Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America

Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America


Dr. Avinash Gupta –                        President

Dr. Avinash Gupta is the Chief of Cardiology at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, NJ. He hails from Ranchi, Jharkhand and currently lives in Toms River, NJ. He has been a BJANA supporter for a very long time and been involved in a number of philanthropic projects. More recently, he has been very closely involved in the inception, planning and construction of the Sri Sidhdhivinayak Temple where he oversees progress as the Chairman of the Temple Trust.

Mr. Anurag Kumar –                      Vice President

Mr Anurag is working with Pharma company for last 3 years and for many years with Investment Bank and manages Digital Marketing department. He has been very active in BJANA for the last 8 years and been instrumental in implementing automated communication via ‘Constant Contact’, Salesforce for contacts management and invoicing. 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. Sanjeev Singh –                        General Secretary

Mr. Sanjeev is a native of Vaishali, Bihar; He 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. Pranit Singh –                             Joint Secretary

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. In addition is currently leading and managing the cultural related activities at BJANA.

Mr. Vishal Sinha –                                Treasurer

Mr. Vishal Sinha has his ancestral roots from Bhagalpur, Bihar and lives with his wife, son and daughter in South Brunswick NJ. Along with him the whole family has been participating and contributing in voluntary activities for BJANA since 5 years. Having a parental armed forces background he has experience of many cultures across India and currently works as a Director of Enterprise Middleware in one of the Global Investment Bank.

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.

Mrs. Vandana Abhishek Kumar –                              Executive Member

Mrs. Vandana Abhishek Kumar is Born and brought up in Patna Bihar. Her native place is in Nawada district (Bihar). She is MBA in Marketing and Finance from Delhi NCR.she is a Passionate photographer and Poet . She has been involved in promoting BJANA as well as handling all Photography of BJANA from last one and half year. She thinks BJANA is a great hope for all those NRI’s ( Bihar and Jharkhand) who are staying away from their family ,friends, state country .She Believes ” BJANA is like a family , where you can enjoy all the festival and share your problems because there is always a helping hand behind you”.

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

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.

Mr. Sudhaker Raj –                          Joint Secretary

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.

Dr. Anil K. Agrawal –                                Executive Member

Dr. Anil K. Agrawal, 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.

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. Mail

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. He has been elected as Joint Secretary for BJANA 2014-15 term.

Ms. Shaily Jha –                              Executive Member

Shaily, born and brought up in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, is a native of Darbhanga in Bihar, known for its rich culture and heritage across the world. A software developer by profession, she completed her Masters degree in Computer Science from VIT, Vellore and worked for 6 years before moving to the US with her husband. She is passionate about fine arts and indulges in it whenever she can. Here she actively participates in BJANA programs and contributes in its events organization. Also, she has been involved in the editorial team for the magazine. She is deeply rooted in the culture of Bihar and Jharkhand and believes in its expansion and promotion. She feels, BJANA is her home away from home.

Mr. Prabish Chaurasia –                       Executive Member

Prabish chaurasia is very active member of team. He helps with fund raising, finance and event management. He plays very active role during picnic and chath.