Viniyanka founded the Word in 2016 and serves as its current Executive Director. She speaks regularly on issues of cultural equity, including the recent keynote address The Power to Hear Another's Truth at the 2019 Red Pencil Conference. Viniyanka serves as a Commissioner with the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, where she is the Chair of the Outreach and Engagement Committee. She has previously served on the 100th Anniversary Committee for Children's Book Week, and the advisory committee for the Colorado Teen Lit Conference.