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Jayjeev Hada Jayjeev Hada [ Founder | Chairperson | Executive Director ] facebook
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Jayjeev is the Founder, Chairperson, and the Executive Director of COMMITTED - U.S. He is a civil engineer and a community planner by profession. He holds a Masters Degree in Regional & Community Planning from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Kansas State University.

He has served as a senior planner for the Fairfax County Public School System and was involved in facilities planning for the school system. He also served as a Planner for the Fairfax County Government, Virginia from 2001 to 2008. As a Land Use Planner for the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, he was mostly involved in Fairfax County's Comprehensive Planning efforts.

Dorje Gurung Dorje Gurung [Education Program Director] facebook
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Dorje is another of COMMITTED's Directors. Inspired by COMMITTED's work, and in line with his life-long dream of contributing to the education of children from socio-economic background similar to his own, he gave up his international teaching career to join COMMITTED.

An accomplished international science teacher, he joined after an extensive international education as well as teaching experience spanning about dozen different countries around the world. A graduate of United World College of the Adriatic (IB Diploma), Italy, Grinnell College (BA), USA, and University of New South Wales (Dip. Ed.), Australia, he has taught in countries as diverse as the US, Malawi, Azerbaijan, Vietnam and Qatar, amongst others.

Dhurba M Pradhan Dhurba M Pradhan [Treasurer] facebook
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Drabin Pradhan Drabin Pradhan [Accountant] facebook
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Sayam Moktan Sayam Moktan [Communication and Devlopment Officer] facebook
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Shoba Khadka Shoba Khadka [Office Assistant] facebook
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Shoba is the Office Assistant at COMMITTED. She is a graduate of Shree Thangpaldhal Secondary School and continuing her further studies at Padma Kanya Multiple Campus in Kathmandu, pursuing Intermediate in Arts degree.
Bal Krishna Suwal Bal Krishna Suwal [Engineer] facebook
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Lokesh Rajbhandari Lokesh Rajbhandari - CMI US facebook
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Lokesh serves as the Art Director/Creative manager. He has been voluntarily involved with COMMITTED since its inception. He brings to COMMITTED talents that surpass the expectations of most organizations. Lokesh is currently involved with our organization part time and is responsible for updating web contents, and designing graphics for various needs.

Lokesh has an MBA degree from Strayer University, VA. His primary duties involve general management of COMMITTED's visual identity.


Board Members
Atulya Dhungana Atulya Dhungana - CMI US [ Vice-chairperson ] facebook
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Atulya Dhungana has been involved with COMMITTED - U.S. for the last few years to shape the organization's goals and vision. He is an environmental specialist focused on energy and development related climate change activities in different countries. Over the years he has worked and consulted for the private sector, governmental, and multilateral agencies in various capacities. Atulya has a degree in international environmental policy and science.
Johana Shah Johana Shah - CMI US [ Treasurer ] facebook
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Johana Shah is the Treasurer of COMMITTED. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Humanities from the Tribhuwan University in 1998. She also obtained her Diploma in Secretarial Management from the New Era Institute of Career Development (TNE), where she immediately worked as a full time Instructor and the Sales In-charge of TNE.

Her other experiences include UNDP and the World Bank. She has been working with the World Bank since December 1996. Currently, she works as a Program Assistant in the Office of the President. She is also a member of Rakshya Nepal an NGO established against school bulling and has been involved in various donation drives. She has been actively engaged with COMMITTED - U.S. since 2006.

Dr. Ben B. Pradhan Dr. Ben B. Pradhan - CMI US [ Member ] facebook
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Dr. Pradhan joined COMMITTED-US board impressed by their work. A Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Sugeon and recipient of a number of honors, he has compiled over 300 peer reviwed scientific publications. He has also presented his experience on topics of modern spine surgery in major spine surgery research and medical society meetings internationally as well as nationally, all detailed on his home page www.laspinesurgeon.com.

Born in the United States, Ben completed most of his schooling in Nepal and graduated from Washington International School (IB Diploma). He continued on to Princeton University for aerospace engineer studies, and followed that up with a PhD in aerospace engineering at UCLA. Following that, Ben completed, also at UCLA, his medical studies. He currently heads the spine surgery department of the RISSER ORTHOPEDIC GROUP in Pasadena, CA.

Dinesh Lal Shrestha Dinesh Lal Shrestha - CMI Nepal [ Chairperson ] facebook
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Dinesh has been involved with Community Members Interested (COMMITTED-Nepal) since its inception first as the Secretary and since 2010 as the Chairman. He brings to COMMITTED his qualifications and extensive experience in both education and social work.

He completed his schooling in Nepal, and followed that up with both (international) high school diploma (IB) and advanced degrees (in development studies and education) in USA. Since completing his education, he has worked for and has been involved with organizations as diverse as Friends of Needy Children (FNC), International Labor Organization and Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (MS-Nepal) in Nepal. Currently he works as the IB Director at Ullens School in Kathmandu.

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Ritima Pradhan Ritima Pradhan - CMI Nepal [ General Secretary | Secretary ] facebook
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Ms. Pradhan has been a part of COMMITTED - U.S. since its inception in 2004 as the General Secretary. Ms. Pradhan holds a B.S., in Decision Science Management Information System (DSMIS) from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She has worked with MetroStar Systems Inc., a service-based IT company in Reston VA as the Finance and Accounts Manager.

