Executive Committee

Ulka Nagarkar
President

Chicagoland resident for 15 years. Volunteered for BMM 2011 NAPC committee, Rachana editor in year 2015, 2020, Smarnika lead in GJC 2019. Enjoys coordinating community enrichment efforts. Looking forward to a memorable and exciting year ahead. Let's all work together for the betterment of our community.

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Prasad Athanikar
Vice President

Chicagoland resident for over 14 years. Volunteered for Maharashtra/Marathi Mandals in USA over the past several years while leading sports and Lezim teams in MMC. Look forward to working with the 2021 team and bringing together the community for high quality programs and events.

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Rashmi Chafekar
Vice President

Chicagoland resident for over 28 years. Has participated in various programs over the years. Have written articles for Rachana. Loves to write and listen to music.

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Abhijit Rayarikar
Treasurer

Naperville based IT professional involved with Maharashtra Mandal activities for over 15 years. Regularly writes in Rachana and likes music, travel and hiking.

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Priya Patankar
Secretary

Chicagoland resident for 20+ years. I have been a member for last 15 years and have actively volunteered in recent years. I have been part of dance team for couple of years. I love to write poems, non-fiction, cook and am a traveler at heart. 

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Vaibhav Shringarpure
Board of Director

Chicagoland resident for over 25 years associated with Maharashtra mandal as member and volunteer in GJC. Looking forward to working with the team and help finance and marketing functions.

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Swati Pawar
Board of Director

Chicago resident for 25 years. Volunteered for BMM 2011 food team. Actively involved in Chicago Maharashtra Mandal since 2012. Like to work for our community. Looking forward to a wonderful and fun filled MMC 2021.

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Sanjeev Kulkarni
Board of Director

Resident of Chicago land for last 7 years and actively participating and supporting skits as part of programs in MMC. Excited and looking forward to support our MMC in 2021 to make our community stronger and grow in and around Chicago!

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Kashmira Magar
Board of Director

Chicagoland resident for 20 years. I have been associated with Maharashtra Mandal Chicago for 18 years. I enjoy music, art and architecture. I am excited to lead decoration/ youth team to contribute to the execution of MMC 2021 vision.

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Bharati Velankar
Board of Director

I am living in Chicagoland area since 2009 and have been associated with Maharashta Mandal since 2009. I was a Dietitian by profession in India and now in the field of Health Information Technology. Traveling, reading, listening to music and cooking are my hobbies.

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Deepali Sawant
Board of Director

Resident of the Chicagoland area for 22 years. Involved in MMC dance team since last 5 years. Looking forward to bring the community together by organizing local festivals. 

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Saurabh Neklikar
Board of Director

Chicagoland residence of 15+ years, Data Science Professional. Active MMC karyakarini member for last 15 years. Actively involved in theater activities through Basement Theater. Looking forward to working with 2021 MMC team to bring high quality programs.

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Ashok Lele
Advisor

A Chicagoland resident for the last 46 years. Joined MMC Organization in 1975 and was involved in MMC until 1999. Worked as MMC Vice President IN 1981. President of MMC in 1986. Coordinated and presented Marathi Play "Ghashiram Kotwal". Worked as MMC Treasurer IN 1988. Worked as a Treasurer for 3 Natya Mahostav arranged and organized by MMC. Worked as active member of Finance Team for BMM Convention in 2011. Active member of MMC GJC Registration Team in 2019. Looking forward to working with MMC 2021 EC Team as Advisor to achieve a very successful year for the MMC community.

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Dr. Suresh Talathi
Advisor

I was associated with MMC as committee Member, Treasurer, President and Trustee and enjoyed the work. Also associated with Maharashtra Foundation, the organization that people have enriched and through it about $40M have been donated by people (mostly Marathi) to social causes of choice in past thirty years. Totally rewarding experience. Looking forward to work with 2021 Team. 

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