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Festival Committee
Each year, enthusiastic community volunteers lend their time and positive energy to planning the annual Irvine Global Village Festival. Steering committee members attend monthly meetings and work cooperatively with volunteers and City staff to assist in planning Festival activities, reviewing entertainment, merchant and/or vendor applications, as well as helping to solicit event volunteers, applicants and sponsors.  We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers and we look forward to another successful event. If you are interested in joining the steering committee, please contact Wendy Brown at wbrown@cityofirvine.org.  


2016 Irvine Global Village Festival Steering Committee

 
 

    

Committee members in attendance at the September 21, 2016 meeting 

Entertainment

Pouran Ahmadi
Massy Alavi (NEDA)
Anu Bajaj
Itav Freydooni
Farrah Khan (FD)
Malti Maheta
Karen McNamara
Neeta Merchant
Neda Movahed (IIPA)
Sewee Ruangtragool
Pat Vachani

Exhibits

Philip Henderson (IMA)
Ivy Huang (SCCCA, ICS)
Greta Jacobs (IMA)
Kenneth Pao (OCCAA)
Geetha Subramanyan

Kids Village

Niya Deng
Mary King (IMA, SCCCA)
Andre Li
Richard Lu
Narej Pichedvanichok
James Wu
Annie S.H. Young

Community Partners

Fathi S. Yousef Ph.D. (IMA, FoO)

Restaurants

Gunindu (Guni) Abeysekera
Chia Bresnan
Drew Chesen
Angela Eason
Jessime Gao
Peggy Lu
Malti Maheta
Peggy Pao (OCCAA)
Nittaya "Nita" Pichedvanichok
Venkatesh Sankaran
I-Tuan Wang (OCCAA)

Merchants

Ann Hwu
Zhihai Li
Ofelia Pedroche-Aranda
Claudia Peng
Maria Yousef (IMA, FoO)
 

Marketing/Sponsorships

Seema Choudhary
Caprice de Lorm
Steve Huang
Bill Lewis

Volunteers

Parvin Anaghiz
Miriana Blaskova (IMA)
Deanna Choi
Parwin Ghishtelai
Mahesh Maheta
Malti Maheta
Shirley Maldonado
Sarah Mar
Susana Silva (IMA)
Mariam Walizada

World Religions

Nancy Cheng (IMA, IECSA)
Charlie Choi
Alfred Fan
Al Raiput
Lily Yu

Walk for Unity

Meyuna Hussein-Cattan

Committee Member Cultural
Group Affiliations Key

ACSSC
Algerian Cultural Society of Southern California

AASCSC
Asian American Senior Citizen Service Center

EKTAA
EKTAA Indian Cultural Center

FD
First Drops

FoO
Friends of Outreach

HSSS
Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh

HU
Humanities Unite

ICS
Irvine Chinese School 

IECOC
Islamic Educational Council of Orange County

IECSA
Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Association

IIPA
Irvine Iranian Parents Association

IJC
Irvine Jewish Community

IMA
Irvine Multicultural Association

ITA&C
Irvine Thai Arts & Culture

JCC
Jewish Community Center

KHB
Kolohes of Huntington Beach

NAAP
Network of Arab American Professionals 

NEDA
NEDA Iranian Senior Group

NMIIC
Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council

OCCAA
Orange County Chinese Artists Association

OCVEC
Orange County Veterans Employment Committee

SCCCA
South Coast Chinese Cultural Association

TIYYA
TIYYA Foundation



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