In addition to her efforts at COMMITTED - U.S. she is passionate about her various volunteer efforts for Nepali communities. She was an active member with her Nepali Student Association (NSA) at GMU which helped organize fund raising programs at GMU for the DC Nepali community. She was also an active member of Nepali Youth Organization (NYO) and helped organize various sports activities amongst the DC Nepalese youth.

Sanjeev Hada Sanjeev Hada - CMI Nepal [ Member ] facebook
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Subina Shrestha Subina Shrestha - CMI Nepal [ Member ] facebook
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Subina joins COMMITTED's board as a seasoned journalist for Al Jazeera. She began her career in newspapers, and then became a documentary film maker. Her films have received several awards, including Concentra Award for Outstanding Video Journalism, and have been screened at festivals worldwide.

After completing her school in Nepal, she rounded off her high school education at the United World College in the United States (UWC-USA) (IB Diploma), followed that up with undergraduate studies at the University of Mumbai, India (BA in Social work), and graduate work at Xavier Institute of Communication also in Mumbai, India (Post Graduate in Journalism). Following her studies she worked in countries including India, Thailand and Myanmar. She joined Al Jazeera English TV news when it launched in 2006.

Rajasudhan Pradhan Rajasudhan Pradhan - CMI Nepal [ Member ] facebook
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Kabita Lissanevitch Kabita Lissanevitch - CMI Nepal [ Member ] facebook
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Honorary Members
Samrat Upadhyay Samrat Upadhyay facebook
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Mr. Samrat Upadhyay, (Director-Creative Writing, Indiana University), is the first Nepali-born fiction writer writing in English to be published in the West. His three books so far published are Arresting God in Kathmandu, Guru of Love, and Royal Ghosts. We are honored to have him join our group to help needy citizens of his birth country. We consider his work to have successfully brought out the inner social issues of Nepali communities that do not surface easily. As an honorary member, Mr. Upadhyay has helped COMMITTED in outreach and good-will activities for the benefit of underrepresented Nepali communities.
Matthew Handley Matthew Handley facebook
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Mr. Matthew Handley, a Washington DC based lawyer (Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll), is a part of COMMITTED as an honorary member. His membership to the organization is based on his proven record of passionately helping underrepresented Nepali communities. He victoriously fought for the families of twelve Nepali persons misled and ruthlessly killed in Iraq and delivered relief to the tormented family members. Mr. Matthew Handley was recently recognized by the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal and the Prime Minister of Nepal (G.P. Koirala) for his work. Mr. Handley is also a 1997 Graduate of Princeton University in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

He served in Nepal as a rural construction engineer (volunteer) for the Peace Corps.

Advisory Members
Dr. Sadeep Shrestha Dr. Sadeep Shrestha facebook
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Dr. Sadeep Shrestha, a doctoral graduate of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, has been involved with COMMITTED since December of 2006. Dr. Shrestha's personal ties and research interest in Nepal will be instrumental in successful planning and implementation of health projects.

Dr. Shrestha currently is a faculty in the school of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to his current a career he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, NCI-Frederick. Dr. Shrestha also serves as an Associate Scientist for the Cancer Control & Population Sciences Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, a scientist for the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and as associate scientist for the minority health research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sangita Sigdyal Sangita Sigdyal facebook
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Sangita Sigdyal has been involved with COMMITTED since 2007. She is currently providing guidance to strengthen the Farmer's Bus Project concept. Her expertise is very valuable to COMMITTED and comes from her former role as the Deputy Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, a leader in the microfinance field that brings practitioners, donor agencies, government leaders and other stakeholders to the table to forward the movement. Sangita managed all aspects of the Campaign's work with a special on its on its two goals: working to ensure that 175 million of the world's poorest families are receiving credit for self- employment and other financial and business services by the end of 2015, and working to ensure that 100 million of the world's poorest families move from below US$1 a day by the end of 2015.

She has also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the largest membership association for mediators and arbitrators, for four and a half years. She has a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in finance and business from Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs.

Dr. Amir Sapkota Dr. Amir Sapkota facebook
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Dr. Amir Sapkota is an Environmental Health expert and joined COMMITTED's Advisory group in 2008. Dr. Sapkota will be involved in COMMITTED's environmental initiatives. Dr. Sapkota is a faculty member of the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland (UMD). He received his PhD. in Environmental Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004. After completing his Post Doc at the Johns Hopkins in 2005, he continued Post Doc as a Fellow for the Gene-Environment Epidemiology Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France.
Sanjeev Rana Sanjeev Rana facebook
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Mr. Sanjeev Rana is COMMITTED's Survey & Research Specialist. Mr. Rana has been involved in numerous of COMMITTED's projects including the needs assessment survey of Kanya Mandir School. His primary role is to guide conduct surveys and the grant writing process to solicit funds. He has also served on COMMITTED's Executive Board as the Coordinator for the year 2006-2007.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology/Sociology from Luther College, Iowa, and a Master's Degree in Human Services: Planning and Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. Mr. Rana has gathered significant experience in research methods in public health projects.

He is currently enrolled in doctorate level courses in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland.

Bhavanath Poudyal Bhavanath Poudyal facebook
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