Karen Koshy, Committee Chair

Represents the Community At Large
Karen Koshy has lived in Fremont for over 40 years. She was active in her childrens’ school, sports and church activities. She worked for Kaiser Permanente for 26 years and is knowledgable in construction, budgeting and project management. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise and fundraises in support of many local and international charities. Karen believes in giving back to her community. She currently spends time mystery writing and piano playing.

Shannon Chan

Represents a Business Organization

Dan Chang, Committee Vice Chair

Represents a Senior Citizens’ Organization
Dr. Chang is currently an Alameda County Civil Service Commissioner. He had served as an APEC Convenor on Information and Communications Technology Development Steering Group. He was the Dean of Instruction at Northwestern Polytechnic University and had served as a site review member on behalf of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, State of California. He took an earlier retirement from Sandia National Laboratories as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff.

Nilay Patel

Represents the Community At Large

Rakesh Sharma

Represents a Support Organization
Rakesh Sharma has over 25 years of experience working in the academic environment. He has served as Planning Commissioner for the City of Fremont, Founding President for Indo-Americans for Better Community, President of the Rotary Club of Niles (Fremont), Board Member for Salvation Army, Board Member for YMCA, and as Board of Trustee for the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.


Vacant positions:

  • Taxpayers’ Association
  • Student Association