OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A dynamic team of board members, staff, volunteers, and generous supporters collaborate to ensure that the South Asian community has access to high quality and comprehensive programs which include domestic abuse survival services, elderly care services, free legal aid, mental health support and many others.

SAHARA is lucky to have a diverse, highly dedicated and qualified team of board members. With the help of their guidance and leadership, SAHARA can provide life-changing assistance to community members.

Rubina Najeeb, MD
President & Board Chair
Adult, Child & Adolescent, 
and Forensic Psychiatrist

Diviya Loomba Sharma
Gala/ Fundraising
Vice President
Eagle Fabrics

Miji Vellakkatel, Esq.
General Secretary
Deputy DA, LA County
District Attorney’s Office

Sangeeta Bhatia
Finance Chair
CPA, MBA

Aamir Irshad
Executive Committee Finance
Certified Public Accountant

Janak Patel
Fundraising
President
Ultimate Paperbox   

Brinda Gandhi, Esq
Fundraising Committee 
Attorney, Chugh, LLP   

Surekha Achary
Committee for Education
Assoc. Professor
Riverside City College

Kinnari Bhavsar
Committee for Education
Assistant Professor
Riverside City College

Shaheen Awan
Executive Committee

Krutika Pranav
Executive Committee
Vice President
High Glow Jewelers                 

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about SAHARA or help us continue to provide these services, please give us a call at 562-402-4132 or contact us. 

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