The strength of the Foundation lies in its cross-functional specialist workforce, with over 500 full time professional staff deployed across 5 states in India. ISBRI’s strength lies in its multidisciplinary team drawn from diverse fields namely, nutrition, agri-business, computer sciences, education, engineering, human resource management, social work, rural management, mass communication, medical, and para-medical specializations.
Ms. Archana Joshi is the Director of Deepak Foundation, a registered civil society organization established in 1982. She joined the Foundation in 2005 and has been responsible for designing and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility of not only Deepak Group of Companies but for various other Corporates across the country. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was working as Associate Research Director of an international consultancy research organization-Nielsen (erstwhile ORG-MARG). She has undertaken short courses in Reproductive Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Monitoring & Evaluation from University of North Carolina. Her research papers are published in several international journals and conference proceedings. Her expertise is in the areas of designing projects aimed at achieving sustainable development goals and developing systems for monitoring and evaluation in the areas of population, health and nutrition. She is a member of the Ethics Committee Technical Review Committee of M.S. University of Baroda. She is a member of Internal Complaints Committee on Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) of more than 15 Companies and Institutes. She is the fellows of Aspire Circle, a not-for-profit forum that promotes social leadership in India through Fellowships and Research with the purpose of building India’s foremost Social Leadership forum (http://aspirecircle.org/fellows/). She was a member of the World Bank – Health, Nutrition and Population Civil Society Consultative Group (WB-HNP CSCG) from 2013-16.