The Indo American Press Club (IAPC), the largest association of journalists of Indian origin in North America, has announced its new leadership for 2024 and beyond.

Dr. Joseph M. Chalil, a distinguished physician executive and Chief Medical Officer at Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc., will chair the IAPC Board of Directors. Dr. Chalil, internationally recognized for his contributions to healthcare innovation and research, is also pursuing an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. A prolific author and co-founder of TheUNN Corporation, he brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Azad Jayan, with a rich background in journalism and business, has been named National President. Writer James Kurikattil will serve as Executive Vice President, Shan Jestus, an IT expert, as General Secretary, and Sunny George as Treasurer.

Other notable appointments include:

– Vice Presidents: Sunil Manjinakkara (New York), Shibi Roy (Houston), Patricia Umashankar (Dallas), Tozin Abraham (New York).
– Secretaries: Joy Pallatummatham (Dallas), Nisha Jude (New York), Chacko James (Houston).
– Joint Treasurers: Thrissur Jacob (New York), Jomon Joy (Connecticut).
– National Coordinators: Milly Philip (USA), Noble Augustine (Canada).
– News Distribution Managers: Gigi Kurian (New York), Rijesh Peter (Edmonton).
– Ex-Officio Member: Aashmita Yogiraj.

Spotlight on New Leaders

Azad Jayan: Started his journalism career with Manorama News in 2006, covering Supreme Court news, politics, and cinema. Currently, he is the Director of News and Editor-in-Chief of Kan Malayali newspaper in Canada.

Shan Jestus: A Software Engineering Manager in San Antonio, Texas, with a decade of experience in news media, he currently designs websites for The Universal News Network.

James Kurikattil: A renowned writer and former Vice President of IAPC, he is a prominent figure among Malayalees worldwide and an advocate for scientific independent thinking.

Sunny George: An IT professional with 25 years of experience, he currently serves as President and CEO of SGTC LLC and is active in the Malayali Association of Long Island and other community organizations.

Sunil Manjanikara: Program In Chief at Global Reporter Channel, he has produced numerous TV programs and organized a historic reality show across America for Jaihind TV.

Shibi Roy: A nurse and passionate radio jockey, she is the founder and CEO of Mallu Cafe Radio, promoting health programs and community goodwill.

Tozin Abraham: A broadcast professional with extensive experience in computer and broadcast engineering, he has held key positions at ABC News and Fox News.

Patricia Umashankar: A freelance journalist with a background as a Personal Assistant to the Chief Reporter of a leading American newspaper, she is known for her detailed and insightful reporting.

Joy Pallatummatham: A former Vice President of IAPC, he has authored academic books and continues to volunteer in the social and cultural sectors.

Nisha Jude: A social media influencer who discusses relevant issues among North American Malayalees, she reported for Doordarshan Kerala during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chacko James: A well-known socio-political figure in Texas, he has published numerous articles and stories, and is involved with several American Malayalee organizations.

Thrissur Jacob: A television producer and political analyst with over 15 years in the media field, he is a key figure at Jahhind News.

Jomon Joy: A freelance columnist for leading Malayalam media in America.

Milly Philip: President of the IAPC Philadelphia Chapter, she has held various positions in community organizations and is dedicated to justice and charity.

Noble Augustine: An English teacher and Editorial Director at Samiksha, a multicultural family magazine in Canada, he also serves in various community and religious organizations.

Gigi Kurian: Director of Kerala News Online and a well-known composer with a strong presence among American Malayalees.

Rijesh Peter: Editor-in-Chief of the IAPC Chronicle and active in various Calgary-based associations.

The new leadership team is poised to guide the IAPC into a new era, fostering growth and innovation in the Indo-American journalistic community.