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.

Aditi Patil, Ambassador for Youth Programs

Aditi Patil is a young professional studying the STEM field. She grew up in Long Island and attended Half Hollows High School East, where she founded XX Coders. The organization is geared toward supporting, educating, and motivating young women to be involved in computer science. The XX Coders... Read more