People of Daya

Board of Directors

Fatima Mohiuddin, LMSW PRESIDENT

Aparna Asthana, PRESIDENT-ELECT

Sheela Rao, IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT

Charu Verma, CPA, TREASURER

Shree Hardikar Nath, MPA, MSNSECRETARY

Mary John, CPA

Mika Rao Kalapatapu

Anasuya Kabad, CFP

Shazma Matin

Annu Rao Naik       

Lakshmy Parameswaran, MA, LPC*    

Viji Raman*

John Ting, ESQ.

    

*FOUNDING MEMBER

 
2018-2019 Daya Board of Directors (from left to right) Shree Hardikar Nath, Vatsala Bhaskaran, Anasuya Kabad,
Fatima Mohiuddin, Sheela Rao, Lakshmy Parameswaran*, Shazma Matin, Viji Raman*, Aparna Asthana & Annu Rao Naik
*FOUNDING MEMBER

Advisory Board

Sarah Abraham       

Sesh Bala

Vatsala Bhaskaran, MD

Chitra Divakaruni, PhD

Sindhu Idicula Giri, MD

Bimla Jain

Anita Manoharan, JD

Dinesh Pejaver, PhD

Leeja Thomas, LCSW

Stuti Trehan Patel, JD

 

Staff

 
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Rachna Khare

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rachna Khare is a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  She takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining factors that affect women’s health and safety. As Executive Director of Rice 360: Institute for Global Health, she developed plans to improve maternal care for low-income populations. Prior to her work in non-profit, Rachna held leadership positions in domestic and international women’s health programs with Mount Sinai Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Rachna serves on the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative and the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. On the state level, Rachna is a member of the Thought Leaders Cohort for the Texas Council on Family Violence. Rachna firmly believes that safety and justice are key factors in improving lives and creating societal equity.

rachna@dayahouston.org

713-842-7222

Nusrat Ameen, PhD

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES & EDUCATION

At Daya for over a decade, Dr. Ameen recruits and manages its Legal Clinic, oversees legal advocacy efforts and closely monitors immigration cases. Dr. Ameen holds a PhD in Domestic Violence and Law and is a Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Faculty at Rice University.  Previously, she was a law professor in Bangladesh and a Judicial Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Bangladesh Supreme Court. She has also served as a consultant on gender rights for various NGOs and international organizations.

nusrat@dayahouston.org

713-842-7222

Irfana Hussain

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH & VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Irfana Hussain manages all community outreach programming, awareness campaigns, special events, community trainings, and volunteer engagement activities at Daya. She has nearly a decade experience working with various non-profits in the areas of program management, event planning, and community engagement. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a background in South Asian studies. 

irfana@dayahouston.org

713-842-7222

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Barbara Le

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & COMPLIANCE

Barbara Le joined Daya in August 2018.  She oversees all aspects of the organization's finances, including budget development and management, financial compliance, human resources, and fund development. Barbara holds a BBA from the University of Houston and has over a decade of accounting experience in manufacturing, retail, and non-profit environments.  

barbara@dayahouston.org

713-842-7222

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Srushti Mahamuni

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

In her role of Program Coordinator, Srushti Mahamuni supports the client services, outreach, and accounting departments and oversees Daya's social media presence. Employed in the women's rights/human rights field for the past eight years, she previously worked with International NGOs in East Africa, Europe, and South Asia. Srushti has three Masters degrees – two in Gender Studies and one in Human Rights – and is also an avid blogger. 

srushti@dayahouston.org

713-842-7222

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Client Services Team

THREE LICENSED COUNSELORS (THERAPISTS) AND TWO CASE MANAGERS

Currently, Daya's client services team are not pictured here for safety reasons.

counselor@dayahouston.org

713-981-7645

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DAYA, INC.

PO BOX 770773

HOUSTON, TX 77215

HELPLINE:  713-981-7645

OFFICE:       713-842-7222

contact@dayahouston.org

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