Avneet Kaur Kohli
Ms. Avneet Kaur Kohli, Operations Manager, runs the day-to-day operations for the foundation's educational initiatives and outreach programs. A post-graduate in International Management from King's College London, Ms. Kohli's background is in management and sales, working in the private sector. She joined Kaur Foundation in 2009 and strongly believes in its mission of projecting a positive Sikh identity, and spreading awareness and understanding of cultural diversity. She says, "We, at Kaur Foundation, have a strong and hard-working team where each day we work together towards achieving the goals of the organization."
Roma Bose, Director of Strategic Development, is a seasoned non-profit professional with over 25 years of experience. She currently serves as Director of Organizational Advancement at United Way Worldwide. Her passion is to strengthen the non-profit infrastructure to affect long term positive social change. Ms. Bose is deeply involved with the Kaur Foundation volunteering her time to address diversity and community integration issue specific to the Sikh community in the K - 12 education system. She is committed to promoting a more just, equal and peaceful world through social development.
Kirenjeet Kaur Bansal
Kirenjeet Kaur Bansal, Online Communications Manager, has been volunteering for Kaur Foundation to help increase visibility and individual engagement for the organization mainly focusing on social media and online communications. Ms. Bansal currently serves as Director of Volunteer and Employee Engagement at United Way Worldwide and has more than ten years of nonprofit management experience. She holds a Master of Arts in Global Affairs from George Mason University. Ms. Bansal is passionate about youth empowerment and social justice issues. She believes in helping institute equitable and progressive education focused programs that lead to inclusive and safe environments for America's diverse communities.
Dr. Nina Lamba serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships and is committed to supporting Kaur Foundation and its mission to improve awareness and acceptance of the Sikh community. She believes that understanding and accepting similarities and differences, whether they are cultural, generational or socio-economic, is essential for successfully building a stronger and more peaceful world.
Dr. Lamba grew up in the United Kingdom, and holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Applied Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. She has lived in the United States for 18 years, and currently runs a technology company in northeastern Maryland, developing antimicrobial compounds for infection control and biodefense. Her volunteer activities also include the launching of a Science Café program in two counties, which she runs with the support of her regional Technology Council. She is also currently serving on her County’s Commission for Women. In the past, Nina has also served on advisory boards related to Science and Technology, to support education, and economic development.
Amarpreet Ghuman, Advocacy Director, has been working with the foundation since 2009 to strengthen governmental relationships and work on outreach programs within and outside the Sikh community. A graduate of the George Washington University’s prestigious Elliott School of International Affairs, Amarpreet currently works for the Department of Justice. Among supporting other ongoing programs, she has furthered the foundation's anti-bullying campaign by developing and directing “Break the Silence”, an uplifting video featuring well-established young Sikh professionals from around the world. Amarpreet is committed to youth empowerment by ensuring that tomorrow’s children will have the resources and tools they need to be successful, confident, contributing citizens and future leaders.