Dr. J. S. Yadava

Mentor, CMF

Dr. J. S. Yadav, Professor and former Director of the premier national institute, Indian Institute of Mass Communication is the mentor of CMF. He brings to CMF 40 years’ experience of research, teaching and training in communication and development sector covering health, education, gender equity issues and challenges.


Dr. Yadav has extensive experience in advocacy, campaign design and capacity building for social behavior change communication (SBCC).   He planned and conducted several national and international orientation and skill development workshops for media and development professionals. He has designed IEC strategy and media action plan, and developed prototype of media materials for communication/media/social marketing campaigns for many development programs/ projects.

Dr. Yadav has been working as mentor for CMF  and has handled many projects sported by bilateral and multilateral organizations like UNICEF,  World Bank, ADB, WHO, USAID, EU and many department / Ministries of the Central and the State Governments.

Since 2007 he is also a member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of IAPPD - Indian Association of Parliamentarians for Population and Development- for Advocacy & Sensitization of the Elected Representatives (ERs) on Population, health and development issues.

He conducted / coordinated over 150 national/ international research projects and has published six books, over 150 articles in professional journals and popular newspapers /magazines.

He has PH.D in Social Anthropology from Delhi University and Advance course in Communication Policy and Planning UNESCO/AIBD.

Dr. Suneeta Mukerjee

Senior Development Administrator

As Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Dr.Suneeta Mukherjee served Himachal Pradesh and Government of India before joining United Nations in 1995 in many senior positions and handled several social development projects in India and other developing countries.

She has worked as UNFPA representative in Sri Lanka and Maldives (1995-2000), in Bangladesh (2000 - 2006) and in Philippines (2006 -2010). She drafted the SAARC youth charter recently and is working as a part-time consultant after retirement in Gender, Youth and RH.

Dr Jai. P. Narain

Senior Epidemiologist & Public Health Expert

Dr. Jai P.Narain worked over 30 years with WHO;  Director, Department of Communicable Diseases at WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi from 2004-10 and Director of Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments (2010-12) and Regional Adviser and Team Leader, for HIV/AIDS and TB from (1992-2004). He coordinated WHO’s global TB/HIV research program in WHO HQ in Geneva (1990-92) and was head of Sexually transmitted Diseases including HIV in WHO/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), based at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center (1988-90).

Dr.Narain was Senior Advisor to the Government of India on Epidemiology and EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service). He has broad experience and expertise in public health area and has advised and provided technical support to countries in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Dr.Narain obtained his MBBS and MD degrees from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and MPH and combined Masters in Epidemiology and Tropical Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.

Dr. Deepak Gupta

​Strategic Communication Expert

Dr.Deepak Gupta is an accomplished UN professional with over 29 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing Country Programmes, Regional Campaigns, C4D Interventions, formulating Strategies, especially SBCC, Advocacy & Social Inclusion. It includes gender equity & equality and political advocacy for Development/Health interventions. Substantive focus in Mr. Gupta’s work has been on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Adolescents SRH, Youth and HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Neo-natal Health; Gender based Violence and Population Policy.


He has worked with various United Nations agencies such as UNFPA, UNODC, UNICEF and WHO as a Programme & Strategic Communication (C4D & Advocacy) Adviser.Dr. Gupta coordinated GFATM operations and managed Strategic Health Communication in the SEA region, with a strategic focus on HIV/AIDS, TB & Malaria with emphasis on social & gender equity.


With Advances-course in Strategic Health Communication & Social Inclusion from CCP, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/USA, Gupta has a Master of Arts in Sociology and his Ph.D. in Development Communication is from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

Mr. Vijay Tandon

Senior Financial Management Consultant

Mr.VijayTandon is a senior financial management consultant.  He was Principal Consultant with GHK Consulting Limited, a UK-based development consultant and Director of its operations (2000-2015). He has been associated with a number of consulting services in diverse sectors of economy, industry and public utilities funded by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and Department for International Development (DfID), UK in India and South & Central Asia.


He specializes in the areas of urban and regional development, financial and economic analyses, and municipal and local finance.

