Thursday , 14 December 2017
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Executive Committee

Mrs. Anjali Prasad –                       President

Mrs. Anjali is a native of Patna. Four years ago she joined the team as Cultural Secretary, with a passion to bring forward the talent from our community and provide them a platform to showcase their talents and interests. She has been a significant factor in initiating interest in the community members to get overwhelming participation event after event. She lives in Freehold, NJ with her husband and two children. She has a Masters degree in Cell Biology and works for a leading biopharmaceutical company in New Jersey.

Mr. Vinay Singh –                            Vice President

Mr. Vinay is a native of Vaishali, Bihar and grew up in Barauni. He did his Engineering from BIT Sindri and Masters from BITS Pilani. He has more than 15 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Technology and Management. He has been associated with Watershed protection and Clean water project for many years along with many US and India based charitable organizations. He has been associated with BJANA for more than 5 years and actively encourages US based natives of Bihar and Jharkhand to join and participate in BJANA. He likes to spend time with his friends and families and lives in Monroe, NJ with his wife and their two little angel daughters.

Mr. Sanjeev Singh –                        Secretary

Mr. Sanjeev is a native of Vaishali, Bihar; He is a resident of Plainsboro, NJ and lives with his wife, daughter and son. He has accomplished Master’s in Business Administration and works in the area of financial services consulting. He has deep interest in quality education related philanthropic work and associated with education related NGO in India. Sanjeev is an active volunteer of BJANA and part of existing executive committee, his involvement includes designing new website for BJANA, coordinate Smile Train partnership with BJANA and contributed towards various different works needed during BJANA Holi, Diwali and Picnic function.

Mr. Anil Mishra –                          Joint Secretary

Mr. Anil, is a passionate community volunteer who has a strong sense of attachment with his native place BIHAR and birthplace JHARKHAND. He currently lives in Edison, NJ with his better half Chanda Mishra and two lovely children. He is a graduate of RIT, Jamshedpur and currently works as a Bank Executive in the field of finance and risk management. His other passion is promoting entrepreneurship among young youths through his organization YUVA FORCE, an organization which promotes entrepreneurial skills in the field of technology and robotics. Anil also volunteers for organizations (HindiUSA, RKM and Dharma Foundation) which promote Bharatiya culture, language and Sanatan Dharma among the Indian kids and youths.

Mr. Anurag Kumar –                      Treasurer

Mr Anurag is a Sr. Technical Manager in an Investment Bank and manages Digital Marketing department. He has been very active in BJANA for the last 4 years and been instrumental in implementing automated communication via ‘Constant Contact’. He is current Treasurer for BJANA. He also manages the ASIAN networking events at his work place. He lives in South Brunswick, NJ with his wife and two kids. He believes that everything that happens, happen for a reason

Mr. Alok Kumar –                            Executive Member

Mr. Alok is a native of Darbhanga, Bihar and lives in Laurence Harbor, NJ with his wife and daughter. He has been associated with various social organizations such as Federation of Indian Association (FIA), YMSA, Indian Business Association (IBA), and South Asian Community Outreach (SACO). Mr. Alok, with Masters in Computer Science, is a young entrepreneur who partnered and later acquired IT Group of companies such as Acme Technology Group, United Business Solutions & Spino. He also started to focus on helping individuals from community and find right jobs.

Dr. Anil Agrawal –                           Executive Member

Dr. Anil is a native of Triveniganj, Supaul district in Bihar and lives in Northvale, NJ with his wife, son and daughter. He is a professor of structural engineering at the City College of the City University of New York since 1998. He received his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur in 1988, M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1991 and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the university of California at Irvine in 1997. He is one of the most renowned researcher / engineer internationally in the area of smart structures and bridge engineering, and has been the Chief Editor of internationally renowned Journal on Bridge Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers since 2009. He is interviewed frequently by major news channels in the New York City area on issues related to bridges and other infrastructures. He has been active member of BJANA and has been volunteering in cultural and picnic activities of Bjana during last 3-4 years.

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh –                 Executive Member

Dr. Anil is a diplomat of the American board of Internal Medicine and a practicing Nephrologist in Central Jersey. He lives in Edison with his wife and two kids. Dr Singh has been an active member of BJANA community for four years. He believes that the roots of a strong tree are well grounded most often because they were nurtured with care when young. This analogy of a strong tree holds true with respect to kids of NRI /BJANA members.

