Shannon Chan

Represents a Business Organization
“Changing the face of aging, one client at a time in our community.” Shannon moved to the Bay Area shortly after enduring way too much snow and completing two master degrees in Applied Economics and Education in Buffalo, New York. It took almost a decade in banking to prepare her for her true calling, Senior Care. Her mother, a registered nurse who took care of patients all her life was the real inspiration for Shannon to pursue her dream in senior care. In her free time, Shannon enjoys swimming on a sunny day at the beach with her family, and community work at the Fremont Rotary Club as President between 2019-2020.

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.

Osvaldo Granados

Represents the Student Organization

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.

Michael Mayer

Represents the Taxpayers’ Association
Michael brings over 25 years of program and financial management experience to the committee. His last position before retiring from Lockheed Martin was in Corporate Program Audit. Michael has been active in the community in for many years and is currently serving as chairman of the Measure I Oversight Committee for Fremont USD. He is an active volunteer at both the Tri-City Volunteers and the Daily Bowl. Both organizations help fight food insecurity in Alameda County. Michael is also a veteran with 33 years of service to our country.

Eileen McDonald

Represents a Senior Citizens’ Organization

Nilay Patel

Represents the Community At Large

Rakesh Sharma

Represents a Support Organization
Dr. 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.