Housing Commission Biographies

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Sanjiv Kapil

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Housing Daruwalla
Nina Daruwalla

I was born and brought up in India, studied through the Cambridge system of education, and did my B.A. in Economics & Commerce through Bombay University. I also studied for my Masters degree in Psychology & Counseling skills in Sydney. 2001 was our next move to U.S.A., and we settled in Cupertino, CA. I settled my family, and then took up voluntary work in Emergency Preparedness and Safety with the City of Cupertino. I contracted for the City of Cupertino, and wrote the Flood Insurance program through NFIP – FEMA, as a result of which the City of Cupertino and Community members save 10% on their flood insurance premiums! My passion and interest in people and homes, led me to get my Real Estate license in California once more, and I work as a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker. My aim in life is to help as many people in the sale or purchase of a home, taking good care of all their needs, and making sure they are well satisfied and settled. I build lifetime relationships, not single transactions!  January 2006, I was appointed as a Public Safety Commissioner for the City of Cupertino, and completed the full 8 year Term – 2014. I continue to work in a volunteer capacity for the community I live and work in. I am also a First Responder –on the CERT & Medical Reserve Corp for the City of Cupertino. January 2016- Appointed as a Housing Commissioner with the City of Cupertino.

Sue Bose

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Housing Cunningham
Connie Cunningham  

Connie Cunningham earned her Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University.  She managed the Acquisition Division at NASA Ames Research Center for ten years prior to her retirement.  Since early 2017, She has been actively engaged in community dialogue about affordable housing for all incomes and abilities by visiting Cupertino City Council meetings. She voiced support for the City’s Below Market Rate Housing program and support for those who need help, including those suffering housing insecurity.  

Connie has lived in Cupertino 32 years.  She and her husband, Dennis, have two adult children and have six grandchildren aged 7 to 25.  Their children attended Cupertino schools before graduating from college. She and Dennis love to camp; Yosemite is their favorite National Park.  Connie, also, loves birding, and has over 260 wild birds on her Life List.

Siva Gandikota

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