Staff

Suhag Shukla, Esq.

Executive Director & HAF Co-Founder
@SuhagAShukla

Samir Kalra, Esq.

Managing Director for Policy & Programs

Sheetal Shah

Managing Director & CFO

Raj Rao

Managing Director

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Suhag Shukla, Esq., Executive Director, is a co-founder of HAF. She holds a BA in Religion and JD from the University of Florida. Ms. Shukla has helped steer the Foundation to being recognized as a leading voice for education and civil and human rights. She’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, NPRHuffington Post, CNN, BBC, The Print, Indian Express and other media. Ms. Shukla has served on the boards for the National Museum of American Religion, Bhutanese American Organization of Philadelphia and YWCA Minneapolis. She’s also served on  various advisory councils, task forces and subcommittees for the Department of Homeland Security,  Council on Foreign Relations, the Humane Society of the United States and Interfaith Philadelphia. She’s a member of the First Amendment Center’s Committee on Religious Liberty and the United Nations Women’s Gender Equality and Religion platform. Center for American Progress named Shukla one of twelve “faith leaders to watch in 2017.” In 2023, the US Department of Health and Human Services honored Shukla as one of 15 women of faith demonstrating extraordinary leadership on behalf of humanity.

You can follow her on Twitter at @SuhagAShukla

Seetha Aiyar

Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Mat McDermott

Senior Director of Communications

Tejus Shah

Senior Creative Director

Swati Arun

Social Media Director

Anita Joshi

Director of Policy Research

Easan Katir

National Programs Director

Krishna Parmar

Director of Development

Ramya Ramakrishnan

Community Outreach Director

Vijay Satnarine

Director of Education Strategy

Sangeetha Shankar

Regional Director, California

Tithee Patel

Associate Director of Development

Syama Allard

Staff Writer

Board of Directors

Arjun Bhagat

Rishi Bhutada

Prerana Katti-Raikar

Mihir Meghani, M.D.

HAF Co-Founder

Dena Merriam

Rajiv Pandit, M.D.

@rajiv_pandit

Vikram Sheshadri

Rajeev Singh