Tika Acharya submitted his resignation as Executive Director in February to have more time for his business ventures and family.
Tika was one of the founding members and became its first Executive Director. He led this new non-profit organization to success. For the past 7 years, it has provided many needed services to newly arrived refugees in Laconia, Concord, Manchester, and Nashua.
On March 9 the Board of Directors appointed Suraj Budathoki as Interim Executive Director. Suraj was also one of the founding members of BCNH. Suraj most recently was a BCNH Navigator who helped individuals find health insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Suraj was also leading BCNH’s New American Youth Engagement Project.
The Board also appointed Tika Acharya as Executive Director Emeritus. In that role, Tika will help Suraj take over the leadership of the organization and provide necessary advice, contacts, and ideas.
I hope everyone who knows BCNH will welcome Suraj as its Interim Executive Director and thank Tika for his great work over many years.
Doug Hall, Chair
BCNH Board of Directors