Board of Directors


Board Member, President, Jack of All Trades

Paraag Maddiwar is currently living the dream, having recently taken an “early retirement” after 20 years at Procter & Gamble. When he isn’t walking his dogs or hitting snooze one two many times and deciding to sleep in, he can be found working on his part-time job as a Supply Chain Consultant or actively planning and strategizing for NAAAP Cincinnati. Paraag grew up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky, but has considered Cincinnati his home for more than 15 years. However, he continues to hold out for some real chili and refuses to accept Skyline.


Board Member, Tech Ninja, Digital Marketing Guru

Nina Tran is currently the NA Media Search Hub Leader at P&G. She lived in Los Angeles, California for most of her life and moved to Cincinnati in 2016. Nina joined NAAAP Cincinnati to help make a positive impact to the community and has held many leadership roles in non-profit organizations such as Key Club, Kiwanis International, CAYP Kiwanis, and UCLA’s Student Welfare Commission. She has over 17 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, and 6 years of experience organizing and hosting professional events. In her free time, Nina can be found reading an engaging book, hiking in the wilderness, watching Netflix marathons, enjoying delicious meals at random restaurants, snowboarding (or trying to) wherever snow can be found, walking her two adorable pups and hanging out with friends.


Board Chair, NAAAP National Liaison, Karaoke Rock Star

 

Roy Nickerson happily calls the Greater Cincinnati area home after wandering around the world for the past twenty years. He has a diverse professional background: prior to working in the corporate space as a large enterprise consultant, project manager, and a leadership development consultant, Roy served as an officer in the US Army. His time in service put him in challenging environments such as Korea, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan where he earned awards such as the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal among others. He brings a professional skillset honed leading teams of 4 to 150 people, teaching at major universities and companies, and successfully managing multi-million dollar projects in the government and commercial spaces. He has dedicated his future to helping in the non-profit sector while school teaching and coaching sports to children.

Roy earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Management from the University of Pittsburgh and has done professional development work at Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, University of Notre Dame, and Villanova University. Last but not least, Roy is a proud Hilltopper from Western Kentucky University!

Roy enjoys singing bad karaoke, dreaming of being a rock star, eating unhealthy food, and drinking craft brew. He is a happily married to his beautiful wife and is the father of three children from ages 10 to 26.


Board Member

 

Sunil Mathew has lived in Cincinnati with his beautiful wife and three kids for over 15 years. Born in Bahrain and raised in South India, Sunil earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from NIT, Rourkela and MBA in Finance from University of Maryland at College Park.

He now works as Enterprise Risk Manager at Fifth Third Bank. Sunil is an executive advocate for the Asian Pacific Business Resource Group at Fifth Third and also chairs the BRG’s recruitment and retention group. He has worked for several years with the American Red Cross on the Cincinnati Diversity council and Warren County Disaster response team. Sunil is involved with the Strategic Advisory Council at Mason City School district and is passionate for the orphan child through Back2Back Ministries and Hope Church.


Board Member

Sye Mishler – Bio coming soon!