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Board Members – US

Jayjeev Hada

Chairperson Jayjeev is the Founder and presently also the Team Leader of COMMITTED’s governance program. He is a community planner by profession and also a civil engineer. He holds a Masters Degree in Regional & Community Planning from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Kansas State University, and an Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering from Mangalore University, India. He has served as a senior planner for the Fairfax County Public School System and was involved in facilities planning for the school system from 2008-2010. He also served as a Land Use Planner for the Fairfax County Government, Virginia from 2001 to 2008. As a Land Use Planner for the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, he was mostly involved in Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Planning efforts. In addition to his crave for dancing to all types of music, Jayjeev is a big fan of athletic sports, mainly Tennis and Basketball. He continues to support all sports activities to his best capacity and also serves as a voluntary Board Member of the All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association.

Atulya Dhungana

Vice Chairperson Atulya Dhungana has been involved with COMMITTED – U.S. for the last few years to shape the organization’s goals and vision. He is an environmental specialist focused on energy and development related climate change activities in different countries. Over the years he has worked and consulted for the private sector, governmental, and multilateral agencies in various capacities. Atulya has a degree in international environmental policy and science.

Ritima Pradhan

General Secretary Ritima has been associating with COMMITTED since inception as a Board Member. She is also one of the founding members of both COMMITTED US and Nepal. As of July 2017, she is the Executive Director of COMMITTED (Nepal) and manages the daily operations of the organization. Ritima has an extensive professional career of more than 25 years working in the fields of management, finance and IT. She started her career in Nepal selling computers for almost a decade. She then worked in the US specializing in federal accounting and US payroll system for about a decade and finally moved back to Nepal and worked at Swisscontact as the Sr. Administrative and HR Officer for almost 3 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Decision Science and Management and Information Systems (DSMIS) from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Apart from managing the office, she also likes to manage her garden and has a passion for cooking.

Johana Shah

Treasurer Coming soon.