NAPA Biennial Conference Committee

Chair

Lila B Karki, PhD
Agri. Economics
NAPA President

Tuskegee University, College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Alabama
drkarkilb@gmail.com, napa2072@gmail.com

Co-Chair

Drona Rasali, PhD
DVM, PGT (Vet Path), MS, PhD, FACE

Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology
Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia, Canada drona.rasali2@gmail.com

Co-chair and Chair Scientific Sub-committee

Krishna P. Paudel, PhD
Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
kpaude1@lsu.edu

Co-Chair, Scientific Sub-Committee

Chakra Budhathoki, PhD
Forest Biometrics, Statistics

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
chakraBB@gmail.com

Coordinator, Professional Oral Session

Kalidas Subedi, PhD

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada
subedikd@gmail.com   

Oral Presentation – student

Rajan Ghimire, PhD
Soil Science

New Mexico State University, Clovis, New Mexico
rghimire@nmsu.edu

Poster Presentation – Student

Jhalendra Rijal, PhD
Entomology

University of California Cooperative Extension, Modesto, California
rijaljhalendra@gmail.com

Secretary

Pradeep Wagle, PhD
Crop Science

USDA-ARS, El Reno, Oklahoma
waglepradeep@gmail.com

Assistant Secretary

Tanka Kandel, PhD
Agroecology

USDA-ARS, El Reno, Oklahoma
tankakandel@gmail.com 

Assistant Secretary

Rajen Bajgain, MSc
Crop Science

University of Oklahoma, Norman
rajen@ou.edu

Chair, Proceedings Publication Sub-Committee

Prem Bhandari, PhD
Rural Sociology and Demography
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
pbhandari115@gmail.com

Chair, Fundraising Sub-Committee

Megha N. Parajulee, PhD
Entomology
Texas A&M University Research Center, Lubbock, Texas
m-parajulee@tamu.edu

Chair, Logistics Sub-Committee

Omkar Joshi, PhD
Forest Management and Economics

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
omkar.joshi@okstate.edu 

Treasurer, Fundraising Sub-Committee

Ambika Tiwari, MSc
Agricultural Science

Mississippi State University, Mississippi
ambikaadhikari100@gmail.com

Joint Treasurer, Fundraising Sub-Committee

Monika Ghimire, PhD 
Agricultural Economics

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
monika.ghimire@okstate.edu 

Chair, Sports Sub-Committee

Kemika Bhandari, BSc.Ag.
NAPA Life Member

Affiliation to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland
kemika.bhandari@gmail.com

Chair, Student Sub-Committee

Shankar P. Gaire, MSc
Plant Pathology, PhD Student

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
spgaire@gmail.com  / spgaire@tamu.edu

Chair, Joint Members’ Roundtable Sub-Committee

Sharmila Parajulee, BA
Economics

Covenant Health Systems, Texas

  • Memberships:General Secretary, Nepalese Society in Lubbock
  • Life Member, Society of American Nepalese Nurses (SANN)
  • Life Member, Blood Donors of America

sparajulee3@yahoo.com

Chair, Cultural Sub-Committee

Usha Bhandari

Entrepreneur (Owner and Manager, Everest Momo, Ann Arbor, MI)
Social Worker
Interest: Provide hands to needy people and promotion of culture
premiaas@hotmail.com

Chair, Agri-Poem Sub-Committee

Mr. Krishna Poudel

Entrepreneur
Morrisville, NC
poudelkrish1@yahoo.com

Co-Chair

Mr. Dhananjaya Dhakal

Chair, Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Khusi Ram Tiwari, PhD
Plant Breeding and Genetics

Monsanto Research and Development (Corn Breeding), MI
tiwarikr@hotmail.com

Chair, Student Writing Contest

Bharat Pokharel, PhD
Forest biometrics, Applied Statistics

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University, TN
bharat.Pokharel@gmail.com

Chair, Panel Discussion

Nanda P. Joshi, PhD

Animal Science 
Michigan State University, Michigan
joshin@msu.edu

Chair, Judging Committee-Student Writing Contest

Lila K. Khatiwada, PhD
Sociology

University of Notre Dame, Indiana
khatiwadalila@hotmail.com

Member

Nishan Bhattarai, PhD
Environmental Resources Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
nbhattar@umich.edu  

Member

Chandra Kant Dhakal, MS
Agri. Economics, PhD Student

University of Athens, Georgia
chandrakantdhakal@gmail.com

Member

Buddhi Achhami, MSc
Entomology, PhD Student

Montana State University, Montana
buddhiachhami@gmail.com

Member

Roshan Sharma Poudel, MSc
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, PhD Student

North Dakota State University
wrosan.pdl@gmail.com

Member

Sujan Bhattarai, BScAg
MS in Aquaculture

Kentucky State University, Kentucky
destinysujan@gmail.com

Member

Sushil Neupane, MSc
Agricultural and Environmental systems

NC Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina
snyaupan@aggies.ncat.edu

IT Member

Sanjok Poudel, BScAg
Animal and Poultry Science, MS Student

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
sanjokpoudel@gmail.com

Member

Nabin Prasad Sedhain, BScAg
Plant Biotechnology, MS Studnet

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia nabinsedhain15@gmail.com

Member

Dhruba Dhakal, PhD
Soil Science

University of Missouri, Keytesville, Missouri
dhrubadhakal@gmail.com

Member

Ram B Khadka, MS
Plant Pathology, PhD Student

Ohio State University, Ohio
vijayautsarga@gmail.com

Member

Gobinda Baral, MSc
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

bgovin4@vt.edu

Member

Dev Poudel
PhD Student

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
merodev@gmail.com

Member

Bikash Poudel, MSc
Plant Pathology, PhD Student

North Dakota State University, North Dakota
nikesh.kezia@gmail.com

Member

Ananta Acharya, PhD
Plant Breeding, Genomics and Genetics

Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana
ananta.acharya@gmail.com

 



 

NAPA CONFERENCE 2018