About

About

The Network of South Asian Professionals, Washington DC Chapter (NetSAP DC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to identifying and celebrating the diversity of South Asians in America by promoting professional development; encouraging community service activities; raising awareness of the South Asian culture; and providing forums for the discussion of important societal issues. As one of the largest local and national South Asian organizations, we represent over 6,000 individuals in the DC metro area with over 400 members.

Winners of “Best Officer Board” and “Best Board Officer” in 2008, “Best Community Service Event” and “Best Large Chapter” in 2009, “Best Political Event” in 2010, AND the Washington DC Mayor’s Award for Community Service in 2011!

Mission

The mission of NetSAP DC is to serve as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

We aim to be more than just a networking forum; to be the facilitating vehicle used by South Asian professionals to improve and enhance the communities in which we work and live. NetSAP DC lays the foundation for the best and brightest to forge cohesive relationships to work together for a lifetime. We are not just today’s professionals who are the backbone of NetSAP DC, but we are also simultaneously emerging to be tomorrow’s leaders in business, politics and civic life. We will continue to interact closely with many of the acquaintances we make through our experiences within the NetSAP DC organization.

NetSAP DC believes that creating a strong personal bond between our members will strengthen our community across North America, as well as our ties to each other. To that end, NetSAP DC’s focus continues into the areas of economic growth and security, cultural awareness and preservation, family needs, and promoting education and learning. As an organization, we continuously persevere to help and give back to our local communities by recruiting experts in areas such as health care, banking, education, finance and technology.

NetSAP DC believes that our members are undeniably our greatest resource. We strive ardently to work with everyone in our local communities to provide a single platform for progressive professionals to target the many opportunities and challenges that come our way.

Board

Poonam Bal
President
Sanjib Sarkar
Vice President
Roxana Muzzammel
Sponsorship Director
Anil Khanna
Treasurer
Salil Deshpande
Community Service Director
Shilpa Kamdar
National Liason
Myra Benjamin
Marketing Director
Gunita Singh
Professional Development Director
Nimrata Kochhar
Special Events Director
Vikas J.
Membership Director
Ravi Rajkumar
Athletic Director
Nazia Rahman
Historian
Benita Talati
Book Club Co-Chair
Shaoli Sarkar
Book Club Co-Chair

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