Our Leadership

Meera Satpathy, Founder and Chairperson

Sukarya was born out of the vision of a single person, Meera Satpathy. As the principal visioinary of Sukarya, she has been the main force behind the efforts, galvanising the organization and steering the work in the required direction.

As founder and Managing Director of Pearl Advertising Agency, she spent many years in Delhi witnessing the challenges that people living in slums around the city faced in accessing basic health care services. That people were denied their basic right to good health, only because they did not have the means to access it was completely unacceptable to her. Hence along with the support of a few friends she set up Sukarya to empower the underprivileged persons living in the slums and villages of Delhi and Haryana so that they could access quality health services.

In all her work she has tried to give the power back to her focus group, women, and children, in reforming society by improving the attitude to healthcare. It has been this vision that has been the driving force of all our projects. Due to this unique approach, Sukarya today is not merely a developmental organisation focusing on health, but an empowerment organisation that raises awareness and gives people the tools to enable them to demand better services and be able to undertake simple methods to improve their well being, thereby building a better society.

As founder and chairperson, Meera has been instrumental in transforming Sukarya as an organisation that started out by conducting health camps for the underprivileged to a professionally run and managed organisation undertaking multiple interventions in the areas of maternal and child health, basic health care and economic empowerment of women. Her dedication and commitment to the cause inspire our team to work tirelessly for realising our vision. As Chairperson, Meera provides strategic guidance to the organisation and also continues to remain actively involved at the grassroots.

Board of Trustees

Ms. Kumkum Bhatia

Ms. Bhatia has over 25 years experience in the travel trade. She is a part of a leading travel and leisure firm in India. She joined Sukarya due to her keen commitment to the larger issues of society and because of the will to want to do something for the underprivileged. She works closely with the Chairperson, contributing to program design and fundraising.


Ms. Renu SoodMs. Renu Sood

Ms. Sood is a Human Resource professional with over 20 years experience in the field.  She heads a reputed Human Resource Consultancy.

The Advisory Council, comprising of eminent personalities from the civil society, government and development sector works in close co-ordination with the Board of Trustees. The committee meets every quarter and advises the Board on Sukarya’s policies and program strategies and provides overall direction.


Advisory Council

The Members of the Sukarya Advisory Council from India are:

Dr. C. B. Satpathy, IPS (Retd.) Director General UP Police (Chief Adviser)
Mr. B. K. Sinha, IAS (Retd.), Member (Administrative) Central Administrative Tribunal
Ms. Aasha Kapur Mehta, Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
Dr. Manjula Krishnan, IES (Retd.), Member Secretary of High Level Committee on Status of Women and former Principal Adviser, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ms. Radha Bhatia (Chairperson Bird Group)
Mr. Ankur Bhatia (Executive Director Bird Group)
Mr. Gaurav Bhatia (Executive Director Bird Group)
Ms. Shweta Kohli

The Members of the Sukarya Advisory Council from US are:

Ms, Diane Narasaki - Executive Director Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Ms. Huda Giddens - MSc. Child Development/Early Education, Founder of the Giddens School, Seattle
Mr. Debadutta Dash - Co-chair Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC)