Pankil Matalia is an IT Program/Project Manager working at a fortune 100 multinational company in Austin, TX. He graduated from University of Mumbai, India, and has received his MIS in Computer Science from NIIT, Mumbai India. Pankil is very passionate about community services, which he started at a young age of 15 accompanying his mother in several charitable events in Mumbai, India.
He has served in several community boards and committees. Some of the notable services are: While in Cedar Falls, IA, he was on the board and president for IANEIA (India Association of NE Iowa), for 4 years. After moving to Austin, TX in year 2011, he joined Jain Sangh of Greater Austin (JSGA) as a board member, and then serving as a President for 5 years, he along with other community leader, also helped establish Austin’s first Jain community center. Pankil has also received “United States Presidents – Volunteer Service Award”, for his dedicated volunteering services to HC4A.
Pratap Borgaonkar retired in 2019 after serving state of Texas for 23 years holding various management positions in finance and accounting areas at various state agencies. He graduated from University of Gujarat, India and has received his MBA in finance from Bombay University, Mumbai India. Pratap loved community service from an very early age and was involved in many local social volunteering projects in India.
Pratap has actively volunteered for last 25 years with various cultural and religious organization in Austin area notably as Treasurer and Board Member of Chinmaya Mission Austin for14 years. He also served as board member in local cultural organizations such as Austin Marathi Mandal, Gujarati Samaj of Austin and India Culture Center. For last 5 years, Pratap actively volunteered in HC4A events such as the BMBB and annual Gala mainly assisting the registration and finance committee. Pratap believes “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was that somebody.”
Vaishali Tendolkar is a Technical Project Manager with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality specialized in projects dealing with licensing and regulatory aspects of Health Physics/Nuclear Engineering. Her 22+ years of association with the State of Texas at various levels of the corporate and management chain has enriched her with vast experience working on various environmental programs and projects with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
She is actively involved in cultural, religious, community, and volunteer projects. She is a committed volunteer and is on the Board of Trustees at the Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Cedar Park.
She has been working with Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) for the past six years leading projects in operations, secretarial duties, coordinating various teams/tasks, and fundraising. With her wealth of experience working for HC4A she assures an ongoing commitment to the HC4A mission and cause – Serve Where You Live!!
Tim recently retired from the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Tim’s work was to ensure that Texas students experiencing homelessness are identified by public school districts and have access to full and equitable participation in school. This includes enrolling in and attending school, having all the resources needed to succeed academically, and pursuing post-secondary opportunities through vocational training and college enrollment. HC4A’s mission, values, and programs seek to improve the lives of children and young adults through education, a perfect match for Tim’s personal mission “to make everyone feel like they are someone.”
Tim and his wife, Mary, are actively involved in local and national programs that focus on education and community involvement. Free time is spent fishing, kayaking, and riding bikes. And feeding our dogs and cats.
Mehula currently works in Education and thoroughly enjoys working with teenagers. She worked as a Domestic Violence counselor and case worker serving the South Asian community while living in NY. After 9/11, she won a grant to support and job train South Asian cab drivers who were displaced as a result of the terrorist attack in NYC. Mehula is a social worker at heart and has always been affiliated with South Asian non-profits in some capacity or the other. She brings over 20 years of volunteering and non-profit experience with her to HC4A.
Mehula grew up both in India and the US. She went to University of Illinois-at Chicago majoring in Clinical Psychology and has lived in NY, Chicago and now Austin. She loves to connect with people and hear different perspectives and views. She has volunteered with HC4A in various committees and seeing the positive impact it has on the community reinvigorates her commitment to the organization.
Ashvin Patel is a member of the 3M Business Relationship Management (BRM)-IT, Responsible for managing the business processes and supporting division and business group needs through the deployment/support of IT solutions. He works closely with business clients on a broad spectrum of projects to implement/support corporate solutions and aligning Office-365 tools to 3M initiatives and corporate governance. On a personal level, he has been actively involved in volunteering various non-profit organizations including HC4A, Ekal Vidyalaya, GSGA, 3M Global Impact. He is passionate about community service work as well as skill-based volunteer service that supports/shares his vision to make positive impact to those who are less fortunate.
Ashvin earned a master’s in computer science from the University of Minnesota and has APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification. Ashvin believes giving back to our community is valuable, but helping others also offers many benefits including compassion, empathy, and working with teams.
Akshay is a software developer working in Austin, TX. He completed his Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University and finished his Masters in Software Engineering from San Jose State. When not coding, he likes to pursue his passion in photography.
He is new to working with non-profits, but enjoys the experience and describes it as rewarding and satisfying. Akshay has volunteered his time in marketing and photographing HC4A’s events. He also actively participates in charitable walks and runs to raise funds for various causes.
After 25 years of working in the corporate IT world, Yusuf started his own business to serve the technology needs of the local community and to create employment opportunities. At CMIT Solutions, Yusuf brings his passion for technology and experience in IT to the small and medium businesses in the Austin area.
Yusuf believes in the principle of giving back to the community where we live which strongly aligns with the HC4A motto. His goal is to help young children with education and HC4A provides a platform to achieve it.