India Community Center of Rochester Volunteers

At ICC, we have the opportunity to take on exciting new challenges every day which allow us to grow and learn along the way. And this work does not go unnoticed. Through our rewards and recognition program, all members can acknowledge the value we bring to the community.

Banquet services

Dr. Padmanabh Kamath

Committee Leader:

Education Committee

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.


Abhas Kumar

Committee Leader:

Abhas, Chetna and Adya arrived in the Rochester area in 2006 and were amazed by the truly unique institution that is the ICC. Abhas served on the board of the ICC from 2010-2012 and was the Chair in 2011.

During his tenure Abhas promoted the ICC Professional Forum and helped Ambika Sharma institutionalize KRHTPA as an annual ICC tradition. Abhas has also served on the board of `SAATHI of Rochester’, and is currently a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the `Bivona Child Advocacy Center’.

Abhas’ other priorities are photography, learning to dance, theatre, traveling, and volunteering to give back to our wonderful community. Abhas is an engineer and MBA, currently employed as Sr. Vice President with NIIT Limited, and calls Pittsford home.

Professional Forum

Chetna Chandrakala

Committee Leader:

Chetna Chandrakala is the Vice President of Finance for GRIPA (Rochester Regional Health and Independent Physicians). As a resident of Pittsford (with her husband and a daughter) for the past ten years she has served several community organizations such as Pittsford PTSA, Treasurer for Hindu Temple, Chairperson for DIAL and Board member of the Mental Health Association.

As Chair of the Professional Forum, Chetna looks forward to leveraging the intellectual capital of the Indian American community and to help foster the cultural connects between the world’s largest democracies.