About Us

The inagural Grand Rapids Asian Festival in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, June 10th 2017. ©2017 Photos by Two Eagles Marcus, GlitterBooth.com


Teresa Branson

Chief Inclusion Officer
Kent County

Patti Caudill

Diversity & Inclusion Manager
City of Grand Rapids

Guillermo Cisneros

Executive Director
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Omar Cuevas

VP of Sales and Marketing
Grand Rapids Chamber

Hollin De La Cruz

Welcome Plan Coordinator
Kent County

Mirabel N. Fonyuy Umenei

Founder/CEO Motherland Cultural Connections LLC
Director African Collaborative Network

Dilli Gautam, MPH

President – Bhutanese Community of Michigan
Associate Director of Community Engagement
Refugee and Immigrant Services –
Bethany Christian Services of Michigan

Elvira Kovachevich

Former Welcome Plan Project Coordinator

Lori Latham

Public Relations Director
Kent County

Joel Lautenbach

Executive Director of Development

Carlos Martinez

Director of Development
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Stacy Stout

Director of Equity & Engagement
City of Grand Rapids


A Glimpse of Africa   •   African Collaborative Network   •   Alliance GR   •   Ama International   •   Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan   •   Behavior Analysts of West Michigan   •   Bethany Christian Services   •   Church World Service   •   City of Grand Rapids   •   City of Wyoming   •   Corewell Health   • Davenport University   •   Didas’ Language Facility LLC   •   Experience GR   •   Ferris State University   •   Fifth Third Bank   •   First Steps Kent   •   Global Detroit   •   Grand Rapids African American Health Institute   •   Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce   •   Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Foundation   •   Grand Rapids Community College   •   Grand Rapids Community Foundation   •   Grandville Public Schools   •   Grand Rapids Public Schools   •   Grand Valley State University   •   GROW   •   Hispanic Center of West Michigan   •   Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors   •   ICC Behar   •   K-Connect   •   Kent County   •   Kent District Library   •   Kent ISD   •   Kentwood Public Schools   •   Les Clay   •   Literacy Center of West Michigan   •   Mercy Health   •   Mexican Heritage Association Of West Michigan   •   Michigan United   •   Motherland Cultural Connections   •   Noors Heaven   •   Office of Global Michigan   •   Puertas Abiertas   •   Refugee Education Center   •   Samaritas   •   The Red Project   •   The Right Place   •   Together West Michigan   •   Treetops Collective   •   United Way – Essential Needs Taskforce   •   Voices For Health   •   West Michigan Friendship Center   •   West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   •   YWCA