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Non-Profit Executive Director
Community Service Chair
International Service Chair
Club Service Chair
VP Comerica Bank
Raji Nagarkar is a seasoned attorney with significant experience in both California and India. After spending over two years in India as country counsel for LinkedIn, India, she is now back stateside as Senior Product Counsel at LinkedIn, Mountain View.
Raji is a dual licensed attorney licensed to practice in both California and India. In her most recent role as India counsel at LinkedIn, India, she handled a wide range of issues as the sole lawyer on the ground including, compliance, employment, privacy and data protection, IP and commercial transactions. Prior to LinkedIn, Raji’s practice (as both, in-house counsel at Cisco and in private practice before that) has been primarily focused on complex technology and commercial transactions for established and emerging companies, both domestic and international, in the areas of enterprise software, electronic commerce, privacy and data protection, technology transfers, technology licensing, business development, IP audits, export compliance, mergers and acquisitions, IT outsourcing transactions and trademark protection.
Kathy Laidlaw has run the gamut of experience from marketing Jose Cuervo tequila to High Tech Marketing and starting three businesses. A Southern California beach community native, she has been employed in the Entertainment, Airline, Insurance, Hospitality and Market Research industries. In 2011, Kathy started GiveTeens20, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to encourage and equip teens with no-cost tools and resources to help them find their career ‘fit’. She has been married for 33 years and has one son who spent four years in the United States Marine Corps and is now a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Her son is the “Why” behind GiveTeens20.
Dr. Geeta Kadambi is the Founder and Principal of Riddhi IP. She has a distinguished background with a PhD in Biochemistry, and has accumulated a breadth of scientific and patent law experience in government, public and private organizations. She is an USPTO registered Patent Agent. She serves as an advisor on many accelerators and venture capital firms to evaluate intellectual property for their members. She is a former Patent Examiner at the USPTO and was a Senior Technologist at NASA Ames, where she won two Space Act Awards for her inventions at NASA. She is passionate about serving humanity and giving back as a Rotarian. She is specifically interested in alleviating preventable blindness and looking forward to working with Rotarians worldwide to achieve this goal.
Linea McPherson is the owner of Mind Body Zone in Fremont. She teaches, Yoga, Pilates and Reformer classes. She also teaches at 6 different Tech companies in the Bay Area. She is passionate about working with her clients and encourages them on their path to wellness.
Linea is President of Northern California Animal Rescue Friends; a nonprofit organization that rescues animals from research facilities, as well as sick and injured animals from local shelters. Her organization networks with other rescue groups and shelters throughout California when there are emergencies and assistance is needed with supplies or relocating animals.
She was raised in a family that believed strongly In volunteering and serving others. She looks forward to working with her fellow Rotarians and serving our community.
Ahsan Baig is a seasoned executive, currently leading a technology organization in the major public transit agency in San Francisco Bay Area. He is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all IT investments, including innovation, digital transformation, infrastructure modernization, and cybersecurity framework. Ahsan has over 27 years of private and public sector Information Technology experience, leading and managing high-performing teams in critical, high-visibility projects. Ahsan earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics and master’s degree in Electronics from the University of Karachi, Pakistan; and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the City College, City University of New York (CUNY).
Mr. Baig lives with his wife and two sons in Fremont and spent his spare time in community education programs and youth empowerment projects. He is an active member of IEEE, APTA, and CTA. He is a public speaker and has published research and technical papers in various journals and magazines.
for economically challenged children in India. She was also an active volunteer for the Refugee Resettlement agency. Professionally, Mamta
is a Senior Product Executive in the industry and specializes in Artificial Intelligence, and is passionate about AI for Good and driving ethical AI. Mamta enjoys coaching and mentoring many peers and students in the hi-tech industry and was on the steering committee of eBay Women in Technology and ran the Kohl’s women in technology for the west coast. Through Rotary she strives to contribute to the ecosystem from where we all consume. Mamta lives in Fremont with her husband of 23 years, and her two teenaged sons.
Ranjana is an accomplished Internal Medicine physician. She is the Medical Director of the Team Health hospitalist group at Kindred Hospital. She is also Medical Director at the Fremont Health Care facility. A leader with a proven track record of team building and management strategizing to improve quality metrics for the hospital helping them achieve several gold and silver awards amongst 80 Kindred hospitals across the US. She has served in several Leadership positions at Kindred Hospital. She is a former VP of the Medical executive committee, a Chair Ethics committee member, co-chair patient safety committee, member of the Utilization Committee and Quality Committee. While serving in these committees, she collaborated with the hospital leadership team to develop policies, compliance, implementing measurable improvements in operational structure.
She also served collaborating with administrative team emergency preparedness plans for the hospital. Her Education includes a Fellowship in the Hospitalist Leadership IPC/UC San Francisco program and an Internal Medicine Residency in Hospital affiliated with UC Davis and UMDNJ. She received her MD degree in G.R. Medical College, India. Her professional affiliation includes the American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine. Ranjana loves spending time with her family. Her passions include painting, music, chess, hiking, running and of course serving the community. She recently completed her first half marathon in 2020.
Ruchi is a strong believer in the value of education for children and advocates a healthy lifestyle for all. She loves to spend time hosting friends and family, follows an enviable fitness regimen and doesn’t mind an occasional binge TV-watching session!”
I aspired to be a doctor from a very young age primarily due to the encouragement from my paternal
uncle who was a physician and by taking care of my father who suffered from chronic back pain. I was fortunate to get admission in one of the best Medical College in my state and graduated from Mysore Medical College.
I came to USA after getting married. I pursued my MD degree in United states and subsequently completed fellowship in Rheumatology from UCSD. I served at the Naval Medical center
for 3 years in San Diego as a Rheumatologist and then moved to Fremont to start my own clinical
practice in Rheumatology. I also volunteer at the Arthritis Foundation and I am a member of their Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California region.
I am blessed to be able to serve my family and patients in the TriCity area who suffer from arthritis.
I have been married for 30 years and have a loving and caring husband and blessed with 3 sons. My oldest son will be completing his Masters in Computer Science at Stanford this year, my second son is in 2nd year medical school at UCLA and my youngest is a rising senior at Mission
San Jose high school.
I enjoy family time and we love to go on hikes and walks together.
At this time in my life as the kids have grown up I would like to devote some time to help people in need and providing medical care to the underserved and uninsured people in the community. I feel I can do
this being a part of the Fremont Bridge Rotary Club.