Board of Directors

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Rebecca Zung

Founder  2000 Naples, FL

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Rebecca Zung is one of the Top 1% of divorce attorneys in the nation, having been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Lawyer in America”, as “Legal Elite” by Trend Magazine, and recognized by her peers and the judiciary as AV©, preeminent rated in family law, the highest possible rating for an attorney by Martindale Hubbell. She is the author of the bestselling books, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure-Fire Method to Step Up and Win; and Breaking Free: A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Freedom, and is a sought after major media contributor. Her perspectives are in high demand by television and print outlets, as she has been featured in or on Extra TV, Forbes, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Time, Dr. Drew, NPR Talk Radio, Good Day New York and CBS Los Angeles among others.

 

Now, based in both Naples FL and Los Angeles, she is available for speeches, to facilitate trainings, and for media interviews. More information at www.rebeccazung.com

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Pearl Cruz

President, Director of Cultural Affairs

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A Bachelor of Arts Major in Communications with over 35 years of solid accomplishments in sales, advertising and new business development.  A creative, highly organized and self-motivated professional who maintains an innovative approach towards account management through effective planning and presentations.

 

An Independent Real Estate Consultant in SW Florida.  Also, a third generation licensed & credited realtor involved in multi-state referral, cross-border & international sales in Canada and Asia.
 

She enjoys early retirement by volunteering time and donating skills to deserving organizations representing her passion for education, culture and the performing arts as Director of Cultural Affairs.

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Sarah Paspe

Vice President

    Sarah was the key person that ensured the success of the 2020 AsiaFest Program.  Highly organized, energetic and passionate with every project she completes.  She brings the youthful energy and encouragement to the team.

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    Kim Chen

    Treasurer, Pioneer Member since 2000

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    Kim Chen has been a member of the Rogers Wood Hill Starman & Gustason CPA Tax Services Team for over 30 years and became a shareholder in 2012.  Kim is a Florida CPA.  Since joining RWHSG in 1999, Kim has worked extensively with individuals, small businesses, fiduciaries, tax exempt organizations and employee benefit plans.  She has served as Tax Manager for five years before she became a partner with RWHSG.  
     
    Kim graduated from Old Dominion University in Virginia with a Master of Science degree in Taxation.  She earned her Bachelor of Economics degree in Insurance from Shanghai Economics and Finance University.
     
    Kim enjoys working with clients to plan tax transactions in order to obtain optimal benefit from the ever-changing tax codes, and is a member of AICPA & FICPA.  She is fluent in various Chinese dialects.

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    Rei Collins

    Secretary

      Rei has over 28 years of fundraising and donor development experience. Her notable successes were the International Auto Show/Afterglow and the Red Wings Celebrity Golf Tournament. She also contributed her skills to the fundraising events for Inner City Youth Agencies with dignitaries and government officials from the City of Detroit, Michigan.

       

      Rei has been involved with the promotion of AsiaFest since 2015.  She has continued to support APASWFL projects and events.  A dedicated member providing continued guidance and encouragement to all members.

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      Siva Yang McAteer

      Graphic Designer

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      Siva is the owner of Siva McAteer Design Group, LLC, Hmong Book Publishing, and Claddagh House Publishing. She is a creative and talented individual who has a passion for all aspects of design. She has a Bachelor of Science in Design Communications from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her specialty is in graphic design, packaging, and publishing. Siva has been in the industry since 1999. 

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      Yuan 

      Scholarship Committee

        Yuan worked for the DC Courts as the Chief Information Officer who led the dynamic and innovative information technology division of 75 full-time employees and 15 long-term contractors prior to her retirement in the fall of 2020. In this role, Yuan worked with all three branches of the DC government for making technology policies. She served as the chairperson of various DC Courts committees. Yuan had revitalized the DC Courts IT operations, consistently finding ways to upgrade the resources available to DC Courts staff while bringing costs down and strengthening security and compliance systems while making them easier to use. 

