Hum Sub is an organization of volunteers. We rely entirely on community support to make our programs and events possible. A dedicated team of volunteers constitutes the Board of Directors (BOD) of Hum Sub. In addition to the board, there are scores of volunteers who help out with one or more tasks of planning and execution of Hum Sub’s events and activities. Our success has been primarily due to the labor of love of volunteers from communities like yours.
Join us as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to have great fun while participating in a culturally rich experience.

In addition to enjoying exciting networking opportunities, Hum Sub volunteers gain a great sense of accomplishment via community involvement. Volunteers help out in planning every aspect of our events, including:

  • Brainstorming for ideas – deciding on the theme and look of our cultural events
  • Working with the Town of Cary and our highly motivated team members
  • Meeting with local sponsors and arranging for sponsorships
  • Encouraging local talent to participate in our activities
  • Planning and coordinating dances and performances
  • Participating in our performances!!
  • Designing and maintaining our website
  • Helping out on the day of the event… every single contribution no matter how big or small helps to make our events successful!


The 2017 Board Of Directors of Hum Sub Inc.,

We are proud to introduce you to the current Board of Directors (BOD) at Hum Sub Inc.,

Anand Narayanan, President

Anand Narayanan has been living in the Triangle area for the past 12 years with his wife Sangeetha and together they have two children son Achyuta and daughter Sahana. Anand works for IBM Corporation as an Enterprise Architect in RTP. Anand has been involved in community activities in work (Habitat for Humanity, NCTEC, Asian Diversity Network Group) and outside of it. He and his wife has been involved with Humsub since 2007 and served in the board from 2008 to 2011. Anand is a strong believer in sharing rich Indian culture and values with the entire world for making it a better place.

Latha Pamarthi, Vice President

Latha Pamarthi has been a resident of Wake County and a state employee for nearly twenty years. Latha has previously been involved with Hum Sub in the capacity of Vice President, in 2008 and 2009. Before first joining the Hum Sub Executive Board, Latha founded and headed the Triangle Indian Youth Organization, a group aimed to promote volunteerism and celebrate the cultural heritage of Indian-American adolescents in the Triangle area. Latha again demonstrated her passion for community development when she founded and directed the Miss India North Carolina Pageant, the state’s first pageant for women of Indian origin.
Latha is the proud mother of one son, Vishwan Pamarthi, a Harvard-educated doctor currently in radiology residency at Duke University, and a daughter, Bindhu Pamarthi, a Georgetown-educated attorney practicing law in Washington, DC.

Usha Shankar, Secretary

Usha moved to the US and to Cary in early 2012 from Beijing. She has previously lived in Singapore, Malaysia, and Germany. Usha has worked as a copy editor with several newspapers and magazines in various countries. She is now a freelance writer and editor, specializing in academic editing. She has two sons, one of whom is a University of Chicago alumnus, and the other, a freshman at UNC,Chapel Hill. Usha also volunteers with the Wake Literacy Council and the Autism Society of America. She enjoys Indian classical music and reading.

Madhur Mathur, Treasurer

Sridevi Jagannath, Director

Sridevi Jagannath and her husband Vijay Jagannath have been Durham residents since 1995. She has two sons Vybhav in college and Amith in High School.

Sridevi Jagannath, Director, Laasya School of Dance and Music is a danceuse par excellence.  Acclaimed as “Naatya Mayuri” by noted critics, she has been a regular contributor in the Triangle Area over the past two decades.

Vandana Surana, Director

Vandana has been living in the triangle since 2005 with her husband Sunny Surana and her two children Khushi and Aditya. She has been volunteering with Hum Sub since 2009. She runs her own business, CRS Marble and Granite. She has a passion for Indian Semi classical dancing and actively participates in events. She loves to travel.

