2021 - 2022 Executive Team
Mani Janardhanan is the President of GPTM for 2021-22 committee. Mani has served GPTM in various capacities since 2012 as treasurer, web-design, memberships and front desk management. He works at Intel as Director of Engineering and during spare time enjoys hiking/climbing, writing poems, video editing and gardening. He lives in Portland with his wife Deepa and his two boys Nandu and Adithya
Divya Balachandran Divya Balachandran is the Vice president for the 2021-22 committee. She has been living in Bethany for the past 15 years with her husband and two daughters (Mayukha and Laya). She works for an education technology startup and is a very active member of the community. An avid movie watcher (of various genres and languages), she loves to travel and do outdoor activities with her family
Manickam Annamalai is the Treasurer of GPTM 2021-22 committee. He comes from Nattarasankottai, Sivaganga district, Tamilnadu. Works at Nike. Lived in NJ, WI & LA for 13+ years and moved to Portland 3 years back. Now lives in North Bethany area with his wife Jayalakshmi, lovely kids Lakshman and Ashwin. Manickam enjoys spending time with his family & friends
Kumaran A E is the secretary for the 2021-22 committee. He is from Chennai and lives in Portland with his family (Wife : Lavanya, and two daughters - Adhithi Shree and Gobhika Shree). He and Lavanya are conducting weekend tamil classes for kids to teach them our Tamil culture and language skills.
Jeyasekar Marimuthu hails from southern part of Tamilnadu Pattiveeranpatti. 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.
Srinivasan Jayaraman lives in Lake Oswego with his wife Saranya and two kids Shrish and Shrihan. He believes in "Live and let live". He is the co-founder of the Zhagaram Foundation, a Non-profit organization at Portland. With this, he has spread his wings and volunteered to contribute to the community with the GPTM family.
Priya Srikanth is a member of the GPTM committee. She is a biostatistician at OHSU and lives with her husband and two children in Portland. Priya volunteers with organizations such as the Oregon Food Bank, Blanchet House, and ReadaStory.org. Her hobbies include cooking, hiking, smule singing, art, and watching movies
Deviusha (Usha) Krishnamoorthy is from Salem India and has been living in Portland for the past two decades with her husband Ravi and two boys Rahul and Rish
Priya Viswanathan has lived in Chicago for 13 years and moved to the Portland, Oregon area in August of 2020 after getting married. She loves exploring the beautiful and scenic Oregon! She is currently teaching Bollywood dance virtually and would like to start teaching in person soon! .
Kandi Narayanasamy is originally from Palani, and has been living in Portland for the past 8 years and enjoys exploring Oregon. Kandi is into seasonal activities like hiking, snowboarding and motorcycling. He enjoys playing Parai, Silambam with likeminded people. He shares his adventures on his youtube channel. Kandi and his wife love to spend time with friends and outdoors.
Board of Directors
Ananthan Ayyasamy served as President of GPTM 2019-20 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!served
Mohan Rajendran served 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).
Jagan Srinivasaraghavan served as the President of the 2013-14 committee. He is a resident of Portland for the last 15+ years. He has keen interest in culture, history, drama and music. With a strong sense of community, he has been part of the GPTM executive committee and board in the past years and continues to support its cause.
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.