Our Team

Shamim Padamsee – President

Shamim Padamsee has been through several avatars in her life – author, educationist, social worker, businesswoman, and diplomat. She founded Young India Books, a website that reviewed and promoted Indian books for children. She has served in various positions in the Aga Khan network. She is passionately interested in children’s literature and believes that books are important learning tools.

Amyn Gillani – Treasurer

Amyn Gillani is a CPA with over fifteen years of experience in the tax and accounting fields. He works with several different clients and industries advising them on tax compliance, as well as, accounting policies and procedures. He is based out of Lexington, MA

Adil Nathani – Director

Adil Nathani is chief risk officer for QMS Capital Management in Durham, NC. He holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors. Adil also serves on the Board of Directors for Community Access Inc., the Advisory Board of Sakhi for South Asian Women, and the Board of Directors of BondXN.

Antum Panjwani – Director

Dr. Antum Panjwani is a passionate “teachers’ teacher”, with 37 years of diverse international educational leadership experience training and mentoring teachers/instructors. Dr. Antum is an Ontario (CAN) certified teacher and a seasoned researcher with substantial publications and 5 graduate degrees, including an MA, MPhil, and Ph.D. from India, and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has also completed MLE program from Harvard University.

Michael Harley – Director

Mike Harley is Executive Director of Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and working across the United States. Mike brings 27 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, finance, fundraising, strategic planning, communications and community engagement.Mike is also a leader in his faith community and serves on multiple groups advancing social, racial and environmental justice among people of faith.

Khalil Pirani – Director

Khalil Pirani is a practicing architect with over 25 years of experience in Boston, MA. He attended MIT for his master’s in architecture and the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate studies. He is licensed in the states of New York and Massachusetts. Khalil has been a Visiting Scholar at MIT, has written several articles about architecture and cultural sensitivity.

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