- They will continue to make the state “the best place to love, work and raise a family.”
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has appointed several Indian Americans to key roles in his administration as well as to various boards. “I am thankful for these appointees’ service to our Commonwealth as we continue to make Virginia the best place to live, work and raise a family,” he said, announcing the July 14 appointments. “Their critical work will provide essential help as we move into my administration’s day two agenda.”
Dr Bimaljit Singh Sandhu, a gastroenterologist at Richmond Gastroenterology Associates,was named as board member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority. He will play a pivotal role in the state’s health education system. The board’s responsibilities include overseeing the operations of the health system, as well as providing strategic direction to various medical schools and hospitals.
Harshad Barot, owner of Galaxy Corporation and Kamlesh Dave, President, Heart Care Associates, were named to the Virginia Asian Advisory Board, which serves as a formal liaison between the administration and the diverse and rapidly growing Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the Commonwealth. Mehta was also named to the Small Business Commission.
Glen Allen student Zubin Mehta was named to the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, which empowers the state’s youth to make healthy choices. Kunal Kumar of Richmond , president, Pooja Group, Inc was named to the Virigina Board of Workforce Development.