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Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is an independent, membership based and democratically elected umbrella organization that pursues the interests of Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey and supports strong relations between the United States and Turkey.

Established in 1979 in Washington DC, ATAA represents over 60 local chapters 500,000 Turkish Americans and 300,000 Turkic Americans nationwide.  ATAA is governed by a Board of Directors with executive responsibility and a Board of Trustees that provides financial guidance and oversight. With 10 regional vice presidents nationwide, ATAA represents local Turkish American associations coast-to-coast, as well as member associations in Canada and Turkey.

ATAA is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that relies on membership dues, private donations, as well as private and public grants.  As a non-faith based organization, ATAA is open to people of diverse backgrounds.

What is ATAA?

The founding principle of ATAA was the need to create cohesion and cooperation between the large numbers of social/cultural Turkish American organizations around the US. The Assembly’s main goal is to be a link between all communities, large or small, and pursue their interests in Washington and beyond. The main objectives of ATAA are two-fold. One is to create an informed national Turkish American community that can help foster US-Turkish relations and take an active part in promoting a balanced and truthful picture of Turkey in the US. The other is to educate Americans in government, the media and the public at large about Turkey and issues that concern us as Turkish Americans.

In pursuit of its mission and objectives, ATAA undertakes a number of activities, such as annual conferences on contemporary political, social and economic issues related to Turkey and US Turkish relations; educational seminars for Turkish American communities on grassroots advocacy and civic leadership; and cultural events to promote Turkey’s rich traditions, art and heritage.  Working as an information clearinghouse, ATAA regularly publishes reference material on issues that concern the Turkish American community. ATAA e-bulletins, including Community Information Services (CIS), Grassroots Information Services (GIS) and monthly newsletters, reach tens of thousands of readers from the United States to Turkey, as well as many other countries.

Turkish Americans from all walks of life and the business community have benefited directly and indirectly from the work of ATAA in the nation’s capital. The community-building work of ATAA around the nation and its representative role in the nation’s capital have created greater visibility for the Turkish American community and a better image for its members; its educational efforts have contributed to better understanding of Turkey and US-Turkish relations; its vigilance regarding discrimination and defamation against Turkish Americans assure the protection of our rights. ATAA works to create a better future today for generations of Turkish Americans to come.

By becoming a member you will be part of a network of Turkish-Americans and friends of Turkey who care about the historic relationship between the two peoples and who are aware of the crucial role each one of us plays in strengthening the relationship and promoting an accurate and fair picture of Turkey and Turks. For more information, please click here.

ATAA Regional Map

With 10 regional vice presidents nationwide, ATAA represents local Turkish American associations coast-to-coast, as well as member associations in Canada and Turkey.

Mid Central Region (Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio); Midwest Region (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin), New York Region (New Jersey, New York, Canada); Mid Atlantic Region (Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia); Northeast Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont); Southwest Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas);Western Region (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah); Capital Region (Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Türkiye); Southeast Region (Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina); Northwest Region (Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho)

ATAA Leadership

The ATAA Board of Directors is composed of the following elected officers: A President, a President-Elect, 10 Regional Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and the immediate past President.

Board of Directors

Kenan Caglar
Kenan CaglarPresident

Kenan Caglar serves on the ATAA Executive Committee and Board of Directors as President.  Since 2011 Mr. Caglar has contributed significantly to ATAA by volunteering for many positions. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, he served as the Treasurer before becoming president-elect, successfully reducing operating costs and producing thousands of dollars in savings annually. Since 2013 he has been serving as the Chairman of the Investment Committee which oversees ATAA’s Endowments Fund. Employing principles of prudent investment and disciplined spending, Mr. Caglar has helped marshal considerable growth in ATAA’s Endowments Fund. He currently serves on the Education, Anti-Discrimination, and Fundraising Committees as well.

Mr. Caglar received his B.A. degree in International Marketing at the Marmara University in Istanbul. After immigrating to the United States in 1988, he enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University and received a certificate in Information Systems. He is currently employed by Wells Fargo as Vice President in Enterprise Technology. Mr. Caglar have three daughters and reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gokhan Ozalp
Gokhan OzalpPresident-Elect

