Team and Creative Partners

A collective of people who are passionate about diversity, culture, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation. The year-round program of parades, dining experiences and the annual festival is the work of a dedicated team whose largely volunteer effortsStep up and meet the crew whose skills and stories are as diverse as FusionFest itself.

Terry Olson

Chief Instigator

Thali Sugisawa

Project & Business Manager

Alex Moonsang

Media & Marketing Coordinator

Terry Olson

Chief Instigator

Thuyvi Gates

Video Producer

Maria Mancia

Culinary Events Curator

Lori Turchin

MYgration Films Curator

Crystal Edwards

Music & Dance Curator

Paula Wyatt

Fashion Curator

Shawn Welcome

Spoken Word Curator

Ray Jimenez

Haikus Curator

Laura Flores

Literature Curator

Claudia Atkins-Martin

Storytelling Curator

Nina Streich

Global Peace Film Festival

Tisse Mallon

Interactive Village Curator

Danielle Ziss

Danielle Ziss

Virtual World Curator

Masami Koshikawa

Origami Experience

Ha'Ani Hogan

wallFLOWER Creator

Giovanni Bravo Ruiz

Orlando Language Exchange

Logan Anderson

Culture Café

Kat Quast

Visual Arts Curator

Debbie Fahmie

Choir Coordinator

Dr. Jeff Redding

Choir Conductor

Dr. Kelly Miller

Choir Co-Conductor

Fabie Reid

Global Street Dance Party Coordinator

Beatriz Andrekovich

Fun & Games Coordinator

Linda Hayes Gallegos

Holidays Around the World

Stacy Nale-Stadom

Vendors Coordinator

Kevin Findlay

Promotional Events

Mike Felix

Digital Consultant

Tracey Conner


Emmy Collins

Gong & Group Photo

Danielle Groves

Nonprofit Consultant

Carol Palacio


Jae Nale

Site Coordinator

Amy Hadley

Tech Director

Anthony Jansen

On-Site Sales Supervisor

Charles Phillips

Partnerships & Connections

Mary Thompson-Hunt


Dave Russell

M.C. Lead

Ellen & Peter Gordon

Sales & Flags for Opening Spectacle