         

        Yuan moved to Cape Coral, Florida from Northern Virginia in late 2020 after her successful career of 35 years in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is committed to volunteer her time to serve the local community. 

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        Carmen Fantaci

        Scholarship Committee

          Known to most as Candy and she has been volunteering with APASWFL since 2014. Candy has provided excellent production management during AsiaFest, Kickoffs, Scholarship Awards and Fundraising events.

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          Robert Morrison Jr.

          Planning Manager

            Robert has been volunteering with APASWFL since 2016. He continues to ensure effective management of the production of our APASWFL events. He leads safety & security at our annual AsiaFest Celebration and the Inaugural International Fest. Robert is committed to continued support for all APASWFL projects in Southwest Florida. 

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            Kevin Mulhearn

            Co-Planning Manager

              Kevin began volunteering with APASWFL in 2018. He continues to provide valuable support in the production of our events; the annual AsiaFest Celebration, Asian Food Festival and the Inaugural International Fest.

               

              Kevin is a prominent Florida Realtor in Fort Myers, Naples & Jacksonville who provides professionalism and dedication to our community.

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              Dr. Colin Feng

              ASIAFEST Chairman

                Dr. Colin Feng was born and raised in China. A graduate from the Xian Jiao Tong University majoring in Business Management.  He continued his education in Ohio University and received his Master degree in Economics. Colin pursued to earn his Doctor degree in Economics from The Ohio State University in 1995. 

                Dr. Colin Feng is a certified financial planner with Equitable Advisors, LLC.  He has been selected as Southwest Florida Five Star Wealth Manager every year since 2012 by Gulf Shore Magazine. He also specializes in life insurance, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance.  Dr. Colin Feng taught Economics at Florida Southwestern State Community College. 

                Dr. Colin Feng is very active in the local community and participates in many non-profit organizations in Southwest Florida.  He is a member of the South Fort Myers Rotary Club.  He was the past president of the Kiwanis Club of San Carlos Park-Estero, the past president of the Southwest Florida Chinese Association, as well as past president of the Naples Asian Professionals Association. 

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                Josephine Mak

                Board Member

                  Josephine is a Project Manager for the Florida Department of Transportation.  Her area of expertise is construction engineering and management.  She was born and raised in Hong Kong. Her family has been a Florida resident since 2001.

                   

                  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida. In 2019, Josephine completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University. 

                   

                  In addition to English and Cantonese, she speaks Mandarin and Hakka.

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                  Lois Feng

                  Board Member

                    Lois has been involved with APASWFL since 2010 and continues to provide the support for the production of our annual events and projects.  She oversees that we fulfill our mission.

                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
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                    Advisory
                    Committee

                    (Past Board Presidents)

                    Rebecca Zung

                    NAPA President 2000-2003

                    Judy Wright

                    NAPA President 2004-2007

                    Frank Zhou

                    NAPA President 2008-2011

                    Dr Colin Feng

                    NAPA President 2012-2015

                    Cynthia Roemisch

                    APASWFL President 2016-2019

                    Kim Hale

                    (Korean Association President) 

                    Monique Hogan

                    (Indonesian Association President)

                    Roel & Mallou Campos (Philippines)

                    Sushila Cherian (India)

                    Jennifer Eagleton (Taiwan)

                    Merlin Mayo (Pacific Islands)

                    Siva Yang McAteer (Hmong)

                    Sryeoshi Shikha Moni (Bangladesh)

                    Lovelyn Robbins (Pacific Islands)

                    Viensouk Phommachanh (Laos)

                    Cathy Le (Vietnam)

                    Chris Shing

                    (Fundraising & Social Media Support)

                    Councilman Jaha Cummings

                    (Cultural Heritage Center of SWFL)


                    Dr. Mari DeWees

                    (Global Studies, Sociology Department

                    Florida Gulf Coast University )

                    Volunteer Committee

                    If you would like to volunteer at any of

                    our events, please send an email to: APASWFL@gmail.com with your contact details.  We welcome fresh ideas, comments, inquiries, suggestions & more.

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