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 Board

Mary Jean Eisenhower Honorary Chair  – Granddaughter of 34 th U.S President Dwight D Eisenhower
Steve Boyda Legal Counsel& Chair of Adviser Board
Jerry Nolte Adviser of board —Presiding Commissioner at Clay County, Missouri
Shakil Haider Adviser of board–Human Relations Commission at City of Olathe, KS
Rehan Reza Adviser of Board–HR Commission at City of Topeka,Kansas
Scott Wagner Adviser of Board–Mayor-Pro Tem at City of Kansas, Missouri
R Wesley McCoy Adviser of Board –Councilman at  City of Olathe , Kansas
Fars Farassati Adviser of Board –Councilman at City of Overland Park, Kansas

MAACA Officer & Director Team

Name  Position Experience
Carol Wei Chairperson of Board Chairperson of MAACA 2013-2021
Chris Tan Vice Chairperson of Board President of 2018 Asian festival
Rajesh Gupta Vice Chairperson of Board 2014-2016 IAKC Chairman
Tom Wily Director of Board Director of Lion Club Leawood Chapter
Kai Guo Director of Board Director of Children  Mercy Hospital Foundation
Hibba Haider Director of Board 2018  President of APPNA( Heartland Chapter)
Rivend  Pecana Directorof Board 2017 Philippine Association Chairman
Chanthala Sanoubane Director of Board 2014-2017 Lao association President
Kamala Paudyal Director of Board Vice Chair of  Asia Festival  Stage Since 2017
Joseph DelRio Treasurer CPA & Officer of MAACA since 2015

MAACA Asia Union 2019 Cultural Ambassador

 Bangladesh
Rehan Reza
Harnoon  Sattar

BhutanPurna Biswa

China
Alex Che
Chris Tan

India
Rama Shetty
Anjana Singh

Indonesia
Cecllia Permana

Iran
Mark Manouchehr Kasaei
Faris Farassati

 Japan
Takuya Jay Inoue

Jordan

Samnasser

 Korea
Myong H. Fuentes

Laos

Chanthala Sanoubane

Lebanon

Theresa Maze

Malaysia

Marlini Aliasai
Farni Boten

Nepal
Jeena Regm

Pakistan
Hibba Haider

Philippines
Mike Mesina
Maggie Albers

Russia

Svelana Yeager
Jane Romanova-Hrenchir

Samoa
Lupe Moe

Saudi Arabia

Bandar Almohammedi

Singapore

Maria Singh
Charlene Hale

Turkey
Alper Sayar

Thailand

Nutnisa Hoffiman

                                                                                          Jodd Frazier

Vietnam

Meagn Bui

Nhi Tran