About OCA Las Vegas

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA Las Vegas was founded on July 4, 1998, and is one of the 50 chapters of OCA across the United States to help further the mission of OCA in southern Nevada to advocate for the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.This advocacy is achieved through events, programs, and volunteer opportunities that connect members of the community at large with the Asian Pacific American community. By fostering the building of community bonds through these opportunities, we hope to the empower people to celebrate culture and stand up for equality and social justice. OCA and the OCA Las Vegas chapter aim to embrace the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans through various programs and events. Some of our events and programs include:

  • -Membership drive mixers
  • -Volunteering with AARP to offer help with free tax preparation
  • -Providing a mentorship program for college students

We are open to everyone in southern Nevada and offer individual, student, senior, and family memberships.

Our Sponsors

OCA Las Vegas would like to thank all of our community sponsors for their continued support:

2017-2018 Board Members

Brian Kieatiwong

President
Brian Kieatiwong is a Design Engineer for Southland Engineering. He joined OCA Las Vegas because it has given him many opportunities during my time as a student to develop professionally and personally. He has been a member of OCA Las Vegas since 2011. His favorite superhero is Batman. He doesn't need super powers to be a superhero. If Brian Kieatiwong was to meet his favorite star, he would tell Mark Hamill that it is an honor to meet him, and that he would like to learn the ways of the Force.

Jude Nazareth

Immediate Past President
Bio coming soon

Nicholas Huynh

Vice President
Nicholas Huynh is a test engineer for a local slot gaming company. Nicholas Huynh also assist with local organizations in the community with website development and/or graphic creation. His favorite hobby is reading a book about leadership or motivation. He joined OCA Las Vegas because of the values OCA Las Vegas follows in developing the young generation. He has met countless OCA members who are engaged in mentoring and seek ways to develop our community in various ways from youth development to civic engagement. Nicholas Huynh has been with OCA Las Vegas since he joined OCA Las Vegas as a mentee in the 2013-2014 Mentorship Program. His favorite superhero is Batman! Nicholas Huynh believes Batman is a civically engaged member of Gotham who contributes greatly without necessarily taking credit for it. If there isn't something done, Batman figures a way to do it.

Tim Wong

Treasurer
President and CEO of Arcata Associates since 1993, Tim Wong is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the company. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Nevada Public Radio and OCA Las Vegas. He is a member of the Cox Communications Community Advisory Board.

Randy Huynh

Secretary
Randy Huynh is a developer of a local Las Vegas start-up company. During his free time, he likes to volunteer and build things. Randy Huynh has been a member of OCA Las Vegas since 2013. He joined OCA Las Vegas because of the education and learning they provided to make him aware of current events happening in our AAPI community. Randy's favorite superhero is the Batman Samurai because he looks so cool!

Andrew Doughman

Director of Outreach
Andrew Doughman is campaign manager for Sen. Tick Segerblom's campaign for County Commission District E. During his free time, he likes to read a lot because books take him anywhere he wants to go. Andrew Doughman has been a member since 2018 and the reason he joined OCA Las Vegas because he believes Las Vegas needs a strong organization to support Asian Americans. As the fastest growing minority group in the Las Vegas Valley, the diverse Asian community in Las Vegas is still maturing. A group like OCA Las Vegas can be a powerful force in helping share API culture with the broader community and inspiring a greater amount of civic engagement and pride among the API community in Las Vegas. Andrew's favorite superhero is Wolverine from X-Men because he's got grit and humor, always making the best of his situation and fighting for equal rights.

Nicole Santerro

Director of Communications
Nicole Santero is currently the public relations director for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Southern Nevada’s regional development authority dedicated to growing the economy through business recruitment, retention and expansion. Also with a master’s degree in journalism and media studies from UNLV, Nicole conducted her graduate research on how online communities utilize social media as a marketing tool and to enhance the relevance of pop culture. Nicole Santero has been an OCA Las Vegas member since 2018.

Cathey Kuo

Director of Programming
Cathey Kuo is an entrepreneur, investor, and a commercial real-estate broker-salesperson with a passion for inspiring and motivating others. She works in commercial real estate full time, specializing in leasing and assisting business owners with space acquisition as well as handling leasing for approximately 80,000 SF of retail and office space on behalf of the Landlord. In addition, she is a co-founder of Kyou Beauty, a local salon and spa, and Empress All, an e-commerce based womens' shoe company. Cathey joined OCA as one of organization's main goals is to advance the economic and social well being of the AAPI community and she is passionate about helping to cultivate, promote, and support the current and next generation of business leaders. During her free time, she enjoys lifting weights and trying all the new restaurants in town. Cathey has been an OCA board member since 2017.

Irene Wu

Board Member at Large
Irene Wu is a retired travel agent who likes to play mah jong and bowling. She has been a member of OCA for over 30 years and founded the OCA Long Island in New York.

Marc Matsuo

Board Member at Large
Marc Matsuo currently works for a nonprofit organization. He has been an OCA Las Vegas member for over 20 years. He joined OCA Las Vegas because of a friend and to meet new people. His favorite superhero is the Hulk because he turns green.

Evan Louie

Board Member at Large
Evan Louie is involved with private investment projects and startups. He has been an OCA Las Vegas member for over 6 years. He joined OCA Las Vegas to empower the AAPI community and mentor the youth to be new civic leaders. His favorite super hero is Wonder Woman because Gal Gadot is his star crush.

Nia Wong

Board Member at Large
Bio Coming soon!

Christine Chun

Board Member at Large
Bio Coming soon!

Victor Wang

Board Member at Large
Bio Coming soon!

Alex Gao

Board Member at Large
Alex Gao is an owner of a 3D printing fabrication studio in Henderson, Nevada called Moment 3D. He has been an OCA Las Vegas member since 2018. He joined OCA Las Vegas to be involved with the community and meet new people. During his free time, Alex Gao spends time video gaming, hiking, cooking, and reading up on space related topics.

Ken Yasue

Board Member at Large
Ken Yasue is currently involved in the seafood distribution industry in Las Vegas. He has been a member of OCA Las Vegas since 2018. During his free time, he enjoys working on his car. He joined OCA Las Vegas to meet new people and be a part of something great for the community. His favorite superhero is Batman because he has some cool toys to play with.

Advisory Board

Jocelyn King
Yamagata Group
Carolene Layugan
Caesars Entertainment
Vida Lin
Asian Community Development Council
Duy Nguyen
Asian Community Development Council
Joanie Lung
World of Feng Shui
Peter Lung
World of Feng Shui

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