Board of Directors

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Rebecca Zung
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Founder  2000 Naples, FL

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
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President, Director of Cultural Affairs

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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Yuan Burns

    Vice President

    Yuan worked for the DC Courts from 2002 to her retirement in the fall of 2020. She held titles of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer for 15 years. In these roles, she led the dynamic and innovative information technology division of 75 full-time employees and 15 long-term contractors that supports the Courts technology needs. Yuan worked with the Courts’ judicial leadership and the senior executives to make technology policies. She served as the chairperson of various DC Courts committees. Yuan had revitalized the DC Courts IT operations, and had effectively implemented new technologies to resolve business issues. 

     

    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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    Kim Chen
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    Treasurer, Pioneer Member since 2000

    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 an accredited 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

      Auditor

      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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      Secretary

      This position is currently open.  The New Board Secretary will be announced after the June 2022 Monthly Board and Committee Meeting.

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      Siva Yang McAteer

        Graphic Designer

         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. 

        She has created and designed the branding of the APASWFL Logo and has continued to provide her professionalism and expertise in the production of our annual AsiaFest Program Booklet and maintenance of our Web presence.

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        Carmen Fantaci

          Scholarship Committee Coordinator

          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.  She has served as the associations' liaison to the local Latin Community to expand our reach and mutual event collaboration.

          A Certified Crowd Manager and dedicated supporter of APASWFL's Annual & Special 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. A Certified Crowd Manager and efficiently leads safety & security at our annual AsiaFest Celebration and International Fest. Robert is a dedicated and valued supporter for all APASWFL projects in Southwest Florida. 

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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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              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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