LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) ( http://pacificmesocenter.org/) is pleased to announce it has added Anu Venkatesh to its board of directors as Treasurer. Anu is a Director of Accounting at PrepareYourBooks.com ( http://www.prepareyourbooks.com/), an accounting and financial management firm in Glendale, California that provides accounting services to individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations. "Anu stepped right up to the plate on our Inaugural 5K Walk/Hike last October in Agoura Hills, and contributed enormously to our success," said Clare Cameron, Executive Director of PMC. "We are most fortunate to have her on our team." At PrepareYourBooks.com, Anu is responsible for the oversight of portfolio management for all client accounts. Her accounting experience includes the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, complex financial budgets and personal financial statements for individuals, partnerships, corporations and LLC's. Anu started her career in 1997 in India, where she was an executive accountant at an export company. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in her home country and is taking continuing education on obtaining her Certified Public Accountant Certificate in California. "I'm excited to be able to contribute to this organization. My passion is to help the community and mesothelioma research is a great cause for which to raise funds and awareness," Anu commented upon accepting the invitation to join the board. "It's an honor to work with Dr. Cameron and his team to help share the progress he has made toward the life extending management of this disease. Although the general public sees the ads from law firms everyday regarding mesothelioma, very few understand the terrible toll it has in our community. PMC is an organization that makes a difference by actually being in the trenches with cutting edge research while providing vital emotional and educational support and hope to the victims and their families."