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~~Who We Are~~


Prakash Gautam Director/President

Prakash holds an MBA degree from USA and a Professional Accounting Degree (CGA) from Canada. He has a second MBA and a Law Degree from Nepal. Prakash has several years of Finance & Project Management experiences in the Government Sector. Prakash works for the City of Dallas in Level K (Financial Reporting, same as Manager II) position. Prakash lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife Sunita and two children.

Naresh Raj Pandey Director/VP - General Administration

Naresh has an MPA degree from Nepal, and has proved himself a highly successful business entrepreneur in the Nepalese Community in Dallas, Texas. Naresh is the Owner/President of several retail businesses and is heavily involved in several Nepali Community activities in Dallas. Naresh lives in Glenn Heights, Texas, with his wife Mandy and three children.

Thala Raj Panta Director/VP-Planning & Funding

Raj holds a Diploma in Engineering and Technology from Nepal and has earned several other certifications from USA. Some of His certifications include Engineer/Surveyor/Map Science (USA), Certified EPA Tech (USA), and Certified MPO (City of Dallas), USA. Raj also owns a design build company, an engineering and construction company, based in Texas. Raj lives in Rowlett, Texas, with his wife Sangita and two children.

Bilas Upadhyay, CPA Director/VP-Finance

Bilas has an MBA degree from USA and has earned his CPA from Texas, USA. Bilas is also a owner of a CPA firm based in Sunnyvale, Texas. He also works for Bank of America in Trust Tax Department. He along with his wife owns and operates a Family Practice Clinic in Mesquite, Texas. Bilas has been supporting indigent community in Nepal through various projects since long time. Bilas lives with wife Vishnu Maya and three children in Sunnyvale, Texas.

Batuk Raj Bista Director/VP-Outreach

Batuk holds an MBA in information technology from USA and Master's degree from Nepal. Batuk has several years of revenue management experience in the local government sector in Nepal. Batuk also has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology sector. Presently Batuk is employed with AT&T Inc as a Principle Technical Architect. Batuk lives in Richardson, Texas, with his wife Kalpana and two children.

Devendra Shah Director/Secretary

Devendra is the Director of Technology with the Plano Independent School District, Plano, Texas, USA. Devendra holds a Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from USA, and a Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Nepal. Devendra lives in Mckinney, Texas, with his wife Sabina and one child.

Agni Sanjel - Executive Member

Agni holds Master's Degree in English from Trivuban University, NEPAL. He worked for Nepal Government for 6 years. He also taught at Trivuban University afilicated colleges for about 2 years prior to moving to USA. He is involved in various social activities here in USA and currently runs his own business. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Shama and two children.

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Binod Raj Joshi - Executive Member

Binod holds a Master’s Degree in English from Nepal and MA in Sociology from USA. He has several years experience in Banking Industry in Nepal and in the United States.  Very passionate about social work, Binod also serves as a Treasurer of the Dallas Everest Lions Club. Binod lives in Irving, Texas with his wife Anshu and daughter Aabha.

Laxmi Panta Sharma Oli - Executive Member

Laxmi is a Registered Nurse (RN), currently working at Opthalmology Surgery Center in Dallas, TX, USA. She holds Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BN) from Nepal and has worked as a nurse for over 4 years prior to getting her Bachelors Degree. She has also taught at Om Health Campus in Nepal. Laxmi lives in Plano, Texas with her husband Kiran and two children.

Achyut Rijal - Executive Member

Achyut holds an MBA in Management Information System from Dallas Baptist University (DBU), USA. Achyut also has a master’s degree in Economics from Nepal. He has over 14 years of experience in Operations and IT management in Oil and Gas Industry. Achyut is currently working as Business Analyst in Process Management Department at Classic Start Group. Achyut lives in Valley Ranch, TX with wife Anjita and two children.

Nitesh Raj Pandey - Executive Member

Nitesh holds an MS in Information System from University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Nitesh has over 14 years of experience in IT management in various companies. Nitesh is currently working as a Manager -Transplant Data System at Methodist Health Systems, Dallas, Texas. Nitesh lives in Sunnyvale, TX with his wife and three children.

Navin Pyakuryal - Project Advisor

Navin Pyakuryal has Master in Public Health (MPH) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and Post graduation Diploma in Population Sciences from International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai.   He also holds certification in Pharmacy Tech and Health Coverage Navigator.  Mr. Pyakuryal has extensive experience in community development and health serving the less privileged and under-served populations in the different countries in South, Southeast and Central Asia, and the US. He has expertise directly working with refugees, internally displaced population (IDPs) and immigrants.  Currently Mr. Pyakuryal is working with City of Houston in a project to expand health care to under-served populations. Avid believer of participatory approaches and community ownership, he specializes in increasing access to services, and education campaigns for low-literate populations.

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