Mr. Ozalp was born and raised in Ankara. He attended TED Ankara Koleji and later received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Hacettepe University, Ankara. Mr. Ozalp moved to the U.S. in 1995 for higher education. He received a M.S. degree in Information Systems and an MBA with a Specialization in International Business Management from Eastern Michigan University. Professionally, Mr. Ozalp worked as a developer and a project manager in the medical device software industry. He is an expert in critical embedded software systems and their safety analysis. Currently, Mr. Ozalp works as a Quality Manager for a medical device startup in Michigan developing 3D Medical Imaging Applications. Gokhan Ozalp has been served as ATAA First VP and Midcentral Region Vice President from 20134 to 2017.  Mr. Ozalp has been an involved member of Turkish-American community in Michigan since 1995. He served as a Board member for Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan from 2009 to 2010 and was on the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2012. During his term as a Board member, Mr. Ozalp chaired the organization’s Grassroots and Outreach committee which was established to work on a special project with ATAA to create a Grassroots movement within the Turkish Community in Michigan. Mr. Ozalp was involved in inspiring and training community members to participate in advocacy and outreach on issues relevant to Turkey and Turkish citizens living in the US.  He organized meetings and events to educate and foster relationships with elected officials, politicians and other ethnic groups in Michigan. Mr. Ozalp is married, has a son and lives in Michigan.

Murat Tas
Murat TasSecretary

Dr. Murat Tas is a Professor of Business at San Antonio College. Dr. Tash has a Master’s in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in International Education and Entrepreneurship. He has taught courses in International field for over twenty years now.  Additionally, Dr. Tas has traveled extensively abroad and conducted business in Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, , Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.  He is one of the founders of ATA (American Turkish Association) of San Antonio. He served as ATAA Southwest Region Vice President from 2012 to 2016. He also actively serves in many domestic and International organizations such as National Business Educators, Caucuses Universities Association, and so forth. He is married to Sevda Tas with two daughters, Melodi Damla, and Melissa Su.

Mazlum Kosma
Mazlum KosmaTreasurer

Mr. Mazlum Kosma worked as an elementary school teacher in Anatolian country side after graduating from Corum Ilkogretmen Okulu. Later on, he studied at the 19 Mayis Genclik ve Spor Akademisi in Ankara and graduated in 1979. He attended ODTU English Preparatory School and started his graduate studies at ODTU, and then came to USA in 1984 to complete his master’s and doctorate in Sports Administration respectively at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 to work for Summer Olympic Games preparation. He lived and worked in the 1996 Summer Olympic Village, also assisting Turkish Olympic team. Since then, he has been living in Atlanta, GA and working at Georgia Tech. He has been active in the Turkish-American community; Former ATAA V.P. Southeastern Region, Chair of 23 Nisan Children’s Day Committee, TACAGA-Board Member, By-Law Committee Member, and currently TACAGA-president. As a musician, folk dancer and a folkdance teacher, he represented Turkish culture in many international festivals in Turkey, Europe and in the US, and also conducted workshops on Turkish Folkdance and culture. He founded Turkish Folkdance Group of Atlanta in 1999 and he has been still performing with the group in festivals in Georgia and neighboring states. He has been a member of ATAA since 2005. He has been also a member of the Georgia Council for International Visitors as a Citizen Diplomat and active in Atlanta International Community. He is married to Winnie Kosma with one daughter, Eda. Mazlum and his wife Winnie like ballroom dancing and attending daughter Eda’s concerts.

Mehmet Toy
Mehmet ToyPast President

Mr. Mehmet Toy received his BS and MS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkiye and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.  He is currently a Distinguished Engineer at Comcast involved in Computer Networking Architectures and Standards.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Toy held executive, managerial and technical positions at ADVA Optical Networking,  Intergenix, Intel Corp., Verizon Wireless, Axiowave Networks, Fujitsu Network Communications, AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies.  He contributed to research, development and standardizations of Cloud Services Architectures, Data Center Network Virtualization Overlays, Self-Managed Networks, Metro Ethernet, DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), IP Multimedia Systems (IMS), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), optical, IP/MPLS, and wireless. He published numerous articles, standards contributions, five books and a video tutorial in these areas and Signal Processing. He has four US Patents pending. He served as a tenure-track and adjunct faculty member of Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments of Stevens Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Dokuz Eylul University. Dr. Toy also served in IEEE Network Magazine Editorial Board, IEEE-USA and IEEE ComSoc at various capacities. He is a member of Cloud Ethernet Forum Board, Sr. Member of IEEE and Chair of IEEE ComSoc Cable Networks and Services Committee, and a Guest Professor of Inonu University, Malatya, Turkiye. Dr. Toy received various awards from Comcast, IEEE-USA and AT&T Bell Labs, including multiple “Inventor Awards” and “Exceptional Contribution Awards”, and was a recipient of scholarships from Turkish Government, TUBITAK and Koc Holdings.  He also holds “Docent” title from YOK.

