New Executive Board 2016-2017

Hello US Oshwals,

Happy New Year. Hope you all are in good health and wish you all very prosperous year ahead from the New HVOA board for 2016-2017.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce our newly formed board. Following positions have been honorably taken by respective members of the community. 

smita dipak shahPresident

Smita Dipak Shah (Lemont, IL)

President Smita Dipak Shah (Lemont, IL)Smita, orginally from Kenya, educated in UK, currently resides in Lemont,IL (Chicago) since 1981, married to husband Dipak, has 3 children Parin, Reena and Milan. Business Professional in Flooring Industry for 30 years+. Actively involved with Oshwal Samaj of North America  for past 14 years writing community news, State Representative for Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky,  Assistant Secretary for 2004-2005, 2008-2009, Vice President for 2010-2011, 2012-2013, President for 2014-2015, President currently for 2016-2017. She enjoys her family life, organizes Oshwal gatherings in the Midwest Region. Enjoys running the family owned business; hobbies are cooking, home decorating, spending time with family. She would like to connect friendships within our Oshwal members and community.

Bina BeedVice President
Bina Jayesh Beed (Livingston, NJ) 
Bina Beed, residing in Livingston, NJ with her family for past 20 yrs. has been part of HVOA board since 2006 in various positions. Very proud to raise daughter Seena and son Shaam with her always supporting and helpful family which is very important in foreign land. Would love the Oshwal community to support each other like an extended family and be part of the organization. 
Ketan DedhiyaTreasurer
Ketan Dedhiya (Jamesburg, New Jersey)
Second time serving the HVO-NA community as a board member and looking forward to interact and serve the community. He lives in Jamesburg, NJ with his wife Pallavi Haria and kids Chiraayu and Sarasi. He works in IT field for NBA.
dishal shahSecretary
Dishal Shah (Illinois)
I'm Dishal Shah, a creative illustrator, graphic artist and web designer currently based in Chicago. I’m married to Samit Shah and we have a son, Rihan.  Having been brought up in Kenya I understand the importance and values of the Oshwal community. I look forward to serving the HVO- USA Community as a board member.

Jayant ShahAssistant Secretary
Jayant P. Shah (Bloomingdale, Illinois)

Jayant Shah, originally from Jamnagar Gujarat, is currently residing in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

He has been in USA since 1983, proud business owner of RPT Toner in Chicagoland.

Married to Pushpa, has two sons Vishal and Rishi, both doing well in their careers.

First time serving Oshwal USA Board as Assistant Secretary and very supportive of our community.

Administrative Volunteers

Ketan Manek Dodhia (Jersey City, NJ)
Ketan has managed the website since 2004.  He lives in Jersey City, NJ with his wife, Divya, and daughters,Saraya and Kavya, and works in New York as a structural engineer.
Satish Shah_thumbDirectory
Satish Panachand Shah (Plano, TX)
I have been maintaining the Oshwal  Directory’s data base since 1996 and publish the Directory every four/ five years.  Originally from Kenya, I, along with my wife Surya and two daughters, Seema and Shilpa, settled in the US in 1973.  My first visit to the US was in 1959 when I joined Stanford University, Stanford, California and after completing Master of Science degree in Engineering, I worked in the Los Angeles area for a year.  I retired in 1994 after working with the US Agency for International Development in Washington DC and Nairobi for nearly 28 years.  We moved to Plano, Texas in 1995 and are active members of the Jain Society of North Texas.