Governance & Leadership

The organizational structure of the ISD for purposes of its effective Governance is carved out in adherence to the Memorandum of Association along with Rules and Regulation of the Society.

General Body: The General Body is the supreme decision making body of the organization which takes all policy decisions pertaining to the affairs of the organization. The General Body consists of 17 members at present giving representation to all sections of society. It meets annually to draw broad outline of the various initiatives to be undertaken in the year.

Governing Body:  Governing body, which comprises of 9 members are elected on an annual basis. It is headed by the Director who is also the chief functionary of the organization. More than half of the members of Governing body are women members.

Board Members

Our team comprises professionals from a wide range of backgrounds committed towards working with Gender Equality.

Mrs. Nibedita Pattanayak

She is having a Master Degree in Economics with Honours, has over ten years of experience in conducting various social development research projects and documentation work with reference to data analysis, report preparation, production of documentaries and writing of case studies. She is associated with news media and focus on development news on women, children and vulnerable groups. She was awarded 3 times by UNFPA LADLEE Media Award for Gender Sensitivity.

Mr. Pradeep Mohanty

He is M.A.LLB with more than 15 years of experience in social Sector. Working mostly on the issues relating to women, education, livelihood, health and sanitation, environment. He is the coordinator and founder member of Sarvodaya Samiti, Koraput.

Mrs. Subhashree Das

She has been working in the field of women issues since last 23 years. A post graduate in social work having a lot of experience working with Gender issues. Right now she is the Director of Institute for Social Development. She is the convenor of one state level forum on shelter homes. She is also representing to various state and national level Networks.

Ms. Binapani Mallick
Joint- Director

She has been felicitated by Governor of Odisha for the best Social Worker. She has been working in the field of women issues since last 23 years . A post graduate in political science having a lot of experience working with Gender issues. Presently she is the programme coordinator of ISD.

Mrs. Itishree Pattanaik

She has been working in the field of women issues since last 15 years. With a Bachelor of Arts degree, she is doing lot of social services. She is working mostly on the issues relating to women rights.

Mrs. Sangita Majhi
Executive body member

Lawyer by profession, having good working knowledge on laws related women and children. Also associated with development organizations. Having more than 10 years working experience.

Mr. Prasan Kumar Patnaik
Executive body member

He is an Retd. Govt. Personnel. After retirement Mr. Patnaik engaged with society development work. He is actively participating in resident society welfare activities.

Mrs. Usharani Behera
Executive body member

She is having BA LLB . She has vast experience in marital counseling and legal counseling. She has been more than 20 years of experience in social Sector. She also leads activities of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti in Odisha state. She is master trainer on Adolescent Health issues.

Mrs. Soumya Surachita Sahoo
Executive body member

She is MA LLB. Having more than 08 years of experience in counseling to survivors of Women. Presently she is working as Center Administrator in One Stop Center- SAKHI Cuttack . She is regular staff of ISD