Executive Committee


Srini Rao
I moved to Winston-Salem in 2010 when the community was not as large as its today. What impressed me over the years since is the passion and commitments the IUCA presidents have shown along with their fabulous executive committees. This year when I was given an opportunity to serve as President, I felt that community has shown trust in my leadership.
I am fortunate to be able to create a great team, each one of them are chosen for what they are good at by their hobby. IUCA is nothing without volunteers and my team and I will need the same support from all of you. Let’s make this a successful year and continue our culture in triad.
Good luck to all.


Vice President
Antony Lobo
I have been residing in Winston-Salem since 2014. When we moved here, my kids were very young. When they got their first opportunity to perform a Bollywood dance at IUCA Diwali Party, they were very excited !. We also met many families, enjoyed delicious food and created long lasting friendships. Since then my kids have been participating in various IUCA events each year and it’s been a great opportunity for us to stay connected to our roots.
I am deeply honored to be a part of this year’s IUCA executive committee. I am looking forward to contributing and working with the team to bring the best and serve the community to the best of my abilities.


Avantika Sharma
Originally from UTTAR PRADESH state of India, I have been the resident of Winston Salem for more than 15 years. We have raised 2 boys and this community has played an important role in our life.
I definitely feel connected and have seen this community grown since we landed here in WS. With this special connection I feel this is a payback time to serve as an executive member of 2024 IUCA committee. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community by being the member of new 2024 IUCA committee.


Cultural Secretary
Anu Sharma
I have profound passion in art, music and dance. I moved to Winston-Salem in the year 2014 and have been part of IUCA since 2016. I have choreographed several music and dance programs in the association.
I was in the executive committee in 2020 when IUCA was hit by Covid like everything else. I came up with an innovative idea on programs that can be done online and continue the enthusiasm in the community. As your Cultural Secretary in 2024, I will work even harder to indulge my passion to serve the community with several exciting programs I have in mind.


Joint Treasurer
Trupti Bide
I have been a resident of Winston Salem since last 20 years. I am an employee of Winston Salem Forsyth county school system, working as a middle school science teacher. I am passionate about noble teaching profession. I am very happy to be a part of this great Indian community and willing to contribute to the best of my abilities.
For this year, being a Co-treasurer of IUCA, I will ensure to implement combination of technical, finance and social skills, together with a willingness to become closely involved in the IUCA committee and its people. And willingness to be available to committee for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.


Volunteer Chair
Rajni Mittal
I’m from Chandigarh and a physical therapist by profession, moved to Clemmons in the year 2018 from Wilkesboro where I resided since 2012. I’m a member of IUCA since 2019.I have absolutely loved how our community works together wholeheartedly for all events providing all Indians residing in US an opportunity as well as a platform to participate and show their talents.
This has motivated me to volunteer /participate in past events bringing me here to join the IUCA executive Team as Volunteer Chair to motivate our community to continue with the same passion for our culture as previous years.



Media & Advertising
Nikhil Sinha
I moved to Winston Salem in 2023, this would be my first time to be part of IUCA team to help out community for all cultural event. I like to interact and collaborate with people and this trait get me to learn lot of things.
Only mantra in life is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World Is One Family) so make it as big as you can.



Youth Club
Dipika Das
Greetings! I’m Dipika, and I’ve been an active member of IUCA since 2021, the year I arrived in Winston-Salem. This year, I’m eager to contribute to this association by serving as the Youth Club Chair, utilizing my skills and expertise to mentor the youth in our community.
I firmly believe that a thriving community hinges on the active participation, insights, and ideas of its younger members, as they are the ones who will carry the torch forward into the future. Together, let’s work towards a brighter and more involved society!



Vendor Management
Uma Gandhi
I am Uma Gandhi, resident of Winston-Salem, NC for over 25 years. I have been involved with IUCA since late 90s and served the community .I have also served as a committee member of IUCA and been involved in organizing the events previously.
I have a passion for choreographing Indian dance programs for children and adults at multiple cultural events held by IUCA and other local Organizations.