Board Of Directors 2019-2020


President – Tharangini Raman

Vice President- Anjali Ahuja


Secretary – Dayaghan Pendharkar


Treasurer – Medha Phadnis



Founding Member- Sushama Kirtikar 

Sushama is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Tampa, FL, since 1987. Having served on the board of local professional organizations she continues to stay involved in the community. She has written a monthly mental health column Our Patchwork Quilt for five years for the publication Khaas Baat. She is zealous about embarking on her exciting new career as a Life Coach for professionals seeking a work-life balance. She strives for the same with reading, writing, art and craft work and traveling.


Committee Members 

Program – Nandini Bandyopadhyay

Nandini has Master's in Comparative Literature. She tutors children and works part time as a legal and medical interpreter. She is with PEHCHAAN since 2007 and was the President of this organization in 2011 and 2012. She has written columns for Tampa Tribune and has published novellas and poems in her native language Bengali.


E-Information Resource- Ujwala Dumbre 

Ujwala Dumbre is a software professional working in the Information technology field for over 15 years. She is with Pehchaan since 2013 and  is the e­Information Resource committee chair