2023 - 2024 Executive Team
Anupa Kuppuswamy is the President for the 2023-24 committee. She hails from Chennai India. Settled in US for the past 22 years been a Portlander for the last 7 years. Lives in North Bethany with husband Sathyan Kuppuswamy and 2 handsome boys Neranjan and Neshanth. Works for the Hillsboro school district.
Lalitha Veerappan is the Vice president for the 2023-24 committee. She lives in Camas, WA with her husband Ravi and kids Neha, Pranay, fur baby Mocha and she works at HP as a Procurement Manager. She enjoys spending time with her family and is passionate about music, likes to organize concerts and community events. Her other interests are socializing, long drives and shopping. She believes in giving back to the community and is excited to be an integral part of the 21th year GPTM committee.
Siddharth Gandhinathan (Sid) is the Treasurer for the 2023-24 committee. He has lived in the Portland area since he was five. Sid works at Intel, in the finance organization. He lives in Tigard with his wife Aruna Palaniappan and their young daughter & son - Nila & Ilan. In his free time he enjoys watching/playing basketball and spending time outdoors, cooking new/interesting foods & traveling.
Jagdhish Jothimani is the Secretary for the 2023-24 committee. He is from Chennai and he has been living in Portland since 2009 with his wife Parul, 5 year old son Dhruvah, and Leya his German Shepherd. He is passionate about making music and hopes to return to composing fusion music soon. He enjoys driving and exploring the PNW with his family.
Sindhu have been a member and active volunteer for GPTM for a while. As a daily job she works in a health care company, at the same time enjoys volunteering work and is a part of several Portland non-profit organisations. She has a passion of dancing ,acting and organising parties and most importantly serving the community. She has coordinated large holiday events with in her company and also with some non-profit organisations. She lives in Tualation,OR with her husband Sylace, kids Sid ,Shruthi and a fur baby Sammi.
Venkataramanan Sekar (Venkat) is from mango city Salem, Tamilnadu, India, and works at Nike. Since 2016 he has been living in Hillsboro, Oregon with his wife Sasikala, daughter Venmathi, and son Cheliyan. He served as GPTM executive committee Food lead for 2019-20, 2020-20, and 2022-23.
Laxmi Karumbunathan has been living in NW Portland since 2004 with her husband Karumbu Meyyappan and 2 kids Kanthi and Keshav. She likes to organize events and volunteers at many school/social events as time permits . She enjoys reading and various sports. She is a software engineer by profession.
Sathya Jeyasekar is living in Portland with her husband Jeyasekar Marimuthu and 2 daughters Mahathi Jeyasekar, Smrithi Jeyasekar since 2014. She works at Nike. She is originally from Thirumangalam ,Madurai. She enjoys reading, travelling with her family and spending time with friends.
Ashok Swaminathan is from mango city Salem, Tamil Nadu, India, and works at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Since 2008 he has been living in Pacific Northwest with his Parents, wife & kids.
Bhuvaneshwari Subramanian(Roopa) is from Tirunelveli(Ambasamudram). She works at Nike and has been living in Portland since 2016. She enjoys Gardening, photography and travel. This is her first time with GPTM, excited to volunteer and give back to the community.
Jothimeena Muthukumaran ( Meena Lakshman ) is from Thanjavur India. She moved to the Rose City , Portland in 2020 from East Coast . She lives with her husband Lakshmanan and two loving boys Anish Somu and Siddharth in Beaverton. She is a preschool teacher by profession and her hobbies are painting, gardening and cooking. Serving for the community is always a feel of joy and satisfaction and she is excited to be a part of GPTM committee.
Rekha Shrini is originally from Chennai, India, and now a proud resident of Portland, Oregon for the past 13 years. She works at Epiq. Alongside her loving husband Shrini and two wonderful boys, Darsh and Dhruv, She likes to cook, sing, and spend time with friends and embrace the vibrant culture of the Pacific Northwest.
Nandakumar Rangaswamy is from Coimbatore, and he has been living in Portland since 2015 with his wife, Manasvi, and son Krishiv. He likes to read and enjoys hiking. This is his first time working with the GPTM committee, and he wants to use this opportunity to give back to the community as much as possible.
Kavitha Veerappan has been a Portlander for a very long time. She currently lives in Bethany with her husband Muthaiah and son Aditya. She is a Certified Public Accountant and works in Beaverton. She loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, volunteering and reading.
Sangeetha Venkat resides in Portland alongside her husband, Venkat Muthu, and their two handsome sons, Nithin and Nivesh. She is a driven entrepreneur who skillfully oversees the operations of the VEMO Group of Restaurants. Beyond her professional commitments, she finds delight in gardening, actively participating in volunteer work, and relishing precious moments with her family.
Anbarasu Chellakannu is from Saligramam, Chennai. He is living in Portland with his wife Hema and two daughters Krishita & Thashvika. He was a member and active volunteer in Bay area Tamil Mandram before he relocated from California. He always feels proud to serve the Tamil community and wants to use this opportunity to develop our Tamil community as much as possible. He loves spending time with family and friends, volunteering, Outdoor games, adventure, Travelling, etc.,
Board of Directors
Meena Mohan served as a President of GPTM 2020-21 committee. Joined hands with GPTM since 2008 as a patron. Business Entrepreneur and Software Engineer (at Nike) by profession. Meena is passionate about Tamil literacy & culture, Community Services and Youth Advancement Services. She served as "Secretary of New Initiatives and Youth Affairs" of GPTM 2019-2020 Committee. Meena was born & brought up in Chennai, India and moved to US 18 years ago. Currently lives with her beautiful family - Husband (Mohan), lovely kids Mohit (Senior High) and Mahathi (Middle Schooler).
Mani Janardhanan lives in the Portland area with his wife Deepa and works at Intel as director of engineering. Besides being actively involved with GPTM activities, his is actively involved in back country hiking, video editing, poetry writing, and gardening.
Vijay Ilavarasan has been a longtime patron of GPTM and served as the president in 2014-15. Vijay and his wife Deepika operate Kiddie Academy childcare centers. They live in Camas, WA with their son Anush and daughter Shyla.
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.