Board of Directors

Ashok Mirchandani
Chairman/President

Email: 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
Director

Email: 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.

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.

Anna Zakowska
Director

“To remain a bullet-proof market leader against the economic tsunami forces in today’s intensely competitive, highly volatile global market, companies need genuine, optimized transformation at the root level across ALL areas of the company. It’s a zero sum game. Be bullet-proof or be eliminated.”

  • Anna Zakowska

Anna Zakowska is a highly accomplished Fortune 100 executive and entrepreneur with 18 years’ experience initiating, developing and delivering complex projects valued at over $14 billion. She is respected industry official skilled in attaining peak activities, stabilizing operations, addressing volatile regulatory requirements and upgrading product offerings to deliver optimal ROI. She is empowering leader skilled in building and motivating teams to execute projects that deliver double-digit results.

Currently, Anna serves as CEO of the nation's first home retention program acquiring distressed loans and offering notes modification with a principal reduction. She stabilizes homeownership and neighborhoods and returns home mortgages to current market value. Past positions have included: CFO of a private equity firm; President of asset management and green energy company, securing grants and completing renewable energy projects, and helping US companies successfully tap into global markets, and launch IPO; Chief Investment Officer/Global Energy Adviser of a firm specializing in oil and gas mineral rights portfolios that pay royalties to accredited investors; M&A and Divestitures for varies utilities, negotiating and executing over 4 billion in deals; Hedge Fund Manager managing diversified structured finance portfolio; Finance Manager for largest hospitality company laying the foundation for penetration of the Asian market and the construction of the world’s largest private project in Las Vegas.

Ms. Zakowska graduated from two prestigious programs for senior executives in Global Energy and Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation from Harvard University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Finance and MBA in Finance & Strategy from Pepperdine University (cum laude), and an LL.M. (Master of Law) in International, Tax and Capital Market Law from The School of Law and Administration Warsaw University (magna cum laude).

Anna is the author of the upcoming book on financial subjects. She is a regularly requested guest and speaker on business growth and leadership subject for business and academic groups.

Ms. Zakowska serves on following Boards: Caribbean Management Services (reinsurance firm), United Citizen Foundation (non-profit providing healthcare for struggling families), CyberSafeNV (non-profit addressing cyber-security awareness). She is an upcoming member of Board for Goodwill of Southern Nevada (sustainable social enterprise providing education, employment and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment). Anna is a long-term member of the Development Committee of Board of Directors for Big Brother Big Sister of Southern Nevada (non-profit supporting donors and volunteers in mentoring network for children).

Ms. Zakowska’s passions away from work include traveling, reading, and training for triathlons. She also enjoys fine arts, ballet, opera and classical music.