Team Members

Executive Advisor

A trained medical professional with 20+ years experience of Clinical Practice, Medical Affairs & Clinical Development in Oncology. Associated with key global launches in Solid Tumor and Hematological Malignancies; Venetoclax for Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Mobocertinib for exon 20 ins NSCLC; Avastin for Glioblastoma, metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma; Nanoxel for Metastatic Breast Cancer; Benralizumab for Asthma and Tocilizumab for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Extensive experience and interest in building and managing Evidence Generation Program for oncology. As a physician, I have keen interest in supporting programs designed to improve patient lives.
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Ashish GULATI, MD

Community Outreach Leaders

Monique is a seasoned Clinical Research professional with over 30 years of experience with clinical trial execution. Having worked at large Pharma companies and smaller biotechs, bringing medicines to patients remains her passion. Growing up in California and then attending college at Brown University is where her passion for the sciences was nurtured. Monique holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art History and Biology. A breast cancer survivor of 7 years is a key part of the person she has become and is very motivated to promote cancer awareness. Early detection was key to her successful treatment and a message she continues to deliver.
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Miss Monique Duncan
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Mrs Yogita Miharia
Yogita is a software professional, an actor and an active member of the community. She is a Director at Oracle, where she is responsible for quality and process. Yogita has been on the Winchester High School’s Parent Faculty Association board for the last 6 years, and serves with the mission of bringing the Indian American representation to the mainstream life. Yogita served as a board member of India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) from 2019 to 2021 to realize her passion of bringing together and serving the Indian American community in New England. Yogita is the brand ambassador of Sewa International’s Sponsor a Child program that supports education and co-curricular activities for children in need. Yogita is very involved with SETU, a non-profit theater group and has actively contributed in promoting its mission for last 8 years. She is an actor by hobby and has acted in several stage productions, feature films and short films.
Dr Jiang is President of Qx therapeutics, Inc. She holds her doctorate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as a PhD from Clarkson University. She received her postdoctoral training at California Institute of Technology in Genetic Engineering and signal transduction. Dr. Jiang came from a family of physicians and she is passionate about bringing effective medicines to patients with high unmet medical needs. She is a distinguished member of the society and is involved many community activities.
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Dr. Huiping Jiang
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Mrs Cheya Pope
Cheya was Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Epizyme, where she is responsible for the company’s communications initiatives, product communications, corporate visibility and thought leadership activities, disease awareness initiatives, patient advocacy. Prior to joining Epizyme, Cheya held positions of increasing responsibility in Corporate Affairs and Patient Advocacy for companies including Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Global Oncology, Genomic Health, and Genentech. In these roles, she led the outreach to global non-profit cancer and rare disease organizations and patient communities, and provided counsel to internal stakeholders on key advocacy issues. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Davis with a BA in English

Director of Volunteer Coordination

Mrs Geena Virmani is a Realtor by profession, a dancer by passion, and an active community member. She has 2 teenage boys, ages 17 and 15. She has 15 years of extensive experience in talent Acquisition Company that she ran for several years. She is an active member of PTO at AMSA and also has served the PTO Board. She has served many non profit organizations and lead several teams. She is currently an event coordinator at SEWA International Boston chapter. She is serving as the Town Meeting Member with Town of Shrewsbury. She is an active member with cultural committee at India Society of Worcester. She has served and supported many organizations like EKAL, Sankalp, etc. She has been very passionate about dancing and is an active dancer with EDA where she has won many Dance competitions.
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Mrs Geena Virmani

Project Leaders

Directors of the Cultural Committee

Ekta is a founder & owner of Ekta Dance Academy, and actress who is trained in Kathak, salsa ,and hip hop has been successfully running her dance academy from last 17 years with students from India and various parts of USA. She has trained more than 2000 students from all age groups who have showcased their dance skills in competitions, cultural events and dance shows. She works closely with cultural organizations in New England Area to help with multiple fundraising programs for the community.
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Mrs Ekta Jain

