Officer-Training & Leadership Development Sheela Gyanwali
Human Resource Intern Shaheera Pandey
Officer-IT Sailendra Deuja
support Staff Ravi Deula
Sr. Manager-Program Ram Krishna Thapa
Officer-HR Prakriti Gautam
Officer-Communication & Advocacy Prabina Tandukar
Associate Officer-Finance Nirjala Khadka
Manager-WASH Navaraj Gautam
Assistant officer -Admin Kunal Thapa
Sr. Officer- Admin & Finance Kishor Adhikari
Admin Assistant Heena Rana
Sr. Manager Admin & Finance Dinesh Dhakal
Assistant Dev Bahadur Deula
Executive Director Deepak Raj Sapkota
Assistant-Program Binita Luitel
Assistant-Monitoring and Evaluation Bijaya Maharjan
Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation Anita Khebang
Human Resource Intern
Based in Kathmandu, Ms. Gautam looks after overall Human Resource aspect of the organization. In her capacity, she oversees the recruitment and staffing, talent management, facilitating performance analysis, rewarding, employee welfare and engagement and other HR roles that deems necessary.
Prior to joining KFN, Ms. Gautam was associated with Action Against Hunger (ACF) where she worked in similar roles and responsibilities. Ms. Gautam has completed her Undergrad in Management from Ace Institute of Management affiliated to Pokhara University. Currently she is pursuing Masters in Business Administration specialized in Human Resource Management. Beside her professional interests she loves exploring new places and cuisines.
Officer-Communication & Advocacy
Based in Kathmandu, Prabina leads the communication and advocacy department. She is responsible for preparing communication and behavioral change materials for further lobby and advocacy. Prior to joining Karuna, she was associated with UEMS Nepal which works in WASH sector. She has completed her Master’s degree from Tribhuwan University. Her interest is to explore new places and opportunities.
Dev Bahadur Deula
Shobha Maya B.K.
Assistant officer -Admin
Based in central office, Kathmandu, Binita Luitel is responsible to explore and ensure suitable treatment options at central or regional level for referred patient, document treatment procedure and prepare a profile who receive treatment. She is responsible to ensure programmatic compliance of the organization and programs to regulatory authorities such as Social Welfare Council. She supports in promoting of role models and ensures visibility along with correct use of visibility materials.She has completed Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication and Journalism and Sociology, recently she is doing her Master’s degree in Sociology. She is also a part of the Young Women Leadership summit in Nepal that oversees leadership through the lens of gender, sexuality and intersectionality.
Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation
Sr. Officer- Admin & Finance
Ram Krishna Thapa
Assistant-Monitoring and Evaluation
Bijaya Maharjan is an Assistant- Monitoring and Evaluation at Karuna Foundation Nepal, based in Kathmandu. Currently she is assisting the Monitoring & Evaluation department. She carries out Library Management and documentation related works. Prior karuna she was associated with Looniva child concern group as an intern. She pursued her BSc in Physics from Trichandra College and is studying Master’s in Rural Development from Tribhuwan University.
Officer-Training & Leadership Development
Based in Kathmandu, Sheela Gyanwali leads the Training department as well as Training and Resource Center Unit in Karuna Foundation Nepal. She is sole responsible for overall community and district level trainings and oversees the development of the manual, curriculum, IEC/BCC materials in the coordination with NHEICC and NHTC. Prior to joining Karuna, Sheela was associated with Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center Nepal where she works as a Research Officer. Ms. Sheela Gyanwali had completed a Master’s in Public Health with major in Reproductive and Child Health from the American University of Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Sr. Manager Admin & Finance
Deepak Raj Sapkota
Deputy Director Yogendra Giri
Sr.Officer- Admin & Finance Sushma Shrestha
officer-CBR Shyam Kishor Sah
Officer-Program Sagun Gurung
Sr. Officer-Monitoring & Evaluation Majebul Alam
Support Staff Laxmi Basnet
Associate Officer-Admin and Finance Kundan Chaudhary
Sr.Manager-Program Kamal Koirala
Sr. Officer- Program Kabindra Regmi
Officer-Admin & Finance Jagdish Prasad Pant
Sr. Officer-CBR Ishwor Timilsina
Officer-Program Deepika Kattel
Manager-Livelihood Chhatra Bahadur Khatri
Officer-CBR Bharati Dev
Support Staff Basudev Chaudhary
Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation Anup Thoker
Sr. Officer- Program
Associate Officer-Admin and Finance
Based in province office Itahari, Kundan Chaudhary is responsible for all administrative related works of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program. He oversees the overall performance of procurement and logistic, checks compliance, support through sound administrative management. Before joining Karuna, Chaudhary was associated with suppliers’ parties & institutions in Eastern Nepal. His academic background is +2 in management and Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Social Science from Sunsari Multiple Campus. Besides professional life, he enjoys exploring new places and adventurous journeys. He is proficient in speaking Japanese and Korean language as well.