Sachin Joshi, Director

Sachin has been in RTP area since 2009 with his wife Shraddha and 2 lovely daughters Sanika and Sailee. Sachin is involved in community activities since last 2 years and is passionate to bring the best out of himself and give back to community in form of Sewa(selfless service). His favorite hobby is traveling and exploring the world. Currently Sachin works in Oracle as Sr. Principal Consultant.

Amardeep Bajaj, Director
Amardeep Bajaj has been in the Triangle area since 2000. He is married to Gurleen Bajaj who is managing her own dance school. He has 2 son’s, Agam and Apaar who are always part of the dance groups and love dancing. Amar is also a singer and has performed in many events in the Triangle for the past 5 years. He has been coming to Hum Sub event since its inception and loves to volunteer for a good cause.


Prakash Punj, Director

Prakash Punj has lived in the area for over 16 years with his wife Anita and 2 boys Ashwin and Armaan.
Punj family is associated with Hum Sub in various capacities for many years and involved in a number of
cultural and non-profit initiatives in the triangle area. A dedicated runner, Prakash has participated in a number
of Marathon in the triangle area and hope to continue doing it. Prakash is also part of Morrisville CERT (community emergency response team).

Simmi Prasad, Director

Simmi Prasad has been a resident of Triangle for past 16 years. She and her husband, Dipak, have been serving Hum Sub since the inception of the organization. Simmi is a trained Indian classical and folk dancer and firmly believes in passing down this cultural legacy to the future generations. She works as an Investment Specialist with Wells Fargo Private Bank, Raleigh. Simmi-Dipak, Deana and Vera-Swara live in Cary and are proud to be a part of HumSub Family.

Runa Shree, Director

Runa Shree has been living in the Triangle area for past ten years and volunteering for Hum Sub for five years. She has volunteered for Cultural Committee in the past years and is a part of Communication Committee.
She is a mom of two boys – Pratishrut & Pratyansh and likes to spend her time with them. She has earned her Graduation in Electronics &Telecommunications Engineering from National Institute of Technology back in India and has been working for a Clinical Company in the Information Technology Department. She is fond of singing, cooking, dancing, biking and playing Badminton & Ping Pong and also has been a Ping Pong champion back in college days.

Jashi Abhirajan, Director

Jashi Abhirajan moved to US with her husband Pragyan Shrivas, son Akshar Shrivats and daughter Anvita Anaja in the year 2007, since then she has been staying in Morrisville, NC. Jashi is a choreographer and has been actively involved with many non-profit organization in the area. She completed her MBA in Marketing and is now working with Duke University Hospital. She believes that HumSub is a unique platform that represents Indian culture and people. In her free time she enjoys watching comedy shows as she believes laughter is the best medicine to keep oneself healthy and happy.

Malti Jain, Director

Malti Jain has been a Triangle resident since 1999 and resides in Apex with her husband and three daughters, Nupur, Rhea and Neha. Malti has been involved with hum sub when it first started in 2000-2001. She is a home-maker and is actively involved with her girls and their various activities. As a family they love traveling and exploring new countries and we are die- hard fans of UNC basketball. Malti is a certified Montessori Teacher and also loves to work as a Substitute Teacher in various Montessori Schools.

Kaajal Nanavati, Director

Ajit Dixit, Director

Ajit moved to the Triangle area in 2004, after living in Asheville, NC area for 23 years working in the Pulp & Paper industry. Ajit is an organic chemist by profession and currently is an Associate Professor of chemistry at Wake Technical Community College, enjoying teaching, administration, research, and consulting. Ajit and his wife Darshana have volunteered for HumSub Cary Diwali for the past two years helping with the exhibition, and activities. Ajit has a great passion for teaching Indian culture, history, and geography. He lives in Cary with wife Darshana and sons Nilesh and Ravi, enjoying, exercise, reading, travel, yoga, and culture.


The 2017 Board of Advisors (BOA) of Hum Sub Inc.

Gyan Gupta, Advisor
Meena Jeyakumar, Advisor
Sangeeta Saxena, Advisor