Mr. Tandon is CA by profession.

Mr. Pradeep Dadlani

Environment & Solid Waste Management Expert

Mr.Dadlani is the Director and co-founder of SYCOM Projects and has over 30 years of experience in the Project Management Consultancy in varied functional areas such as Environment, Solid Waste Management, Training, PPP Projects, Organizational Development and Institutional Reforms etc.

Mr.Dadlani’s key strength is in planning, designing, implementing and monitoring the environment related projects. He has provided consultancy in projects funded by The World Bank, ADB and other multilateral international agencies in India, Africa and Europe. 

Mr.Pradeep Dadlani holds B.E. (Hons) from BITS Pilani and MBA from the prestigious Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University.

Dr. Abhijeet P Sinha

Senior Consultant Health & Programme Operations

Dr Abhijeet P Sinha  is seasoned Public Health and development expert and has extensive experience  of working in  India, South Africa and United Kingdom. He has led large scale projects and programme and skilled in end to end Project Management and Quality assurance, He has diverse experience of working in the area of Health, Nutrition, Gender, ECCD, HIV AIDS, Mental Health, WASH and CSR.


He has led several innovative projects and programme in more than 10 States of India. He has studied PGDM-RM from XISS and Masters in Public Health and Management from University of Brighton, UK and has been awarded Doctorate in Public Health from UOSF USA & Dr Abdul Kalam Research institute. He has several publications in reputed global journals and invited as speaker in Global conferences.

Prof. Uma Yadav

Founder President & Secretary General

Prof. Uma Yadav is a senior media professional actively working for women and child rights. Her expertise is in documenting and writing research evidence based features and news reports in English and Hindi for print and electronic media.

Ms.Yadav is the Founder President of Communication Management Foundation (CMF), currently Secretary General, andhas been closely associated with planning, execution, and report writing of different programs / projects undertaken by CMF over the years.She is also associated with Sangam Foundation for the last 30 years and running acharity school for the underprivileged children in Nuh district inMewat, Haryana.

Ms. Yadav has rich experience of working with slums dwellers and underprivileged communities. She has coordinated many community projects on Anganwadi / ICDS program, adult literacy, health and hygiene, women skill development, nutrition and child care, gender equity, and poverty alleviation and development programs.

Ms. Yadav has M.SC. (Anthropology) from Delhi University, UGC Fellow, and Commonwealth Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada; PG Diploma in Development Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, and TOTin Science Journalism, Press Foundation of Asia &International Development Research Centre, Canada.

Mr. Arya Bandhopadyay

Advertising & Marketing

Mr. Arya Bandyopadhyay comes with an experience of over 30 years in the field of Advertising and Marketing. His skills lie in Marketing and Communication Strategy Planning and transforming them into workable and implementable solutions.He is an expert in Media Management, Consumer Insights, Training in Leadership Development and Soft Skill Development, Creative Strategies and Implementations.


Mr. Bandyopadhyay has worked extensively in social sector in the fields of Reproductive Child Health (RCH), HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Gender & Social Equality, Water & Sanitation etc.   He has served as a consultant to CMF and many other bilateral and multilateral organizations like WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, PSS, PSI, KFw, PACKARD, John Hopkins University, SARTHAK, etc. 

He is a Graduate in Economics (Honours) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Advertising.

Ms. Deepa Rana

Project Management

Ms. Rana has 19 + years of experience Project Management including in Capacity Building, Strengthening Development, and Administration. Her specialization is in HR sector; recruitments, trainings, employee relations and performance management. Responsible for developing & implementing effective Organizational Strategies, Training & Development, Integration & implementation of best HR practices.  


Ms Rana has excellent communication skills with   the ability to relate to people across all hierarchical levels in the organization.


She was involved as HR Professional in different programme and projects undertaken by JPS Associates Pvt Ltd. and now by CMF  for Government of India, State Government and International and Bi-lateral Development Agencies like World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNICEF, UNEP,ILO, GEF, EU, USAID, DFID, JBIC/JICA, AFD, KfW, GIZ- GmbH etc. 

