Our Team

Dedicated to ending impunity and achieving justice.

Staff

Co-Founders/Co-Directors

  • Sukhman Dhami

    Sukhman Dhami is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Ensaaf (2004), a human rights organization that works to end impunity and achieve justice for crimes against humanity in India, with a special focus on Punjab. Sukhman was the recipient of the 2004 Unity Award from the San Francisco Coalition of Minority Bars and South Asian Bar Association for his outstanding service to the legal community. He is a 2006 Echoing Green fellow, and also received a two-year fellowship through the Ford Foundation to work with the Center for Justice & Accountability. Sukhman has published several articles and reports on human rights in India with The Hill, Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights Watch, and The Public International Law & Policy Group, where he also serves on the Advisory Board. He earned his J.D. and M.A. from the American University.

Programmatic

  • Jesse Keim

    Jesse Keim, Media & Executive Associate, has worked in a variety of industries. At Ensaaf, he focuses on video editing and multimedia development, donor management, and data cleaning.

Board of Directors

  • Cristy St. John

    Cristy St. John is an experienced development professional. With more than 12 years nonprofit experience and 7 years fundraising experience. A mission-driven professional, Cristy is passionate about supporting under-served communities around the globe and seeks out organizations that provide services and programs to end institutional inequities and social injustices. Cristy believes that relationship-building is the key to success.

    Cristy is the Director of Individual Giving at Do Something Org. Cristy joined Ensaaf’s Board in 2017. Cristy is a trained Social Worker, Public Health researcher and Photographer. Cristy holds an MSSW with a concentration in International Social Welfare and Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University and an MPH from New York University’s Global Public Health School with a concentration in International Community Health and HIV Prevention. Cristy has worked on clinical trial transparency, health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, public school counseling, water and sanitation, constitutional rights for women, gender and racial equity activism and qualitative public health and medical social work research. Cristy has provided freelance photography and marketing consulting services to nonprofits, journalists, authors, medical professionals, small business, activists, TV talk shows, podcasts and performance artists. Cristy has lived and worked internationally in places such as India, Ghana, Spain, Zambia, and the UK. Cristy is a first generation American born in NYC.

  • Alex Beck

    Alex Beck is the Head of Operations at Lattice Investments, where he oversees core business development and designs quantitative asset and risk management strategies. Alex has been involved in algorithmic portfolio management for seven years and specializes in developing strategies in Python and R. Alex is experienced in applied and theoretical mathematics, macroeconomics, emerging market modeling, and geopolitical analysis. Additionally, Alex has lived in China for more than two years, is proficient in Mandarin Chinese (HSK 5), holds a FINRA Series 3 Futures Trading License, and is an avid tennis player having previously participated in numerous professional ITF tournaments.

  • Elvis Fraser

    Elvis Fraser is the Founder and Managing Director of Sankofa Consulting, LLC, a Seattle-based international development consulting firm focused on outcomes and impact metrics and measurement. Previously, Dr. Fraser was a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has 25 years of experience in international and domestic development research and program evaluation. His primary expertise is in social science research and evaluation; policy analysis; economic analysis; ethnographic studies; process and impact evaluation; performance monitoring; operations research; and translational research. Dr. Fraser has published research papers on democracy and international human rights, political instability, and the interrelationships among social, political, and economic development. Dr. Fraser has a doctorate in socio-economics, with a concentration on international development. He has conducted research and has published on the interrelationships among social, political, and economic development. Dr. Fraser also has extensive experience working on the in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. He has working proficiency in Spanish.

  • Navtej Purewal

    Navtej Purewal is a Professor of Political Sociology and Development Studies at SOAS University of London with a specialism in South Asia and Punjab. She was previously Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute. Her research, publications, and teaching focus on issues of social inequality such as caste and gender, state and structural violence, and bordering processes in Punjab and the diaspora.

  • Sukhman Dhami

    Sukhman Dhami is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Ensaaf (2004), a human rights organization that works to end impunity and achieve justice for crimes against humanity in India, with a special focus on Punjab. Sukhman was the recipient of the 2004 Unity Award from the San Francisco Coalition of Minority Bars and South Asian Bar Association for his outstanding service to the legal community. He is a 2006 Echoing Green fellow, and also received a two-year fellowship through the Ford Foundation to work with the Center for Justice & Accountability. Sukhman has published several articles and reports on human rights in India with The Hill, Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights Watch, and The Public International Law & Policy Group, where he also serves on the Advisory Board. He earned his J.D. and M.A. from the American University.

Board of Advisors

Ensaaf’s Advisory Board members enhance Ensaaf’s capacity, contributing significant time, resources, and work on joint projects.

Brad Adams is the Executive Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW is the largest human rights organization based in the US and protects the human rights of people around the world.

Rajvinder Singh Bains is a Punjab & Haryana High Court attorney with over three decades of human rights litigation experience.

Sandra Coliver is senior team manager for freedom of information and expression with the Open Society Justice Initiative. Previously, she served as the director of the Center for Justice and Accountability.

Matt Eisenbrandt is Special Advisor to the Canadian Centre for International Justice. He is one of Canada’s leading experts on universal jurisdiction prosecutions and corporate accountability for human rights violations.

Carla Ferstman is a senior lecturer at the University of Essex School of Law. She was previously the Director of REDRESS. REDRESS helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparations.

Ram Narayan Kumar, who helped grow Ensaaf from an idea into an international human rights organization, passed away in 2009, yet continues to inspire Ensaaf through his lifelong commitment to humility, accountability, and the rule of law. He was most recently Director of the Understanding Impunity Project at the South Asian Forum for Human Rights.

Smita Narula is lecturer and interim director of the human rights program at Hunter College. She is an award-winning scholar and practitioner with over two decades of experience in human rights and public policy.

Sharanjeet Parmar is an international human rights lawyer working in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has also served as a lecturer on law in the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.

Paul Williams is the Co-Founder of the Public International Law & Policy Group which provides pro bono assistance to states and governments involved in peace negotiations, post-conflict constitution drafting, and war crimes prosecutions. He is also a Professor of Law and International Relations at the American University Washington College of Law and School of International Service.

Contact Us

Ensaaf
P.O. Box 11682
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: (800) 668-1516 x111
Fax: (270) 916-7074
info@ensaaf.org

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