Meet our Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Indie Meme's Board of Directors is an integral part of our operations and strategic direction. Made up of community leaders dedicated to furthering our mission, we are truly grateful for their continued support and intellectual contributions.
Geetika TiwariGeetika Tiwari is a Doctoral Candidate, Dissertator status (on sabbatical) from the Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her tenure in Madison, she was the Program Developer and Evaluator of a Federally funded Family Strengthening Program whose target audience comprised of pre-adolescent children and their families from the Hmong community.
Prior to that assignment she was a Lecturer, teaching Undergraduate level Child Development coursew
Vandana NayakVandana has extensive experience working with companies on their online presence and site monetization initiatives. She is passionate about making technology easy to use. She currently is a Consultant at Dell Financial Services. She actively volunteers for many Austin area non-profit organizations, helping with strategic direction and production of their websites.
Swas PaiSwas gives IM huge credit for making her feel at home in Austin after her move from the beautiful city of Portland, OR. Within six months of her moving to Austin, she got to know of IM through a friend in India whose cousin had directed one of the movies screening at IMFF that year. It started off with getting a ticket to the movie and then very quickly moved to getting a festival pass to watch all movies screening at the festival. That was the first year of IMFF and she has been part of the te
Ramdas MenonRamdas Menon, a long-time resident of Austin, got hooked onto films at a very young age, for reasons that he has only shared with his therapist. He joined Indie Meme (IM) in 2015 as a volunteer, and has been associated with all the IM film festivals. As an IM volunteer, he has performed several duties: chauffeur, delivery guy, ticket collector/clicker, vote counter, theater manager and also served on the 2018 programming team. In 2019, he served as the interim Chief Executive Officer at IM, and
Pallavi MalviyaPallavi joined Indie Meme in 2017 with 8+ years of diverse experience. She found her way to Indie Meme in 2017 as a volunteer. At present, she serves as a Vice President & Executive Board member of South Asian Austin Moms (SAAM), and loves to volunteer with other non-profits in Austin & Maryland area. Constantly exploring & prototyping new ideas, she will jump at the chance to be involved in any aspect of a project.
We are very grateful to our past board members Raka Sandell, Ruchi Gagrani, Jeff Raimundo, Anjali Kaul Zutshi, Sandhya Shardanand, Sohil Makhnojia and Seema Govil for their contributions.
We would like to thank our past Advisory Board members Shaku Selvakumar, Kamran Ali Asdar, Harish Kotecha and Mike Blizzard