Aparna Bhattacharyya, Executive Director. Aparna has served as Executive Director of Raksha since 1998. She was a White House Champion of Change in May 2013 with a number of other Asian American Women leaders and named by Georgia Asian Times as one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia in July 2013. In April 2014, Aparna was recognized by the Georgia State University with The Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and by Desi Express Magazine for her Community Services. In 2018 she received the Hope for Tomorrow Award from International Women’s House for her advocacy work.