CAPAC Announces Nisha Ramachandran as Executive Director

Jul 21, 2021 Issues: Other Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Starting on Thursday, July 22, Nisha Ramachandran will assume the position of Executive Director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the first South Asian American to serve in this role. Ms. Ramachandran most recently managed her own consulting business that focused on AAPI advocacy. Prior to that, she served as Policy Director for the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and as an APAICS fellow in the office of Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07). CAPAC members released the following statements:

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:

“I’m very excited to welcome Nisha Ramachandran as the new Executive Director of CAPAC. Nisha comes to CAPAC after nearly a decade of experience working with the AAPI community on a national scale. Her breadth of knowledge on the issues important to the community - from civil rights to healthcare- make Nisha the perfect leader to help guide CAPAC in this critical moment as we address the continuing problem of anti-Asian violence and work to rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic in a way that ensures AAPIs are included. I am looking forward to working with Nisha to advance AAPI priorities and am eager to see her succeed.”

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), CAPAC First Vice Chair:

“I am thrilled to congratulate and welcome Nisha Ramachandran as the new Executive Director of CAPAC. She has worked within the national Asian American and Pacific Islander community and brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to our caucus. I look forward to working with her on addressing the many critical issues impacting AAPIs.”

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07):

Congratulations to Nisha Ramachandran on being selected to serve as the next Executive Director of CAPAC. With her appointment, Nisha becomes the first South Asian to fill this important leadership position. Nisha has nearly a decade of experience working within the AAPI community, including serving as an APAICS fellow with my office.  I’m confident Nisha will be a great Executive Director and will play a valuable role in uplifting the AAPI community during this critical moment in our nation’s history. As a proud CAPAC Member, I look forward to working with Nisha to advance the important work of our organization.”