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Team Bios

Anjuli Mishra Cameron | CEO


Anjuli Mishra Cameron serves as SEWA-AIFW’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In her capacity as CEO, Anjuli provides SEWA-AIFW with strategic direction towards the organizational mission and oversight in its day-to-day operations. She brings an extensive background in community-based research in state government and at academic institutions. Anjuli’s research experience, combined with nearly two decades of community engagement experience help to address the complex issues faced by South Asians and underserved communities across Minnesota. Prior to joining SEWA-AIFW, Anjuli served as research director for the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, where she led statewide coalitions, advocated for legislative policies, and published original research on behalf of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. She serves on a number of boards and advisory bodies, including the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Metropolitan Council. Anjuli holds a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Carleton College and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Science

Raj Chaudhary | Former CEO


Mrs. Raj Chaudhary was born and raised in India and moved to the US in 1967. She and her husband have been married for 50+ years and, have three children and five grandchildren. She is the founder of SEWA and has been working to help the community since 2004. She has won numerous awards including –

Scholarship to Advance MN’s Priority Populations (LAAMPP),

The Asian Pacific Partnership of Empowerment & Leadership,

In 2007, MN’s Most Innovative Women by the MN Women’s Consortium,

In 2012, The Martin Luther King Jr. Award by the Governor’s Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans,

In 2023, Lifetime Service Award from IAMN (India Association of Minnesota),

In 2023, Lifetime Service Award from SEWA-AIFW Board

Her broad expertise in advocacy, includes domestic violence, human trafficking, health disparities, equal employment, elder populations, race, ethnicity, board development, legal custody, substance abuse, and public housing have been the key to SEWA’s success.

Mubina Qureshi | Co-Executive Director


Mubina is a passionate intersectional feminist, research scholar, translator and interpreter with more than a decade of academic experience. She holds a PHD in Islamic Feminism focused on the areas of SA Literature and Gender Studies. She also has two Master’s degrees in English Literature and African American Literature. She has more than 7 years of college teaching experience in India. She has trained multilingual students in languages, literature, theatre, soft-skills and self-care. She has directly worked with underserved ‘Dalit’ women as interpreter and translator to a Canadian Research Scholar for 2+ years. This experience set the tone for her future endeavors to fulfill her passion to work for and work with women on gender issues. She is a collaborator and core-member of theatre & reading group called Parakh-MN in Twin Cities since 2017.  She is fond of solo traveling, camping in State and National Parks of US, exploring different cultures and learning new life-skills.

Dasharath Yata | Co-Executive Director


Dasharath Yata was born in a village in Nalgonda district, Telangana State, India and studied at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He moved to the US in 2011. His wife Padma Yata is an Enterprise Data Architect – IT at Medica and they have two kids in college. He is extremely dedicated and highly involved in all the various health based projects for SEWA dealing with mental health, community outreach and civic engagement. He organizes three free health clinics a month in the Twin Cities area and educates people about the high rates of diabetes and cholesterol problems. He also works with over 35 partner organizations on providing culturally specific services to the community through education and training.

Atul Mishra | Medical Director


Dr. Mishra graduated from MLN Medical College Allahabad UP India in 1982. He moved to Minnesota shortly after, and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. He questioned his decision when he first moved, and wondered whether or not he had actually relocated to the North Pole. His wife, Usha, likes the warmer climate, but Dr. Mishra prefers Minnesota and its colder climate. Growing up, Dr. Mishra looked up to his grandfather. His grandfather would ask his 26 grandchildren, “Why do the branches of an apple tree come down when it is laden with fruit?” His grandchildren would respond that it is because of the weight. His grandfather would then respond with, “The branches come down so people in need can quench their thirst, satisfy their hunger, and be happy. When you all grow up, I want you each to try an be an apple tree for others.” That advice has led Dr. Mishra to SEWA-AIFW, where he has volunteered with his wife for years. He loves the work he has done as a physician and at SEWA because it allows him to help the community and fulfill his dream of being “an apple tree” for those in need.

Shekhar Alluri | Director of Operations


Shekhar Alluri joined SEWA-AIFW as Director of Operations after being a longtime volunteer and serving on the board. He brings his 25 years’ experience working in IT industry that includes 20 years’ experience working and managing projects for Target.  He holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering with experience managing construction projects that includes working on the most complex railroad project (Konkan Railway) before switching his career and moving onto software.

