Meet the team

Mukund Awati – President

Mukund Awati

I live in South Windsor with my wife Deepali, son Maitreya (UCONN Freshman) and daughter Maithilee (High school Sophmore). We have been CT residents pretty much since 2004, except couple smaller stays in PA and India.
I have strong interest in social / cultural events participation and event management as well. I have handled corporate events with 400+ associates for few years, so I think joining CTMM Executive Committee will be a mutually benefitting engagement.

Sneha Suryawanshi – Vice President

Sneha Suryawanshi

I live in Ridgefield with my husband, Sunil. We love the visits from our two amazing kids who have flown from the nest. Over the past two decades, we’ve hosted and participated in multiple CTMM events. I started a Marathi Shala in Danbury and taught there for a few years. I also enjoyed designing and maintaining the first few versions of our CTMM website. Additionally, I worked with Gajara, the CTMM Publication team. CTMM is a hub of rich Marathi culture within CT, and it has become like an extended family to us. I’m very excited about CTMM’s future and look forward to serving as Vice President.

Vikram Bhave  – Treasurer

Vikram Bhave

I live in Avon with my wife and two daughters. We have lived in Connecticut for last 12 years. Through these years we have cherished the plays, talent shows, dinners and extra-curricular activities organized by CTMM. I am grateful to the past committee members for doing a wonderful job in organizing these events. Now I wish to carry the baton, build on their good work and keep the Marathi spirit in Connecticut alive and thriving!

Vaibhavi Pandit – Secretary

I live in Wilton CT with my husband Nitish and 12 year old twins. We are in Connecticut for the past 19 years . I look forward making this journey in CTMM a memorable one. I love dancing and choreographing specially little ones. I am excited to be a part of the CTMM executive committee.

Amey Tumne – Executive Committee Member

Amey Tumne

I live in Rocky Hill since 2013. I am originally from Kalyan, Maharashtra. 
I am an IT professional. I have a substantial experience of stage performances of Dances, Drama, Hosting, Speeches, Debate shows. I have been part of many ‘Ganeshotsav, Dahi Handi, Shiv-Jayanti organizations in Mumbai. 
I enjoy working as a team in organizing such multi day events.

Jotsna Kurkute – Executive Committee Member

I have been staying in Farmington for the last 5 years along with my husband Mahadu and son Tanmay, senior high schooler. I am working as a Lead CRA in Clinical Trials. Enjoys dancing, cycling , volunteering and is extremely fond of acting in dramas. Looking forward to a fun- filled CTMM executive committee. संस्कृतीचा वारसा चालवूया  गडे , मराठी पाऊल पडते पुढे!

 Shilpa Kulkarni – Executive Committee Member

I have been a CT resident and closely involved in supporting various community initiatives in CT through several organizations. I am an IT professional, currently working with one of the largest investment management firms in NYC. I am an active Connecticut licensed Realtor and have thoroughly enjoyed fulfilling my clients’ dreams. My passions include singing, painting/arts, cooking, travel, fitness and event management etc. My husband and kids have been fortunate to lead and participate several CTMM events initiatives and as part of the EC, looking forward to walk this journey with you all to provide fun filled experiences through the cultural events!

Hemant Kadegaonkar – Executive Committee Member

I am a Punekar at heart, residing in South Windsor. I live with my wife Veda and son Vyom, and have been in this area for about 8 years. I am a User Experience Designer with interest in craft, visual art, and music. We enjoy traveling, music, exploring different cuisines and cultures. In the past, I have led design teams for different sociocultural events and workshops.

I truly enjoy the wide variety of CTMM events. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute my bit to this multi-talented community.