Talking to Sudha Acharya, executive director of South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) was a revelation of sorts. With such amicability in her demeanor and a burning fervor for her mission, it’s hard not to feel her purpose in your own bones, too. Her 35 years of active work in the community tells a story of grueling work towards betterment of the South Asian immigrant population and ensuring their basic needs to food and information don’t go unrepresented.
Acharya has served in the city and state level health coalitions, and held many leadership positions. These include being president of the Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (FIA), and chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA).