Our Team

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Sunish Gupta, Executive Director

Sunish is an accessible technology consultant in Boston USA and specializes in integration of accessibility into product development and usability processes. He recently completed his MS in System Design and Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Mike Festa, Clerk

Mike is currently State Director of AARP Massachusetts, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the 50+ population, with over 800,000 members in Massachusetts. He has been Attorney at Law for over 35 years.

Subu Kota, Director

Bringing an extensive and distinguished career to the table, Mr. Subu Kota is a seasoned entrepreneur. Mr. Kota founded The Boston Group in 1992 after spending 17 years at Data General Corporation.

Cheryl Cummings, Board Member

Cheryl is currently a Project Associate at Umass Medical/Disability and Community Services. She has completed her Master’s in International Relations and Public Policy from Fletcher School, Tufts University, and her Bachelor’s in International Relations from Princeton University.

Surekha Mohan, Treasurer

Surekha Mohan serves as a treasurer for Samarthanam USA since 2015. She completed her Masters from Manasa Gangotri of Mysore. She currently works with the Boston Group in Northboro Massachussets.

Neha Gupta, Editor of Samarthanam USA Publications

Neha Gupta is the editor of Samarthanam USA publications. She works at IIT Bombay, and has a bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering. She is also a Technical Researcher at easyalliance.org.

Bharti Patil, Board Member

Bharti Patil of Long Island Newark serves as a Board Member and actively participates in and organizes several arts and cultural activities.

Aditi Patil, Ambassador for Youth Programs

Aditi Patil serves as the Ambassador of the Youth Programs of Samarthanam USA. She is a high school student. She is an active computer enthusiast, and has found XX Coders, a non-profit for imparting computer programming skills to girls.