DMA Board of Trustees (BOT) – 2016
Mathew Cheruvil was born and raised in Koodalloor (Kottayam Dist) and after completing high school, his family moved to Payyavoor (Kannur Dist). Soon thereafter, he joined the ‘Indian Air Force’ and served for nine years. After completing his post-graduation from Delhi University, he moved to USA in 1983 and worked as a teacher in the Detroit Public School system. After twelve years, he started his own business and continues to this day. After moving to the U.S., Mr. Cheruvil joined the Detroit Malayalee Association and has been an active member ever since. He has held a variety of positions, including secretary for six terms; and 2013 will mark his fourth term as DMA president. Mr. Cheruvil is also a founding member of the Detroit Eagles Volleyball Club – which started in 1993 – and has taken the team to participate in the annual Jimmy George Memorial Volleyball Tournament since 1994. He has also served as chairman of the Kerala Volleyball League of North America (KVLNA) for five years (2005-2009). Mr. Cheruvil was also an active member of FOKANA, where he served as General Secretary from 2002 to 2004, and BOT Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2008. From 2009 to 2010, he was the National Advisory Council Chairman of FOMAA. He is also one of the founding members of the Knanaya Catholic Society of Detroit-Windsor.Mr. Cheruvil is married to his lovely wife, Mercy, for 33 years, and has three children: Dimple, Diana and David.
PAUL P KURIAKOSE
BOT VICE CHAIRMAN