Based in Itahari, Ishwor Timilsina leads CBR and manage implementation of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. In short, he is Rehabilitation expert who closely supervises, monitor CBR officer and CBRF. In addition developing plans and programs for maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/ intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation for the People with Disabilities. Prior to joining Karuna, Ishwor was working as Departmental Head at various Hospitals, Rehabilitation centers and runs his own clinic. Besides that, he was teaching in paramedical colleges and also Board member of NEPTA (Nepal Physiotherapy Association). Mr. Timilsina completed a MSc. in Rehabilitation science with scholarship under SAARC from the BHPI, Savar, Bangladesh and Bachelor of Physiotherapy from HNBG University, Dehradun, India. Apart from Karuna, he is interested in free writings, sports, travelling and making new friends.
Sr.Officer- Admin & Finance
Sushma Kumari Shrestha, based in Itahari oversees the overall administrative and finance department of Karuna. While worked with various organizations in development sector, she has enriched her knowledge on broad spectrum. She believes working with various organizations and her sound knowledge on accounting principles, well managed personality had pushed her career to a height. You can find her a self-motivated and a result oriented person. Outside of Karuna, she enjoys exploring new places, meeting people and enjoy reading books.
Sr. Officer-Monitoring & Evaluation
Based in Itahari, Majebul Alam leads the monitoring and evaluation of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. In his capacity, he oversees the overall performance of the program, check the compliance and provides strategic directions to the thematic managers and the management team. Prior to joining Karuna, Majebul was associated with Ipas Nepal where he worked closely with various public health institutions in far western Nepal to implement family planning program. Mr. Alam completed a Master’s in Public Health with major in Health Management from the SRM University of Chennai, Tamil Nadu India and Bachelor of Public Health from Purbanchal University. Outside of Karuna, you can find him exploring new places and trying new dishes.
Chhatra Bahadur Khatri
Chhatra Bahadur Khatri, Manager-Livelihood leads the livelihood program of Karuna. Based in Sunsari, he develops policies and strategies for effective implementation of livelihood program, provides technical guidance to the provincial team and coordinates with local and provincial government for implementation of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program. While worked in various organizations for more than 10 years, he has varied experience in livelihood sector. Chhatra holds Master’s degree in Business Administration from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. Outside of Karuna, Mr. Khatri loves exploring new places and new network.
Kamal Koirala, is a development workerby profession and a human rights defender by passion. He has had his hands in various areas of peace and development and have been working for the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups since last ten years.
Mr. Koirala, have an experience of working for the community people through different nongovernmental organizations; i.e. Women Rehabilitation Center, Common Platform for Common Goal and the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office, Nepal. He completed Master’s in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies.
Mr. Koirala manages the team to implement Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program in Province 1 and is based in Province Office, Itahari.
Shyam Kishor Sah
Based in Itahari, Shyam kishor Sah leads the Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. In his capacity, he oversees the overall performance of the program, take the key responsibilities like leadership and management of CBR works, and prepare periodic work plan, implementation, monitoring and supervision of CBRF in palika, coordination and communication for rehabilitation, assistive devices and referral. Prior to joining Karuna, Shyam was associated with Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Nepal where he worked as Rehabilitation Physiotherapist closely with Dhading District Hospital, health institutions in community and DPOs in Nepal to implement Health System strengthening program. Mr. Sah completed a Certificate Level in Physiotherapy and Bachelors in Physiotherapy from the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) Dhulikhel Nepal and CPT from Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Medical institute. Outside of Karuna, you can find him exploring new places.
Based in Itahari, Deepika carries out prevention program at Barakshetra. In her capacity, she plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and documents the program activities. Prior to joining Karuna, Deepika was associated with Primary Health Care Revitalization Division, DoHS where she worked with various NGOs and INGOs for preventing NCDs and mental health. Ms. Kattel has completed a Bachelor degree in Public Health from Nobel College, Sinamangal. Outside of Karuna, she enjoys travelling to new places and reading novels.
Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation
Based in Itahari office, Anup’s key responsibility is to monitor and evaluate Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP) for Sunsari and Morang Districts. Prior to joining Karuna, he was associated with Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (UN FAO) as District technical Officer (DTO) – Nutrition for about 4 years where he worked closely with Office of DCC (previously DDC), District Health Office (DHO), District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), District Livestock Service Office (DLSO), elected local governments in Baitadi and Rukum Districts. Mr. Thoker had completed Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) from Purbanchal University and MA Sociology from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.
Based in Itahari, Bharati is working as a CBR-Officer under Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. Talking about her responsibility, she ensures the quality of rehabilitation services for person with Disability in community and guide the community Facilitator in providing the basic rehabilitation techniques for beneficiaries. Prior to joining Karuna, Bharati was associated with CBR Biratnagar , Nepal where she worked closely in rehabilitation for children and person with disability in province no.1 and had also worked as a Physiotherapist in Nobel Medical college and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal. She has completed her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore India. Outside of Karuna, you can find her jolly, friendly and enjoys visiting new places.
Laxman Gajurel, is a young energetic Physiotherapist working as CBR officer in Karuna foundation Nepal based in Illam since June 2019.He had passed bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore, India in 2016. Previously, he had worked in various health care organizations and clinics and hospitals in Nepal as well as in India. He is always dedicated in bringing changes in the life of persons with disabilities through community based approach.
SimaKhadgihas been working as support staff in Ilam district since the beginning of Inspire2Care program i.e 2015. She has completed her school level from Ilam district. She also supports the admin work of Ilam district.
Bimal Kumar Dahal
Raj Kumar Nepali
Assistant officer -Program
Assistant officer -Program
Bed Maya Mukhiya
Assistant officer -Program
Dhan Bahadur Tamang
Assistant officer -Program
Govinda Prasad Lamichhane
Assistant officer -Program
Bhim Bahadur Karki
Based in Ilam, Bhim is responsible to implement I2C Program in Deumai Municipality. Prior to joining Karuna, he was associated with Human Right Network and Peace Action Group (PAG) Nepal for 8 years with main responsibility to look after Human rights activities at community level. Thereafter, he was engaged in Woman and Child Office, Ilam, meanwhile he was also engaged in Ilam FM where his responsibility was to look after news editing. He completed Master’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology and LLB from Tribhuwan University. Beside professional life, he loves travelling and committed towards social work.
Sabita Shahi Thakuri
Associate Officer- M&E
Sabita Shahi Thakuri, Associate Officer- Monitoring and Evaluation leads the monitoring and evaluation department of Illam. She oversees the overall performance of program providing support to the thematic departments. She has completed Bachelor in Public health from Pokhara University. Before joining Karuna, Sabita had worked in IMAM program funded by UNICEF as a Nutrition Officer in Bajhang district. Now, she has been working in Monitoring and evaluation department of Ilam and she also leads the Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention Program in Ilam district.
Based in Illam, Chhabi Shrestha manages all the program activities of Inspire to Care program. He oversees program planning, implementation, provides guidance and monitoring of the program. Prior to joining Karuna, Mr. Shrestha was associated with Local Government and Community Development Program (LGCDP) LGAF unit as a program coordinator in Illam district. He has completed Master’s degree in Education from Tribhuwan University and Bachelor’s degree in Law.
Jit Kumari Sanjel
Associate Officer-Admin & Finance
Based in Illam, Jit Kumari Sanjel is responsible for administrative and financial related works. She oversees all the administrative works including financial transactions. Talking about her experience, she was associated with District Technical Office of Illam. She has been working with Karuna Foundation since the beginning of Inspire2Care program at Illam. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Jhapa.
Officer- Monitoring & Evaluation
Based on Illam, Sandesh leads the monitoring and evaluation department. He oversees overall performance of program and provides feedback to the thematic managers and team. He is passionate regarding his work which led him to enhance his capacity. He perused his Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from CIST College. Before Karuna, he was associated in Integrated Management and Acute Malnutrition project of Unicef in Bajhang district. Beside this, you can see him exploring new places.
Based in Illam, Pradip Adhikari, works as a Senior Officer- Program. In his capacity, he oversees planning, coordination, facilitation and conduction of trainings, awareness raising sessions and reporting. Before Karuna, Mr. Adhikari was engaged with Human Rights Network and Peace Action Group (PAG), Nepal as Regional Program Coordinator and also engrossed himself in teaching as a lecturer in Modern Campus, Illam.
Talking about his academic background, he has completed Master’s degree in English and Bachelor’s degree in Law and Education. Outside of Karuna, he loves adventurous journey, social work and enjoys studying.
Sr. Offier- Admin and Finance
Ajit Yonjan is an inspiring, effective leader with dynamic personality and excellent communication skills. Based in Illam, Mr Yonjan leads the whole program of Illam and a mentor the team members of Karuna Foundation Nepal, Illam. He completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Law (BL) and had served the government as Child Right Officer for 3 years and was also a Lecturer in Shree Ratna Multiple Campus-Ilam for 2 years. Besides this he a good team leader and have strong management skills along with sound thematic knowledge of KFN’s program.
