P.O. BOX 687

Board of Trustees 2020-22

Name Title Phone Number
Nilesh (Neil) Desai Chairman 410-490-5165
Rupal Shah President 443-850-5371
Raj Patel Vice-President 410-963-0993
Bhavin Shah Secretary 443-320-3101
Nikhil Talati Joint-Secretary 410-979-9399
Dhiren Shah Treasurer 410-544-5815
Jayesh Jani Joint-Treasurer 410-876-5171
Romi Shah Auditor 410-668-0359
Ashish Parikh Member-at-Large 443-677-5091
Atul Patel Member-at-Large 410-833-2251
Priti Parikh Member-at-Large 410-419-3393

Dipak Patel Haresh Bhatt Manisha Bhatt
Mitu Dalwadi Rajeshwari Patel Meena Patel
Suresh Dalwadi Rekha Patel Kumudben Patel
Rita Jani Irene Shah Chandrakant(Kaka) Desai
Bhanu Patel Preeti Shah Priti Parikh
Gaurang Patel Ruchira Parikh Jagdish Patel
Bina Shah Vaishali Desai Shilpa Patel
Chetna Mehta Jagruti Patel

Past Presidents' Advisory Council
Vishnu Desai Jitesh Parikh Yogesh Mehta
Hament Patel

Web Development
Vakul More Pritesh Shah

Bio Data of Elected Executive Committee Members

Chairman, Nilesh Desai

  • Resident of Maryland since 1976.
  • Member of Chamber of Commerce in Manchester and Chestertown and also served on Advisory Committee for Manchester Police Department.
  • Life member of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore since 1998 and served on Executive Committee as Secretary and as Auditor.
  • Life member of Asian American Hotel Owner Association since 1998.
  • Owner and operator of numerous Independent & Franchise Hotels, Gas Stations, Grocery and Liquor Stores since 1992.
  • I would like to work towards preserving our culture for the future generations and giving back to the community.
President, Rupal Shah
  • Life member of the Gujarati Samaj for over 20 years.
  • Resident of Baltimore since 1994, originally from Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Bachelors of Accounting from M.S. University, India.
  • Has served as a volunteer and in Executive Committee of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for more than 6 years
  • Former employee of Bank of America.
  • Currently owns and operates a family business in Baltimore.
  • I look forward to working with our community and expanding our activities in the social and cultural areas as well as bringing quality programs for the entertainment of our Members.
Vice-President, Raj (Bunty) Patel
  • Life member of the Gujarati Samaj for over 6 years.
  • Has served honorably for many years as a volunteer of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore.
  • Electronics Engineer and working on a Mega Projects – Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Intercounty Connector (ICC).
  • Currently Chief Office Engineer for Intercounty Connector (ICC Project).
  • Received Recognition Award for Partners In Quality Award from Federal Highway Administration.
Secretary, Bhavin Shah
  • Life Member of the Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for five years and active volunteer for the last two years.
  • Bachelors in Chemistry (India) and Computer Information Systems (UMBC).
  • Member of AARA of MD and currently owns a retail business.
  • My goal is to be actively involved in our community and get young children to recognize and develop an appreciation for our culture, traditions, and festivals and celebrate these with the Greater Baltimore community and expand activities for our youth.
Joint-Secretary, Nikhil Talati
  • Life member for over five years and Member at Large for two years with Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore
  • Volunteer with Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore, Greater Baltimore Temple, Habitat for Humanity and The Big Event @ Towson University
  • Manager of Network Engineering at Towson University
  • Enjoys playing sports, outdoor activities, traveling and trying world cuisine
  • Looking forward to supporting Gujarati Samaj’s goals and mission. Being involved with community and community service.
Treasurer, Dhiren Shah
  • Maryland resident since 1983.
  • MBA (Finance) from University of Baltimore.
  • Director at Comptroller of Maryland.
  • Volunteered as Board member at Village of Timbergrove HOA in Reisterstown, MD. Treasurer at Northridge HOA in Severna Park, MD.
  • Life member of Gujarati Samaj since 2015.
  • My goal is to provide fiscal oversight and manage Gujarati Samaj funds in an efficient and responsible manner. Contribute time and effort in coordinating various cultural events throughout the year for our community.
Joint-Treasurer, Jayesh Jani
  • Life Member of Gujarati Samaj since 1990.
  • Volunteered at Greater Baltimore Temple for many years and Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for the last four years, Member at large for 2 years.
  • MSc. Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, BS Medical Technologist from UMAB and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).
  • 25 Years of Medical Technologist Experience and currently working as Laboratory Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with publications in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis.
Member-at-Large, Romi Shah
  • Life Member of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore (GSB) for over 20 years
  • Volunteer for GSB, Carney Improvement Association and Fitness Center at Seven Oaks Senior Center in Baltimore County
  • Vice President of Carney Improvement Association
  • Active CPA
  • Retired Auditor from State Highway Administration with over 30 years of experience
  • Goal is to continue volunteer work, support GSB mission in getting young folks involved with the organization, and help GSB to achieve positive results when sponsoring various activities throughout the year.
Member-at-Large, Ashish Parikh (Eric)
  • Life Member of the Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for seven years and Member-at-Large for the last four years
  • Prominent entrepreneur in the local Indian business community.
  • Founder Chairman of AARA (Asian American Retailers’ Association of Maryland).
  • Active supporter of small businesses and works with the Public Office bearers at the State and local level.
  • Active Social worker at state and local level.
  • A family man and a proud father of two boys.
  • My goal is to bring younger generation of our community to actively participate in the activities and introduce programs of their choice, provide a platform to explore and recognize our culture and festivals.
Member-at-Large, Atul Patel
  • Life member of the Gujarati Samaj for over 16 years.
  • Has served honorably for 6 years on the Executive Committee of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore.
  • Organized Navratri functions in India on mass basis (for over 20,000 people).
  • Civil Engineer and currently working on a Mega Project - Woodrow Wilson Bridge over Potomac River.
Member-at-Large, Priti Parikh
  • Life member of Gujarati Samaj since 1986.
  • Volunteer for Gujarati Samaj for 25+ years.
  • Volunteer at the Greater Baltimore Temple, since inception in 1998, supporting the Bal Vihar program and various temple events.
  • MComm in Accounting from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara.
  • Office manager and accountant for private business for past decade.
  • I look forward to helping Gujarati Samaj engage even more people in our work, especially getting younger people to join and participate.


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