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Asian-American Advisory Board Members

The current composition of the Board reflects the diversity of Asia. Board members come from the different regions of the Asian continent: Central Asia, Middle East, the Pacific Region, and South Asia. Nationals of the following Asian countries and territories currently sit on the Board: Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, and Turkey.


  • Adam Tavakoly, Chair
  • Shabbir Motorwala, 1st Vice Chair
  • Barnaby Min, Esq., 2nd Vice Chair
  • Mehmet Ulutas, 3rd Vice Chair
  • Shawn Khosravi, Ex Officio (immediate Past Chair)

Board Members

  • Melissa Braynon
  • Mahmoud Reza D’Jahanshahi
  • Dr. Nasser Eftekhari
  • Sadrul H. Fasihi
  • Nazifa (Nazy) Given d
  • Josephine Gordy
  • Nidal Hozien
  • Dr. Joseph Johnson
  • Shabbir Motorwala
  • Meital Stavinsky Esq.,
  • Vivek Swaroop
  • Adrienne Thompson
  • Nick Vicera
  • Dr. Jim Yu

Board Staff

Mohammad S. Shakir
Program Officer and Director
Asian-American Advisory Board
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 660
Miami, FL 33128
ph: 305-375-1570
fax: 305-375-5715

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