P.O. BOX 687

Board of Trustees 2024-26

Name Title
Raj Patel Chairman
Bhavin Shah President
Jayesh Jani Vice-President
Pritesh Shah Secretary
Ruchira Parekh Joint-Secretary
Romi Shah Treasurer
Dhiren Shah Joint-Treasurer
Atul Patel Auditor
Ashish Parikh Member-at-Large
Kalpesh Patel Member-at-Large
Gaurang Desai Member-at-Large

Past Presidents' Advisory Council
Jitesh Parikh Hament Patel Vishnu Desai
Gaurang Patel Rupal Shah

Web Development and Digital Media
Vakul More Pritesh Shah

Bio Data of Elected Executive Committee Members

Chairman, Raj (Bunty) Patel

  • Life member of the Gujarati Samaj for over 6 years.
  • Has served honorably for many years as a volunteer of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore.
  • Electronics Engineer and working on a Mega Projects – Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Intercounty Connector (ICC).
  • Currently Chief Office Engineer for Intercounty Connector (ICC Project).
  • Received Recognition Award for Partners In Quality Award from Federal Highway Administration.
President, Bhavin Shah
  • Life Member of the Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for five years and active volunteer for the last two years.
  • Bachelors in Chemistry (India) and Computer Information Systems (UMBC).
  • Member of AARA of MD and currently owns a retail business.
  • My goal is to be actively involved in our community and get young children to recognize and develop an appreciation for our culture, traditions, and festivals and celebrate these with the Greater Baltimore community and expand activities for our youth.
Vice-President, Jayesh Jani
  • Life Member of Gujarati Samaj since 1990.
  • Volunteered at Greater Baltimore Temple for many years and Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for the last four years, Member at large for 2 years.
  • MSc. Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, BS Medical Technologist from UMAB and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).
  • 25 Years of Medical Technologist Experience and currently working as Laboratory Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with publications in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis.
Secretary, Pritesh Shah
  • Life member for over five years and supporting digital media for four years with Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore
  • Volunteer with Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore
Joint-Secretary, Ruchira Parikh
  • Life member of Gujrati Samaj for over 15 years.
  • Resident of Baltimore Since 1997.
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Law in India.
  • Currently Teaching in Private school and Own and operate a family business in Baltimore.
  • Volunteer for Art Of Living foundation, Service Seva for homeless shelter and non profit organizations, and volunteer at Gujrati Samaj of Baltimore for last couple of years.
  • Goal is to continue volunteer work and to bring the younger generation to connect with our community through our various cultural events.
Treasurer, Romi Shah
  • Life Member of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore (GSB) for over 20 years
  • Volunteer for GSB, Carney Improvement Association and Fitness Center at Seven Oaks Senior Center in Baltimore County
  • Vice President of Carney Improvement Association
  • Active CPA
  • Retired Auditor from State Highway Administration with over 30 years of experience
  • Goal is to continue volunteer work, support GSB mission in getting young folks involved with the organization, and help GSB to achieve positive results when sponsoring various activities throughout the year.
Joint-Treasurer, Dhiren Shah
  • Maryland resident since 1983.
  • MBA (Finance) from University of Baltimore.
  • Director at Comptroller of Maryland.
  • Volunteered as Board member at Village of Timbergrove HOA in Reisterstown, MD. Treasurer at Northridge HOA in Severna Park, MD.
  • Life member of Gujarati Samaj since 2015.
  • My goal is to provide fiscal oversight and manage Gujarati Samaj funds in an efficient and responsible manner. Contribute time and effort in coordinating various cultural events throughout the year for our community.
Auditor, Atul Patel
  • Life member of the Gujarati Samaj for over 16 years.
  • Has served honorably for 6 years on the Executive Committee of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore.
  • Organized Navratri functions in India on mass basis (for over 20,000 people).
  • Civil Engineer and currently working on a Mega Project - Woodrow Wilson Bridge over Potomac River.
Member-at-Large, Ashish Parikh (Eric)
  • Life Member of the Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore for seven years and Member-at-Large for the last four years
  • Prominent entrepreneur in the local Indian business community.
  • Founder Chairman of AARA (Asian American Retailers’ Association of Maryland).
  • Active supporter of small businesses and works with the Public Office bearers at the State and local level.
  • Active Social worker at state and local level.
  • A family man and a proud father of two boys.
  • My goal is to bring younger generation of our community to actively participate in the activities and introduce programs of their choice, provide a platform to explore and recognize our culture and festivals.
Member-at-Large, Kalpesh Patel
  • Maryland resident since 2011. Life Member of The Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from M P Shah Medical College Jamnagar, Gujarat. Former Faculty and Co-founder of Cultural association of GMERS Medical College and Hospital Sola, Ahmedabad.
  • A dynamic young entrepreneur with a vision for innovation. Own and operate retail businesses and Real Estate Developments. Life member of AARA of MD. Youth committee chairman of VUF Maryland chapter.
  • Recognized as PAUL HARRIS FELLOW from The Rotary International Foundation. Served as a Board of Directors for a local nonprofit in Carroll County. Volunteer of Carroll County COAD.
  • Looking forward to support GSB’s vision by volunteering in various cultural activities and bringing youth participation to celebrate our traditions, rituals and festivals.
Member-at-Large, Gaurang Desai
  • Life Member of Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore.
  • Bachelor of Science with Microbiology and Chemistry (Gujarat University), CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Data+ certified.
  • Director of IT at London Disability for the last 10 years.
  • I am looking forward to actively engaging with our community and GSB.


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