VPC India’s mission is to work cohesively with clients and partners to help communities reduce risk and improve resiliency. Our team members are committed, community-centric people with a keen sense of how to better create a ‘safer sense of place.’ We are a team of emergency management, GIS, planning, outreach, grants management, and graphic design professionals who are committed to precision and excellence in serving our clients, public ,and the government. Our staff members are dedicated and motivated individuals, who also play active roles in their communities; serving on planning boards, design review committees, homeowner associations, and various non-profit boards.

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Deepa Srinivasan, AICP, CFM


Ms. Srinivasan is the Founder and President of VPC India. She brings over 20 years of planning experience and directs all planning, outreach, disaster management, grants management, and web design work for federal, state, and local clients. 

Ms. Srinivasan’s focus is on integrating smart growth with safe growth principles to improve disaster resiliency in communities. Ms. Srinivasan is a Certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). 

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Pat Pathade, PMP


Mr. Pathade serves as Chief Technology Officer and has over 30 years of experience of providing software solutions that leverage his strong engineering background. He is a certified Salesforce Cloud Consultant and Drupal Consultant and specializes in enterprise architecture.  

Mr. Pathade is an expert in multiple languages and platforms including: .Net, PHP, JavaScript, TML, CSS,  Drupal, jQuery, Salesforce, MySQL, Linux, and SharePoint.


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Mani Ashwin


Mr. Ashwin serves as a Business Development Specialist with VPC India. He has a strong engineering background with a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering and has a keen interest in newer technologies like ML, AI, and IoT.


Mr. Ashwin was with the Indian youth military, the National Cadet Corps, for 5 years. During this time he engaged in many public outreach programs in collaboration with the government and the military.

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Vaibhav Pundir


Mr. Pundir serves as the Disaster Management Specialist for VPC. He has a Master’s Degree in Disaster Management and Climate Sustainability Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is experienced in working with NGOs and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

Mr. Pundir also has field experience with local communities in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand and in Geoprocessing applications like Arc GIS and ERDAS Imagine.

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Utkarsh Pandey


Mr. Pandey is an experienced risk management specialist with extensive field experience working on the front lines of disaster response and expertise in developing and implementing disaster preparedness and risk mitigation in vulnerable communities.


Mr. Pandey is also highly skilled in using geospatial mapping platforms such as ArcMap, R, and Open Street Map.

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Ashley Samonisky


Ms. Samonisky serves as the Project Manager and Lead Emergency Management Planner for VPC. She has over 10 years experience with a Public Safety and Emergency Management background specializing in Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Operations Planning, Continuity Planning, and Post-Disaster Response and Outreach.

Ms. Samonisky has served as the Outreach Subcommittee Chair for the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC) and continues to support the organization.

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Andrew Estrain

Mr. Estrain serves as a Resiliency and Recovery Planner, Hazard Mitigation Specialist, and QA/QC Specialist for VPC. Mr. Estrain has a Master's Degree in Geography with a focus in Regional Planning.

Mr. Estrain is currently a member of the American Planning Association. He provides his expertise in Hazard Mitigation Planning, Land Use Planning, Historic Preservation Planning, and Environmental Planning.