Meet the team

Meet your new CTMM Leadership Team!
Radhika Parmanand – President

Live in Ellington CT with my husband Santosh, we have 2 boys – both flown the coop & live in MA. Been a part of CTMM since it was formalized, hosted a few events, produced a couple of CTMM shows, currently volunteer teacher /Radhika Maushi at CTMM Marathi Shala.
Kiran Paranjape – Vice President

Living in Simsbury with wife Vaidehi and a middle schooler daughter Tanvi Son Tejas who goes to second grade. We have been coming to most of the ctmm programs since we moved to Connecticut 11 years back… it would be great to actually work for the organization as member of the Executive team.
Sid Pendharkar – Treasurer

CT resident since 2005, settled here in Simsbury with my wife Janhavi and daughter Arya (middle schooler) and son Arjun (6th grader). Looking forward to this new opportunity to make new friends and bring a lot of marathi folks together for some fun events. 
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.
Vrushali Dharkar-Salodkar – Executive Committee Member

Vrushali Dharkar-Salodkar

I live in Stamford CT with my husband Amit and 2 young daughters. We are based in Stamford since past 14 years now. Thanks for considering me to be a part of CTMM, and I really hope I can stand up to my commitments and bring value to the Mandal and the Marathi community, as a whole. 

I do have lot of interest and liking on the cultural front and have been choreographing in quite a few events now, be it Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hindi USA or a few other multilingual events. This is a wonderful opportunity and I would like to utilize my creative potential to the fullest. Looking forward to a broader experience and lots of fun!!

Gautam Naik – Executive Committee Member

Gautam Naik

I live in Rocky Hill CT. I am from Pune30. I run my own software company in Pune, Mumbai and the US. My wife Alpana works in IT. My daughter Riya is in first year at UBC.
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.
Mukund Awati – Executive Committee Member

Mukund Awati

I live in South Windsor with my wife Deepali, son Maitreya (UCONN Freshman) and daughter Maithilee (High school Freshman). 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.
Vikram Bhave – Executive Committee Member

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!