Board Members

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Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo

Managing Trustee

B.A. Diploma in Development Leadership. (Coady, Canada). Founder Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI. Religious Leader of Diocese of Udupi. Social worker. Great trainer in the field of Social Development. He was the local representative of Manos Unidas, Spain. Born on 12th November1949, did his primary education in Bantwal, degree in Mangalore, Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Social Development' from 'Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, and PG Diploma in 'Entrepreneurship Development' from ' Institute of India and Friedrich -Naumann, Stiftung, Germany. He was ordained as priest on 5th May 1977, as Bishop of Shimoga on 17th Jan 2000 and then Bishop of Udupi on 16th July 2012. He has served as Director- Canara Organization for Development & Peace (CODP) an NGO; Director-Rural Self-Employment Program (RUSEMP), Pakshikere & Director-Agricultural School, Vamanjoor. He is the President of KROSS (Karnataka Regional Organization for Social service), Bangalore.

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Most Rev. Msgr. Baptist Menezes

Deputy Managing Trustee

 B.A. MTh. Doctorate in Moral Theology. A catholic Priest. Former Director of Father Muller’s Hospital Mangalore. Founder Deputy Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI.

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Fr. Valerian Mendonca


B.A.; B.Ed.; M.A (English). Retired Principle of Milagress College. Kallianpura. An educationalist. He has also served as a member of the Academic Council, Senate and Syndicate of Mangalore University. As a poet, composer and director of music, he has brought out 43 audio albums of devotional music. Worked as priest and development the society where he worked.

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Fr. Reginald A.F. Pinto

Executive Director

B.A. (Psychology); B.Th.; MHRM; MHA; Diploma in Development Leadership (Coady, Canada) Human Resource Management Trainer; Assistant Professor, Hospital Administration; Rainwater Harvesting trainer; SHG trainer. A Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Udupi, Co-founder of SAMPADA UDUPI. He formulated the Trust Deed. He with the team of experts formulated the Vision; Mission; Thrust areas; Goals and Objective of the Trust. From its inception in June 2014, he is the sole trainer to start women SHGs, and other activities. He has visited all the 450 SHGs personally five times. Through his guidance 50 Local Women Federations; 05 Taluka Women Federation and 01 District Federation have started.

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Dr Eugene Joseph D’Souza

Nominated Board member

B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. in History. Teaching for more than 35 years; Guide for Ph.D. students. He has written many text books in History for Bombay University. At present a journalist.

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Janet Barboza

Nominated Board member

 B.A. Social worker. Ex Panchayath member.

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 Shanthi Pereira

Nominated Board member

 B.A. Ex Panchayath member; Social worker. Ex and founder President of Sugamya Jilla Mahila Vokkuta, Udupi. (District Women Federation by Sampada Udupi).

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 Shaila D’Souza

Nominated Board member

B.Com. Panchayath President of Barkur Panchayath, Brahmavara Taluka, Udupi district. As a local politician 6 years’ experience in social development field.

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Rayan Charles Mathias

Board Member

B.SW, MSW, MSc (Psy), PhD. Tutor in Social Work Department for 8 years; still teaching. Student Counsellor.

Team Members

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Rev Sr Veera Monis

Sr Veera is a member of missionary Sisters of Queen of Apostles (SRA) congregation, and is at present is the community member of Christa Jyothi Convent, Kolalgiri. She is BSW graduate and has acquired Diploma in Social development in COADY, Canada. Earlier she worked as Co-ordinator in Dharma Jyothi Society, Vamanjoor, Mangalore for 11 years and Coordinator at SMSSS Shimoga for 9 years. From the Inception of SAMPADA she is the Coordinator for Integrated Child development (ICDP) wing of SAMPADA UDUPI. She is a keen listener, a positive thinker, persevering in her duty and a person motivating others mainly the children who are beneficiaries of ICDP .


Mr Stanly Fernandes.

