Team


Diptty Joseph
Program Officer
Masters in Philosophy (M Phil); Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Christ University, Bangalore

Diptty Joseph holds a Masters in Philosophy (M Phil) and Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Christ University, Bangalore. As part of her M.Phil thesis she carried an Intervention study that focused on development of a Life Skills program for adolescent girls at risk with special reference to rescued devadasi girls in Northern Karnataka. Her past experience includes counselling and therapeutic intervention services to HIV positive children, adolescents, and adults using individual, family, and group approaches. She seeks to use her research experience to add value to development initiatives for stakeholder sensitization, dissemination and advocacy. She is proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. She joined DF in 2014 and is responsible for the programs in Jharkhand. Diptty is currently also the Thematic Lead for the Computer Based Functional Literacy Program. She also assists the Director in managing the Volunteering and Internship program.

Vijay Samuel
Fundraising and Communications Officer
Masters in Automotive Engineering

Vijay Samuel (or Sam as he likes to be known), has completed his Masters in Engineering from England. This is where he grew passionate about helping the less fortunate members of society and to assist in providing help to the helpless. A journey that started in his local Church, led to Development Focus.

Sam believes he has found his sweet spot working with DF. He couldn’t ask for more than to work with an inspiring team for a cause close to home and heart.

Sam brings a certain passion and drive, to a challenging responsibility in Fundraising and Communication at Development Focus.


Emmanuel Raj
Assistant Program Officer
Pursuing Bachelors Degree

Emmanuel Raj has been serving DF since its inception. His role is to support the program team. As an important support staff servicing the departments of the organisation, he helps ensures things works smoothly. Young and energetic, Immanuel is always there to help the team with his smile and wit.

Emmanuel is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree.


Sathvik Gadvi
Program Officer
Masters in Development Policy

Sathvik Gadvi, a fresh graduate from TISS, Tuljapur, is the latest addition to DF family as  a Program Officer. With a childhood dream of serving the nation in the Army, Sathvik has now chosen to serve the nation through social work.

Having worked in the corporate world for 3 years, Sathvik realised his calling was in the Social Sector and chose to do his Masters in Development Policy from TISS. Being brought up in an urban setup, TISS helped him understand the dynamics of rural life, which helped him better understand the rural development sector.

With his academic knowledge and compassionate heart, Sathvik is keen on working for the development of the education sector.


Solomon Srinivasan
Finance and Administration Officer
MBA Finance, Annamalai University

Solomon Srinivasan has completed his MBA in Finance from Annamalai University. He has a vast experience of over 13 years in the Development sector in the capacity of an Accountant, Administrative Coordinator, and Finance coordinator with various organisations. His last assignment was with World Vision India.

Solomon joined DF in June 2016. His responsibilities as Finance and Administrative Officer at DF includes financial accounting, monitoring and fulfilling statutory obligations, working with the Program team and Team Lead in developing program and organizational budgets and budgetary control.

He also assists the Team Lead in Administration and Human Resources Management.

Solomon is proficient in various languages such as English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.