Devi Ramchandran

Devi Ramchandran, MBA

PRESIDENT

Devi Ramchandran has several years of Brand Management and Consulting experience in the Consumer Products industry. She has served on the Board of the Hunter College High School PTA. She enjoys serving her community and has taken an active role in school based organizations over the past ten years.

Malavika Khullar

Malavika Khullar, MA

SECRETARY

Malavika has over 18 years experience in Business and HR functions across multiple industries including Healthcare & Technology. Malavika has been a full time professional in Human Resources and Talent Management functions for Bristol Myer-Squibb; Agios and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. She has an MA in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University & MA in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University. She is a strong advocate for leveraging talent as a key driver for growth – both for profit and non-profit organizations. 

Mysore Gandhi

Mysore Gandhi, MS

TREASURER

Mysore Gandhi has an M.S. Nuclear Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has published numerous abstracts, papers, and chapters in books and has done much scientific research. Gandhi has been active in community work holding various positions including as president of Heart and Hand for the Handicapped (HHH) and the Treasurer Kannada Koota and Five Towns Indian Association.

Sudha Acharya

Sudha Acharya, MBA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sudha Acharya serves as the Executive Director of SACSS after serving as the Founder-President for the first two years. She has been active in the community for the past thirty-five years. She has held various responsibilities and leadership positions in organizations such as President of Federation of Indian Associations of NY, NJ, & CT (FIA) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA). Sudha represents the All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) at the United Nations. Sudha has served on city and state level health care coalitions. Sudha has been awarded the Gandhi Community Award, Indo-Caribbean Network Award and the Federation of Indian Associations Award. She has Masters Degrees in English Literature and Financial Management.

Swarna Shah

Swarna Shah, MD

DIRECTOR

Swarna Shah is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and in Cardiovascular Diseases. She is a graduate from SUNY, Buffalo and has several years of practice experience. She is a committed professional who believes in serving her community.

Sucheta Ponda

Sucheta Ponda, MA 

DIRECTOR

Sucheta Ponda has a dual master’s degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master’s degree in Management studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute. She has 15+ years of experience in securities and banking across Asia. Her diverse experience spans self-employment as a Proprietary Equity Trader in the U.S., Managing Partner at Bald Eagle Capital in Singapore, and roles in Mumbai and New York. Sucheta has also volunteered as a special educator, teaching math and literacy to at-risk students.

Mizanur M. Rahman

Mizanur M. Rahman, MBA

DIRECTOR

Mizanur M. Rahman is a Bloomsburg University business graduate and member of prestigious organizations like MDRT and NAIFA, with numerous awards for outstanding client service. He has been a financial advisor since 1996, specializing in services for self-employed medical professionals, IT sector, and pharmaceutical industry. Mizanur is actively involved in community sponsorship and support for various groups and organizations. He is committed to building long-term client relationships and is recognized for community service.

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Vasudha Viswanath, MIS

DIRECTOR

Vasudha Viswanath is the author of The Vegetarian Reset and the founder of We Ate Well, a community for foodies that focuses on eating sustainably on a vegetarian diet. After spending over a decade on Wall Street where she specialized in technology and business strategy, Vasudha left her career in finance to write a cookbook and create We Ate Well. Her work has been featured in national media like MindBodyGreen, Eating Well, NPR and ABC. She has a Masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University.