KOA Executive Team (2014)

Dr. Surinder Kaul

President, KOA

Dr. Surinder KaulDr. Surinder Kaul was born in Srinagar in a spiritual family ‘Sahibs’. He came to the United States in 2002 and completed his medical residency at Cornell and Stonybrook University. Based in Katy, Texas, he is Faculty in Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and is serving in the capacity of Chief of Hospitalist Division. He is married and his wife Sunita is a practicing Dentist and they are blessed with a pretty daughter Shreya and an adorable son, Krish.Several things are important about him. First, what he is today is the result of family, friends and community, of which the Kashmiri Pandit contribution is very material and significant. It taught him in a very personal way the principle of sharing and caring in the outreach interaction. Second, he believes that when one approaches the community it should be with the spirit of bringing the highest values and value that one can. Third, the world (if not Kashmir) was open and inclusive with him and he, in return, is that, even with those where we may not see eye to eye. This is reflected in the Global town hall meetings where he serves as a moderator.

Rajni Koul

Vice-President, KOA

KOA Zone 3 Director

Rajni KaulRajni ji came to this country as graduate student 33 years ago. She joined Fermi National Lab, Chicago, in October 1988 that was around the same time when our community was being uprooted from their homes and hearths back home in Kashmir. In Chicago, she along with her husband Rabinder Koul and her three year old son Aditya, participated in local Kashmiri community building. In addition, she also got involved with larger Indian community organizations to highlight the plight of our community in Kashmir through FACT exhibition all over USA with the help of KP community and other members of FACT organization. She was part of KWI (Kashmir Welfare Initiative at http://koausa.org/koa/programs/projects/kwi/) initiative taken by local Chicago group under KOA In 2006. She, along with her family, moved to New Jersey, and it is her pleasure to join the youthful volunteer team of Zone 3.

Rajni ji considers this opportunity to represent Zone 3 in the KOA Board of Directors as her honor and privilege.

Ajay Tikoo

Secretary, KOA

Ajay TikooAjay Tikoo lives in the Princeton area of New Jersey along with his wife Vaneeta and son Sagar. Ajay has been a KOA member ever since he moved to USA about thirteen years back. Ajay has volunteered his time for the KOA at various levels. He has served as a grassroots volunteer for three years in KOA Zone 8, helping arranging and conducting the local community events. Ajay also, served as the Chapter President for one year and as a member of the management committee for the for one year in Zone 8 before he relocated to to Zone 3. Ajay has continued to volunteer for the KOA at the zonal level in Zone 3. At the national level, Ajay has served the organization as its Treasurer for three years.


Rajeev Kaul

Treasurer, KOA

Rajeev KaulRajeev Kaul was born in Srinagar and came to USA as a student in 1988. He is a life member of KOA. He runs a Financial /Accounting advisory firm in New York City. He lives in Long Island with his wife Dr Vanita Kaul and Son Saagar and Daughter Jherna.