Governing Body

Governing Body

S.No Name Designation
1. Edwin Steve Fernandes President
2. Augustine Jairaj Vice President
3. Steve Dom Rocha Secretary
4. Edwin D’Souza Treasurer
5. Conrad D’Souza Member
6. David Ryan Silva Member
7. Joaquim Anthony Johnson Member
8. Sameer Ferraro Member
9. Stanley Gerard Alvarez Member
10. Mark DaCosta Member

David Ryan Silva

Br David Ryan Silva is the Community Leader of the new mission community in Patharlyndan (Meghalaya) which was set up in 2017 as part of the social development project of the Christian Brothers. Though he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a B. Ed and has been a professional Educator for many years, he has out of his own keen interest in Scriptures, acquired an additional Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. He has also achieved a Certificate in formator and Psychology and has worked as a Formator for those aspiring to join the Brothers. His main interest is community engagement, working with children and youth and training to empower. He is passionate about making a difference to the village where he works and aspires to be an agent in that process. 

J. Johnson

Br. J. Johnson is a member of the leadership team of the Congregation of Christian Brothers in India. He hails from Mumbai, India. He holds a Bachelor’s in Science Degree, Bachelor’s in Education Degree and a Diploma as well as a Master’s. degree in Spirituality and Counselling. He has worked as a teacher and principal in a Higher Secondary school in South Gujarat within a tribal community. He has also spent a number of years in the training and formation of young people interested in joining the Christian Brothers. Presently, on the leadership team, he looks after the finance office and Protection Office of the Christian Brothers in India. 

Augustine Jairaj 

Br. Augustine Jairaj is in the Christian Brothers Leadership Team in India. He is a trained formator for the young Brothers and those aspiring to be a Brother. He also conducts formation and educational programmes for teachers. He has completed his B.Sc, B.Ed and has a diploma in Scripture, Spirituality and Counselling. He has many years of teaching experience in several Christian Brothers schools. He was also appointed as principal of St. Mary’s Orphanage and Day School in Kolkata for a period of 6 years. He has been the V. President of PRATYeK since 2015.


Sameer Ferrao

Sameer Ferrao was born and brought up in Mumbai. After his education, he joined the Christian Brothers, a Catholic organisation for laymen. As a Brother he has worked in rural Gujarat in a village situated in the heart land of the Gamit tribe for 4 years. He then worked in Kolkata for the years in the field of education for underprivileged children and for those with special needs. Currently, he is the Vocation Promoter for the Christian Brothers. Currently posted: St Columba’s School, New Delhi Position: Staff member June 2016 to May 2019: St Vincent’s School, Asansol, West Bengal Position: Vocation Promoter June 2014 to May 2016: St Joseph’s College, Bow Bazaar, Kolkata Position: Vocation Promoter April 2011 to May 2014: St Mary’s Orphanage, DumDum, Kolkata Position: Administrator June 2009 to March 2011: Mandal Jagruti High School, Tapi District, Gujarat Position: Volunteer Teacher Sameer Ferrao is a qualified Senior School Maths and Science Teacher from Mumbai. He has been a member of the Christian Brothers for the past 18 years. He is fond of music, movies and is an avid motorsport enthusiast. Having lived in different parts of the country, he enjoys learning new languages. Being in the field of education, he is keen to work with children to take up responsibilities and leadership for their own future

Steve Dom Rocha

Br. Steve is the Founder, Executive Director of PRATYeK since its inception in 2013 and in the lead up to the same since 2010. He has a Masters in Social Works from Nirmal Niketan in Mumbai (1997-9). He has earlier taught at St. Mary’s School, Mount Abu, St. George’s School Bow Bazar and St. Columba’s School, New Delhi. He was the Director of St. Mary’s orphanage in Kolkata. He was the Community Leader at Sharan Ashram in Chattisgarh. He was also engaged in an adult literacy program in Sangram in Arunachal Pradesh.