Dr. Toy served as an ATAA Trustee, the Chair of Investment Committee in ATAA, and President-Elect of ATAA from 2008 to 2014.  Dr. Toy served as the President of ATAA from 2014-2016.  By “Turkish Forum & Dunya Turkler Birligi”, he was recognized as one of the most successful Turkish professionals in 2014 due to his contributions to Turkish-American Community. Dr. Toy lives with his three sons and wife in Allendale, NJ.

Kayhan Yilmaz
Kayhan YilmazCapital Region Vice President

Mr. Kayhan Yilmaz is currently a Senior Manager with Cyient, a technology solutions firm where he’s responsible for building new communication services, pre-sales and delivery. He was previously with Accenture where he was working as Business & Systems Integration Manager for large global accounts. He has over 15 years of telecommunications experience and has worked with industry leaders such as Qwest Communications, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Comcast, HP and many others. Kayhan has been an active member of the Turkish American community in Washington DC. He’s currently the project manager for ATAA’s eLearning project (Bright Future) and has recently taken on responsibility for organizing a young professionals group of Turkish Americans. Kayhan graduated from Portland State University with a degree in BA/BBA Technology Marketing, and holds a MS/MSC Information and Telecom Systems degree from Johns Hopkins University of Carey Business School.  He’s currently planning to complete an Executive MBA degree from Boston University.

Sevgin Oktay
Sevgin OktayNew York Region Vice President

Dr. Selim Erhan was born in Istanbul Turkey. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Istanbul, he continued his studies at Western Michigan University with a Ph.D. in Polymer-Organic Chemistry. After teaching at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and Lake Michigan College, he started a research career first at the USDA’s Agricultural Utilization Research Center in Peoria then moved into private industry working on applied and theoretical research on lubricants and emulsions. He is the Chicago Section President for the Society and Lubrication Engineers.  While he was studying at Western Michigan University he was active in the University’s International events and was the co-chair of the Turkish Student Organization giving presentations on travelling in Turkey and Turkey’s rich history. Currently Dr. Erhan lives in the suburbs of Chicago and is married with two children.  Joining TACA in Chicago he became active in educational activities and in 2009 was the co-founder of the highly successful TACA – Public Outreach Program. Aiming at educating middle school, high school and University students as well as the American public on important issues the Organization brought I speakers like Prof. Justin McCarthy, Prof. Turkkaya Ataov, Emre Kongar and Lincoln McCurdy from TCA. He became ATAA’s Grassroots Grant Chair for Illinois. Staying active in the program, Dr. Erhan continued giving lectures on Turkey, Turkey’s history and Ataturk in high schools and volunteered in Turkish and international festivals.  In 2013 he served as the Volunteer Chair in the Chicago Turkish Festival.  Joining TACA’s Board of Directors in 2013 he became the Director of the Ataturk School and the Adult Turkish School. Currently he is the TACA Public Outreach Chair and continues to work with Dr. Erol Yorulmazoglu, former VP of ATAA’ Midwest Region and ATAA’s Education Chair, preparing seminars and conferences to reach out and enlighten the public in the Midwest region. Dr. Erhan is planning to continue working on bringing Turkish and American groups together using his organization skills, people skills, education skills and his passion for harmony and peace.

Bulent Dogruyol
Bulent DogruyolNortheast Region Vice President

Mr. Bulent Dogruyol received his BS and MS in Materials Science from Darmstadt Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. He also received an MS in Mechanical engineering from Michigan State University (MSU). Professionally he worked at VFW-Fokker in Bremen, Germany, General Motors, Corp. in Flint, MI and Rochester, NY and as well as Adapco in Melville, NY. He then took over the Business Information Services and IT operations ant Parfumerie Douglas Cosmetics USA (a Germany-based cosmetics retail giant with 1,200+ stores and 3+ billion in annual turnover) in Westport, CT. His involvement in Turkish American causes goes back to his MSU years where he served as the president and board member of the Turkish Students Association. He helped organize a lecture by Mr. Bulent Ecevit on the Cyprus issue at MSU. As an active member of Southern New England Turkish American Cultural Association (SNETACA) in Connecticut he served as their president and board member in several capacities. He was instrumental in raising awareness in the community on issues like the Armenian allegations against Turkey, communication with elected representatives, participation in the elections, educating and creating opportunities for Turkish American youth, educating the community in immigration and health matters. He has also been a member of ATAA and FTAA and served at FTAA as a board member. Furthermore, he has been a long time active member of Bizim Koro in CT (a Turkish classical music choir) and participated in a series of concerts that the choir gave in Turkey.

