About MAACA

MAACA, the MidAmerica Asian Culture Association,is a non-political, non-religious, and a non-profit 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote cultural awareness, socialization, to develop common interests, and to bring famous Asian attractions to the Kansas City area metropolitan area.


MAACA Advisory Board

Mary Jean Eisenhower Honorary Chair  – Granddaughter of 34 th U.S President Dwight D Eisenhower
Jeff Colyer Honorary Chair – Former Governor of Kansas
Carol Wei Founder&  Life-Time Honoring Chairperson
Steve Boyda Chair of Adviser of Board -Legal Counsel
Shakil Haider Adviser of board – Human Relations Commission at City of Olathe, KS
Rehan Reza Adviser of Board – Human Relations Commission at City of Topeka,Kansas
R Wesley McCoy Adviser of Board -Councilman at  City of Olathe , Kansas
Fars Farassati Adviser of Board -Councilman at City of Overland Park, Kansas
Paul Lions Adviser of Board -Councilman at City of Overland Park, Kansas
Jerry Nolte Adviser of board -Presiding Commissioner at Clay County, Missouri
Adrienne Foster Adviser of Board-Former Mayor of Roeland Park
Mahnaz Shabbir Adviser of Board – Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center Board
Brad Li Adviser of Board – Chief Executive Office of ZTE USA
Flower Cantu-Kelley Adviser of Board – Director of Planning & Staff Operations Office of CHRO of Sprint

MAACA Board of Trustee

Name  Position Experience
Rajesh Gupta Chairperson of Trustee 2014-2016 IAKC Chairman, 2017-2019 Trustee of India Association
Rivend  Pecana Vice Chair of Trustee 2017 Philippine Association Chairman Asian Festival President, , Citizen Adviser of John Country Police Department
Kai Guo Trustee 2019 MAACA Annual Gala President, Market Intelligence & Strategy Director at Kiewit Energy Company
Tom Wily Trustee Lawyer & Director of Lion Club Leawood Chapter
Carol  Wei  Trustee Chairperson of MAACA 2013-2020, Commissioner of city of Leawood, City of Overland Park,Chair of  Ethnic Commission ,City of Topeka.
Chris Tan Trustee Director  of China-America Alliance &2015-2017 President of Tsinghua-Alumni Association GKC
Joseph DelRio Trustee CPA & Officer of MAACA since 2015
Yanfei Huff Trustee Officer of board since 2017 , Purchaser at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company,Inc

MAACA Executive Board

Chris Tan President & Chair of Operation
Hibba Haider Vice President&  Chair of Found Development Committee
Mark Kasael Director & Chair of Program Committee
Chanthala Sanoubane Director&Vice Chair of Golf Committee
Nafees Mamnoon Director& Chair of MAACA Marketing Committee
Yanzhen Bai Director &Financial Officer
Sonia Tian Board Secretary &Chair of Miss Asia Outreach Committee
Davaadash Bordukh Chair of Volunteer Committee
Farni Weaver Chair  of PR Committee
Tom Boydston Chair of Marketing Committee
Kamala Paudyal Chair of Annual Festival Stage
TJ Bankenship Chair of Golf Committee
Carol Wei Chair of Nomination Committee
Alper Sayor Chair of Opening Ceremony & Outstanding student award Committee
John Drakey Chair of Martial Arts Committee
Ami Tevis Chair of  Stage Management
Jan Romanova-Hrenchir Vice chair of stage Management
Kristi Tourville-Poquette Vice Chair of stage mangement
Chen Sha Chair of Youth Club (Topeka )
Amanda Zhu Chair of Youth Club ( Overland Park )

MAACA Asia Union Cultural Ambassador

     Afghanistan

Sina Baha
Bangladesh


Rehan Reza

Bhutan


Karna Veer
Purna Biswa

Cambodia


John Thong

China


Chris Tan
Carol Wei

India


Rama Shetty
Anjana Singh

Indonesia


Cecllia Permana
Vvian Yudistyra

Iran


Mark Manouchehr Kasaei
Faris Farassati

Israel


Sue-Ellen Flescher
Mary Water

Japan


Takuya Jay Inoue
Douglas Oliver

Jordan


Sam Nasser

Korea


June Cho
Myong H.A Fuentes

Laos


Chanthala Sanoubane

Lebanon


Theresa Maze

Malaysia


Marlini Aliasai
Farni Boten

Mongolia


Davaadash Bordukh

Baigal Urjnee

Nepal


Jeena Regm

Kamala Paudyal

Pakistan


Mahjabeen Zaidi
Hibba Haider

Palestine


Omar Bishtawi
Hadeel Alnammar

Philippines


Jackie Nugent

Russia


Svelana Yeager
Jane Romanova-Hrenchir

Samoa


Lupe Moe
Gracelynn Mataia

Saudi Arabia

Rayed Alhanbi

Singapore


Maria Singh
Charlene Hale

Turkey


Alper Sayar
Ebru Newamn

Thailand


Nutnisa Hoffiman
Jodd Frazier

Vietnam


Meagn Bui
Nhi Tran