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USPAACC Western Region is an affiliate of US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC), founded in 1984 national nonprofit, nonpartisan Pan Asian American organization representing Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. As a thought leader with 30-year of track record in business matchmaking, strong partnerships with corporations, government, and Asian American businesses, USPAACC is poised to raise the bar to yet another level.
USPAACC Western Region promotes, nurtures and propels economic growth by opening doors to contract, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate America, the federal government, and the small and minority business community in the U.S. & Asia.
Aligned with the mission of the national organization, USPAACC West focuses on serving the Asian American owned businesses in the Western USA through regularly scheduled programs that are designed to help its members to develop their capabilities; gain access to business opportunities; and grow their respective businesses.


Our members’ heritage includes, but is not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mongolia and Indonesia. We welcome all people who believe in the power of diversity and inclusion for mutually beneficial economic gains.

Our Board

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Timothy O. McLaughlin


Tim is responsible for developing, maintaining and administering San Jose Water’s (SJW) Utility
Supplier Diversity Program (USDP) and supports San Jose Water Group (SJW Group) Supplier
Diversity Programs in Connecticut, Maine and Texas.

Sandhya Mukkamala
Chapter Co-President

Sandhya Mukkamala is a Partner and Co-Founder at ASTUTE and an accomplished CPA in the State of California specializes on R&D tax incentives, technical accounting & forensic audits. She has more than 15 years of experience in these specialties working in complex Merger & Acquisition for private and public accounting sectors.

Deepti KaPUR
Chapter Co-President

Deepti Kapur is an entrepreneur, angel investor and a champion for women. In addition to her day job serving as the Vice President of Major Market Broadcasting, an independent media group that owns television stations and networks airing to 70 million people in more than 20 markets around the United States.


Rahul Kuruvilla

Rahul is the Founder and CEO of Triune Informatics, an IT staffing company based in Fremont, California. With a nationwide presence, Triune offers staffing solutions to clients in the education, government, and commercial sectors, and has been recognized multiple times by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest-growing IT staffing companies.


Ansie Ting


Ansie, with over 20 years of experience in commercial banking and a strong background in SBA products, currently works at JP Morgan Chase and is driven by her lifelong connection with business leaders, inspired by her upbringing in Hong Kong and San Francisco.


Susan Au Allen

National CEO

As CEO of US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce EF, Susan Au Allen leads initiatives to support small businesses affected by COVID-19, advocates for equitable broadband access, and collaborates with diverse chambers to train leaders, drawing on her extensive advisory and leadership roles across various organizations and receiving numerous awards for her influence and advocacy.

Karin Hung

Karin Hung
National President

Karin Hung, as President of USPAACC, manages daily operations, develops strategic initiatives, and organizes impactful events to empower Asian American businesses and professionals.


Pamela Banjeree

Board Member


Pamela Banerjee, a seasoned Contingent Workforce Professional with 16 years of experience, expertly crafts solutions for Fortune 50 companies, guiding program design with her diverse background in computer science, program management, and strategy, while also contributing to diversity and inclusion as a coach and earning recognition in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s ’40 under 40′.

Roger Cheng

Roger Cheng
Board Member

Roger Cheng recently joined AT&T as a Sr. Supplier Diversity Sourcing Manager. Prior to AT&T, Roger spent the previous 14+ years with M/WBEs in the technology space leading business development through Supplier Diversity


Howard Ho

Board Member

Howard Ho is a Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank. His career began over 20 years ago allowing him to take on many senior leader roles all across the San Francisco Bay Area including the Peninsula, South Bay, and Greater East Bay regions.

Advisory Board Members


Advisory Board

Maitjian Welke is the Founder and Co-Owner of CMIT Solutions Silicon Valley which is an IT Managed Service Provider specializes in IT infrastructure and Cyber Security. Maitjian Welke has Computer Science background and extensive IT & Software Engineering experience of over 20 years working in fortune 500 corporations.


Fiona Ma

Advisory Board

Fiona Ma, California’s 34th State Treasurer and the first woman of color and CPA in this role, manages the state’s banking transactions and investment portfolio, overseeing over $200 billion in assets and serving as agent for state bonds and trustee of state indebtedness.

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Brian Chan

Advisory Board

Brian brings over ten years of experience in technology, specializing in the development of large-scale architectural systems for Fortune 500 companies and currently serves as a Senior Manager in Technical Architecture for Salesforce. He champions empathy, equality, and equity within diverse communities and holds the position of Global President for Asiapacforce, a Salesforce Equality Group.

Carolyn Joshua

Advisory Board

Carolyn Joshua is an entrepreneur, global advisor, venture capitalist, and a passionate advocate for a diverse and inclusive workplace. Carolyn is the President and CEO of Trilyon, Inc., an innovative content management and documentation services company. Carolyn is a GP in the Early Equity Capital fund and an LP in the How Women Invest fund.  


Doris Yeh 

Advisory Board

Doris Yeh is the CEO and Founder of Mirapath. In her role, Doris drives strategy for the company using Mirapath’s four core values: relationships matter, commitment to excellence, results driven, and strive for innovation and excellence – while having fun and enjoying the journey together.

Porter Wong
Advisory Board

Porter Wong is Executive In Residence of Plug and Play, Mentor of Cleantech Open, the U.S. National Laboratory Entrepreneurship Academy, and the UC Entrepreneurship Academy. Porter served as Chairman of IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter. He held senior management positions with a few successful startups

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