Governing Body

Governing Body

The Board of Trustees brings with it diverse experience and skills including business development, non-profit management, human rights advocacy, fundraising, and the implementation of large-scale development programs. Trustees meet quarterly in-person with interim communication by phone/email.

Cynthia Pinto de Andrade President

Cynthia Pinto de Andrade is a Counselor by profession. She has been volunteering with Positive People since 1993. Shehas worked at the Taj Group of Hotels, Goa in the HR Department from 1984 to 2014. Has experience of counseling since 1998, in various schools, colleges and other institutions.

She works with Corporate Counseling Agencies 1 to 1 Help, Bangalore and Human Dynamic India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. She also sees clients privately at Dasya Counseling and Holistic Centre, Porvorim. She spends time with the IDU North Goa project on issues of personnel and other project related matters. She along with the Executive Committee Members constantly monitor the working of Positive People.

Emali: cynthia.andrade@positivepeoplegoa.org| Mobile: +91-9822136828.


Raj Vaidya Treasurer

Raj Vaidya is a practicing community pharmacist for nearly 25 years and a partner and chief pharmacist at the Hindu Pharmacy in Panjim. He has held a number of professional positions at various levels while also being actively involved in various health education activities and campaigns. He is associated with a number of social, child, and health NGO's. While being an active board member of the Pharmacy Associations in Goa and India for nearly 20 years, he also writes for newspapers. Besides being Treasurer of Positive People, Raj is also Secretary of Voluntary Health Association of Goa, President of Lifeline Foundation.

Emali: raj.vaidya@positivepeoplegoa.org | Mobile: +91-9422062286.


Dr.Silvano Dias SapecoMember

Dr.Silvano Dias Sapeco, currently working as Professor and Head of Forensic Medicine Department of Goa Medical College, Bambolim- Goa. He perused MBBS, DFM, MD degree from Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa in Bombay University. He worked as demonstrator in Forensic Medicine, GMC; Medico- legal Officer ,DHS; Lecturer; Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Head of Department. He did his research in Cranio-Cerebral Damage; also wrote Articles in the Journal of Medico-legal Society of Karnataka & Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine. He participated in Organising Secretary of Silver Jubilee International Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Februre 2014.Elected Member of Medical Council of India & Medical Council of India.He was also Ex-member of Ethics Committee of Medical Council of India , Co-ordinator/ Assessor of the Medical Council of India, Ex-member of Academic Council of Goa University & Ex-member of Goa University Court. He was President of Indian Society of Toxicology,Member of the Medical Council of India,Member of the Post graduate Medical Education Committee ,currently he is a Member of Ethics Committee of Medical Council of India.