Assistant Chair for Planning and Operations
Pranita A. Raghavan is the Assistant Chair for Planning and Operations. She provides executive leadership for NEH’s administrative offices, including Accounting, Acquisition, Administrative Services, Grant Management, Human Resources, and Planning and Budget. Prior to joining NEH, she was the general counsel and chief diversity officer at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the largest municipal funder of arts and humanities in the United States. Pranita spent several years working in civil rights law at both the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education. She graduated with honors from Washington & Lee University School of Law and served as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. She received her BA with honors from Pennsylvania State University, majoring in journalism and minoring in dance and peace studies.