Officers

MEET THE OFFICERS

Rita Vaswani

PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN
 
Rita Vaswani, the Nevada State Bank Vice President is also the founding president of the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce and serves as an Executive Board member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. Rita was appointed to a Federal post, Congressional Awards Board of Nevada by Senator Reid. In addition, she has provided public relations support for Friends of India; served as a government affairs official for the Asian Chamber of Commerce; has been on the board of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and the Chinatown Lions Association. Both Nevada Governors Guinn and Miller appointed Rita to major state positions of importance.

Radha Chanderraj, ESQ

VICE CHAIRMAN & LEGAL COUNSEL
 
 Radha Chanderraj, a native of Bombay, India migrated to the United States in 1981. She is in the private practice of law and was a previous member of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Ms. Chandarraj graduated Cum Laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law (of UNLV) and holds a Masters of Business Administration with emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of California at Irvine, and along with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Bombay in Bombay, India.

Bindi Parikh

SECRETARY
 
Bindi specializes in all kinds of employment based and investment based visa petitions. Her sphere of experience extends to helping high-profile businesses secure the right talent from abroad. Her prior employment includes having worked for prominent immigration law firms in Southern California. Bindi started her career at a prominent Solicitor’s Office in Mumbai, India before she moved to the United States. In Mumbai she practiced Intellectual and Property and Business Litigation.

Vimlay Lendway

TREASURER
 
 Vimla was born in Sind, India (now in Pakistan), to parents whose marriage was blessed Mahatma Gandi. She moved when India was separated in 1947. She came to the United States as a young single lady and has grown up and made her life. Then she met and married her husband who is an American. They have been married for over 35 years. She joined the travel business in 1970 and opened her own agency in 1976. She operated in Los Angeles for 25 years before moving.

Sharath Chandra

VICE PRESIDENT
 

Dipti Shah, MD

VICE PRESIDENT
 
Dr. Dipti Shah is a board certified, practicing physician in Las Vegas, specializing in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She is also the owner and medical director of University Urgent Care, which is a centrally-located walk-in facility. On staff at St. Rose Hospital, UMC and Valley Hospital, she completed her medical training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s six year accelerated program BA/MD program. She moved to Las Vegas in 2007. She was awarded one of “America’s Top Physicians” in 2012 by the Consumer Research Council. Most recently she was appointed by the Governor to the Nevada Health Board. She is married to Russell J. Shah, MD, a practicing neurologist and has three children, Aarti, Radhika, and Amar. Outside of medicine, she enjoys music and singing as a hobby.

Sunanda “Sue” Manteris

MEDIA / PUBLIC RELATIONS
 

Pam Puckett

MEMBERSHIP / E-NEWSLETTER
 

COMMUNITY LIAISON

Savita Kaushal
Monisha Saxena
Seema Sood, MD
Brad Williams
Rane Rose
 

DIRECTORS

Adnan Khawaja

WEB & CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

Dennis Rucker

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

NEVADA – INDIA INVESTMENT

Manoj Gursahani, Mumbai/Nevada

LVICC-Mumbai, Vice Chairman US India
Investors Forum, Indo US Trade, Tourism
& Investment India

Sanjay Puri, Washington, DC

Founder & President Alliance for US India
Business Chairman, US India Political Act

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Rajesh Srotriya, M.D.

Founder- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Sam Kaufman

President/ CEO Henderson Hospital

Sig Rogich

President, Rogich Communications

Gayle Anderson

Chief of Protocol, Las Vegas

June Belland

President / CEO Women’s Chamber of Com

Rick Smith

RDS & Associates
Past President/CEO Henderson Chamber

Stacy Standley

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