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Houston, TX

Executive Committee

Gitesh Desai

Gitesh Desai

President

Gitesh Desai is the president at Sewa International Houston since April 2017. He has been a long time Houstonion and a community activist. He currently serves on City of Houston's General Appeals Board. He is a former president of the Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC), and is currently serving on the IAPAC board. He also served on the Indo-American Charity Foundation of Greater Houston (IACF) board. He is published freelance writer, and is licensed professional engineer employed as a Senior Technical Professional with Wood Group. Community service is his passion in life.  

 

Achalesh Amar M.Tech

Achalesh Amar M.Tech

Chapter Coordinator
Achalesh Amar is a social and community service activist and has been associated with Sewa since 2012. A software QA Engineer by vocation, he likes connecting with people across the continents and rendering Sewa. He lives in Pearland, TX with his wife and two daughters. 
Nikhil Jain M.B.A

Nikhil Jain M.B.A

Chapter Co-Coordinator
Nikhil has been associated with serving the Houston community for past 15+ years. He has organized complex community service projects and events. He is a staunch supporter of nonviolence and diversity. He lives in Katy, TX with Ritu and 2 teenage daughters. 
Kavita Tewary M.Tech (Pharm. Chem.)

Kavita Tewary M.Tech (Pharm. Chem.)

Project Coordinator
Kavita Tewary has been associated with Sewa for the past five years and has been a Project Coordinator since September 2014. She lives in Katy, Texas with her husband Ashish and two children, Kaushiki and Aatreya. A humanitarian by heart she is passionate about education and youth development issues.
Anuja Deshpande M.B.A, MIE

Anuja Deshpande M.B.A, MIE

Project Coordinator
Anuja Deshpande has been volunteering with Sewa for 2+ years and working as Porject Coordinator since July, 2017. She lives in cypress with her husband. Having been associated with social initiatives all her life, she is passionate about community service and upliftment of underserved population. 
Anita Ravat M.S

Anita Ravat M.S

Executive Member
Anita Ravat started her association with SEWA in 2014 assisting her daughter setup the New Horizons Literacy program for the Bhutanese Refugees. Since the fall of 2015 she has been part of the fundraising team for the Houston Chapter. She works as a Business Analyst at Chevron. Anita lives in Houston with her husband. Their only child is away attending college at Penn State.
Dinesh Shah

Dinesh Shah

Executive Member

Dinesh Shah has been associated with Sewa International since 2007. He has worked with Baker Huges as a Senior Electrical Engineer for the last 25 years. He has 2 Kids and lives in Sugarland, Texas with his wife Daksha, a Yoga Instructor. Dinesh is involved in the BEP program and is also a certified Yoga Instructor.