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JAINA Executive Team 2013 - 2015

Prem Jain


"The following is my vision for JAINA's future: I would like to make JAINA a global organization by ensuring that it is financially strong. By working together, we can make JAINA the #1 service organization for the Jain community in North America..."


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w: 510-770-0503
c: 408-981-4645

Ashok Domadia

First Vice President

"As the global community discovers the value of Jainism, JAINA has the unique opportunity to lead in this revolution for ecological awareness, animal rights, non-violence, and vegetarianism/veganism..."

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w: 510-979-9312
c: 510-364-7939

Gunvant Shah


"My goals are to make JAINA financially strong without cutting programs, help JAINA fundraising activities, organize regional Jain Milan Conventions (the most urgent need for the Jain community), work closely with the Directors from all Jain Centers..."

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c: 732-331-5082


Yogendra Jain


"Preserve and Share a Jain Way of Life is our Vision – to meet this challenge I would like to continue developing and strengthening JAINA infrastructure, grow our organization to 3 full time staff members, and execute 20 distinct projects."

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w: 781-237-6070
c: 781-856-0769

Dr. Sushil Jain

Past President

"During my tenure I focused on the concept of "LIVE & HELP LIVE". With the help of the Executive Committee & Board of Directors we accomplished this by using a three-pronged strategy..."

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w: 703-525-4411
c: 240-277-3039

Dr. Jayesh Shah

VP West Region (States: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY)

"As Jains we are practicing humanity and nonviolence in true sense. JAINA is doing excellent job in providing leadership and guidance to all Jains in North America and all over the world. My goal is to support and expand JAINA’s scope of work..."

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h: 626-357-9888
c: 626-379-5590

Haresh Shah

VP Mideast Region (States: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV)

"I see an ever-increasing need for Jain Centers in any given region to interact with each other. By increasing communication as well as sharing programs, best practices, and innovative resources, JAINA can be a catalyst..."

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c: 302-740-9232

Hemant T. Shah

VP Midwest Region (States: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

"With enthusiasm, structured efforts, commitment, teamwork and unity we together we can raise the bar for JAINA as a great umbrella organization for Jains' religious and community needs in North America..."

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h: 630-933-8311
c: 847-977-5462

Rajeev Pandya

VP Northeast Region (States: CT,MA,ME,NH,NY,RI)

"As a Jain and a member of JAINA, not only will l help practice, preserve and promote the Jain Way of Life, but I will also take steps to increase the awareness of the Jain Way of Life globally and support JAINA’s endeavors to preserve and carry on the tradition of Jainism into the future generations."

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w: 718-816-0083
c: 917-783-7017

Rajendra Mehta

VP Southeast Region (States: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

"I am committed to promoting the Jain Way of Life to the mainstream of the Southeast Jain community and help all the centers in the Southeast in any possible way. I would like to ensure our next generation of Jains carries the leadership torch..."

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c: 321-217-8531

Piyush Mehta

VP Southwest Region (States: AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

"I believe that every Jain member of the community has good to offer to their community and love to serve our beloved Tirthankars. Each and every person needs an opportunity to perform..."

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h: 480-820-5091

Raj Patil

VP Canada

"One of JAINA's distinctive goal is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Jain thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge..."

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