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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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 Emergency Management Planning Specialist and Project Manager and has over 10 years experience with a Public Safety background. She specializes in Hazard Mitigation Planning, Post-Disaster Response and Outreach, and Special Events Planning.

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 Hazard Mitigation Planner and QA/QC Specialist.

Mr. Estrain has a Master's Degree in Geography with a focus in Regional Planning. He provides his expertise in Hazard Mitigation Planning, Land Use Planning, Historic Preservation Planning, and Environmental Planning.

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Pavi Palinisamy


Ms. Palanisamy is an Urban Planning professional with a Civil Engineering background, and is experienced in Disaster Management with a special focus on environmental planning, sustainable development, and flood mitigation.


Ms. Palanisamy won a prize from the Kerala Department of Housing for her presentation New Housing Literacy for Rebuilding Kerala.

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