India Community Center of Rochester Board of Trustees

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 and Newsletter Editor
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.
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 as part of medical center's India Initiative.

Jyothsna Ponnuri


Jyothsna has been living in Rochester with her husband Rao and daughter Nidhi since 1997. She has been practicing geriatrics for the last 10 years and finds great pleasure and gratification in taking care of the elderly and chronically ill. During her spare time she likes dancing,  listening to music, helping the community in whatever capacity she can and having fun with friends and family.