Raj Hajela (he/him)Director of Finance, Forward Together
As part of the Operations Department, Raj works closely with the leadership team to further the mission of the organization by positioning the financial health of the organization for future growth. His lifelong belief that true diversity is natural and critical to the success of communities and humanity, and that equality and inclusiveness are rights that belong to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation or preferences, have brought him to Forward Together. He enjoys working with people and teams to find creative, cost-effective solutions aimed at growth and continuous improvement and believes that his experiences in operations, development and finance in the private, public and non-profit sectors have positioned him ideally to fulfill his role here.
In his spare time, Raj enjoys the outdoors where you can find him biking, hiking or kayaking. He also plays the electric bass, guitar and ukulele and occasionally dabbles in building stringed musical instruments.