Masters in Business Administration (HR)

Mr. S. K. Saini

Market & Social Research

Mr. Saini has more than 20 years of experience in Market and Social Research with the leading organizations like ORG-MARG, CMS and CMF at Middle & Senior Management level. He is known for his skills in planning, budgeting, team recruitment & training, coordination and implementations of market field surveys. 


Mr. Saini has conducted many field surveys at national, regional and state levels on different issues like WASH, Health, Education, Women & Child Development, Rural Development, Environmental Studies, IRS, NHAI, AAI, ADBI, Corruption Study and Political Surveys like Opinion Polls & Exit polls.

Mr Saini has over 100 social/market surveys to his credit.

M.A. Economic & DCA (2 year Diploma in Computer Applications)

Dr. Gaurav Yadav


Dr. Gaurav has about 10 years of experience in process documentation of programs / activities and has produced many documentaries and short films for different clients. His specialization is in Radio and TV Productions, Photography, New Media and Film Studies. He has an expertise in technical innovations in radio, TV as well as print media. He also gives hands-on practical training to mass communication students from many Institutions.

Mr. Satish Chandra


Mr. Satish has 14 years of professional work experience in data management and statistical analysis of data using different packages like SPSS, Survey Craft and QPSMR for Marketing and Social research projects.  His responsibilities include data validation, table generation and advanced analysis (Correlation, Regression, Correspondence Analysis, Driver Analysis); questionnaires designing for data entry, data construction & data table generation; and preparation of graphs and charts for Power point presentation and inclusion in the report.


For the last ten years, Mr. Satish has been associated with CMF and he has been handling data management and statistical analysis for all the research projects undertaken by CMF during this period.

Mr. Ramesh Chandra

Process Documentation

Mr. Ramesh Chandra has about 15 years of experience in process documentation of programs / activities and has produced many documentaries and short films for different clients.  He also gives hands-on practical training to mass communication students from many Institutions.


His technical skills include proficiently handling of the following Format:


  • U-matic-low Band & High Band-,Beta ,Mini-DV,DSR, DVCPRO,P-2 etc

  • Live Telecast, ENG, EFP, Studio lighting setup, Multi Setup etc.


Mr. Ramesh Chandra has M.A. Mass Communication and an advanced Diploma in Photography and Video Production from Film & Television Institute, Poona.

Ms. Poornima Sharma

Rehabilitation and Health Care Expert

Poornima Sharma, Masters in Social Work, from Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi University, has 25 years of experience in managing large scale rehabilitation and health care programs and is an expert in Monitoring & Evaluation, Stakeholder Engagement, Capacity Building & Team Development, Curriculum / Content Development and Knowledge Management.

She has been associated with Abraaj Growth Market Health Fund of Abraaj Capital Advisors, where she was responsible for the planning and execution of the training, Learning & Development activities for medical, paramedical and grass root level health workers.

Poornima has also worked, as National Training Coordinator, with Futures Group International India Pvt. Ltd., in the first ever GFATM funded project on training of nurses on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. She liaisioned with senior officials at M/o Health & Family Welfare, Indian Nursing Council (INC) and faculty at various nursing colleges, for the successful implementation of the training, across India. She was also involved in the development of training curriculum on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, Supportive Supervision plan, Monitoring & Evaluation tools as well as coordinated several Need Assessment, Impact Evaluation Studies.

Prior to this, she headed the Medical Social Services department at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre and manged trainings for the team of junior social workers to organize Health Education sessions, post-surgery briefings, counselling and follow-up activities for the patients and their families.

Earlier, she set up and took independent charge of Life Skills Program for a heterogeneous group of mentally disturbed clients at Sanjivini Society for Mental Health.

Ms Sharma has also been a Resource person for training program on Facilitation Techniques, under the Integrated Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) project, funded by UNICEF.





Dr. J. S. Yadav

Founder Chairman CMF

Tel: 0124-4088471/ 72, 

Mob: +91-9810355350

Email: jsyadav@cmfindia.in


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