Thangam brings a strong commitment to H2OO as one of the founding chapter parents contributing to its initial growth phase along with her husband, son and daughter who have continued to pursue their interests in climate change related studies.
For the last four years, since moving to the greater Seattle area, Thangam has been the Treasurer and Board Member of Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center for 2 years followed by becoming its Interim Executive Director in 2022 to successfully fundraise $750K and stabilize finance and operations as KIAC segued from founder and volunteer-based to a full-time staff.
Thangam also brings relevant nonprofit funding from the funder perspective having been part of the City of Bainbridge Island’s 2021 cultural taskforce that oversees funding local nonprofits. Thangam has an MBA from University of Nebraska and Masters in Accounting from East Carolina University. She is also a certified naturalist with the American Cetacean Society.