Kavita is a results-oriented leader, who brings over 20 years of experience overseeing the growth and development of nonprofit, community-based organizations. Kavita joined GSSWSR in 2014 as the Associate Director of NELI. Her wealth of expertise as an educator, trainer, and program manager has helped NELI expand its campus-based programming and its consulting work. She has extensive background in diversity training, as well as in youth leadership development and mentoring in a number of settings including Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Allentown/Bethlehem area. Prior to joining GSSWSR, she served as Program Director at the Center for Humanistic Change and the Bread & Roses Community Fund, a foundation focused on social justice.
Kavita has a passion for building strong community collaborations that lead to transformation. She is committed to relationship-building as the foundation for successful community-based change, and she helps groups resolve internal challenges to enhance their effectiveness. Much of her consulting work and volunteer activities have focused on organizations that work for social justice. Kavita is a NELI graduate (2012) and has also earned leadership certificates from NTL Leaders of Color Initiative (2016), Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (2005), and National Coalition Building Institute (2004). She holds a M.S. in education from the University of Pennsylvania.