Director/Chairman of Global Strategic Alliance Inc. (GSA),Editor-In-Chief, Global Eye – Digital News Monthly and past Health Commissioner & Director, Wisconsin Winnebago Nation, WI. His outstanding work and innovative accomplishments was recognized by the U.S. Public Health Service by awarding him the Country's highest award : “Surgeon General/IHS Director’s Award of Excellence’ in 1993 during President Clinton's administration. He was the first colored person and the first Asian to receive this honor.
Sunil Shah is and has been a financial services professional with New York Life Insurance Company for the past 25 years with Greater Chicago office. He is also an Ambassador with the Upper Midwest region of the prestigious AAHOA organization. Mr Shah is Chairman and Founder President of Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago (FIA Chicago ). Mr.Shah is what they call, a “Community Activist”, always trying to better what surrounds him. He is actively involved in several religious and social organizations and also Founder president of Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago, IL. Sunil Shah is Zoning Commissioner with Village of Schaumburg.
Currently with AbbVie, Inc. as Division Counsel, Sonali Srivastava
Dinesh Yadav (Ph. D.) is an interdisciplinary researcher, pedagogue, and performance artist. Dinesh has directed over twenty productions and designed over fifty shows across the genre in performance, theatre and media. He is the current chair of the Lighting Design Sub- Commission of OISTAT and Chair of ASPIRE - KCACTF Region-3. He is the founder member of the Swayambhu Foundation (I) and is the Artistic Director for its repertory company. Dinesh studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) London, National School of Drama, New Delhi, and the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. At present, he is Assistant Professor and Technical Director at Theatre & Dance, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (USA).
President Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago, an organization for Seniors
Dr. Uppal is a former dietitian and a retired educator who has taught junior high science in Naperville and served as director of science and math programs in the northwest suburbs. She has served as the president of the Naperville Library Board of Trustees and a Secretary at Apna Ghar as well as general coordinator of Hindu Satsang. She currently is the co-secretary at Arya Samaj of Chicagoland, incoming president of Club of Indian Women, and also serves on the board of several other organizations. She and her husband Jug Mohan are the proud parents of three grown daughters.
Mr. Sharma is the founder and owner of PowerVolt, a manufacturer power supply equipments and and transformers. He is a community leader who has served numerous organizations, including Hari Om Temple and United Punjabis of America. His support for the arts is evident in his sponsorship of events like the Indian Icon and the India Independence Day celebration held in Naperville for the past 4 years. He and his wife, Vijay, are the proud parents of a son.
Board Members on Illinois Medical Society Association Auxiliary for Bureau County, IL & Chairperson, Hari Om Temple Women's Association
Jyoti is a thorough "Mumbaikar" at heart and strongly believes in the old adage of "Embrace change". So just like her beloved city Mumbai that is constantly reinventing itself she too tries to do the same, for which she gets tremendous inspiration and support from her family and friends.
‘Varsha Visal is part of Mandi Theatre’s executive team and has been part of many productions. She is passionate about acting and writing especially about women empowerment. Not only as an actor, but She has been a part of theatrical productions as stage & production manager, stage designer, sound and lights manager. She also enjoys working with kids and directing their performances. She is fond of writing poems & short stories. She finds her theatrical endeavors interesting and relaxing in her busy schedule as a mom of two and professional commitments. By profession, she is in Architectural field working in healthcare & residential building designs and is active in real estate investments. Her mantra for life is ‘enjoy the things we do and do the things that we can enjoy by being passionate about things that matter most for us as well as for people around us’.
Mrs. Shastri is the only female executive committee member of Indian Senior Center of Chicago for the past 15 years Her community service also includes working as a Social Worker in United States of America for the past 27 years. she has been the recipient of many honorable awards including "Grandmom Bharat USA 2019." She also helped mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic of which she also received an appreciation award.
Born & raised in Mumbai India, comes from an affluent family of singers. Geetanjali has learnt Semi-Classical Music under Ustaad Maqbool Hussain of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana , a gharana (musical heritage) of Hindustani classical music. She has performed at Chicago Seniors Luncheon programs. She is also the CEO of “RAAG ‘N’ ROCK” Entertainment and Owns GAJANJALEE JEWELS
Founder and Director of Mandi Theatre, Alka has been actively involved in many Community Service events to strengthen the roots of our traditions and culture here in USA.
She is currently also serving as As a Board member of Illinois Theater Association and Vidya Jyoti (Chicago based NFP).