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Sushil Jain Biography

JAINA Executive Committee 2013-15 | JAINA Executive Committee 2011-13


Dr. Sushil Jain

Past President

During my tenure I focused on the concept of "LIVE & HELP LIVE". With the help of the Executive Committee & Board of Directors we accomplished this by using a three-pronged strategy. First, we made effective use of our knowledge & experience to enhance & support the quality of our current operations by making JAINA financially strong & transparent. Second, we shared knowledge with both our member and partner organizations to accomplish common goals & objectives by making JAINA a global organization. Third, we helped member organizations enhance their capacity to generate, access, and used knowledge & experience from all sources and thereby make JAINA the #1 service organization to the Jain community.

Education: B. Sc., OD, MS, FAAO (All in USA)

Occupation: Optometric Physician (Private Practice), former Consultant to the White House & the U.S. Capitol, Assistant Professor

Member Association: Jain Society of Metro Washington, DC (JSMW)

Goals:

  • Make effective use of knowledge & experience to enhance & support the quality of our current operations by making JAINA financially strong & transparent
  • Share knowledge with our member and partner organizations to accomplish common goals & objectives by making JAINA a Global organization
  • Help member organizations enhance their capacity to generate, access and use knowledge & experience from all sources thereby,Make JAINA the #1 service organization to the Jain community

Accomplishments:

  • JAINA First VP (2011-13)
  • Convener, 2011 JAINA Convention
    • overall ahead-of-schedule progress
    • one Grand Sangh Pati
    • three Sangh Pati 
    • many grand sponsors
    • new initiatives in progress including promoting vegan education & food
  • Key JAINA Representative, Passing of Law HR 5202
    • Plant-Based Healthy School Lunch Program (in partnership with PCRM)
  • Instrumental in inclusion of Tirthankar Mahavir Nirvan Divas in President Obama’s Diwali speech
  • Arranged Legislative Conference on Non-Violence in partnership with AJC & NAACP
  • Organized & led medical mission in partnership with Sean Penn’s organization to assist in Haiti
  • JAINA Secretary (2003-05, 2007-09)
  • JAINA VP Mideast (2001-03)
  • Chairman, JAINA Public Affairs Council (1999-2008)
  • Lobbied 17 UN ambassadors to gain NGO status for JAINA
  • Member, 2007 JAINA Convention Board
  • Board Member, Interfaith Conference of DC
  • JAINA Representative, White House Conferences on Faith-Based & Community Initiatives and Caring for Ill and Dying
  • Jain Society of Metro Washington Temple President (2005-2008) – Leading teams of volunteers to manage activities of Jain Temple. Previously served as Joint-Secretary, and Youth Coordinator in the JSMW for 15 years.
  • Jain & Hindu Representative, US Department of Defense
    • Helped develop faith-based meals for use in operational environment
  • Participated in 18 eye camp missions (10 days each) around the globe for over 65000 patients
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