SD Nari Shakti Committee

Quietly Making a Difference

SD Nari Shakti Mission Statement

We named our committee SD Nari Shakti because the women we help need all the positive energy (Shakti). We are dedicated to supporting and empowering women experiencing domestic violence, emotional abuse and abandonment. We give them unconditional support to help them get back on their feet, in both their professional and personal lives.

SD Nari Shakti provides:

  • Career goals
  • Health planning
  • Legal aid
  • Financial assistance
  • Counselling resources
  • Emotional support

SD Nari Shakti believes in holistic solutions, healthy relationships, respect, equity, and dignity for all.

SD Nari Shakti Members

Sneh Agarwal

Vice President

Sneh started her career in marketing with “Femina“, a Times of India Publication and “Indian Express”. She has also compiled a newsletter and written for the Lafferty Group and Times of India P...

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Sneh Agarwal

Vice President

Sneh started her career in marketing with “Femina“, a Times of India Publication and “Indian Express”. She has also compiled a newsletter and written for the Lafferty Group and Times of India Publications. In Singapore, she taught management classes at Nanyang University. Sneh has always been involved and is passionate about women’s issues. She has been with SD Nari for more than 15 years. She enjoys yoga, meditation, writing, and travelling.

Dr. Sandhya Ramanujam

Secretary

Dr. Sandhya Ramanujam is a dentist and Behavioural Sciences Trainer who works very closely with people and truly believes that the best way to bring about change is from within. She conducts workshops...

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Dr. Sandhya Ramanujam

Secretary

Dr. Sandhya Ramanujam is a dentist and Behavioural Sciences Trainer who works very closely with people and truly believes that the best way to bring about change is from within. She conducts workshops for corporations, youth and the community at large. She is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist and Counsellor. She owns and runs Bernardo Dental Care in San Diego and is currently helping setting up a Dental University in Nigeria.

Renu Sethi

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Renu moved to Encinitas from Fresno 13 years ago where she was a board member of the Hindu temple. Over the years, she has volunteered extensively with organizations helping victims of domestic violen...

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Renu Sethi

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Renu moved to Encinitas from Fresno 13 years ago where she was a board member of the Hindu temple. Over the years, she has volunteered extensively with organizations helping victims of domestic violence. She is a devotee of the Self Realization Fellowship and in her spare time can be found practicing yoga, gardening and cooking.

Krishna Jagannathan

Certified Paralegal

Krishna has lived in San Diego for nearly all her life and loves the city. She is a highly experienced certified paralegal. She has also tutored students for over 10 years in many subjects, including S...

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Krishna Jagannathan

Certified Paralegal

Krishna has lived in San Diego for nearly all her life and loves the city. She is a highly experienced certified paralegal. She has also tutored students for over 10 years in many subjects, including Spanish, which she speaks fluently. She enjoys reading, writing, history, music and variety of cuisines. As a part of SD Nari, she provides her extensive experience in writing and the legal field to help women in the Indian community.

Manju Sikri

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Manju is a specialist in holistic healing and prenatal yoga. She also combines yoga with Ayurveda and Art Therapy for complete wellness and through SD Nari wants to further support her community.

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Manju Sikri

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Manju is a specialist in holistic healing and prenatal yoga. She also combines yoga with Ayurveda and Art Therapy for complete wellness and through SD Nari wants to further support her community.

Sarita Jain

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

A long term resident of San Diego, Sarita was born in India and holds a Masters degree in Sanskrit. She is also a preschool teacher. Her passion is to help people and to make a positive

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Sarita Jain

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

A long term resident of San Diego, Sarita was born in India and holds a Masters degree in Sanskrit. She is also a preschool teacher. Her passion is to help people and to make a positive difference in their lives. In her spare time, Saritaloves to walk, hike, paint, read and dance.

Neelam Gupta

Neelam is the mother of two children- a college graduate and a high school junior. She loves to volunteer and believes strongly in giving back to help build a strong community.

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Neelam Gupta

Neelam is the mother of two children- a college graduate and a high school junior. She loves to volunteer and believes strongly in giving back to help build a strong community. She’s also an avid tennis enthusiast and plays the sport every chance she gets.

Pooja Thomre

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Pooja dons a few different hats- as an educator she has taught Chemistry and Math. She has also worked in many other fields- IT, Finance, Journalism, Brand Management, & Behavioral Sciences.

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Pooja Thomre

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Pooja dons a few different hats- as an educator she has taught Chemistry and Math. She has also worked in many other fields- IT, Finance, Journalism, Brand Management, & Behavioral Sciences. She has been a part of the SD Nari family for many years and is devoted to helping families affected by domestic violence.

Sangeeta Degalmadikar

Sangeeta is a full-time real estate agent, and she is also a Fashion Designer and Rotary club member. She was born and raised in India and moved to the USA in 2008. Her ...

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Sangeeta Degalmadikar

Sangeeta is a full-time real estate agent, and she is also a Fashion Designer and Rotary club member. She was born and raised in India and moved to the USA in 2008. Her educational background is in Fashion Designing. Sangeeta has a great passion to bring healing to people who have been through a traumatic experience. Her belief that no single approach is the right one for every individual has led her to join the SD Nari team.