Board of Directors

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From Left to Right: Barbara Parks, Bill Bindal, Neeraj Punglia, Naren Bakshi, Larry St. John, Dr. Joty Sikand, Dr. Fatemah Bani-Taba, Jim Clay, and Dr. Meji Singh. Not Pictured: Vajid Jafri and John Hazen.

The Hume Center has assembled a diverse Board of Directors that represents the communities we serve. The Board includes mental health and business professionals. The business professionals come from a wide range of business fields and have helped shaped the agency into a fiscally responsible and strong entity, well positioned take on large projects and financial responsibilities. Every member has joined the Board because of their passionate desire to help expand the services of the agency and to increase the continuum and capacity of services.

The members offer specialized professional expertise in areas such as: business management and development of nonprofit organizations and for profit businesses, behavioral health, finance, fundraising, legal, engineering, etc. We also have a board member who was a youth consumer of preventive services offered by a psychologist who worked at a community mental health center. Overall, each of the Board members have contributed from their personal and professional experience to enable the dynamic growth the agency has experienced through financial oversight, program development, and long-term planning.

The following links will take you directly to listings of our Board of Directors and Board Committees: 

 
 
 
Board of Directors
Directs the process of planning, envisions long range goals, approves annual objectives, monitors achievement of goals and objectives, and employs the President
 
Vajid Jafri
Vajid H. Jafri
Chair
 
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Bill Bindal
Vice Chair
 
Barbara Parks
Secretary
 
James Clay, CPA
Treasurer
 
Joty Sikand, PsyD
President
 
Larry St. John
Member
 
Neeraj Punglia
Member

Fatemah Bani-Taba, Psy.D.
Member

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John Hazen
Member

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Nancy Morgan, Psy.D.
Member
 
Advisory Committee
Advises the President and Board of Directors in areas of specialty.
 
R.K. Janmeja "Meji" Singh, PhD
Founding President and Senior Advisor
 
Naren Bakshi
Chairman Emeritus
 
Gene Miller, JD
Attorney
 
Executive Committee
Prepares the agenda for the Board, facilitates agency leadership and oversight between Board meetings, and performs Board staff work; meeting as needed.
 
Vajid Jafri
Chair
 
Bill Bindal
Vice Chair
 
Barbara Parks
Secretary
 
Joty Sikand, PsyD
President
 
Jim Clay, CPA
Treasurer
 
Personnel Committee
Guides development, review, and authorization of personnel policies and procedures, meeting six times annually.
 
Fatemeh Bani-Taba, PsyD *
Barbara Parks ^
Joty Sikand, PsyD
Kelly Hwang, CPA ~
 
Finance Committee
Oversees development of the budget, ensures adequate financial controls, and ensures accurate accountability for funds, meeting six times annually.
 
Jim Clay, CPA *
Barbara Parks ^
Joty Sikand, PsyD
Kelly Hwang, CPA ~
 
Development and Community Relations (DCR)
Provides vision and strategy for the agency's fund development, development-related outreach, and Board expansion activities, meeting quarterly.
 
Joty Sikand, PsyD *
John Hazen
Chris Celio, PsyD ** ^ ~
 
 
Legend:
* Committee Chair
^ Committee Secretary
** Committee Co-Chair
~ Board Supporter/Non-Board Member