Founder/President of the Indian American Friendship Council, which has served as a forum for promoting stronger ties between India and the U.S.A., and has bi-partisan support from over 200 members of Congress.
Dr. Reddy has served in various civic organizations including the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of which he was the Chairman. Served and participated with over 74 organizations including Lions Club. Served as Board of Directors in the Red Cross. Dr. Reddy served as President of Gandhi Peace Foundation in California.
Tanuja Bandari is an eminent Radiation Oncologist, practicing in Southern California, at the St. Joseph Hospital of Orange. She is American Board of Radiology, Clinical Oncology, Physics and Radiobiology in California. Dr. Bhandari obtained her medical degree from University of California and did her specialized radiation oncology in Johns Hopkins University Hospital< Baltimore, MD and Drexel-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bhandari is an active member of the Indian American Community in California She has Healthcare MBA from University of California.
Dr. Gurdeep Kaur Chawla is a successful entrepreneur based in the heart of Silicon Valley, USA, with a track record of over 28 years, working in the field of public diplomacy and the corporate world, involved with articulating messages of the Heads of State in different languages. She has had the unique honor of working with 7 Prime Ministers of India, 3 Presidents of the US, and 2 Prime Ministers of Canada. She is widely traveled across the globe, working at international forums such as the UN, WHO, World Bank, G20 Summit, G-7 Summit, the Conference on Climate Change, the ASEAN, and the US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
Basavaraj Banapur is presently working as Clinical Pharmacist for State Hospital in Patton CA 93216. Patton State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital located in San Bernardino, California. Opened in 893 as the Southern California State Asylum for the Insane and Inebriates, it was renamed Patton State Hospital after Harry Patton, a member of the first Board of Managers, in 1927.
Venkat Kommineni works as an IT Executive at a Multinational Corporation and serves a member of SIM (Society of Information Management) and IEEE. Being a small business owner, Venkat identified the value of bringing IT Professionals together and founded AZITNET (AriZona Innovation and Technology NETworking) organization. Venkat also leads India’s State and Country level non-profit organizations in Arizona as an Executive.
Dr. Nagappa Prakash is a well-known Cardiologist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Prakash hails from Mysore, Karnataka where he did his earlier education and completed his medical degree from CMC Vellore. After training in New Jersey, he moved to Phoenix and has been serving as Interventional Cardiologist since 1981.
Mr. John Philippi is a very successful businessman in the Phoenix, AZ area. He has a strong background with startups, mergers, and buying and selling of companies. With over three decades of experience in starting multiple businesses, primarily in the manufacturing sector, Mr. Philippi has held equity positions in over 25 businesses. Mr. Philippi has also been involved in strategies with the real estate sector, lease option opportunities, and has ownership in a mobile dealer/broker business.