Executive Director

Assistant Director

Chapter Coordinators


Bay Area

Los Angeles

  • Soumya Sundaresh

New York / New Jersey


  • Ashini J. Desai


  • Zenia B. Wadhwani

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Mary Anne Mohanraj — Executive Director
  • Venu Gupta, J.D. — President
  • Sophia Sheikh — Associate Director
  • Purvi Patel — Development Director


  • Sita Bhaskar

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