2022 - 2024 Team


Janani Ganesan

Janani is a hardware engineer by profession and truly believes that there is great strength in numbers. She has been involved with Tamil Mandram right from the time she was in high school leading all the way up to being a part of ATS. She truly believes that our language is our identity and sees ATS as a gateway into celebrating Tamil culture and heritage while giving back to the society. Janani loves to spend time with her family and friends and her pet dog Ollie. In the weekends, you can almost always catch her on a hike around Austin.


Sakthivel Natarajan

Sakthi is a cloud infrastructure technical manager. We have been volunteering since 2010. My daughter and son have been going to Tamil school since 2010 and are very fluent in Tamil. I wanted to pass the Tamil values and culture to the next generation, which made my kids participate in competitions like Thirukural, kavithai, pachi, and katturai potti. We love to serve our community.


Mukesh Sivaji

Amuthamukesh (aka Mukesh) is a business savvy Data & Analytics engineering leader and an active real estate investor. I’m from Coimbatore, Engineering graduate and has been living in USA since 2006 with wife Lakshmi, a daughter Vishmitha and a son Vishvahjith.My hobbies include listening Ilaiyaraaja Melodies, riding motorcycle and playing volleyball.

Vice President

Raja Sekaran

I am a people friendly person, and have volunteered in a few non profits

Board of Directors

Sanjay Balakrishnan

Sanjay Balakrishnan is an IT professional in Deloitte. Recently moved to Austin with his family. Sanjay is from Chennai and is in US for more than a decade. He has been associated with various Tamil Sangam for many years. Sanjay is passionate about giving back to the community and connect with people.

Mahadevan Suryakumar

I have a passion for community service has led me to help locals in need. I’m confident that my qualifications and desire to serve will contribute to ATS.

Mahalakshmi RameshBabu

I am passionate to serve the community, spread Thamizh language & culture to younger generation growing up in US and be helpful as much as possible to everyone.

2020 - 2022 Team

President & Treasurer

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is a technology executive by trade and a long time resident of Austin. Ashok has volunteering with ATS since 2012 and has contributed as an event organizer, master of ceremony, performer , volunteer among many other roles. While Ashok did not study Tamizh in school, his adoration for Tamizh has promoted him to act in many vernacular stage drama plays and has led him to become part of ATS. Ashok is an avid photographer and loves to spend time with his family, friends , pet sparrow Smokey & pet dog Laddu.

Board of Directors

Mrs. Arthi Thiagarajan

Arthi is a software professional and proud mother of 2 kids. She has been volunteering in various non-profit organizations in Austin. She is passionate about our culture and Tamizh heritage, and her interests include inculcating our culture & values to the next generation.

Mrs. Nandini Muthyam Venkata

Nandini Muthyamvenkata is a Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher based in Austin. She is also trained in theatre arts. She is an avid reader and enjoys music. When she is not teaching, can be found working on her garden ,writing or enjoying a good song

Dr. Shanmugasundaram Muthian

Shanmugasundaram Muthian (goes by Shan) received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Madras, Chennai. Shan has been living in Austin since 2006 with his wife, Tamilselvi, and one daughter, Savitha. He has volunteered in several ATS events. He believes that language is our identity and is very much interested in preserving our tradition and rich culture for the upcoming and future generations to ensure its sustainability and everlastingness. His hobbies include playing tennis and traveling. Additionally, he is passionate about patient-centric healthcare, preventing ways/finding natural cures for allergic reactions, and implementing “Go Green” initiatives in his community. Shan also assumes the role of corporate secretary at ATS.

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