BOARD OF MEMBERS
Board of Member
Payal Sinha has earned her Master of Law (LL.M) degree at the University of Southern California. She is committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and an advocate committed to improving access to services and justice systems for vulnerable communities through the chambers of legislators, being one of the current American Bar Association Family Law Section Diversity Fellows, and a Women in Policy distinguished alumna, where she worked with legislators and state agencies to draft two California bills AB 865: Mandatory CSEC training for Resource families (Approved by Governor in October 2019) and SB 493: Gender Equity in Education: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, a bill that will protect California students’ civil rights (Approved by Governor in Oct 2020).
She currently serves as an Executive Board Member at the California Lawyer’s Association and as an advisor for the California Young Lawyer’s Association. Through her legal practice, she has been committed to representing survivors of interpersonal violence in legal matters includes assistance with Immigration cases, Restraining Orders, and Family Law Cases at the State and Federal Court.
Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she is fluent in both Hindi and English. Her efforts have always been focused on making resources available to those, who are traditionally limited in their access to courts and those with limited financial resources. She and has worked towards fostering cross-sector collaborations and designing policy and protocols responsive to the unique needs of diverse communities. She volunteers her time in developing resources to build a network for survivors of Sexual assault and Domestic Violence.
Sanjeev Sehgal, SVP Sales, Satwic Inc
Board of Member
As a partner at Satwic, Sanjeev is responsible for strategy, governance, corporate development, innovation, customer relations, account management, talent acquisition, and communications.
Sanjeev also plays the role of Sales &Account Manager with both Public Sector and Commercial clients in Los Angeles. A persuasive and passionate communicator with 25 years of consultative sales, training, and mentoring experience, including data management, analytics, RPA, ERP, and custom solutions. He has worked at key Government accounts and projects including the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles Unified School District, Port of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Water District, Southern California Association of Governments, Department of Justice, Fi$Cal, IRS & OSHA. Currently engaged with many Fortune 500 clients in Southern California.
Sanjeev holds a Bachelors’s and Masters’s degree in Engineering in Computer Science. Sanjeev is a Co-Chair for DataCon LA (dataconla.org) for over 6 years. Sanjeev is also an active board member of a nonprofit, Data4Good, which works to harness the power of data to make more informed decisions for our society in Los Angeles (d4g.community).
Dr. Marcus Crawford
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Marcus Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Fresno State University. Dr. Crawford’s research interests focus on youth in systems of care, specifically youth who cross from foster care into juvenile justice. Additionally, Dr. Crawford examines the experiences of youth who exit from systems of care, exploring ways to improve the experience of youth who are entering emerging adulthood.
Dr. Crawford’s research examines the intersection of systems in the lives of youth (foster care, justice, immigration, prisons, education, health). Through his research, Dr. Crawford partners with community agencies working to meet the needs of vulnerable and system-involved youth.
Dr. Seema Arora
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Seema Arora is a licensed psychologist practicing in San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Arora has been working as a healthcare professional since 1983. She has been counseling survivors of domestic violence (South Asian Women) since 2005 and is very passionate about empowering women and families. Based on years of her counseling experience
Dr. Arora is convinced that the outdated, culturally rigid belief systems coupled with various mental health issues lead to dysfunctional families and relationships. She believes that proactive approaches at the grassroots level such as interactive community workshops and education are imperative to bring positive and progressive changes to nurture healthy relationships within families. Her passion for education inspired her to be a founding member of the nonprofit organization ‘Caring Hand for Children’ supporting education for underprivileged children in India.