India Community Center of Rochester Board of Trustees

Ramnik Vora


Ramnik Vora is a pediatrician, practicing in Rochester since 1978.He has served as a Treasurer on the ICC Board in 2008 and 2009. He is a past president of Jain society of Rochester. He has been helping Gujatati Samaj of Rochester for many years. His wife is Ila, daughteris Anuja, son-in-law is Rishi and son is Amit.

Mythreyi Srinivasan


Mythreyi Srinivasan joined the ICC BOT in 2008. She served as secretary in 2008 and 2009and as treasurer in 2010 and 2012. She hasbeen on many sub-committees in bring new changes to ICC. She is happy to servethe community, She has a MS in Geography from the University of Madras. She lives in Pittsford with her husband, TT Srinivasan and son Ananth

Sanjay Maggirwar


Sanjay Maggirwar lives in Brighton with his wife Asawari, son Nishad and a golden retriever, Bliss. He is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was raised in Aurangabad, India and moved to Rochester in 1997.  He is qualified as a biomedical researcher (Ph.D.), business administrator (MBA) and a stage artist (dramatics). He has been a member of ICC for several years, during this time he participated in the plays performed by Kalidas. Sanjay likes Indian classical music, literature, and food.

Shruti Pandya

After attempting to run away from New York winters twice before, Shruti moved to Rochester from Southern Virginia, with her family in 2010. The family is extremely grateful to be a part of a dynamic Indian community, and ICC in particular, for all the wonderful opportunities provided. Shruti practices as an optometrist at Eyesite in Penfield and at Chili Vision Group. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, reading and working out. She lives in Pittsford with her husband Parag and daughters Radha and Meera
Nagin Shah

Director of Operations
Nagin Shah retired from Xerox corp. in 2002 after 36 years. He lives in Fairport with his wife Shaku. He has one daughter Sejal, who is married to Charles Warney and has a granddaughter Monica. He volunteers for organizations that include YMCA, Wheel on Wheals, Red Cross, Diabetic Association etches hobbies include: playing Bridge, reading and writing, watching movies. He was member of ICC BOT for nine years including twice treasurer. He has been in Rochester area for more than 50 years.
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

Scheduling 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.
Jose Maliekal

Classical Music and Dance Committee
Jose Maliekal was born in Kerala and moved to Rochester in 1990 to take up a teaching job with The College at Brockport. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Dr. Mary D’Souza, and son, Prashanth. He has been an ICC Board Member from 2004 to 2006, and again since 2008. He served as the BOT Secretary in 2005, Vice Chair in 2008 and Chair from 2009 to 2010. Currently, he is the Chair of the Classical Music and Dance (CMD) Society.
Vithal Sanapala

Vithal Sanapala was born in Andhra moved to Rochester in 1995 after completing his MS in Computer in Science in New York City. He lives with his wife, Swaroopa, and daughters Sowmya and Chandrika. He is a Senior Executive at Sutherland Global Services. He served as BOT a couple of times before, and now as a BOT, he is primarily focusing on the membership. He loves every aspect of Rochester (including the snow) and calls it home!

Asheesh Srivastava


Asheesh Srivastava has a BS in Electronics Engineering and MS Computer Science from Aligarh Muslim University. After working in Xerox India for 5 years, Asheesh moved to USA in 1997 to work for Xerox USA. Asheesh currently works as Manager, IT Solution Delivery in Xerox’s Webster facility. His wife Manisha is a Clinical Nutrition Specialist at Strong Hospital. His children are Asheesh and Manisha. Asheesh joined BOT in February 2012. He has a keen interest in multiple sports with cricket and Tennis being really close to his heart.

Rajeev Ramchandran

Professional Forum
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.

Vinyas Patel

Board of Trustees

As a BOT, Vinyas aims to be part of the support network for Americans of Indian origin, weaving Indian culture and traditions into contemporary American life. Now, a Rochesterian for more than a decade, she made her way Upstate from her youth in NYC via Syracuse.  She formerly served on hospital PA, child advocacy center, and Gujarati samaj committees and currently works with Victor Schools Partners in Education.  Her life is otherwise encompassed by her dual-employment as PA at Unity and Highland Hospitals, her husband Ketul, and her children Parth and Payal.