An integral member of the executive management team, Vijay oversees operations for HopeWell and partners with other organizational leaders to ensure that systems, processes, and people are aligned and able to achieve high quality, responsive service.
Vijay’s responsibilities include supervising core organizational infrastructure such as facilities management, information technology, database development, risk/insurance/compliance management and business/vendor relationships. As an advisor to the CEO and Executive Management Team, he provides strategic recommendations on major issues impacting the organization and ensures successful implementation of the organization’s business and strategic vision commitments.
Vijay started with HopeWell in January 1995 as a Social Worker and was subsequently promoted to the positions of Clinical Supervisor, Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Regional Director in the Western Regional Office. He then moved to the administrative office and became Business Manager before being promoted to his current position as the Vice President of Operations. Prior to HopeWell, Vijay worked as a Child and Family Therapist with the Community Services Institute.
Vijay is an active member of the Social Work council of the Western New England University Social work department and helps in the planning and implementation of the annual Social Work Conference. Vijay is also a member of the committee in charge of planning and successful implementation of Annual Shared Living and AFC conference. Prior to 2017, Vijay served on the area board of the Department of Children and Families Pittsfield Area Office, was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Caring Health Center, and a chairperson of the Southampton Housing Authority.
Since 2007, Vijay has volunteered extensively in helping resettlement and empowerment of Bhutanese refugee families from Nepal. His educational degrees include a B.S. in Accounting, Graduate Certificate in Marketing and Sales Management, Master of Social Work (MSW) from educational institutes in India, Master of Business Administration (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -RPI) , a Certificate in Computer Programming and completed course work toward a Masters in Computer Science (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -RPI). He is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).