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:

CMD ( Classical Dance and Music)

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.

Education Committee

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.


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.

Quilt Club

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

Volunteers Committee

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.