Board Of Directors2017-04-13T05:32:39+00:00

Board Of Directors

NameRole
Bio
Gopala DwarakanathPresidentDr. Gopala Dwarakanath  is the Medical Director of the Pain Management Center at Lowell General Hospital. He was appointed by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda ji as President of Chinmaya Mission Boston (CMB) in 1992. From the beginning, Dwaraka ji had a vision to build a center that catered to the spiritual, religious and cultural needs in the local area while spreading the message of Vedanta to members of the community. His vision came true in 2003 when the first phase of the current Chinmaya Mission ashram was constructed. It was subsequently completed in 2008.
T R RaghunathTreasurerT R Raghunath is the owner of Thin Film Research based in Westford, MA. He is one of the Adult Satsang moderators and is actively involved in the day to day activities of the mission. .
Murali ChariSecretary Murali Chari recently retired from Dow Chemicals. He is responsible for all site operations in CMB, Andover, and also manages the Audio-Visual team.
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Board Member​G​ururaj “Desh” Deshpande ​is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC and has founded several successful companies including Cascade Communications and Sycamore Networks. He continues to provide his material support, management expertise and guidance to the mission and has been involved in its activities since inception.
Ashwani SinghalBoard MemberAshwani Singhal ​ ​is Senior VP of R&D at Netscout Systems. He has supported the mission for several years both financially and with active management input.
Sas DurvasulaBoard MemberSas Durvasula retired as a Director from Hewlett-Packard. He maintains an active presence at CMB and oversees all of its operations.
Sanjay PadakiBoard MemberSanjay Padaki is a Senior Director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He has been an active member of the mission for over a decade and currently coordinates the audio-visual activities for the center's auditorium.
Sudhir SrinivasanBoard MemberSudhir Srinivasan is a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Storage Division at Dell EMC. He is an active sevak in the Audio/Visual team at the Mission. He is an ardent student of Vedanta which has been a transformative force for him and he hopes to continue his spiritual evolution through seva at the Mission.
Anuradha AnnaswamyBoard MemberAnuradha Annaswamy is currently working as the Director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. She helps with managing the Newton chapter of Chinmaya Mission and teaches Bala Vihar classes.