With his lived experience as an immigrant, he is conscious about civic, cultural challenges faced by immigrants assimilating into their adopted homeland. He is a compassionate leader with a passion for connecting the community with the resources available. He believes in a growth mindset, being intentional and deliberate the key to overcoming obstacles and realizing expected outcomes.

Srivani Ganji | Program Coordinator (Women & Victim Services)


Vani was born and raised in India where she got her Master’s degree in Computer Applications. She moved to Minnesota in 2005 after graduating. Her favorite place in Minnesota is Duluth, especially in the fall as she loves seeing the changing colors. Vani has been working at SEWA since 2018. She enjoys working at SEWA because it was the only Asian organization that could help her during a tough time in her life. In her free time she likes watching movies, spending time with her kids, and making (and eating) her favorite homemade Desi foods.

Srividhya Srinivasan | Program Specialist (Senior Services)


Srividhya was born and raised in a village in Tamil Nadu, India. She graduated from Madurai Kamaraj University. In 2000, she moved to MN where she lives with her husband and 2 kids. She began volunteering at the Hindu Mandir of MN and the Maple Grove Hospital before she discovered SEWA. In 2020, she began volunteering at SEWA-AIFW, and she officially joined the team soon after. Working with the SEWA-AIFW family has been a rewarding experience for her. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her puppy, shopping, watching Tamil & Telugu films, going on walks, and doing yoga. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes and appliances.

Rohini Ramanuj | Program Coordinator (Senior Services)


Rohini was born in Chennai, India and came to the USA 35 years ago with her husband. When she came to MN in 2009, she went back to school at HTC and got a degree in Floral Arrangement and Business Operations. She was introduced to SEWA-AIFW when she was taking care of her sister-in-law, who was diagnosed with a serious illness. SEWA helped with her care and she became one of SEWA’s first senior clients in Minnesota. Later when the opportunity presented itself, she was very happy to return the favor and join SEWA-AIFW’s team. The time she has spent serving the people within SEWA has been the most fulfilling part of her life so far. Outside of work her hobbies are cooking, taking walks with her husband, watching sports, spending time with her kids, going on cruises, relaxing, traveling by motorcycle around the country, and watching Indian movies.

Anil Gurung | Program Coordinator (Meals & Transportation Services)


Anil has been working with SEWA-AIFW since February of 2021. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. In the past, he has worked at Best Buy, Target, Burlington, and the DRC. Anil enjoys working at a nonprofit because it has been a new experience that allows him to be around different mindsets and do selfless work. In his spare time, Anil enjoys hiking and visiting new places.

Bharati Mehta | Program Coordinator (Neurodiversity & Senior Services)


Bharati is an Occupational Therapist who practiced in North Dakota for nearly 36 years  working with various patients from premature babies in the NICU to seniors in their homes. She helped those who needed assistance to be independent in their life.  She moved to the Twin Cities in 2019 and began looking for volunteer opportunities within the South Asian community. She started to volunteer at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota after moving. She heard about SEWA while volunteering there, and she wanted to be involved in our aim of total wellness for the South Asian community in Minnesota. She began as a volunteer, then eventually joined our team! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, exercises and traveling.

Omid Yaqoobi | Project Coordinator


Ramesh Hashemy | Communications & Marketing Associate


Aarti Raghavachari | Youth Engagement Representative


Aarti was born and raised in the United States, where she received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Chinese, and International Human Rights from the University of Cincinnati. She has been working for SEWA-AIFW since June of 2022, and is newer to the Twin Cities communities. She is particularly passionate about engaging with and uplifting South Asian youth, LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive individuals in her work. She also serves as Program Coordinator for the Karuna Women Lead mentorship program at SEWA, and she enjoys working with South Asian individuals in getting the personal and professional resources they need to thrive. Her current praxis and beliefs are informed by grassroots organizing, feminist international relations, BIPOC queer and trans liberation, survivor-based healing, transformative justice, and so much more. Her first language is Tamil, and she is a speaker of Hindi and Chinese as well. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, mastering languages, singing, gathering tips on interior design, and learning about different plants and succulents!

Ruth Sebiyan | Program Associate


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