector for 5 years. I have worked with Gov departments in SCERT of Maharashtra and Haryana. Major areas of interest are women empowerment, transforming society through education.

Yashoda Pathak

SR. Associate

With a keen interest in environmental issues, women's empowerment and volunteering, Yashoda Pathak began her career as a development professional working for United Way of Hyderabad in 2021. Yashoda is a graduate of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences with a BA in Social Sciences , and has a Graduate Diploma in Environment from the University of Melbourne. Yashoda is working as part of project management, communications, and corporate volunteering teams at UWH.

Karthik Pagilla

Jr Associate

Karthik Pagilla is completed MBA in Finance from Bright Institue of management. He started his career in united way hyderabad in the Finance department and he completed 7months in the organization key areas: Accounts, Auditing and Documentation.

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Naveen Kumar

Jr Associate

Naveen is a young energetic professionl. He has completed MBA in finance From Vidya Jyothi Institute Of Technology. Naveen has worked as a process associate in Nestech solutions for 9 months before joining in United way Of Hyderabad.He is passionate his carrer towards finance. He working with the finance team of UWH, accounting to the financial report from NGO's for donors , Financial Due diligence , Admin management

ABOUT United Way of Hyderabad

Founded in 2010, United Way of Hyderabad (UWH) is a non-profit volunteer led organization, that supports and mainstreams the socio-economically underprivileged communities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.UWH maneuvers its effort in building community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the foundations of a good life: education, financial stability and health.

All our programs are developed and customized post need analysis of the communities we serve. We are registered as a Society under Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001 and are legally compliant with 80G, 12A & FCRA.

office address:

Flat No: 401, 4th Floor,
Lahari Park Apartment,
Somajiguda, Hyderabad - 500 082.

Registered address:

Plot number.54, Sagar Society,
c/o Sathguru Management Consultants,
Road no.2, Banjara hills, Hyderabad - 500 033.