About the Director

Mercy Annapoorani writing Zero TB Death

Blossom Trust’s director, Ms. T. Mercy Annapoorni, has been with Blossom Trust since it’s inception in 1993. Over these years she has earned a diploma in Theatre Arts (1998), a Master of Commerce with a Diploma in Human Resource Development (1999), a Master of Arts in Sociology (2000) and a Master of Women’s Studies (2005). Her education has strengthened her knowledge and understanding of the non-profit sectors.

She was the recipient of the Kalai Valar Mani Award from the Madurai Arts Club in 1998 and the 2002 International Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life by the World Women’s Summit Foundation (WWSF), Switzerland.

While she has a lot of experience working on a variety of boards, she is currently sitting on three. She is actively involved as a Joint Secretary of the Governing Board for the Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association of India, a case reviewer for the Juvenile Justice Board, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (specifically Virudhunagar) and as a delegate of NGOs in Developing Countries for the UNITAID board in Geneva.

The variety of experiences over the years have helped her grow to be a strong leader with the passion and gumption to make change; not just in Tamil Nadu, but throughout all of India.

Read more about her in this Huffington Post article.

STAFF

Staff No.
Administrative Staff 4
Programme Staff 23
Dayspring Staff 5
Total 32

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Name Designation Position
Mrs. T. Mercy Annapoorni M.com,.M.A, M.W.S Managing Trustee
Mrs. G.Vatsala Diploma in CDDM Treasurer
Mr. C. John Jasper B.E., M.B.A. Trustee
Dr. J. I. Raj M.S.W,
M.A(Psychology)
M.Ed,M.Phil.,Ph.d
Trustee
Mr. T. Aji Evans M.Com., M.Ed Trustee

No more than half of the Board members have remunerated roles. The Board has at least two meetings a year suitably spaced with quorum stipulated in its own Articles of Association. Minutes of the Board meetings are documented and available upon request. The Board approves programmes, budgets, annual activity reports and audited financial statements. The Board also ensures the organisation’s compliance with applicable laws and statutory regulations.