WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Kumbhari, Cultural Vistas’ Vice President of Professional Exchange Programs and Legal Counsel, has been accepted into Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only community for leading executives in successful nonprofit organizations.
Elizabeth, who joined Cultural Vistas in May 2015, was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her immigration, legal, and higher education experience.
As an accepted member of the Council, Elizabeth receives access to an exclusive network of industry leaders and will be invited to share her expert insights in a series of original articles on Forbes.com, as well as to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
“We are honored to welcome Elizabeth into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Nonprofit Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
In her current role, Elizabeth oversees the organization’s Train USA J-1 Intern and Trainee exchanges, which sponsor more than 4,200 participants annually and is responsible for the business development and administration of professional exchange programs at more than 1,000 host companies throughout the United States.
As Legal Counsel for the organization, she is responsible for reviewing internal and external operational policies as well as the organization’s contractual agreements.
Prior to this position, Elizabeth served as the Director of International Admissions at Long Island University where she oversaw immigration, recruitment, and admissions for LIU Post, LIU Brooklyn, and the university’s Global College program. She also held various positions at Northern Kentucky University, including serving as the Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Elizabeth holds a J.D. from Northern Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Capital University. She was a CBYX high school exchange student, and later participated in an internship and educational exchange to Austria.
Elizabeth holds a legal license and was a pro bono attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Cincinnati. She is very active with NAFSA and currently serves on the Embassy Dialogue and Membership Engagement Committees after having completed a term as the national Travel Subcommittee Chair.
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About Cultural Vistas
Founded in 1963, Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization whose mission is to enrich minds, advance global skills, build careers, and connect lives through international exchange. Cultural Vistas develops international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Every year, Cultural Vistas’ 30-plus unique exchange programs empower people in the United States and in more than 130 countries around the world to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.