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
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–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
Steve Boyda Adviser of Board -Legal Counsel
Ahsan Latif Adviser of Board –  Legal Counsel& President of CPS
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, ,
Kai Guo Trustee 2019 MAACA Annual Gala President, Director of Children Hospital committee
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,Committee chair of 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

MAACA Executive Board

Chris Tan Chair of Executives Board
Hibba Haider Vice Chair
Yanzhen Bai Financial Officer
Mark Kasael Program Officer
Bander Almohamadi Secretary of Board

MAACA Sub-Committee of Board

Chanthala Sanoubane Golf Committee Vice Chair
Nafees Mamnoon Vice Chair of MAACA Marketing Committee
Alper Sayor 2020 Asia Festival President
Tom Boydston Chair of Marketing Committee
Farni Weaver Chair of PR Committee
TJ Bankenship Leader of Golf Committee
Carol Wei Chair of Nomination Committee
Amanda Zhu Chair of Youth Club ( Overland Park )
John Drakey Chair of Martial Arts Committee
Ami Tevis Event Stage Manger
Chen Sha Chair of Youth Club (Topeka )
Kamala Paudyal Chair of Festival stage

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
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