Human services nonprofit agency GHO honored Democratic District Leader Dr. Neeta Jain during its 25th anniversary gala at Terrace on the Park on Nov. 15.
The theme for the gala was Diversity New York due to the significant contributions of GHO to serving individuals throughout the five boroughs.
During the gala, the group honored Jain as well as Dr. Young She Bae and Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq., for their dedicated efforts and contributions in working with special-needs residents of New York City.
Jain is a psychologist with a focus on services and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as an educator and civic and community leader. Jain has been serving the community for more than 20 years by coordinating faith-based, cultural, social and fundraising events, and being actively involved in both social and political fields. She was recently sworn in as Democratic district leader for Assembly District 25 Part B in Queens—the only Indian woman elected to the position. She is the president, CEO and founder of the International Ahimsa Foundation Inc., which promotes nonviolence and peace for children.
Bae is the executive director of the Community Inclusion and Development Alliance (CIDA).
Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq., is an Asian American lawyer and partner of the law firm Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP.
GHO is unique as a human services nonprofit agency as it was founded by an original caseworker, Jane Ning Kuo, in 1992 and has retained a culturally competent focus on the underserved Asian American population in New York City.