New Mangalorean Catholic Association committee for term 2023-2024 announced

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Washington, Jan 29: Mangalorean Catholic Association committee details are as follows:


Executive Committee President- Tanya Cardoza

Tanya lives in Clarksburg, MD. She was born in Bahrain, but grew up in Mumbai and has called the DMV area home for over 20 years. She completed her BCom from the University of Mumbai and earned an MBA from the University of Maryland. She currently works as a senior technical director for the Program Management Office at SAP. Her parents are from Kirem, Mangaluru and live here with her and her 5-year old -daughter, Hazel.


Vice President- Julia Dante

Julia lives in Fairfax, VA. She hails from the coastal region of Kemmannu, Udupi and comes from a large family of 7 children and is the fifth in the family. She is wife of V James, the former president of the Mangalorean Association and has two daughters and a granddaughter. She has done her undergraduate studies at St Agnes College, Mangaluru and master's in history from University of Bombay. By profession, she is an AMI trained Montessori Teacher and has been teaching for over 20 years. She is a foodie with cooking as her passion and tries different cuisines. She has been actively involved in the activities of the Mangalorean Association and helped in the success of various events during the presidency of her husband. She believes that the association has helped her develop many friendships and she is very happy to be a part of the association. She is looking forward to contributing to the success of the association by helping in various social and cultural events.



Secretary -Renita Nazareth

Renita lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband Walter Biswas and daughter Tiffany. She is originally from Mumbai and has lived in Canada for a few years before moving to Maryland. She works for TAO Solutions as a business analyst. She has served as an MCA committee member in the past and is glad to be a part of the committee again.


Treasurer- Brian Dsouza

Brian is originally from Mangaluru and spent time in Mumbai, Bengaluru. Brian lives with his wife and daughter in Crofton, Maryland. He works as a product director for Inovalon. He has previously served as a committee member.


Co-Treasurer- Anne Albuquerque

Anne has been involved with the Mangalorean Association ever since she immigrated to the US in 2012 and has previously served as treasurer on the committee. Anne works for Prince William County, VA. She and her husband Joe are from Bendur Parish where they raised their children Joanne and Daniel. Joanne is married to Angelus Fernandes in Burlington, Canada and is currently completing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Daniel is an Engineer with Boeing in Seattle.

IT Admin- Rynel Castelino

Reynel lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife Elvina Moras and two kids Eben and Evonne. His family belongs to Bendur Parish in Mangaluru. He is a lead architect at T Rowe Price and a principal at Silonos an IT management services company. Reynel has been involved with the association for several years and continues to assist the committee in many ways.


General Committee Member- Clint Almeida

Clint lives in Woodstock, MD. Born in Mumbai, married to Sonal Jacinto. They are blessed with a boy, Ethan Almeida who is in middle School. He currently works for Geico, MD. Clint previously served the association as vice president.

Member- Clement Norohna

Clement lives in Ellicott City, MD with his wife Malin and two kids, Joshua and Jaden. His family belongs to Ajekar, Karkala Taluk. He grew up in Bengaluru before moving to the US (Michigan) to pursue his masters. He currently works as a lead software engineer at T.Rowe Price. Clement and Malin have been active members of the association from 2006. His wife Malin Mendonca was the vice president of MCA for the 2017-2019 term.


Member- Prashwini Sequeira

Prashwini resides in Ellicott City MD. Shes lives with her husband Santhosh Sequiera and her 3 kids. She is originally from Bengaluru and moved to Maryland in 2004 and has been living here ever since.


Member- Prema Dsouza

Prema is originally from Mangaluru, moved to USA 4 years ago after living in Toronto and Ottawa in Canada for 6 years. She is married with 2 children. She works for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Advisiory Committee/Council

The Association now has the Advisory Committee/Council, that is responsible to the organization to uphold the goals and objectives of the Organization. The initial Advisory council has 2 Presidents chosen from the past MCA-DMV presidents willing to represent the interests of the Association along with the last president of the association. Their term would be on a rolling basis.

Esmie Wright

Esmie lives in Falls Church, Va. Spent my formative years in Belgaum and then moved to Bengaluru where she worked as an officer at the Vijaya Bank, HO. Emigrated to the US in the 80s. She has a degree in Law and MS in Accounting and have been in the Insurance industry for the past many years. She was part of the initial group that came together to form the Mangalorean Association and proudly served as its third president.


Juliet Vas

Juliet lives in South Riding, VA with her daughter Keira (15). She was raised in Falnir, Mangaluru and then moved to the U.S in 2002 with her husband Late Lance Barboza. She completed her BDS in Mangalore and MHA in the U.S. She currently works for LCPS. Keira is a Sophomore in St. Paul VI High School. Juliet has been a past president of the MCA from 2015-2017. She has been in the advisory committee since 2022. In her free time, Juliet loves baking, gardening, listening to music and playing board games with her daughter.


V James Dante

V James Dante is the former president of the Mangalorean Catholic Association, having served as the president of the association from 2019 through 2022 and as the committee member from 2017 through 2019. He lives in Fairfax, VA, and hails from the coastal temple town of Udupi. He is married to Julia Dante and is blessed with 2 daughters and a granddaughter. He has done his B.Tech in Engineering from KREC/NITK Surathkal and MBA from University of Bombay. He has worked for a long time with large private organizations in India, Canada and USA, before switching to US federal government consulting. Apart from regular job, he likes spending his time in helping several community organizations. During his presidency at the Mangalorean Association, he led his committee to achieve several memorable feats, many of those for the first time in the history of the Association. He successfully steered the efforts to get the Association registered and recognized as a Non-profit (501c3) organization to be able to carry out charitable events and receive donations. He believes in team work and has been successful in tapping talents from within the committee and the community to perform. He says that the association has helped him develop many friendships and is looking forward to guiding the future committees in their endeavors to be successful.

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Mon, Jan 30 2023

    Congratulations to the new Managing Committee and the new President, and especially to Julia Dante and James Dante, the latter for his meritorious service and contribution to MAC

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