2017 Executive Committee

Executive Board Members

  • President : Biju Thuruthumalil
  • Vice President : Savita Mahesh
  • Secretary : Manu Govind
  • Joint Secretary : Aboobacker Ziddhique
  • Treasurer : Navin Job

Executive Committee Members

  • Thomas Eapen
  • Yaser Hameed
  • Anil Mecheril
  • Abraham Karipaparambil
  • Deepak Parthasarathi
  • Krish Pallath
  • Prasad Thekkedath
  • Shaji John

2017 Board of Trustees

Manoj Thomas (Chair, Board of Trustees)

Manoj Thomas is a native of Tiruvalla, Kerala. He graduated from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry, Kerala. and moved to New York in 1986. He moved to Atlanta in 2003 and has been a GAMA member ever since.

Manoj has served in the GAMA Executive Committee multiple times including as it’s Cultural Chair in 2005 and President in 2012. Manoj has also served as the President of Lions Club, Atlanta India Chapter during 2007. On his professional front he serves as the  Vice President of Global Operations for a reputed IT firm based out of Alpharetta. He lives in Lawrenceville with his wife Manju along with their kids Malwin and Meiga.

Anu Sukumar 

Anu Sukumar grew up in New York since 1983 and moved to Atlanta in 2001, He has been a member of GAMA since 2002 and has served the organization as it’s Joint Secretary in 2010, Secretary in 2011 and President in 2013.

Anu lives in Suwanee with wife Bindu, daughters Pallavi, Aavani and mother.  He works for the Gwinnett county Sheriff’s office as Master Deputy Sheriff, Field Training Officer and a member of the Elite SWAT team.


Mathew Abraham 

Mathew Abraham graduated from Shivaji University in 1990 and obtained his masters in biomedical engineering from Drexel, PA.

Mathew has been a long time member of GAMA and served as its Secretary in 2014. He has been living in the Atlanta area since 2001 and has held  several leadership positions in the community and church activities . On the professional front, he has handled various positions in the academic field and leadership roles in multi-national corporations. He currently works for Agilent as an IT Engineer and lives with his wife Saly and four wonderful children.

Jerish Augustine 

JerishJerish Augustine is from Arakulam, near Thodupuzha, Kerala. He graduated from SB college Changanassery and completed his Masters in Computer Applications from RVS College Coimbatore. He moved to Atlanta in 1997.

Jerish has been a very active member of GAMA for a long time and served as its President in 2015.  Jerish has also served in leadership roles with other community organizations in Atlanta.  Jerish lives in Snellville  with his wife Smitha, originally from Pala, and their kids, Irene and Isaac. Jerish works at CadillacJack, a gaming company located in Duluth.  He is also a member of St. Alphonsa Catholic Church and currently in the Choir and also in Parish committee and Executive Committee.

Prakash Joseph 

IMG_0519Prakash Joseph is from Mallappally, near Thiruvalla, Kerala. He completed his Bachelor of Science from Mahatma Gandhi University and moved on to do his Post-graduation in Computer Science.

He moved to South Carolina, USA in 1999 and joined GAMA in 2000. He has been an active member of GAMA ever since and served as its President in 2016. Prakash currently works as the Lead Supply Chain Analyst with Southern Wine and Spirits, a leading Wine and Liquor wholesaler based in Florida. He is settled in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Vibha, and their daughter Hannah.