Dr. Selim Erhan
Dr. Selim ErhanMidwest Region Vice President

Dr. Selim Erhan was born in Istanbul Turkey. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Istanbul, he continued his studies at Western Michigan University with a Ph.D. in Polymer-Organic Chemistry. After teaching at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and Lake Michigan College, he started a research career first at the USDA’s Agricultural Utilization Research Center in Peoria then moved into private industry working on applied and theoretical research on lubricants and emulsions. He is the Chicago Section President for the Society and Lubrication Engineers.  While he was studying at Western Michigan University he was active in the University’s International events and was the co-chair of the Turkish Student Organization giving presentations on travelling in Turkey and Turkey’s rich history. Currently Dr. Erhan lives in the suburbs of Chicago and is married with two children.  Joining TACA in Chicago he became active in educational activities and in 2009 was the co-founder of the highly successful TACA – Public Outreach Program. Aiming at educating middle school, high school and University students as well as the American public on important issues the Organization brought I speakers like Prof. Justin McCarthy, Prof. Turkkaya Ataov, Emre Kongar and Lincoln McCurdy from TCA. He became ATAA’s Grassroots Grant Chair for Illinois. Staying active in the program, Dr. Erhan continued giving lectures on Turkey, Turkey’s history and Ataturk in high schools and volunteered in Turkish and international festivals.  In 2013 he served as the Volunteer Chair in the Chicago Turkish Festival.  Joining TACA’s Board of Directors in 2013 he became the Director of the Ataturk School and the Adult Turkish School. Currently he is the TACA Public Outreach Chair and continues to work with Dr. Erol Yorulmazoglu, former VP of ATAA’ Midwest Region and ATAA’s Education Chair, preparing seminars and conferences to reach out and enlighten the public in the Midwest region. Dr. Erhan is planning to continue working on bringing Turkish and American groups together using his organization skills, people skills, education skills and his passion for harmony and peace.

Ayca Altintig
Ayca AltintigWestern Region Vice President

Ms. Ayca Altintig was born and raised in Istanbul. She graduated from Uskudar American Academy, and then received her B.Sc in Business Administration from Bogazici University. She came to the US for her graduate studies, and completed her M.Sc and Ph.D. in Finance at Louisiana State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Drucker School of Management in Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Altintig is a well published of scientific articles in corporate governance and entrepreneurial finance. An active volunteer since her high school days volunteering for orphanages to working in Lions clubs in Istanbul, Dr. Altintig has been involved with the Turkish American community in Southern CA since she moved to the region in 2003. Being an educator, she feels a great draw to the education of Turkish American children in the US, and has worked very actively with the Orange County Turkish School as a teacher, treasurer and director of the close to five years. She has also been very active on the Board of directors of the Orange County Turkish American Association and served as the secretary of the umbrella association  American Turkish Associations of Southern California (ATASC). Ms. Altintig currently serves as   the President of ATASC.

Ilhan Geckil
Ilhan GeckilMid Atlantic Region Vice President

Ilhan Geckil is the Director of the Strategy and Business Valuation practice area at Anderson Economic Group. His work focuses on economic and financial analyses, business valuations, commercial damages assessments, and strategy consulting. Mr. Geckil’s work has been applied in a range of industries, with significant focus on franchised industries including automotive; beer, wine, and spirits; hotel; auto rental; and retail. His consulting clients have included alcohol beverage suppliers, automotive manufacturers, auto dealerships, wholesalers, national banks and major manufacturers in multiple countries. Mr. Geckil has written extensively about business strategy, valuation, damages estimation, and economic policy. His book Applied Game Theory and Strategic Behavior was published in July 2009 by CRC Press. His previously published articles include “A Game Theoretical Model of Corporate Average Fuel Economy,” published in Business Economics; and “Pocketbook Predictions of Presidential Elections” which was awarded as Best Featured Article Published in Business Economics by the National Association for Business Economics in 2004. Mr. Geckil also provides economic forecasts for Bloomberg’s monthly U.S. economic survey. Mr. Geckil holds a Master’s degree in economics from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Dr. Hakan Kaya
Dr. Hakan KayaNortwest Region Vice President

