I am writing to notify you that I am stepping down as the first Executive Director of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance effective immediately. As a co-founder, I worked tirelessly with a dedicated team to build a movement to bring resources to thousands of Indo-Caribbean residents in New York. Today, I am happy to see that the organization has grown into perhaps the largest program and advocacy outlet for this community.
Over the last few months, the Board of Directors along with our staff and volunteers have developed a careful transition plan to ensure the organization continues to prosper. As part of this plan, our current Director of Youth Programs, Padma Seemangal will become the Acting Executive Director. With your support, Padma will have the capacity to continue the important work we started to foster a stronger Indo-Caribbean community.
It has been an honor and a tremendous learning experience to lead this organization over the last five years. I am confident that this is the right time to initiate this transition because it will make the organization more robust and sustainable for generations to come. I am counting on your continued support of ICA and I look forward to working with you again.
With gratitude and respect,
Richard S. David