Origins of IndUS

Leadership Team

 IndUS of Fox Valley has its origin in the Fox Valley India Association (FVIA). The first annual celebration, entitled IndUS-99 was organized under the auspices of FVIA, with Dr. Ramakant Shet, President of that organization, providing the leadership. Following the success of the premier event, a number of key leaders in the Indian community felt a need to establish an organization that would focus on strengthening the ties with the larger, local American community.

A charter meeting was held on March 2, 2001 and IndUS of Fox Valley came in to a being, as a distinct, separate entity. The organization was formally registered and incorporated in the State of Wisconsin, and soon after received its nonprofit status under Section (c)(3) Internal Revenue Code.

The IndUS Board has formally declared the year 2010 as the tenth anniversary year of the organization.

Board of Directors

Ms. Nancy Heykes, Chairman

Ms. Sridevi Buddi

Ms. Ruth Mansukhani

Ms. Richa Mehrotra

Mr. Dnyanesh Patkar

Mr. Bob Pederson

Ms. Sonu Pareek


Mr. Chetan. Patel


India Association

N.E.W., ex-officio)

The President, Vice President, Secretary and the Treasurer of IndUS; and the President of India Association NEW are ex officio members of the IndUS Board.


The Executive Team

Ms. Sridevi Buddi (

Ms. Sonu Pareek (

Vice President

Ms. Susan Kulkarni

Mr. Venkat Raman

Team Leaders

Dr. Sandhya Sridhar
(Chief Editor Sandesh)

Ms. Richa Mehrotra
(Education & Outreach)

Ms. Nancy Heykes



Dr. Gaurav Bansal (


Ms. Sridevi Buddi (
(Fund Raising)

Ms. Sonu Pareek


Ms. Sonu Pareek
(Chair, IndUS-2016)

Ms. Sridevi Buddi

(Co-Chair, IndUS-2016)

Updated Sep 3, 2016

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