Members of the Cultural Committee

Vani is from Boston and was born& brought up in Chennai. She is married and proud mother of 2 handsome boys 8 and 1. She has a Masters in information technology and works as a technical architect in a leading bank. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, food photography and is also a movie buff. She is proud to be recently awarded Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam award for excellence in fine arts. Her goal is to inspire many women who are still confined to their homes lacking self-confidence and having self-limitations to break all barriers, come out and do what their heart says.
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Mrs Vani Ramprasad
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Mrs. Parul Patel
Parul lives in New Port, Rhode Island and is highly regarded in the society for her work in community. Professionally she is owner of hotel chains. She is a distinguished optometrist from Mumbai, India. She is married and has two beautiful children. She is the winner of Mrs. India New England Classic 2020 & was also in Top 10 of Mrs USA India 2020. Her passions are learnings new ideas in everyday life. Her hobbies are dance, traveling as well as reading.
Rashi works at Harvard University, but her real passion lies with creative and social causes. She’s a realtor and interior designer who has recently reignited her entrepreneurial journey with an e-commerce business. A mother of two she is well regarded among her peers in the Greater Boston area for being a design powerhouse, an idea factory and a true connector of people. She believes in giving back to society with her involvement in local non-profits. Rashi has degrees in business management, data science, interior design and has previously held roles in major financial institutions before running her own leather goods business.
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Mrs Rashi Dua
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Mrs Kajal Kaushik Dixit
Kajal holds a master’s degree in Hindi literature and worked as a teacher in India, is a stay-at-home mom of two lovely boys. She is a social worker and an active volunteer of several nonprofit organizations. She is also a Bollywood and classical dancer, an artist and a poet. She was the winner of the Mrs. Massachusetts beauty pageant in 2015. She has walked on the ramp for renowned fashion designers like Rohit Verma and other based designers. She is passionate about makeovers, done styling for models in various fashion and was a creative director for a video album. Additionally, she has also directed plays in Hindi in USA and India. Her family and friends are her strength.

Youth members of the Cultural Committee

Devishi Jain is a sophomore at Westborough High School and i’m involved in multiple clubs and organizations that contribute to community service and helping others. She recently joined the Cancer Shakti Foundation as a youth leader because she feels strongly towards leadership and wants to make an impact in her community by leading a group of volunteers towards helping the cause. Dance is a strong passion of hers, participating in many performances and competitions throughout the year.
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Devishi Jain

Event Coordinator

Shweta choose to be a part of this association because this topic is very close to her heart. After losing her father in law last year and her maternal uncle years back gave her motivation to do something for this cause. Shweta is a mother of two beautiful 8 years old twin kids. Shweta worked as a software engineer in her early career and is currently working in a Bank and pursuing her dream as a professional model. She has been 2nd runner up in Mrs India New England & one of the top finalist in Mrs. India USA. She has been well published in magazines & newspaper locally and internationally.
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Mrs. Shweta Rawat

Indian Relationship Liaison

Neha is a marketing executive, social worker, and an active member of the Indian Community in Boston. She is a tech marketing leader of a rapidly growing Cyber Security company Acronis. She has pursued her Engineering from India, and holds two master degrees from Canada and Boston. Over the past several years, she has been associated with Sewa International’s Boston chapter. She has been the program coordinator for Sewa’s SHE (Sanitation, Hygiene and Empowerment of the girl child) program for the girl child in India along with managing all the marketing strategies for their Boston chapter. She is now working on the SHE CAF (COVID Affected Families) program. At the personal front, Neha is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and lives with her husband, son and puppy.
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Mrs. Neha Kaushal Mishra

Finances and Budget

Joyce is a Finance professional and currently a Senior Director of Finance at a Biotechnology Company. She has worked in several small biotech companies as well as larger companies in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industries in different finance capacities. As she lost her brother at the young age of 52 as a result from the long-term effects of cancer treatments, she is passionate about new clinical trials dedicated to the advancement of treatments of cancer and other illnesses.

She is a single mother of one beautiful daughter. She tries to live her life to the fullest and is thankful for her health, family, and friends. She loves being outdoors and working in her gardens and hanging out with her 2 dachshunds, Dunkin and Hamilton.
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Miss Joyce Carey