Namita Khandelwal


Namita was born and raised in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. After completing Masters from Ravishankar University, she has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years. She lives in Bellevue with her husband Sachin and two kids, Aashi and Ayush. She has been a committed volunteer at multiple Nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area including Gurukul which is the largest Hindi school in the area. She has also led Indian community boards at her workplaces. She likes to watch movies or play board games with family in her leisure time. She has been instrumental in leading the corporate matching program for CGNACHA which will help the organization to excel more in collecting funds for various causes.

Dheeraj Agarwal

Vice President 

Dheeraj was born in Bilaspur and completed schooling from Bhilai, CG. He came to Detroit, Michigan to do his MS in Engineering & worked as an IT consultant in Boston, Indianapolis, Charlotte & Houston. He moved to Seattle in 2015 to join Starbucks. He lives in Bellevue with his wife Surbhee and 2 boys, Vishruth & Avyan. He believes in lifelong learning & a student of Vedic Astrology. Also he likes to do Stock Market Charting. In the past, he volunteered as a Hindi teacher at Gurukul, non-profit organization to promote Indian Languages & Culture for children in Bellevue, WA.

Kanu Bajpai

Cultural and Events Chair  

Kanu hails from Bilaspur, where she completed most of her studies as well as her engineering.  She worked in Pune and Bangalore for a while and completed her executive management studies from IIM Kolkata before moving to the United States. Kanu moved to Seattle four years ago to join Starbucks where she currently works. Kanu lives in East Renton Highlands with her husband Rahul and daughter Myra, who now is the Sun of their solar system. Kanu and Rahul both love to spend their time playing with their daughter and going on hikes and exploring the pacific northwest. Kanu is an avid reader and a diehard fan of LOTR, Harry Potter, and Merlin. If you are ever playing trivia on these you may want to have her in your team! 

Jaspreet Kaur


Jaspreet was born and raised in Raipur. After completing her M.Phil, she worked as an Analyst in one of the US based companies in Raipur. She got married in 2014 and moved to United States. Life here is great for her but missing family and friends is inevitable. She was introduced to NACHA in 2016 and have been grateful to become part of such a big Chhattisgarh community. This year she is taking on the secretary position for Seattle chapter, NACHA and is very excited. It’s an honor and pride for her to serve the community in anyway possible. 

Shilpi Saxena


Shilpi is from Korba, CG. She has done her Engineering from RIT Raipur and started working for Balco ( Bharat Aluminum Company) as a Chemical Engineer thereafter. She grew up in Balco as her dad worked for Balco as well. She is a mother of two wonderful kids. She is a contractor at Robert Half Technology in Bellevue. In her free time, she loves working out and cooking.