SAAPRI Welcomes New Executive Director, Reema Kapur

SAAPRI Welcomes New Executive Director, Reema Kapur

SAAPRI Welcomes New Executive Director, Reema Kapur

Serving as SAAPRI’s Executive Director since 2011, Ami Gandhi, has decided to transition from her role. She will be leaving at the end of June of 2015 to raise a family and eventually seek new professional opportunities. We are grateful for her years of service and appreciate all the work she has done as the first Executive Director.

Under Ami’s leadership, SAAPRI has –
· Been leading the DACA-DAPA coalition with a range of partners;
· Helped pass anti-hate laws; and
· Was instrumental in implementing the first ever language access programs for Indian American voters.

Additionally, SAAPRI has published several reports ranging from civic engagement to voter trends.

With Ami’s leadership, SAAPRI’s reach has grown in breadth and scope in a short time and we are very proud of her accomplishments. We expect to continue this growth in the coming years with new leadership.

Reema Kapur, SAAPRI’s incoming Executive Director, and Ami will work together as co-Executive Directors during the month of June in transition as Reema takes over the reins of SAAPRI in July.

Reema brings ten years of experience as an attorney focused on business and employment litigation. Most recently, Reema was a senior labor and employment attorney specializing in complex litigation. Throughout her career, Reema has been committed to community service, seeking meaningful opportunities to promote diversity and civic engagement, and build professionalism.

In her new role, Reema looks forward to meaningful community engagement including strong partnerships with community organizations, community leaders and members of the South Asian community.

Reema can be reached by email at reema (AT) or by phone at (773) 373-9750.