Ashok Gurung

Introduction
Ashok Gurung is one of the active volunteers of Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh(BCAP). He co-founded BCAP and was also in the Board of Directors since its inception and served as the President for two years. He is currently a Biomedical student in the University of Pittsburgh (PITT).

BCAP wishes the very best to Mr. Gurung and grateful to his services always.

Education

  • BS University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
  • B.Sc Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Strengths and Community Services

  • Co-founder of BCAP & self-motivated to work for the community.
  • Currently doing research on mental health problems in Bhutanese communities in the US.
  • Bicultural, Bilingual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor (MHFA – National Council, USA)
  • Coordinator for Mental Health First Aid Training for Bhutanese in PA, working in coordination with PA refugee Health Department, ORR, SAMSA and National Council for Behavioral Health.
  • An organizer of a two-day program on Community Initiative on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness on June 28th and 29th 2014 in Harrisburg.
  • Coordinated with Women’s Opportunity Resource Center (WORC), Philadelphia and Action Housing, Pittsburgh for match grant program for refugee families since 2009 – 2015.
  • Research Tech at the University of Pittsburgh, School of medicine since 2009 – 2011.
  • Well disciplined Karateka, Nidan (2nd Dan).
  • Nepali songwriter, composer and singer
  • Contract Interpreter:
    • Language line Solutions
    • Certified language Institute

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