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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 Mya Sanders at msanders@cityofirvine.org


2013 Irvine Global Village Festival Steering Committee


Committee members in attendance at the September 25, 2013 meeting 

Entertainment

Massy Alavi (NEDA)
Anu Bajaj
Farrah Khan (FD)
Malti Maheta
Karen McNamara
Neda Movahed (IIPA)
Sewee Ruangtragool
Nafiseh Sedaghat
Pat Vachani

Exhibits

Philip Henderson (IMA)
Ivy Huang (SCCCA, ICS)
Greta Jacobs (IMA)
 

Kids Village

Mary King (IMA, SCCCA)
Narej Pichedvanichok
Annie S.H. Young

Community Partners

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan (TIYYA)
Fathi S. Yousef Ph.D. (IMA, FoO)
Sunny Zia (HU)

Restaurants

Drew Chesen
Peggy Lee
Terry Lee
Peggy Pao (OCCAA)
Nittaya "Nita" Pichedvanichok 
Venkatesh Sankaran
I-Tuan Wang (OCCCA)
Elsie Wong
Farrokh (Tony) Youssefieh

Merchants

Ann Hwu
Priti Khoshoo
Sarah Mar (IMA, SCCCA, AASCSC)
P.K. Wong (IEGSA)
Maria Yousef (IMA, FoO)
 

Marketing/Sponsorships

Caprice de Lorm (dLD)
Steve Huang
Isabelle Krasney (OCVEC)
Harish Murthy (EKTAA)
Al Rajput

Volunteers

Pouran Ahmadi
Ofelia Aranca
Miriana Blaskova (IMA)
Deanna Choi
Parwin Ghishtelai
Carol Jerson
Lucy Liu
Shirley Maldonado
Mahesh Maheta
Malti Maheta
Susana Silva (IMA)
Siriporn "Norita" Stewart (IMA, ITA&C)
Mariam Walirada

World Religions

Bob Chen (IMA, IECSA)
Nancy Cheng (IMA, IECSA)
Janet Lawrence (IJC)
Shourouq Routher (NMIIC, IECOC)
Dr. Senthamil Selvan

Committee Member Cultural
Group Affilitiations Key

ACSSC
Algerian Cultural Society of Southern California

AASCSC
Asian American Senior Citizen Service Center

dLD
de Lorm Designs

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
TTIYA Foundation



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