Sriram was born and raised in India. He has lived in the beautiful Pacific NW for nearly 35 years, 25 of those in Kirkland. He wants to do his part in ensuring that Kirkland remains a livable, vibrant, welcoming, and supportive community for all people regardless of ethnicity, age, wealth, gender identity, and many other factors. As a person with lived experience of mental health challenges, he has benefited from having access to resources that helped him work through these challenges. That’s why he cares deeply about ensuring that everyone has access to sufficient resources and support for overcoming not just healthcare challenges such as mental health and substance use, but also safe shelter, access to healthy food, clean water, education, transportation, jobs, and so on. He’d like the city of Kirkland to be a leader in providing human services equitably with a social justice lens, so that everyone has an opportunity to live a good quality life.
Sriram is currently serving as a volunteer member on the Crisis Response Improvement Strategy (CRIS) Technology Subcommittee that’s advising the state on the build-out of a new technology platform for a modern and integrated behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention system. Previously, he served in numerous volunteer leadership roles as well as as a street outreach lead for the Seattle chapter of StandUp For Kids, a non-profit that serves and advocates for homeless and at-risk youth on the streets of Seattle.
Sriram worked at Microsoft for more than 25 years. He’s currently working as a solo strategic IT consultant helping businesses on their journey of digital transformation. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
He is honored to serve on the Human Services Commission.