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
Jeff Colyer Honorary Chair–Former Governor of Kansas
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
Steve Boyda Adviser of Board -Legal Counsel& Chair of Adviser Board
Ahsan Latif Adviser of Board –  Legal Counsel& President of CPS
Brad Li  Adviser of Board -Chief Executive Office  of ZTE USA

MAACA Officer & Director Team

Name  Position Experience
Carol Wei Chairperson of Board Chairperson of MAACA 2013-2021, Committee member of city of Leawood, city of Overland Park,Committee chair of City of Topeka and Director of The United Nations of Kansas chapter
Chris Tan Vice Chairperson of Board 2018 Asian Festival President, ,Director  of China-America Alliance&2015-2017 President of Tsinghua-Alumni Association GKC
Rajesh Gupta Vice Chairperson of Board 2014-2016 IAKC Chairman, 2017-2019 Trustee of India Association
Tom Wily Director of Board Lawyer &Director of Lion Club Leawood Chapter
Kai Guo Director of Board 2019 MAACA Annual Gala President, Director of Children Hospital committee
Hibba Haider Director of Board 2018  President of APPNA,2019 Asia Festival Prescient
Rivend  Pecana Director of Board 2017 Philippine Association Chairman
Chanthala Sanoubane Director of Board 2014-2017 Lao association President
Joseph DelRio  Treasurer CPA & Officer of MAACA since 2015
Bander Almohamadi Secretary of Board  2015-2017 President of Saudi Arabia Student Association

MAACA Committee

Carol Wei Chair of Nomination Committee
Chris Tan Chair of Festival Committee
Farni Weaver Chair of PR Committee
John Drakey Chair of Martial Arts Committee
Mark Kasael Chair of Sports Committee
Joshua Yeh Chair of MAACA Volunteer Committee
Zheyi Yang Leader of Festival VIP Hospitably
Douglas Oliver Secretary of Chairperson
Mahnaz Shabbi  Adviser of Chairperson
Tom Boydston Chair of Marketing Committee
Nafees Mamnoon Marketing Committee
TJ Bankenship Leader of Golf Committee
Mark Walker Vice Chair of Volunteer Committee
Amanda Zhu Chair of Youth Club ( Overland Park )
Alper Sayor 2020 Festival President
Ami Tevis Event Stage Vice Chair
Chen Sha Chair of Youth Club (Topeka )
Tinting Qin Vice Chair of Outreach Committee
Syed Imtiaz Hussain Event Stage Chair
Yanzheny Bai MAACA Cashier

MAACA Asia Union 2019 Cultural Ambassador

Afghanistan

Sina Baha
Bangladesh


Rehan Reza
Harnoon  Sattar

Bhutan


Karna Veer
Purna Biswa

Cambodia


John Thong

China


Chris Tan
Carol Wei

India


Rama Shetty
Anjana Singh

Indonesia


Cecllia Permana
Enrico Stephen

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


Baasan Shungee

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


Bandar Almohammedi
Rayed Alhanbi

Singapore


Maria Singh
Charlene Hale

Turkey


Alper Sayar
Ebru Newamn

Thailand


Nutnisa Hoffiman
Jodd Frazier

Vietnam


Meagn Bui
Nhi Tran