Mr Stanly Fernandes is hailing from Jog falls, Shimoga District. A MA Sociology gradate and has PGDMCJ diploma holder. He is with SAMPADA UDUPI since December 2014. He is the in-charge of SPARSHA and WEP program. He has training skills, organization skills, good communicator and an able leader. Expert in dramatics and street plays. In the society before joining our organization he has worked for SMSSS Shimoga as coordinator, NRHM project Manager in Shikaripura and served in many other organizations. At present he is networking with other NGOs.

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Ms Janet Fernandes.

Ms Janet is the Compliance and Financial Manager (CFM) of our organization. She handling Human Resource department of the organization, also. Hailing from Nandalike, Karkala taluka. A BCom graduate. Joined SAMPADA in June 2019. She is a team worker, punctual in her work and a very discipline person.

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Mr Augustine Pinto

Mr Augustine who is hailing from Udyavara joined SAMPADA inmarch 2016 as SHG internal auditor and Document collector and keeper. He had a long service in various position in Sri Kshetra Dharmastala Rural development Organization. He is a dedicated personality, soft spoken but has deep knowledge about SHG financial system. He guides the animators and SHG office-bearers how to keep proper accounts and to be systematic in financial matters.

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Ms Judith Vincent D’Souza.

Ms Judith is hailing from Santhekatte, Udupi and a LLB graduate. Joined our organization in August 2019. She is the Self Help Groups coordinator to the whole Udupi district. She is a positive thinker, help other to perceive their goals. She is empathetic personality and a hard worker

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Ms Lilly DSouza

Ms Lilly D’Souza is hailing from Pilar, Shirva. Studied till SSLC. Her working area is Kapu taluka as an animator. Joined SAMPADA in June 2016. Multitalented personality with leadership skills, a good organizer and an able leader. She was Ex Taluka Panchayath member; Ex-President of Kuthyar Milk Society and Ex-President of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project Shirva Vokkuta. At present Director of Kuthyar Milk Society. Founder Chairman of Kapu Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Kapu. In her leadership and hard work built the KAPU FPO.

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Ms Prema Baretto

Ms Prema Baretto is hailing from Kolalgiri and joined our organization in February 2017. After her joining she started 11 new Self Help Groups. Her education qualification is SSLC. She work in Brahmavara and Udupi Talukas. She has good leadership skills, listening and communication skills. A helping personality.

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Ms Annet Priya Quadras.

Ms Anet Priya is hailing from Bailur, Karkala. She is a BSW graduate and also Fashion Designing diploma holder. Joined SAMPADA in April 2018. She work in Karkala and Udupi taluka to build and strengthen Self Help Groups. Already started 10 new SHGs in her area including 04 men SHGs. She has lot of patients and good communication skills. She develops leadership skills among SHG women.

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Ms Jacintha D'Souza

Ms Jacintha is our animator working in Karkala and Kapu Taluka. She is with our organization since April 2016. She has started 08 new SHGs in her area. She has good listening skills, she organizes women for their empowerment; she is a kind and patient person. She was Anganavadi Karyakarthe earlier and worked as animator in CODP, Mangalore. In her parish she is the coordinator for 20 commissions. A quiet but dedicated and hardworking person.

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Ms Irene Noronha

Ms Irene is the animator for Karkala taluka, is hailing from Ajekar Karkala. She has finished her PUC studies and joined our organization in May 2020.She has started 04 SHGs and 01 local federation. She worked as President of Ajekar Mahasangha and Ward leader in Ajekar Parish. She is endowed with leadership skills, a good organizer and program coordinator, good communicator with talents like singing dancing etc.

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Ms Cynthia Rodrigues

Ms Cynthia is hailing from Byndoor and finished her SSLC and Diploma in Computer Applications. She has joined in November 2019 to our organization. She is the animator for Byndoor and Kundapura taluka of Udupi district. She is a good communicator and understand the problems of others and try to build good relationship between members in Self Help Groups.

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Ms Suneetha Sequeira

Ms Suneetha is hailing from Barkur. Had her graduation in BA in Economics. Joined in our organization as office assistant for ICD Program. She is hardworking, a team person, good singer and encourage others mainly to the children visiting ICDP department.