Girish Shah is a community volunteer promoting nonviolence (ahimsa) and has served several non-profits for over 30 years. He is a Jain Lay Leader. He is a Founding Board member of Carry The Vision (CTV, Nonviolence Education Nonprofit), and Board Vice Chair of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC) and co-founder of South Asian Heart Center and Board Member and past President of the Jain Center of Northern California; co-founder of the Federation of Jain Associations of North America (JAINA). Concurrently, he is co-editor, Jain Scripture English Translation Project Team. Professionally, a retired IBM Executive Consultant.