Board of Directors

Jayachandraraju G
Jayachandraraju G

Board of Director

Jayachandra is an experienced IT Engineer with Big 4 Consulting. He strongly believes in Community Service. He is volunteering IAM since 2014 and joined the board in 2016. He is web designer in the board.

Jaya holds a Master’s Degree in Computers. Likes to listen music and watch movies in his free time.

Jaya loves to volunteer for Non-Profits. He spends his summer volunteering at several events across twin cities.

Kiran Bandi
Kiran Bandi

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Bandi has been actively involved with IAM for 7 years to help promote culture and develop strong connections with larger Minnesota community. He is very passionate to help build stronger community connections, promoting culture and charity

Bandi is very passionate about data, and works as Principal engineer at Target with focus on delivering big data and analytics solutions. Bandi has M.S in Computer Science and MBA from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.

Bandi enjoys running as part of his routine, participating in many races including 5k, 10k and 10 mile runs. Bandi lives in Plymouth with his wife Uma, young son Arya and lovely GSD Rex, with whom he loves to spend every possible opportunity.

Mukund Kulkarni
Mukund Kulkarni

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Mukund is a Sr IT Professional at Sovos Compliance. Mukund is from Raichur, Karnataka. He currently lives in Corcoran, MN with his wife Roopa Kulkarni and 2 Boys- Shresta Kulkarni and Sumeru Kulkarni . Mukund has been living in MN over 11 years.

Mukund loves traveling, hiking ,camping and very active runner. Mukund runs full andhalf Marathon every year. Mukund is also a head coach in Wayzata Basket Ball team (2-8 Year kids) and is part of Cultural committee in Sangeetha Kannada Koota.

Rupali Gupta
Rupali Gupta

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Rupali holds her MS in Regulatory Affairs from St. Cloud State University, MN. She is a seasoned regulatory professional, currently working as a Sr. Principal Regulatory Specialist at Medtronic. She has supported coronary, peripheral, diabetes and digital health medical devices. She was born in India and immigrated to the United States in 2008. Rooted in her cultural identity, Rupali became involved with non-profit organizations having a mission to support child education, women empowerment and community engagement. Following her great interest in dance, Rupali choreographed theme based dance performances for awareness towards child education, women empowerment, and Indian culture. One of her dance performances won the prestigious award from HSMN. She follows the saying, "each person should try and leave the world a little better than how they found it". She joined IAM to enrich our community and support people who are dedicated to bettering the world.

Rupali resides in Maple Grove with her husband and two kids. She loves traveling, running, cooking, listening to music, dancing and spending time with her family.

Sayali Amarapurkar
Sayali Amarapurkar

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Sayali Amarapurkar has a BA in Psychology, Masters is Human Development and graduated with a Ph.D in Family Social Science from University of Minnesota in 2004.

After pursuing teaching and research in the department of Family Social Science for a few years, since 2014 she has been on the board of AshaUSA, a local Minnesota based non-profit organization with a mission to promote health and harmony in the South Asian community.

Currently she is the Executive Director of AshaUSA (www.ashausa.org) where she conducts community research, provides community education and culturally specific programs that proactively address acculturation challenges for the South Asian community in Minnesota. Sayali has collaborated with University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health and other organizations to carry out research on physical and mental health and resource needs of South Asian families.

As a South Asian cultural consultant, she focuses on increasing awareness about South Asian culture and family dynamics among American professionals in the fields of education, law, healthcare and government agencies. She is an invited speaker about South Asian parenting practices and culture to various K-12 schools in Minnesota. She also works as a South Asian Cultural Liaison with Edina Public Schools. She lives in Edina with her husband and two sons

Sid Saladi
Sid Saladi

Board of Director

Sid has been part of the IAM family since 2014 contributing through various activities and was actively involved in marketing for IAM from 2015 to 2017.

Sid is a budding entrepreneur working on marketing and business development solutions. He is an Innovation Product leader in the smart mobility space working as a product manager for Vontier.

Sid loves reading books and running full marathons. He lives with his wife in Lakeville MN.

Snehashish Ghosh
Snehashish Ghosh

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Snehasish is passionate about giving back to the community by volunteering in nonprofit organizations and serving the community at large thereby uniting different associations of India under the IAM organization to achieve a common goal to spread the rich Indian culture and heritage in Minnesota. He believes that mutual respect, honesty, integrity, team work are necessary to work in a community organization and strives to reflect those in his actions.

As Ex-President and Ex-Secretary of one of the regional non-profit organizations, BAM (Bengali Association of Minnesota) and member of current IAM Board gives him a platform to identify, mentor and coach future leaders of our community. His experience over the years as an active member of BAM will be beneficial in achieving those goals of the IAM and take it to new heights.

He works for Target Corporation. He is a fun loving person and very passionate about sports. He currently lives in Eden Prairie with his wife Sayanti and son Saunak.

Srividya Guhan Vaidyanathan
Srividya Guhan Vaidyanathan

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Srividya is an IT professional, and has been a part of IAM since 2017. Enjoys to contribute to the community at large by volunteering in various fields related to arts, culture and education. She is currently managing a robotics program for a south metro school district.

She loves to share her experience gathered from her travels across different cultures with the people she meets in everyday life. She is also an artist by hobby, and loves to capture emotions of people through portraits and add beauty of nature through landscapes. Coming from a multicultural family back in India, she looks forward to expand the reach of IAM across all the cultures from Indian origin and beyond, within MN.

Swapna Haldar
Swapna Haldar

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Swapna holds an MS in Management Information Systems from University of Houston, an MBA from IISWBM and diploma in Fine Arts from Rabindra Bharati University. Though by day she is a Product Manager, her passions lay in giving back to the community and in various creative pursuits. Active member of the Pangea World Theatre, MN, Chinmaya Mission, Bengali Association of Minnesota and Bengali Association of DFW. She won the best costume award by the Purple Magazine for the play '5 Weeks' in 2017, and a national prize for the Durga Puja mandap in 2014 for Dallas Fort Worth. Outreach lead and founder of youth organization of Bengali Association of MN having led multiple fundraising efforts across the metroplex benefitting Missionaries of Charity, Autism foundation and Children's hospital of MN.

Swapna loves to paint, dance, cook and travel with her husband Joydeep, sons Rishab and Gaurav and their dog Oreo.

Swati Agarwal
Swati Agarwal

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Swati Agarwal was born in city of Nawab's Lucknow and raised in different cities of Uttar Pradesh in India. She began dance lessons at the age of 7. While in school, she participated in many dance competitions and performed at various events. Her preferred dance genre is folk and Bollywood. She performed in various events in Minnesota like - Festival of Nations, Fringe festival, PAN Asia Festival, EP PeopleFest.

Swati holds a degree in Engineering with Major in Information Technology, and currently works in Optum as Sr Product Manager. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband Navaneet, son Sanav(9) and daughter (4).

Swati wants to be part of IAM to primarily give back to the community in a meaningful way. Swati loves to spend time with family, travel around the world and volunteer in various activities like - Art Adventure teacher, Junior Achievement Teacher, Teaches dance to groups, Fundraising events.