2020 - 2021 Executive Team
Meena Mohan is the President of GPTM 2020-21 committee. She served as "Secretary of New Initiatives and Youth Affairs" of 2019-2020 Committee. Meena was born and bred at Chennai, India. Works at Nike as Software Engineer. Lived in East coast and Gulf coast areas of US and moved to Portland 11 years back. Now lives in North Bethany area with her Husband Mohan, lovely kids Mohit and Mahathi. Meena enjoys volunteering in non-profit organizations & Schools and believes in giving back to the community. Meena has special interests in Tamil culture, Technology, Cooking, Kids education and improvement, Friends, Traveling.
Hemamalini is the Vice President of GPTM 2020-21 committee. She has been living in Portland Oregon more than 13 years, with a beautiful family and two kids Anirudh & Ananyaa. She is very much active in volunteering for organizations like food bank , and nonprofit organizations and very much involved in schools volunteering for teaching special aid kids. She is a program coordinator in JHTCC and working as a medical translator for 4 languages. Interested in Tamizh literature. Her favorite hobbies are writing Tamizh kids articles and stories and Tamizh poems, Compering for events and shows And Tamizh talk shows.
Saravana Sevugapandian is the Treasurer of GPTM 2020-21 committee. He comes from a rural village Muhavoor in Tamilnadu, India. Presently, he lives in North Bethany with his wife Uma and two children Rudran and Aadhini. As a son of a farmer, Saravana has special interest in Organic Farming. Saravana enjoys spending time with his family, reading books on sociology, world history, politics, volunteering, and practicing and coaching traditional Tamil martial art, Silambam. He is thrilled to be part of GPTM and looking forward to serve the organization and community as Treasurer this year!
Gokul is the Secretary of GPTM 2020-21 committee. He lives in Portland with his wife Deepa & kids Sudarshan and Mukundhan.
Santhosh Kumar Rajendran hails from the industrial town Hosur (Tamil Nadu) 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. He served as the Secretary of GPTM 2018-2019 committee.
Priya Murali is a member of the GPTM 2019-20 committee. She is an active volunteer in many non-profit organizations including GPTM. Priya has great interest in Tamil literature and culture. She loves celebrating Tamil festivals with family and friends.
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 members in the GPTM 2019-20 committee. He works at Intel. He is living in Portland since 2008 along with his wife Sangeetha and his two sons Nithin & Nivesh.
Hariharan MeenakshiSundaram (Hari MS) is a member of GPTM committee. He is an IT program manager by profession. Hari has interest in learning & contributing to Tamizh community - special interests in ancient Tamizh literature, spiritual, yoga, silambam, Thirukkural-drama, parai and he is also a pattimandram speaker.
Kumaran A E 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.
Sindhu is a mother of 3 including a fur baby. She works for Kaiser Permanente. She has lots of passion for dance and volunteering. Her life mantra is Keep smiling & stay positive as life is always beautiful
Vijayan Nagarajan is from Coimbatore, India. Working in Altran. Living in Portland with my Wife Ambika and kid Arthika. I enjoy playing badminton, Hiking, reading books, traveling, exploring new places and like connecting with friends. I have an interest in volunteering for social events.
Anupa was born in Chennai. Did schooling in Chennai and college in Bangalore. It's been 4 yrs since she moved to Portland. She lives in Bethany with her husband and 2 handsome boys. Loves to talk, has a lot of friends around. Dancing is something she loves to do. She choreographed dances for Indian Association back in Tallahassee, Florida.
Venkataramanan Sekar (Venkat) is a member of the 2019-20 committee. Venkat is from mango/steel city Salem, Tamilnadu, India and works at Infosys. He lives in Hillsboro since 2016 with his wife Sasikala and daughter Venmathi.
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.
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).
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.
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.