Joyasree (Ranu) Mahanti, President
Computer program analyst (retired). A social activist for the empowerment of women of the world.
Suchitra Pattnaik, Vice President
Software Engineer by profession. Regularly volunteers in charitable and non profit organizations in Nebraska. Committed to promoting gender equality and interested in women’s issues and their economic growth and development.
Nandita Jain, Treasurer
Thirty-five years at State of Michigan in various capacities. She regularly volunteers for Meals on Wheels and Food Bank.
Shobha Ramanand, Ph.D., Secretary
Shoba currently works at Michigan State University and has for 25 years. She is passionate about women's empowerment, and issues of social justice and diversity.
Communications and external affairs professional focused on human rights, equality and social justice.
Vijaya Jayaraman, Director
Works as a manager in Department of Technology, Management and Budget for the State of Michigan. Interested in the development of creative solutions to women's issues.
Charlotte Wilks, Director
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, MSU, retired. Interested in food security and social justice issues.
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.
Christine Hartman, Malti Agrwal, Padmini Karna, Sharon Monsoma, Sally Pratt, Margo Smith, Aparna Agrawal, Linda Racioppi, Shakti Kaul, Reshma Sambare, and Batool Mir.