Anuja Khemka, MSW, joined Children’s Hope India as Executive Director in 2020, from the Steve Fund, an organization dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. Prior to that, Anuja spent 15 years in corporate philanthropy, holding leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Anuja was also instrumental in launching the Goldman Sachs India Foundation. Anuja received her Master’s in Social Work and Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University, where she was a Management Fellow, and her Bachelor’s in Business Economics from Brown University. Her work has been featured in Thrive Global, the Huffington Post, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Youth Today, and the New York Times.
Aarti Doshi has been with Children’s Hope India since 2013. She oversees donor relations and finances for the organization. Prior to working at CHI, she was assisting with Financial Aid and admissions at Spartan Health Sciences University. Aarti received her bachelor’s degree from H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai.
Suneeta Dewan was born in India where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from St. Francis College and her master’s degree in Economics from Osmania University in Hyderabad. In 1978, she moved to the United States. She is graduate from Seton Hall University where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree. She currently lives in the beautiful state of New Jersey, a place that she and her family have called home for over 40 years.
A committed activist, Suneeta is also involved in supporting numerous social causes protecting the rights of women, children, and immigrants. Suneeta runs legal clinics providing pro bono counsel to abused women on immigration matters, filing self-petitions under the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA). She is also involved with the Hindu Samaj Temple and Cultural Center where she provides pro bono immigration services. For her tireless work in the community, she recently received a certificate of commendation for outstanding community service from the County Executives of Bergen County, NJ.
In addition to her service with Children’s Hope India, Suneeta serves on the advisory board of Palms for Life, a NY-based organization that supports the creation of infrastructure that provides access to education, food, water, and sanitation for vulnerable communities throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Suneeta is also on the advisory boards of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC), and Manavi, an organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against South Asian women.
Sunita Manjrekar is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with over 17 years of experience and proven leadership specializing in the field of substance abuse and workforce development. Sunita has also worked on behalf of Nassau County Dept. of Social Services (NCDSS), where she developed innovative programs to help the public assistance population achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.