January 20, 2016 (New York, NY) - The Sikh Coalition is excited to announce that Manmeet Kaur and Manpreet K. Singh have joined our Board of Trustees! As members of the board, they will bring new backgrounds, talent and invaluable perspectives to the work and the long-term mission of the organization.
“Manmeet and Manpreet are an inspiration to Sikh men and women,” said Board chair Narinder Singh. “We are thrilled to add their talent and spirit to help guide the Sikh Coalition.”
Manmeet Kaur founded City Health Works
in 2012 to create a business case for the integration of local health coaches into the U.S healthcare system. Previously, she was an advisor to the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign and worked on related initiatives in South Africa, India, and New York City.
During her time abroad, Manmeet saw the potential for innovation from lower cost health systems when applied to the U.S. Manmeet’s work has been featured in NPR, the Economist, the Daily News and the New England Journal of Medicine. She earned an MBA from Columbia and a BA from Barnard College and was selected as a Third Millennium Human Rights Fellow and a GLG Social Impact Fellow. Manmeet was born and raised in New York and lives in Harlem with her husband and her two sons.
Manpreet K. Singh is a Houston native who has been a licensed and practicing attorney since 2001. She has tried, as first chair, more than 70 jury trials. Manpreet has been recognized for her legal work and is a recent recipient of the Diversity First Award. She has been an active member of a variety of organizations, where she lobbies for the equal rights for all of our communities throughout Texas and in Washington D.C. She also conducts outreach sessions for Interfaith Ministries, law enforcement, and the Boniuk Center in Rice University, where she also served on the Board. In her free time, Manpreet enjoys traveling with her husband and playing goalie for her two budding soccer stars.
Both women have been valuable contributors to the Sikh Coalition’s work over the past several years. Manpreet participated in the 2011 Sikh Coalition Advocate Academy and played a leading role in the successful fight for Sikhism to be included in Texas school textbooks. Given her interests and experience in building City Health Works, Manmeet is focusing on institution building and community empowerment at the Sikh Coalition.
"Bringing on such accomplished Sikhs adds incredible value to our work," said Sikh Coalition Executive Director, Sapreet Kaur. “At the start of 2016, we’re excited about the future of our work and are confident that these two new advisers will play a critical role in that success.”