About USPAACC Western Region

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.

We represent all dimensions of Asian Pacific Island heritage-owned 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


Sandhya Mukkamala


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 Dawar


Deepti Dawar is the COO & Partner at Diya TV - America's largest South Asian Broadcast TV Network. She brings with her over a decade of experience in Design, Branding & Operations.


Porter Wong


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


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.


Peter Lee


As a Sourcing Manager on Wells Fargo and Company’s Corporate Supplier Diversity team, Peter Lee is responsible for Enterprise-wide education and awareness of MWDBEs, supply chain and LOB partnerships, and evaluation of diversity spend and outreach programs.


Sonu Ratra


As Co-founder of Akraya and Founder of Women Back to Work, Sonu Ratra is a strong believer that with success comes responsibility. Sonu has been recognized as a highly motivated and focused thought-leader in the Talent and Staffing industry. She also serves on the Foundation Board at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.