Officer-Admin & Finance Sudersan Dhakal
Officer-M&E Dipendra Shrestha
Officer-Program Dinesh Nepal
Officer-CBR Bijay Laxmi Gopali
Based in Dhankuta, Dinesh is working as an Officer-Program under Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP). He leads the DPRP program by proper planning and implementation. Before Karuna, Mr. Nepal was associated with District Health Office and Nepal Red Cross Society, Sindupalchowk. Talking about his academic background, he has completed Health Assistant from Green Tara College of Health Science and BPH from Yeti Health Science Academy. Outside of Karuna, Nepal loves reading books and travelling new places.
Officer-Admin & Finance
Sudersan Dhakal is a kind heart guy, helpful thought in mind and behave. Based in Dhankuta, he works as an officer-Finance. Mr. Dhakal is post graduated in Financial Management from Tribhuban University with sufficient knowledge of financial planning, budgeting and management skills in various development organizations. He has more than 6 years of professional experience in NGOs, private sector and Audit Company. Outside of Karuna, he likes sports and is much interested in looking national and international cricket/football games via electronic media as well as eager to explore and updates on contemporary news regarding IT and about professional issues
Bijay Laxmi Gopali
Bijay Laxmi Gopali is responsible to oversee disability prevention and rehabilitation program at Panchthar. Her main roles include planning, implementation, monitoring and guide CBRF and capacitate them for smooth running of the program. Prior to joining Karuna, Bijay was associated with Fishtail Hospital and Research Centre, Pokhara where she worked closely with patients as a Clinical Physiotherapist. Talking about her academic background, she completed Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University, India and Masters in Rehabilitation Science from Dhaka University. She is self-driven with learning attitude and enjoys updating new and innovative things.
Based in Dhankuta, Dipendra Shrestha leads the monitoring and evaluation of Disability, Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP). In his capacity, he oversees the overall performance of the program, check the compliance and provides strategic direction to the thematic district officers. Prior to joining Karuna, Shrestha was associated with different NGOs in eastern region to implement socio-economic development programs/projects. Mr. Shrestha completed a Master’s in sociology from the Tribhuvan University (Post Graduate Campus, Biratnagar).
Officer-M&E Narendra Chand
Officer-Program Mausam Shrestha
Officer-CBR Ishwor Adhikari
Officer-Admin & Finance Chudamani Dulal
Officer-Admin & Finance
Based in Panchthar District, Mausam Shrestha leads Panchthar District for the implementation of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. His responsibility is to implement program, coordinate with stakeholders, monitor overall program, mobilize human resources, plan strategically and reporting of program activities. Prior to joining Karuna, Mr. Mausam was associated with NEPHA, as District Coordinator, where he worked closely with various governmental and non-governmental line agencies in Ramechhap district to implement Safe Motherhood Program. Mr. Mausam completed Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Chitwan Medical College. Next to Karuna, you can find him being social, exploring new places, watching football, and listening songs.
Based in Panchthar, Narendra Chand leads the monitoring and evaluation of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. In his capacity, he oversees the overall performance of the program, check the compliance and provides support to the thematic officers and the management team. Prior to joining Karuna, Narendra was associated with HERD Nepal where he worked closely with various public health institutions in western Nepal to implement Tuberculosis program. Mr. Chand completed a Bachelor in Public Health from Purbanchal University and currently studying Master in Sociology in Tri-chandra campus. Outside of Karuna, you can find him exploring new places and adventurous.
Based on Sunsari, Sujan Thapa Magar works as a support staff. He is from Madesha, Sunsari. He has completed his +2 level in management.
Chandra Narayan Chaudhary
Aamod Kumar Chaudhary
Assistant officer -Admin & Finance
Based in Sunsari, Aamod Kumar Chaudhary looks after the administration and financial aspect of Sunsari. In his capacity, he oversees financial transactions and all administrative related tasks. Mr. Chaudhary have completed his Bachelor’s degree in management from Sunsari Multiple Campus-Inaruwa. Outside of Karuna, he is interested in singing, playing games and travelling to new places.
Sita Ram Shahu Teli
Based in Duhabi (Sunsari), Bheshraj works as an Assistant-Officer for Holistic WASH project in Karuna Foundation Nepal (KFN). In his capacity, he oversees all ward level activities under his thematic area. Prior to joining KFN, Mr. Pokhrel was engaged and worked in the area of Woman and Child Rights and Development in Sunsari District since 19 years through various organizations.