2018 - 2019 Executive Team
Mohan Rajendran currently serves as a President of 2018-19 Committee. Mohan loves to participate in various community service activities. He is passionate about movies and interested in politics, tamil culture and travel. Mohan works at Nike and lives in Bethany with his wife Meena and kids Mohit(12) & Mahathi(7).
Shubha Rakesh is the vice president of 2018-2019 committee. She lives in the North Bethany area with her husband Rakesh & daughters Harshitha & Navya. Both Rakesh and Shubha actively participate in all GPTM activities.
Ananthan Ayyasamy is the Treasurer of GPTM 2018-2019 committee. A Realtor and Project Manager by profession, Ananthan has special interests in Tamil history, culture, agriculture, socio economic development and politics. Ananthan, his wife Regina and kids Adhithya and Asmitha live in the Bethany area. They love to explore everything life presents and connect with friends when time permits!
Santhosh Kumar Rajendran is the Secretary of GPTM 2018-2019 committee. He hails from the industrial town Hosur (TN) and works at McAfee. When he isn't working, he loves to spend time outdoors playing sports, volunteering for NGOs such as the Oregon Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and many more around the Portland metro area. Santhosh is a polyglot who speaks at least 8 languages and has interests in art, culture, history, travel, philosophy, photography, and philanthropy. He is married to Asha and lives in the Bethany area.
Rajkumar Govindarajan (Raj) has been part of the GPTM committee consecutively since 2012, serving as one of the event co-ordination leads. He has been a key player in event management, food and facilities support. Raj works for Intel as a Process Engineer. He lives in Hillsboro along with his wife Dharani and precious little daughter Navira. Raj and Dharani have also been involved in various community and volunteering activities on their own. Raj enjoys running, cooking, playing tennis and cricket.
Augustin Jeyakumar has been living in Portland for 11 years, is married to Padma, with two daughters Anusha (7) and Reshma (5). He and his wife both hail originally from Madurai. He works at Intel and enjoys running, soccer, and loves to learn about history.
Manivanan Janardhanan (Mani) currently serves as a technology co-ordinator for GPTM committee. Continuing on the work of previous committee, Mani has been instrumental in setting up payment system that makes GPTM ticket and membership purchases a breeze. Mani works for Intel as an engineering manager and lives in Hillsboro with his wife Deepa, and sons Nandu and Adithya. His hobbies include writing poetry, classical music, reading and volunteering.
Divya is excited to be part of the committee. She works for Intel and lives with her husband Anjan in Bethany. Divya has keen interest in Tamil literature and history. She is an exponent of Indian classical music, is an avid reader who dabbles in glass painting.
Hemamalini has been living in Portland Oregon since 2006 with a beautiful family and two kids Anirudh & Ananyaa. She is very much active in voluntering for nonprofit organizations and very much involved in schools volunteering for teaching. She is a program coordinator in JHTCC. Interested in all forms of Dance, Acting and Comparing for events and shows. Her favorite hobbies are writing Tamizh articles and Tamizh kavithaigal.
Sathish Kumar Sanjeevi is a member of GPTM committee and serves as one of the technology leads and event co-ordinator. He works at Nike Inc. as a Lead Android Engineer. He likes to hike and range mountains. He lives in North Bethany with his wife Raji and kids Nivedha and Pranav.
Jeyasekar Marimuthu hails from southern part of Tamilnadu Pattiveeranpatti. He works at McAfee. He is quite passionate about composing music and contributing to technology. His other interests include marathon runs, mentoring musical talents and photography. He is happy to assist GPTM in the areas of his strengths.He lives in Bethany with his wife Sathya and daughters Mahathi and Smrithi.
Venkatesan Muthu is one of the executive member in the 2018-2019 committee. He works at Intel.He is living in Portland since 2008 along with his wife Sangeetha and his two sons Nithin(7) & Nivesh(2).
Anand Govindaswamy is one of the executive member in the 2018-2019 committee. He has been living in Portland since 2003 and works for Moda Healthcare. He’s married to Praveena and has a son, Arav (7 years old). He is always passionate about volunteering and would like to support GPTM in various activities. My hobbies are playing cricket, golf, hiking and tennis.
ShivaPrakash is very excited to join the GPTM committee this year and looks forward to assist in his areas of strength or where there is a need. He lives in North Bethany area, along with his wife Viji and two boys, Vrishank and Shreyank. He enjoys taking part in social events and love to take pictures! He works for NWEA in downtown Portland and is very passionate about kids education.
Elango Karunamoorthy is the member of GPTM 2018-2019 committee.
Adithya Ananthan is a youth representative of the 2018-2019 committee.
Board of Directors
Ajoy Navin Chakrapani served as the President of the 2017-18 GPTM committee. He has been serving the committee since 2009 & is grateful & excited to serve as the President in the current term along with the talented team. A CAD engineer by profession working at Intel, Ajoy has been involved in various community and volunteering activities on his own. Ajoy has a great passion for robotics and music. He along with his wife Suganya enjoy travelling and exploring new places.
Ashok Aravamudhan served as the President of the 2016-17 GPTM committee. He served as the Treasurer in the 2015-16 committee. He currently works at NVIDIA as a chip designer. Ashok and his wife Aishwarya have been active participants in many of the Tamil Mandram cultural programs. Ashok is an avid music lover. He also enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with his wife & their precious little 7 year old daughter Akshara.
Ravi Velayutham served as the President of 2015-16 GPTM committee. Ravi enjoys doing volunteer work and believes in giving back to the community. Ravi works for WebMD as an IT Infrastruture Architect. Ravi lives in Camas (WA) with his wife Lalitha Veerappan and kids Neha & Pranay.
Honorary Board of Directors
Swa Gandhinathan (Gandhi) , is a Director, co-founder and life time member of GPTM. Gandhi with his wife Seetha and children Suganya & Siddharth have been an integral part of GPTM since its inception. Gandhi’s family has volunteered, mentored and nurtured the GPTM’s growth to its present status. When vacationing Gandhi and Seetha love going on cruises. Gandhi works for Wells Fargo Bank - Wells Fargo has been the major sponsor of GPTM for several years since 2003.
Gidu Sriram is a director of the GPTM organization and together with Gandhi has been a guiding force for every GPTM committee that has donned office. Sriram is passionate about all forms of fine arts and has been an avid supporter of many cultural forums that exist in Portland today.