Public Short Bio
Fahmida Chhipa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant to the Civil Rights Director at the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). She manages all Special Emphasis Programs (SEP) within NASS and guides the SEP Managers in their collateral duties. She is also on the Compliance Review Team and conducts Civil Rights Assistant Staff Visits within her agency’s headquarters and regions. Fahmida currently serves as the Vice President for the FAPAC’s National Board of Directors (NBoD). Prior to this position, she has served 1 term (2 years) as the Vice President of Operations and 2 terms (four years) as the Executive Secretary of the NBoD, as well as the President of the FAPAC Department of Agriculture (USDA) Chapter. Certified in Diversity and Inclusion, Mediation, and Special Emphasis Programs, Fahmida is the recipient of the FAPAC’s 2015 Outstanding Individual Leadership Award. Born in India and raised in Northern Virginia where she has lived for 40 years, Fahmida is happily married and a proud mother of three adult boys.