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Sikh Family Center Advisory Board

Dr. Inder Jit Singh

Dr. Inder Jit Singh brings vast personal and professional experience, as well as a ready wit and enduring curiosity, to the SFC advisory board. Dr. Singh came to the United States in 1960 on a Murry & Leonie Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. After decades of mentoring and inspiring students, he is now a Professor Emeritus, anatomical sciences, New York University. He severs as a trustee of the MBSK Foundation; on the advisory board of United Sikhs; and on the Board of Directors of the Sikh Research Institute. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Sikh Review (Calcutta). His books, including "Sikhs and Sikhism: A View With a Bias" and "Being & Becoming a Sikh," highlight his journey as a Sikh in North America. Inder Jit Singh is a regular columnist on the online magazine sikhchic and has lectured extensively on interfaith issues.

Inni Kaur

Inni Kaur, based in Connecticut, brings to SFC her years of organizing and inspiring children and the child within adults alike. She is the Vice President of Spectrum Communications, an advertising and corporate design firm. A published poet, Kaur is an active participant in Sikh community affairs, raising awareness on many key faith and women's issues. She is on the editorial board of Nishaan, a magazine celebrating Sikh Heritage and culture and is an active board member of the Interfaith Council of Southern Connecticut. She also serves on the boards of the MBSK Foundation, Namaskaar Foundation and Sikh Research Institute. Committed to inspiring young people, Kaur has authored Journey with the Gurus, a children's book series about the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev. Born and raised in Kuwait, Inni Kaur lived in New Zealand, Australia and Greece before moving to the United States in 1982. She resides with her husband in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Kaylene Waindle

Kaylene Waindle is deeply committed to education, public policy, and the advancement and engagement of women in politics. She currently lives in Maine and works as the Dean of Effectiveness and Engagement at Southern Maine Community College, the state's largest and most diverse community college. Previously, she worked in the Maine Legislature as the Special Assistant to the Speaker of the Maine House and as Communications Director for the Maine House Majority. She has served as a founder, President, and Executive Director of Emerge Maine, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and inspiring women political candidates. Kaylene earned her Bachelors from the University of Southern Maine and a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Jagmohan Kaur

Ms. Jagmohan Kaur, born and raised in California's rural central valley, is dedicated to community and public service. Her expertise in Women and Economic Development was established through education and further developed through her experience in the field. Ms. Kaur has experience teaching courses in Women's Studies, Kinship Care, and Child Development at the local community college. She has provided direct services in various capacities, including managing a transitional home for women (and their children) emancipating themselves from violent living environments, providing case management and advocate support for survivors of human trafficking, and providing case management support for people transitioning out of long-term prison sentences. In her current position, at the US Department for Health and Human Services, Ms. Kaur provides leadership and direction in joint planning sessions for social service administrators and legislators regarding programs focused on child and family well-being. She focuses on human service programs including domestic violence, human trafficking, refugee resettlement, and other social service programs aimed at helping children, youth and families achieve social and economic self-sufficiency. Ms. Kaur has a Masters of Arts in International Studies South Asia, from the University of Washington at Seattle, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies with an emphasis on Culture and Ideology, and a focus on South Asia from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Dr. Molina Kaur

Dr. Molina Kaur brings broad medical and community service experience to the board. Molina is a podiatrist in private practice on Olympia, WA where she has been practicing for the last 15 years. She was raised in Seattle and received her BA from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. She received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA. She also serves on the Board of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association and is currently the Chair person of the Committee for Legislative Affairs. She and her husband are blessed with three children. She is a very active volunteer in the Sikh community in Seattle area helping to organize different events such as medical camps, breast cancer screenings, blood drives, workshops and education events for the broader community. Molina is also involved in the planning and teaching Gurmukhi and Sikh History at the Khalsa Gurmat School in Renton, WA.

Nancy K.D. Lemon

Nancy K.D. Lemon, the John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, has committed her legal career to improving safety in the family home. She received a BA in Women's Studies with honors in 1975 from University of California at Santa Cruz. She graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1980, and has specialized in domestic violence legal issues ever since. She has taught Domestic Violence Law at Boalt since 1988. Her textbook, Domestic Violence Law (3rd edition by West, 2009) is the first published curriculum on this topic and is used in law schools around the US. She also teaches a Domestic Violence Practicum class at Boalt, and with her students has written many amicus briefs. In 2013, she was awarded the John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer status to honor her many years of service. She has represented hundreds of battered women obtaining restraining orders and advocated for them with the civil and criminal justice systems. She has interviewed well over 1500 victims of domestic violence starting in 1979. Ms. Lemon has worked with other attorneys as a trial consultant, and has worked since 1995 as an expert witness in hundreds of civil, criminal, and asylum cases on domestic violence issues. As of January 2013, she has testified in over 60 cases. In 2012, Ms. Lemon also co-founded the non-profit Family Violence Appellate Project, and currently serves as its Legal Director.

She has written curricula for new judges and court employees, as well as a benchbook for California criminal court judges. She has trained hundreds of judges, police officers, prosecutors, court employees, custody evaluators, mediators, social workers, and domestic violence advocates on domestic violence dynamics and laws. Ms. Lemon has worked on numerous pieces of legislation in the California legislature. For fourteen years she was an Associate Editor of Domestic Violence Report, a bimonthly national publication. She has published many books and articles in this field.

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