Board of Directors

About Our Biswas


Board Members 

Ranu_IMG_2644Joyasree (Ranu) Mahanti, President
A former computer program analyst, Ranu is a social activist for the empowerment of women of the world.


SuchitraSuchitra Pattnaik
Vice President
sionally a software engineer, Suchitra regularly volunteers in charitable and non-profit organizations in Nebraska, where she lives. She is committed to promoting gender equality and is interested in women’s issues and their economic growth and development.

Nupur Sethi pic copyNupur Sethi,
A former early childhood educator, Nupur is committed to community service and is a current volunteer for Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan and several other social benefit organizations. She is passionate about women's social and economic growth nationally and globally.


April StoneUganda Lead; Director
A communications and external affairs professional, April is focused on human rights, equality and social justice in her local community and globally.

Uma ShresthaUma Shrestha, Director
Uma is a volunteer with McLaren Hospice in Bay City, Michigan for more that 13 years.  She is interested in gender equality and social justice issues, and passionate about helping women who are living in extreme poverty. 



Ruth Mbabazi photoRuth Mbabazi, Director
An academician, Ruth is committed to international agricultural development and community service. She is passionate about family, social and economic growth targeting disadvantaged communities.


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Nandita Jain
Director/Interim Secretary
Working for 35 years for the State of Michigan in various capacities, Nandita regularly volunteers for in her local community for social benefit organizations that include Meals on Wheels and Food Bank in Lansing, Michigan.


We honor our past as we look forward to the future, and are grateful for the dedication, hard work, and passion these following past board members have given to Our Biswas. 

Aparna Agrawal, Malti Agrwal, Christine Hartman, Padmini Karna, Shakti Kaul, Sharon Monsoma, Sally Pratt, Linda Racioppi, Shobha Ramanand, Reshma Sambare, Margo Smith, Charlotte Wilks, and Batool Mir.


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