Executive Board Members 2014-2016

Mr. Sushil R. Sharma President - Lexington, KY


Mr. Bala Ghimire Vice-President - Chicago, IL


Dedicated and dynamic business professional and community possessing a proven track record of superior performance in supporting public and community-focused programs to support the needs of under-served populations, while building positive coalitions to achieve actionable solutions. Highly committed to community engagement and coalition-building, working with various national/regional/local organizations and community leaders to serve the needs of key demographics. Ghimirebala@gmail.com

Mr. Kailash Kayastha Vice-President - Des Moines, IA


Kailash Kayastha born in Chapagaon, Laitpur Nepal came to US in 1999 to further his education. He has engineering degree from University in India and MBA from University of Iowa. He is working as a IT consultant at Nationwide Insurance Company based of Columbus, Ohio for last 9 years and lives with his wife, Neela and daughter, Unnati in West Des Moines, Iowa. He has been participating and organizing events for ANMA since 2001. 

Mr. Bharat Kandel General Secretary - St. Charles, MO


Bharat Kandel, who heads Information Technology Curriculum at Missouri Tech, has been closely involved with ANMA since 2012. Mr. Kandel was one of the founding member of GSTLNC (Greater St. Louis Nepali Chautari) and also was the President of the organization in 2011-2013. Mr. Kandel was involved both as a core committee member and as an IT coordinator in the 10th Joint convention organized by ANMA/NASeA in conjunction with RFMN and Nepali Ghar, Colorado.


Dr. Bishnu Phuyal Treasurer - Chicago, IL


Mr. Benimadhav Kandel Secretary - Chicago, IL


Ms. Anita Adhikary Executive Members - Ann Arbor, MI


Mr. Buddha Maharjan Newsletter Editor - Lexington, KY


Buddha ratna maharjan is from Kirtipur, Nepal. Currently he is working as a check processor at Xerox Business Services, LLC. As a social worker, he had served Leo club for four years and has actively working in ANMA. Currently, he is an ANMA editor. He lives in Lexington Kentucky with his sweet family (wife Karuna Dangol, Son Karson Maharjan and Daughter Kashish Maharjan). He has graduated from TU in 2002. For additional information please follow me in LinkedIn.

Mr. Sanjay Ghimire Executive Members - Des Moines, IA


Mr. Uday Maharajan Executive Members - Chicago, IL


Mr. Suraj Adhikari Executive Members - Hamilton, OH


Mr. Ankur Sharma Executive Members - Chicago, IL


Mrs. Buna Dahal Secretary - Denvor, CO


Mr. Balaram Panthi Executive Members - St. Charles, MO


Dr. Elina Shakya Executive Members - Akron, OH


Ms. Ramita Shrestha Executive Members -Kalamazoo, MI


Mrs. Nita Khatiwada Executive Members - Georgetown, KY


Mr. Gokarna Aryal Executive Members - Hammond, IN


Gokarna Aryal is an associate professor of Statistics at Purdue University Calumet. He lives in Munster, Indiana. He came to USA in 2001. He is from Simaltari, Gulmi, Nepal.

Mr. Pramod Jaisawal Executive Members - Akron, OH


Mr. Manoj Shrestha Executive Members - Chicago, IL


 Manoj Shrestha, Owner of Harati Properties and Travel House Nepal have over 22 years of experience in Airlines and travel industries. He enjoys unsurpassed popularity among the travel trade and airlines community in Nepal, which led him to start his own company “Travel House Nepal” in USA and became well-known figure in Nepalese communities in short period of time.

Mr. Gopendra Bhattrai Ex-Officio - Carmel, IN


Gopendra Bhattrai is living in Indiana for the last 24 years. He is a software engineer and has been working in the IT field for more than 15 years. Lately he has been engaged in social service and enjoys serving the community. He is the founding President of Nepalese Association of Indiana (NAI) and immediate past President of Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA).