Advisory Committee


The Ciosa Advisory Committee is constituted of representatives of NGO members within the CIOSA network who volunteered to be on the Committee. Members of the committee are usually heads of their respective NGOs and are therefore well senior practitioners who bring their wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Care is taken to make the committee gender sensitive and sector-aware.

The Advisory Committee is an effort by CIOSA to provide its constituent members with an opportunity to participate in the governance of CIOSA, even if only in an advisory capacity. The recommendations of the Committee are usually implemented in toto and rarely, if ever, rejected by the CIOSA Board of Trustees who are ex-officio members of this committee.

The Committee meets once a month and advises CIOSA, among other things, on:

  • Inclusion of NGOs who have applied for membership
  • Exclusion of NGOs who do not meet CIOSA norms
  • Any other matter that is of importance to the conduct, smooth functioning and growth of the network.

Members of the current Advisory Committee

  • Ms Vasantha Kumari, Executive Director, Incad Foundation
  • Mr. F. Abubecker, Secretary, KCRDS
  • Mr. Susai Raj, Trustee, Jeeva Jyothi
  • Mr. G. Gopalan, Managing Trustee, Akshaya Trust
  • Mr. Joel, Senior Manager, Sornammal Educational Trust, Nalmanam
  • Mr. S. Shanmugam, Secretary, Bro Siga Animation Centre
  • Ms. Geetha Mathew, Founder Trustee, Friends For the Needy
  • Ms. Parvathy Viswanath, Founder Trustee, Aikya Charitable Trust
  • Mr. Chidambaranathan, Tamil Nadu Handicapped Federation
  • Ms. Uma, Trustee, Suyam Charitable Trust
  • Mr. Karthekeyan, Consultant, CIOSA and individual member
  • Mr Karthik Venkatesh, Convenor, CIOSA Advisory Committee
  • Ms. Usha sridhar, Interface
  • Mr Vishwanathn, Sankara eye hospital

Ex-officio members

  • Mr. K. Pandiarajan, Founder Trustee, CIOSA
  • Mr. P. N. Devarajan, Trustee, CIOSA
  • Ms. Kaveri Natarajan, Trustee, CIOSA
  • Mr. Sankar Mahadevan, CIOSA
  • Ms. Latha Suresh, Co-Ordinator, Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini Trust
  • Mr. S. Prasanna, Programme Manager, CIOSA