Steering Committee 2021

OUR MISSION: To celebrate the people and the many cultures that make Central Florida awesome.

WHAT WE DO: We organize monthly events that keep the community engaged and connected to the cultural diversity in Central Florida. We participate in parades and create dining experiences and workshops from January to November. Our signature event on Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Orlando is a free, two-day, festival that draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities.

The Steering Committee is responsible for helping shape and grow FusionFest by contributing with ideas and serving as an ambassador within their circle and community.


  • 2nd Friday of the month, starting Feb. 12, 2021
  • From 11:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Via Zoom

2021 Members


Olabayo OgurinolaNigeria/Yoruba
Yves BoueleCameroon
Walter JacksonSouth Africa
Patrick OdoyKenya


Shally WongHong Kong
Chikai YasukawaJapan


Miguel De La RosaPhilippines
Priya PersaudIndia
Alex MoonsangThailand
Khalid MuneerPakistan
Mai NguyenVietnam


Luis MartinezPuerto Rico
Kimrȃh MinutyHaiti
Shawn WelcomeGuyana
Raymond JimenezPuerto Rico/Philippines


Eva KrzewinskiPoland
Peter SchreyerSwitzerland
Bob KovacevichSerbia

Latin America

Tisse MallonMexico
Maria SaavedraColombia
Beatriz AndrekovitchMexico
Silvia HuddlestonPeru
Isabella AlbuquerqueBrazil

Mideast & Northern Africa

Kinda HaddadLebanon
Marim ElkharsityEgypt
Scott GoldbergJewish

North America

Logan AndersonUS French
Chris LeggettCanada
Terry OlsonUS-Alaska
K Charles PhillipsUS-New Mexico/Border Cultures
Steve SchneiderUS – German


Aleksandra VargasRussia/Dominican Republic
Albert HeislerRomania
Katerina FedotovaUkraine

Oceania & Pacific Islands

Tee BuchinPacific Islands
Ha’Ani HoganGuam/Chamorro
Mahealani KamauHawaii

Do you want to join the Steering Committee?

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