Mr. Dheeraj Sinha –                           Executive Member

Mr. Dheeraj has an MBA in Finance from Texas Tech University, currently a senior Business Analyst with KPMG LLP. Mr. Dheeraj has been managing ‘Essay Competition’ for the BJANA youths, and is currently managing BJANA’s semi-annual publication – Vaishali. Mr. Dheeraj and his wife Mrs. Priyanka Singh, working as System Engineer for AT&T, hail from Patna.

Mr. Pranit Singh –                                Executive Member

Mr. Pranit Singh comes from Raxaul in North Bihar. Brought up in Mumbai where his family is settled for over 30 years. He is an IT professional and been in the industry for over 15 years. Presently working with JP Morgan. His family including his parents has been actively involved in community service at their hometown in Bihar, serving the needy and helping with kids education. He lives in Edison with his wife and two kids. Mr. Pranit manages BJANA Website updates and keeps the community informed via Facebook.

Mrs. Prabh Jha –                                    Executive Member

Mrs. Prabha Jha, is a Sr. IT Security Analyst with over 14 years of experience working in multiple industries. Although born and brought up in Calcutta, she has her roots firmly grounded to Madhubani, Bihar and marriage in Saharsa, Bihar brings her even closer to those roots. She has been involved with promoting Mithila Art and Culture among new generations, for last 10 years across east coast and has taken active part in several BJANA events during last few years. She is an author and avid blogger with two books of poetry and short stories published under her belt. As a resident of Metuchen, NJ and proud mother of two remarkable boys, she brings her strong values and respect for Bihar & Jharkhand culture to the BJANA team.

Ms. Vandana Kumar –                          Executive Member

Ms. Vandana Kumar, a MBA (Finance) and CFA hails from Bokaro Steel City in Jharkhand. She is an active member of PTO at South Plainfield elementary school and future stars pre-school. Besides volunteering for classroom parties and book sales she also helps organize community events at her housing community. Ms. Vandana is currently leading and managing the cultural related activities at BJANA.

Mr. Sanjay Gupta –                                Executive Member

Mr. Sanjay Gupta is a resident of Nutley, NJ and hails from Patna. He takes active interest in community services including BJANA and Universal peace Foundation. He has been associated closely with ISSYOGA, a global spiritual organization based out of Patna with a mission to bring peace and love to community, through the inner meditative process taught by his mother Ma Bijaya. Mr. Gupta is one of the principal of Kai-zen Technologies Inc. engaged in providing billing solutions for Physicians in healthcare and IT services for general corporate.

Mrs. Shilpie Sinha –                                Executive Member

Mrs. Shilpie Sinha is from Patna and currently lives in Toms River area of New Jersey. She has been involved in a number of voluntary activities and also serves as Trustee on the SidhdhiVinayak Temple Trust with her husband Dr. Prabhat Sinha. She is learning to fly plane in her free time.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar –                             Executive Member

Mr. Rakesh Kumar is a native of Saran, Bihar and grew up in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. He is a resident of East Windsor, NJ living with his wife and two daughters. By profession he is an IT Executive working for a financial firm in New York City. Rakesh has been involved with BJANA from the days when it was BANA well before Jharkhand state was formed. He has deep interest in the community and preserving our culture and heritage. He likes Bhojpuri language and Bihari food.

Mr. Sudhaker Raj –                               Executive Member

Mr. Sudhaker Raj is originally from Muzaffarpur and a resident of Plainsboro, NJ for the past 10 years where his lives with his wife and two lovely kids. He is currently working for Bank of America in a mid-management advisory role and also an active member of the steering committee driving firm-wide strategy (SDM) for Cloud, PaaS and DevOps. Prior to joining BofA, Sudhaker spent over a decade architecting & designing scalable enterprise applications for various financial wall street companies like JPM Chase, UBS, WSJ, CNBC, etc. Sudhaker holds an M.Tech in Automation & Computer Vision Engg. from IIT Kharagpur and B.E. in Electronics Engineering from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad.

Ms. Aditi Mohan –                               Executive Member

Aditi, a Software Engineer by profession comes from the former summer capital of Bihar , Ranchi – which is now the capital of Jharkhand. She got Masters in Computers from Symbiosis, Pune and bachelor’s degree from BIT Mesra. Deeply rooted to Bihar and its rich culture, Aditi loves to celebrate and share its value with other community members and there could be no better way to do it than being part of BJANA team. BJANA events helps us stay wired to home away from home, and Aditi has been actively volunteering in organizing these events and get active participation. She lives in the little India of US – Edison, NJ with her husband Sandip and son.