Sangeetha Menon joined Kiran in the fall of 2014 and is currently the
Executive Director of the organization. As an immigrant herself, Sangeetha is deeply passionate about providing culturally specific services to the victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community in North Carolina. During her tenure at Kiran, Sangeetha conceptualized and led the first ever Kiran Walkathon to raise awareness about Kiran's mission. She also executed many other key first time events such as the Kiran Teen Empowerment Workshop, Client Story Telling Workshops, and outreach in the Montegnard community in Greensboro.
She has been a guest speaker at many mainstream outreach events such as the Innovations Conference at UNC Greensboro, Council For Women annual conference in Concord, NC, Wake County Domestic Violence task force meeting, NCCASA spring meeting, Cisco Health Center and the NC Domestic Violence Commission Board meeting.
Sangeetha is currently an Advisory Board member of the "Courts Applying Solutions to End Intimate Partner Violence (CASE IPV) Study," which is being conducted at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Sangeetha also sits on the VAWA( Violence Against Women Act) and VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) implementation planning team conducted by GCC (Governor's Crime Commission).
Sangeetha is a strong proponent of the empowerment model which is grounded in the belief that victims of domestic violence should have access to information, education, and other necessary social and economic support to make informed decisions that best reflect their interests and needs.