Board of Directors

Ashok Mirchandani
Chairman

Email ID : ashok@ucfoundation.com

Ash Mirchandani presently has ownership interests in several diversified business ventures. Previously he served as the Deputy Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, responsible for small business advocacy & development, housing programs & policies, business financing programs, regulatory reform, outreach programs, constituent services, bond programs, & new market tax credits. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Workforce CONNECTIONS and, prior to that, Assistant to the Director at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR). Ash Mirchandani has also over a decade of marketing & sales experience in the private sector and as an entrepreneur.

Mr. Mirchandani has a B.S. in Business Administration from Calcutta University in India and an M.B.A. in Finance from Newport University. He is a Certified Public Manager as well as an Oracle Certified Consultant. Mr. Mirchandani has extensive experience in programs development, team building, resource management, fiscal management, process improvements amongst others. Mr. Mirchandani has received many awards and honors, such as; Gold Medal in Chartered Financial Analyst Group Exams, Excellence Award – Nevada Department of Business & Industry, Nevada Trailblazer Award –Awarded by Minorities Suppliers Development Corporation, Featured in Nevada Spotlight, Prominent Asian Award -CANDO.

Active in community, Ash has been involved on many boards and committees in the such as, Founding Chairman of United Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that conducts many community services activities. He previously served as the Vice Chair of the Hospital Advisory Board at UMC, Chair/President of Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation, Director of Home Means Nevada Inc, and on the public employees benefit board. He currently serves on many boards relative to social services, finance, education, and health care.

Radha Chanderraj
President

Email ID : radha@ucfoundation.com

Radha Chanderraj is an attorney and CPA in private practice in Nevada. Ms. Chanderraj focuses her practice in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Business law. Ms. Chanderraj graduated Cum Laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law (of UNLV) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine. She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada. From September 1999 to April 2010, Ms. Chanderraj served on the Nevada Gaming Commission. Her community activities include membership on the Board of Trustees of the Hindu Society of Nevada and membership on the Board of Directors of United Citizens Foundation, and the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Chain
Secretary

Jeff Chain is a real estate developer and manager. Jeff Chain has more than forty (40) years of professional real estate development and management experience, economic modeling and market skills. He has been actively engaged in the feasibility analysis, financing and developing complex projects exceeding $1 Billion in today’s current value. Jeff Chain has ownership of over 25 commercial real estate projects, ranging from retail, office, congregate care and master planned communities’ development.

Mr. Chain is the founder of 2 national real estate franchise offices in Nevada. The residential firm grew to over 130 agents with the commercial franchise over 50 agents. As the owner/broker he oversaw the operations with gross sales of over $200 million annually. Additionally, he was the #1 commercial agent in the world out of 7,000 agents.

Jeff has several certifications and memberships including a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Accredited Land Consultant (ACL), Nevada Real Estate and Business Broker, Nevada Property Manager and he is also a Nevada Mortgage Agent License member.

Anuja Dass
Secretary

Email ID : anujadass@ucfoundation.com

Anuja Dass has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 18 years. She graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with Bachelors Science in Biology. She has lived in Las Vegas for the last 23 years after moving here from California. She is actively involved in charities. Anuja sits on the fund raising board of Dress for Success. She also a board member of the Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation.

Marc Dupras
Treasurer

Marc Dupras is a native, born and raised in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Director at United Citizen’s Foundation.

Mr. Dupras has a BSBA in Accounting and a BA in History. Marc graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). He is self-employed and concentrates in Consulting, Tax Strategies, Individual and Corporate Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping.

Marc enjoys reading along with health and fitness.

Ria Mirchandani
Community Outreach

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