Executive Committee

Ulka Nagarkar
President

Chicagoland resident for 17 years. President of MMC 2021. Got re- elected as President for year 2022. 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 15 years. Volunteering for Maharashtra/Marathi Mandals in USA over the past several years while leading Cybergaming, Sports, Picnic, Maza News, IT, Itihas Manch, Facility and Lezim teams in MMC. Also, led Over Facility  Team during MMC's Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 2019. Elected as Vice President in 2021 and got re-elected in 2022. Looking forward to working with the energetic 2022 team and bringing together the community for high quality programs and events. Play Cricket, Badminton, Volleyball and many other sports. 

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Rashmi Chafekar
Vice President

Chicagoland resident for over 29 years. Vice President in 2021. Got re-elected as Vice President for 2022. Has participated in various programs over the years. Have written articles for Rachana. Loves to write and listen to music.

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Mitesh Deshpande
Treasurer

Chicagoland resident for more than 20 years. Has participated in various programs over the last few years. Enjoys listening to different genres of music, as well as singing and an avid cricket fan.

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Chetan Rege
Secretary

Chicago resident for 15+ years. Bibliophile. Volunteered for various MMC activities - Admin of Itihas Manch and Adhyatma Peeth groups; Rachana Editor in 2019; Teacher at Chicago Marathi Vidyamandir. Directed and coordinated for several performances. Aiming to preserve our incredible Indian heritage and build a solid MMC community. 

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Madhav Gogawale
Board of Director

Chicagoland resident for 27 years. Enjoyed working as EC member of Maharashtra Mandals in Indiana and Illinois, served as Marathi Shala teacher in the late 1990s. Actively participated in several activities of MMC in 2021. Looking forward to very exciting and fun filled year ahead.

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Nameeta Vedak
Board of Director

I have been a Chicago resident for over 35 years and have been actively involved in Chicago Maharashtra Mandal since 1987 both as a foot soldier and as a member of various executive committees. I also served as a vice president in 1999.  I was very active in Bollywood and was a lead actor in bunch of films before coming to US. I have also participated in various Bombay Television/ Doordarshan plays and performed on professional stage in Mumbai.  I am recipient of a few awards for my performances in both film and stage media. I am very much a people person and love to help out wherever and whenever I can. I am looking forward to working with the 2022 MMC team to bring high quality programs to the community.

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Kashmira Magar
Board of Director

Chicagoland Resident for 21 years. I have been associated with Maharashtra Mandal Chicago for the last 19 years. I was also on the 2021 MMC Board of Directors and am once again excited to lead the Youth and Decoration team to contribute to MMC 2022. I enjoy music, art and architecture.

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Deepali Sawant
Board of Director

Resident of the Chicagoland area for 23+ years. Involved in MMC dance team for 6 years. Excited and looking forward to lead the Parampara team, Flyer team and Graduation team to bring the community together. Looking forward to a fun filled MMC 2022

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Urmila Damle
Board of Director

Chicagoland resident for over 6 years. Participated and actively volunteered in various activities in Maharashtra Mandal Chicago since 2016. I have a passion for spirituality, music, dance, reading and cooking. I look forward to an amazing year ahead

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Swati Kukian
Board of Director

I have been in USA since 2003. My educational background is MBA Finance. I am working in the finance sector as an Analyst and in my leisure time, I love cooking and dancing

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Sameer Bongale
Advisor

Chicagoland resident for 7 years. Actively involved and volunteered in Chicago Maharashtra Mandal. I like music, designing and to work for our community. Looking forward to fun filled MMC 2022

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Prajakta Joshi
Board of Director

I live in Chicago area since 2015. Active member of Maharashtra Mandal Chicago since 2016. I have been helping the stage and props team from quite some time. I have prepared props for the various MMC events. This year, I am very excited to lead the stage and props team to contribute to MMC 2022

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Archana Bhide
Board of Director

Chicago resident for last 17 years. Volunteered for MMC over many years. I enjoy coordinating and organizing community events. Looking forward to work with the 2022 team and bring the community closer

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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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