Narinder Singh, Chair
Narinder Singh is one of the founders and Chief Strategy Officer at Appirio Inc., a cloud solution provider that helps enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms. Appirio's innovation and expertise has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology Pioneer, Businessweek as one of America's Most Promising Startups and by AlwaysOn as On-Demand Company of the Year (2010).
Before Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group. Prior to working at SAP, Narinder managed development and product management for Web Methods B2B, Industry, BPM and Workflow offerings. Narinder joined webMethods in 1998 as one of its first forty employees.
Narinder is actively involved in the Sikh community and has worked to develop children's summer camps as well as retreats, seminars and conferences for young adults over the past decade. He devoted his full time and energy after September 11, 2001 to the Sikh Coalition to help empower the Sikh community to become civically engaged in the face of mounting hate crimes and discrimination.
Narinder holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Wharton School
Prabhjot Singh, Treasurer
Prabhjot was a co-founder of the Sikh Coalition and served as the organization's Executive Director until 2005. A long time activist, he has championed a broad range of causes - from employment discrimination to the use of secret evidence by the federal government. He devoted his full time energy in the months following September 11, 2001 to mobilizing the Sikh community and developing the Sikh Coalition's national infrastructure. Prabhjot has long been actively involved in various facets of the Sikh community, and is regularly invited to speak at universities and events about activism, tolerance, and the Sikh faith. Prabhjot's professional background is in Sales & Marketing in the technology and finance sectors. For several years, Prabhjot served as Vice President of Marketing at the Wily Technology Division of CA Technologies (CA). One of Wily's first 20 employees, he was instrumental in growing Wily into a thriving business, leading to acquisition of the company by CA in 2006. He is currently working on a new venture in the Silicon Valley.
Rubin Paul Singh, Secretary
Rubin Paul Singh joined the Board of Trustees in 2010, but has been actively involved with the Sikh community over the last fifteen years. He has previously served as the Director of Education for Camp FATEH (now called Camp Sikh Virsa), a development and leadership program that sponsors bi-annual camps for Sikh children in Wisconsin and bi-annual service oriented retreats for teenagers in Chicago. Rubin currently facilitates workshops on Sikh theology, history, and human rights issues at summer camps and gurdwaras throughout the Washington DC area. In addition, he is active in organizing Sikh students at local universities, and is regarded as a thought leader in the community thanks to his regular contributions to online Sikh publications. Rubin's work with the Sikh Coalition began with his development and facilitation of presentations for elementary and high school students in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as his work with schools to incorporate a Sikh component to their religion curriculum.
Rubin is a technologist by training and currently works as a senior product manager for a software firm in the Washington, DC area. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland,Baltimore County.
Harpreet Singh is a PhD Candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University, where he studies the interactions among Islamic, Sikh and Hindu traditions of South Asia. Harpreet also co-founded Academic Room, a social network for academics with a mission to democratize educational content and organize the world's knowledge.
Harpreet previously held various senior management positions in the New York area. He left his career on Wall Street to help found the Sikh Coalition in the wake of hate crimes against Sikh-Americans after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Harpreet also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Sikh Scholarship Foundation and on the Board of Advisors of the Sikh Research Institute.
Harpreet received his masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Harpreet was awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching in 2007 and in 2003, along with Desmond Tutu,Harpreet was honored with the James Parks Morton Interfaith Tribute by the Interfaith Center of New York for his work to help heal local communities on the grassroots level.
Jasjit Singh joined the Board of Trustees in 2007. He brings with him a wide range of perspectives on the Sikh experience from his experience as a citizen of both Punjab and North America, and a distinguished history of involvement in community organizing efforts ranging from the Sikh Missionary College and the Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity to the Sikh Coalition. Since immigrating to the United States from Punjab, he has spent time interacting with local Sikh communities in Canada, Massachusetts, New York,Washington DC, Texas, Minnesota, Oregon, and California. Jasjit helps the Coalition create a bridge across various segments of the Community and also has a proven record of utilizing his network of contacts to launch large scale organizing efforts at a national level.
A business and technology consultant by training, Jasjit currently works with CA Technologies, creating marketing strategy for their Service Assurance business. He has previously worked for Ebay, Symantec and Target to help these companies improve their business processes.
Jasjit holds an MBA from Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University in Boston.
Suneet Kaur joined the Sikh Coalition's Board in 2010. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, she works to provide care for the local indigent and underserved population. In addition she developed and maintains responsibility for outpatient medicine curriculum for the internal medicine residency program.
Suneet has a strong background in community engagement and public service, specifically her work at an orphanage near Chandigarh, Punjab while enrolled in the Change Across Borders program through the Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity (FATEH). Currently, she teaches children various aspects of the Sikh religion, including kirtan and the Punjabi language, at her local Sunday school and volunteers at the semiannual Health Fair held at Gurdwara Sahib Charlotte.
Suneet holds a B.S. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MD from Albany Medical College. She also has a Masters in Health Science Research from Duke University.