Board Members

Naren Garg – Chair

Naren is a Planner, Entrepreneur and Community Organizer with degrees in Art History and Urban Planning. He began his career working with arts and culture nonprofits on capacity building, governance and strategy development and led research on the economic impacts of investments in the cultural sector. Naren has spent the past decade growing his entrepreneurial pursuits and currently is the CEO of Simplevolution Ltd. while contributing to various civic society organizations including most recently serving as a Director for TedXCalgary. He is passionate about Indian Classical Art forms and is eager to contribute to the continued excellence of Sampradaya Dance Creations.

Harish Athale – Treasurer

Harish is a senior finance professional and holds designations from India, UK, USA and Canada. His career encompasses work experience in India, Africa and North America, where he has held leadership roles with multinational corporations. Currently, he is the Financial Controller of Airfield Lighting business unit of Thomas and Betts Limited, a member of Swiss multi-national Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) group. Harish is actively involved with various Canadian charities including India Rainbow Community Services of Peel, The Malhar Group Music Circle of Ontario, Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization (MSSO), Toronto Chapter and is now pleased to serve on the Board of Sampradaya Dance Creations. He is an ardent Indian classical music lover and has organized many classical and semi-classical music programs including Canadian debut concerts for a number of artists zoloft, appreciated by discerning audience. In addition he has acted in various plays and provided logistic support to local stage productions. Since 2001, Harish has made Canada is home and has enjoyed living in Oakville along with his wife Uma, a pediatric hemato-oncologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton and their daughter, Abha, a medical student at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.

Pankai Mehra

Shamy Kaul

Raghuram Sitaram

Jaspreet Gill


Past Presidents:

Ravi Kumar, 2010-2012

Margaret Manson, 2000-2010