EXECUTIVE AND ADVISORY COUNCIL

YEAR [2017-2019]

Executive Members

Rita Mustaphi
Rita Mustaphi
President

Living in Minnesota since 1971, Rita is a renowned and accomplished dancer. She is one of the founding members of the BAM and also the founder and the artistic director of Minneapolis based Katha Dance Theatre. She is driven to promote the rich cultural values to our growing community.

Joydeep Haldar
Joydeep Haldar
Treasurer, Director of Communications

Since moving to Minnesota recently, Joydeep has been a very active member of the Bengali community. He is passionate about Theater as well as to make the community culturally prolific.

Arnab Biswas
Arnab Biswas
Vice President

Arnab has been involved with Bengali community events for the last several years and has been instrumental in seeing the BAM events through. He enjoys singing and has been a regular in the BAM cultural events.

Koel Ghosh
Koel Ghosh
Director of Cultural Affairs

What motivates Koel is good quality collaborative work that reflects inclusivity and creates a sense of belonging and a shared pride in the work. She is a long-term member of the community with a passion for multiple art forms.

Tapan Debroy
Tapan Debroy
Member At Large

Tapan is a veteran of the community. An experienced manager and a person with scientific bend, he would like to see BAM to be a resource for the Indian community for culture and information.

Soma Mukherjee
Soma Mukherjee
Director of Community Outreach

Articulate and energetic, Soma strives to create an inclusive and supporting environment for the community where the diversity of thoughts and being can thrive. She has lived in Minnesota for over 25 years!

Jyotirmoy Roy
Jyotirmoy Roy
Director of Information Technology

Long time member of the community, Jyotirmoy is a career technocrat and an artist at heart. He is eager to give back and see the community more inclusive, tolerant and caring.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Smarajit Mitra
AC Member
Ranjan Chakravarty
AC Member
Pranab Chatterjee
AC Member
Pradipta Das
AC Member
Kalyan Mustaphi
AC Member