India Community Center of Rochester Board of Trustees

Arti Talwar

Rajeev Ramchandran

Rajeev Ramchandran grew up in Henrietta and Pittsford and has seen the growth of ICC from its earliest days. Having been raised in a family that has supported and benefited from ICC since its inception, Rajeev knows the value ICC provides Rochester in preserving and promoting Indian culture and heritage. As a ICC BOT trustee, he seeks to ensure that the second generation Indian perspective is represented in ICC's activities and BOT discussions. Rajeev is a vitreoretinal surgeon at the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he champions Indo-US relations a part of medical center's India Initiative.

Baal Bhagat

Director of Operations
After completing Masters Degree from SUNY at Buffalo in Industrial Engineering with software development in Human Factors Engineering, he became a Xerox employee for many years. Currently he is employed by H & R Block as Master Tax Advisor and involved with tax software development. He is also certified IRS Enrolled Agent, authorized to practice tax law before tax court and IRS audit.  Baal is actively involved with KALIDAS, an Indo-American Community Theater group of Rochester. Since its inception, Baal has directed many plays for Kalidas.
Jayanti Venkataraman

ICC Rental Manager
Jayanti Venkataraman joined the Board of Trustees in 2003 and has served as the ICC Newsletter Editor since that time. In 2007 she established the Education Committee and served as BOT chair in 2008. She is a professor in electrical engineering at RIT. She is dedicated to education related community service. She lives in Brighton with her husband, Venkat and children, Archana and Vinayak.
Somnath Maity

Somnath moved to Rochester during 2014 and has been on the ICC Board of Trustees for last 2 years. Somnath is a Project Manager from IBM and is working out of Victor CooperVision office. Somnath is living at Pittsford area with his wife Chandana and 2 children Swauchha and Srutahm. Somnath will take care of ICC membership this year and will be helping for organizing different ICC events.
Sanjiv Virdee

Education and Community Outreach
Sanjiv Virdee grew up in the Rochester area. He spent much of his youth taking part in cultural Indian activities including vocal semi-classical and Bollywood music and dance. He now works at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an Interventional Radiologist.
Sandeep Krishnan

Assistant Director of Operations
As the Assistant Director of Operations, I am responsible for the management of tthe ICC facilities and on-going operations.  I am honored to be part of the ICC leadership that forges an effective model of engagement with the diverse Indian community organizations, collectively develops pathways to get involved with the greater Rochester community at large.  I am a healthcare technology consultant, and we have been in Rochester since 1996.  I enjoy fun, quirky and interesting stuff . . . like palindromes! (see the word Malayalam in the next sentence.). I can fluently speak and write in Malayalam and Hindi and I'm inspired by the following quote by Swami Vivekananda:  uti??hata jagrata prapya varannibodhata
Arise. Awake. And rest not till the goal is reached.”   Arise. Awake. And rest not till
the goal is reached. -
Naveen Havannavar

Treasurer, Donor Relations
Financial Secretary

Naveen Havannavar

Treasurer/Donor Relations

I hope for ICC to be the organization that provides voice for social and economic upliftment of minorities in Rochester, NY


Software Engineering Manager

Your family/background/connection to ICC

Local talent for movies, commercial and modelling 

Kannada, Hindi, English


Sraddha Prativadi

ICC Communications and Website Manager
Dr. Sraddha Prativadi works on ICC communications and online presence.  She is aims to continuously improve the connection and information flow between the many facets of the Indian community in Rochester so that the best of our skills and creativity can synergize to serve the higher good.   She would love to work with you to help bring the best of your talents, skills and creativity to ICC to help make it vibrant and dynamic!

Sraddha was born in Madras, India and grew up in Boston, Madison and Rochester.  After moving to Rochester at age 12, ICC became a very important part of her teen years with regards to her linguistic, cultural and artistic development as a Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam Dancer.  Professionally she is an Integrative ObGyn and currently focuses her time on writing about psychoneuroimmunology and women's health while being a Personal Development and Business Coach.

Sraddha enjoys being a mom to her vivacious and bossy 14yo daughter, singing opera and pretty much any style of music that allows her to sing her heart out, playing piano, dancing to classical and bollywood music, and nerding out on the science of immunology and the mind-body connection.  She looks forward to having a conversation with you!

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

Rabindranath Tagore

Nita Genova

Banquet Services
Chhavi Goel-Parker

Membership Coordinator
Chhavi grew up in India and traveled to Rochester, NY to do her Masters of Science in Finance from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2016, Chhavi was an equity research analyst where she did quantitative analysis on stocks in the Credit Card and Medical Devices industry. Soon she realized that she wanted to use her analytical skills and directly help individuals and families in managing their money.

Outside of work Chhavi strongly believes in giving back to the community and is involved with Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Chhavi lives in Pittsford, NY with her husband David and son Avi. She loves travelling and spending time with her family.