Dr. Hakan Kaya has been an active Turkish American leader since he moved to the US in 1993. He was the founding president of Turkish American Cultural Association of Inland Northwest. He was able to get April 23 accepted as the International Day by one of the local schools where presentations about Turkiye and Ataturk essay contests were carried out multiple years in a row. He has worked closely with the well-established, very active Turkish American Community in Seattle regarding Turkish American matters over the years, served on the board of TACAWA (Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington) as the Eastern Washington representative in the past. He was fortunate to serve as the ATAA Northwest Region Vice President in 2005-2007. Dr. Kaya who was the recipient of ATAA 2004 Outstanding Achievement in the Arts/Sciences Award continues to promote Turkish Americans and Turkiye by being a very active community member in his region. Being raised in Ankara, Turkey, Hakan Kaya graduated from Ankara Ataturk Anatolia High School (Ankara Ataturk Anadolu Lisesi) in 1986 and spent a year as an AFS exchange student in Wamego, Kansas. Upon returning to Turkey, he attended Ankara University School of Medicine (Ankara Universitesi Tip Fakultesi). Following graduation from medical school in 1993, he moved to US with his wife Hulya to do his post-graduate residency training. Dr. Kaya completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma in 1997 followed by hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation fellowships at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He has been living in Spokane, WA with his wife and daughter since 2001. Prof. Dr. Hakan is currently a practicing physician and partner at Cancer Care Northwest. He is the Director of the Inland Northwest Myeloma/Lymphoma and Transplant Program. He is also a Clinical Professor at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine of Washington State University where he co-chairs the hematology/oncology course committee. He has been charged with developing and teaching the hematology-oncology course in this newly opened medical school. He has also been an active clinical faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Spokane campus since 2002, where he gives regular didactic lectures and provides clinical rotations for residents/medical students. Prof. Dr. Hakan Kaya is also an adjunct professor at Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering of Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where gives lectures to PhD student, assists faculty and graduate students in basic science projects in cancer, and is a consultant to WSU faculty in developing multiple myeloma related basic science projects. Outside of work, Dr. Kaya spends most of his time with his family. He also enjoys practicing martial arts (World Taekwondo Association certified 1st Dan Black Belt) which helps him to cope with daily stresses of being a cancer doctor.

Erdal Sipahi
Erdal SipahiSouthwest Region Vice President

Mr. Erdal Sipahi was born in Ankara and came to United States in 1979.  He received his BBA degree in System Analysis from University of Texas at Arlington.  Mr. Sipahi has been working in Oncology Centers since 1980, namely Wadley Institutes of Molecular Medicine in Dallas, Moncrief Radiation Center in Fort Worth, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge and U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  His specialty is Oncology Information Systems specifically in high dose radiation treatment systems.   He has proudly served as Vice President of TURANT-Dallas in 1992, President of TURANT in 1993, ATA Houston V.P. of social events in 1996, and Fundraising Chairman of ATA Houston in 2014.  He is married to Selmin Sipahi with two children, Madeleine and Deniz.

Fuat Ornarli
Fuat OrnarliSoutheast Region Vice President

Mr. Fuat Ornarli, is structural engineer graduated from Middle East Technical University in 1974, and worked as a designer / contractor in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and USA. He published three engineering handbooks as co-author. He developed structural software and it was approved by the Ministry of Public Work to be used in the market. He has been involved in the Turkish American community in South Florida since 2000. He served in several civil associations as volunteer, and dedicated his time to establish a Turkish Center in Florida. He is trustee for Florida Turkish center, and board member in Florida Turkish American Association. He is also the president of the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce. He is married and has two children.

Nilufer Esen Bilgin
Nilufer Esen BilginMid Central Region Vice President

Mrs. Nilufer Esen-Bilgin, was born in Giresun, and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She was graduated from Marmara University Medical School in Istanbul and got specialty degree in physiology at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. Until moving to USA (2002), she worked as a faculty at Kocaeli University Medical School Department of Physiology. Currently she works as Research Associate at Wayne State Medical School Department of Neurology. She actively participates in the Michigan based Turkish folk dance group Mozaik Dance Group. She is married to R. Tayfun Bilgin since 2001, and the member of TACAM since 2009.

Board of Trustees

Ergün Kırlıkovalı, Chairman
Dr. Bülent Başol
Rebii Dagoğlu
Kürşad Doğru
Engin Holmstrom
Tunca Iskır
Bonnie Kaslan
Davut Okutçu
İbrahim Onaral
Nurettin Sabuncu
Nurten Ural
Dr. Ülkü Ülgür

Committees

Education Committee

Kayhan Yilmaz, Chairman, ATAA Capital Region VP
Kenan Caglar, President, ATAA
Dr. Selim Erhan, ATAA Midwest Region VP
Jackie Kazanci
Hulya Koc
Cennet Kose Rivera
Lale Iskarpatyoti
Murat Tas
Dr. Ulku Ulgur, ATAA BOT Member

Bylaws Committee

Dr. Ulku Ulgur, Chairperson
Kursad Dogru, Chairman, ATAA BOT
Engin Inel Holmstrom, Member, ATAA BOT

Central Office

Hakan Dakin, Art, Media & Communication Director
Lara Dakin, Projects Coordinator