Poornima B S

Zonal Coordinator

Poornima B S is Zonal Co-ordinator, THALI for Bangalore Zone at KHPT.

Her core areas of strength are Program management, Community Mobilisation and Capacity Building. She has been in the development field since 2 decades, working for various issues like HIV-AIDS, Community Empowerment, Destitute Children’s Welfare and Child Labour Prevention and others. She possesses a good experience of working with Government under National Rural Health Mission as Consultant for Community Processes and BESCOM as DGM where she has contributed for community empowerment and systems strengthening. She possesses very good grass-root level experiences and worked successfully with various communities like sex workers, trans genders, PLHIV, homeless children, ASHAs, VHSNCs & TB patients.

Earlier at IHAT & KHPT, she has successfully managed HIV AIDS Programs in the position of Capacity Building Officer, Advocacy & Community Mobilisation, Regional Manager –Programs &  Sr. Program Officer for Link Worker Scheme of NACO – GFATM Round VII. She has contributed to the development of various LWS capacity building modules for NACO. She has also published a research study on compensation structure of ASHAs during her stint with NRHM.


She is a development professional with Masters in Sociology. She is the recipient of REX- Karmaveer Chakra Award – 2015 given for change-makers for their for excellence and best practices in promoting social justice & action in their sector.