VSNA's officers take care of day to day affairs

Current Officers


Laxmi Hiremath
Laxmi Hiremath pioneered the Northern California VSNA Chapter twenty five years ago with five families in her home. Today, Northern CA is the largest VSNA Chapters with over 250 members. Laxmi is a two-term, Years 2013 to 2016, Chairman of the Board of Regents. She has brought about innovative approaches, from the historic matrimonial service, VSNA directory, youth scholarship, and the Youth Executive Board. She is the former Board of Regents Member. As a Youth Coordinator during the 2008 VSNA Convention held in San Ramon, CA, Laxmi revived and encouraged youth participation across the board. Laxmi has motivated more women and youths at all levels including the top, to change the dynamics and reshape the VSNA Organization with fresh ideas. Laxmi lives in the Bay Area with her husband Mahantesh, Engineer at Space Systems Loral, two sons Kailash and Kedar, daughter-in-law Mili, and grandson baby Deven.


Leena Paul
Leena Kotrappa Paul has been part of the VSNA community residing in Maryland for over 25 years. She has participated in VSNA conventions as a youth and adult, and won prizes in vachana competitions in the youth category! Leena has served as the MD chapter secretary (1990-92) and the MD chapter president (during VSNA convention in 2005). After completing Ph.D in biochemistry from University of MD and MBA from Johns Hopkins, Leena has been working in sales and business development in the pharmaceutical industry. She currently holds a management position at Lonza. She is married to Rajiv, an IT management professional, and is blessed with two sons- Prateek and Viraj.


Savitha Mandi
Savitha Mandi is a Computer Engineer and Sr. Manager for CyberSecurity, living in Los Angeles since 1995. She has been a long-standing, active member of VSNA and has served as Treasurer and as President of the Southern California Chapter. She is married to Mr. Rajeev Mandi, who was introduced by the VSNA marriage bureau in 1995, and are very grateful to VSNA. They have one son, Varun who is pursuing Medicine at University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.


Karuna Hiremath
Karuna Hiremath has been living in the U.S. for over 30 years and in Michigan for the past 22 years. She has been very active in local chapter events and has been involved as the Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Detroit Chapter. She has also served as a BOD member of Central VSNA. She is married to Dr. Anand Hiremath and has two sons: Amit, who lives in Spain, and Vinay, a senior at the University of Michigan.

Past Presidents

Laxmi Hiremath

2017 - 2018

Channu Kambalyal

2015 - 2016

Vijay Kumar Jigenhalli

2013 - 2014

Somashekar Pallegar

2011 - 2012

Nagabhushan Malkkla

2010 - 2010

Sundaresh Siddaiah

2009 - 2009

Prabhu Patil

2005 - 2008

Ravishankar Blooplapur

2003 - 2004

Mallikarjun Nalawadi

2001 - 2002

Prema Shankar

1999 - 2000

Gadigeppa Doddamani

1997 - 1998

Shaila Uppin

1995 - 1996

Chandrashekhar Nadiga

1993 - 1994

Koosappa Rajshekara

1991 - 1992

Shivappa Hulbanni

1989 - 1990

Somashekar Munavalli

1987 - 1988

Chandrakant Bilgi

1985 - 1986

Veeresh Patil

1982 - 1984

Gangadhar Kori

1980 - 1981

Vimala Chanbasappa

1978 - 1979