Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is a fast-growing umbrella organization of Turkish American associations throughout the United States,  and Turkey, dedicated to pursuing the interests of Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey in Washington and beyond.

Established in 1979 to fight defamation and attacks on Turkish Americans, ATAA has evolved to be the most influential grassroots umbrella organization for the Turkish American community in the United States, Canada and Turkey.

The strength of ATAA not only comes from its ability to unite many local Turkish-American organizations but also its ability to empower them. The ATAA Board of Directors, representing 13 different geographical regions within the U.S., brings the voice of many Turkish Americans to this organization. This representation, creating a network of communities, enables transference of ideas, brings about new solutions to existing problems, and in turn empowers the communities during the process. Since 1979, to this date, the Assembly has managed to serve this purpose only through the “volunteerism” of its Board of Directors.

As a non-faith-based organization, ATAA is open to people of diverse backgrounds.

ATAA is governed by the Board of Directors with executive responsibility and a Board of Trustees that provides financial guidance and oversight.

ATAA is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that relies on membership dues, private donations, as well as private and public grants.

What is ATAA?

The founding principle of ATAA was the need to create cohesion and cooperation among 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 – Turkey 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 Bylaws: Click here to view.

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 (2023)

Mazlum Kosma
Mazlum KosmaPresident

Mr. Mazlum Kosma always actively involved in Turkish-American communities and organizations. After graduating from Corum Ilkogretmen Okulu and Ankara 19 Mayis Genclik ve Spor Akademisi, he started his graduate studies at Orta Doğu Teknik Universitesi (ODTU) and he moved to the USA in 1984.  He received his M.S. degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and his Ed.S. degree from Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, FL. He initiated and organized Turkish Student Organizations (TSO) both at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Florida State University. Extending the TSO into community, he started and formed the first Turkish-American Cultural Association in Tallahassee, Florida.  He has been living in Atlanta and working at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) since 1995. He worked for Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) in the Olympic Village during the 1996 Summer Olympics and assisted Turkish Olympic team. Mr. Mazlum Kosma has been a dedicated member of Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) and ATAA component organizations. He served as Turkish-American Cultural Association of Georgia (TACAGA) Board Member, By-Law Committee Member, Chair of Children’s Day Committee, and President for years. When he became the chair of the Children’s Day Committee in 1997, he extended the event to other cultural communities and the event became an International Children’s Day, bringing children from all over Atlanta. Since then it has been successfully celebrated as an annual International Children’s Day in Atlanta. While serving as the president of TACAGA, he organized lectures, workshops about the 1915 Armenian conflict, and hosted Professor Turkkaya Ataov, Serkan Koc, Mehmet Perincek and other well-known speakers on the subject. Again, while serving as the TACAGA president, Mr. Mazlum Kosma was appointed by ATAA board as ATAA Vice President – Southeastern Region in 2009, then he was elected twice to serve as ATAA-VP for two terms. After completing his term as ATAA-VP, he was elected as the ATAA treasurer. In 2019, Mr. Kosma was elected as  the ATAA President Elect.  He has been an ambassador of Turkish culture as a musician, folk dancer and a folkdance teacher and involved in many international festivals in Turkey, Europe and in the USA. Besides Turkish-American organizations, he has been a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Georgia Council for International Visitors as a Citizen Diplomat. Mr. Kosma also has been working with Turkish-American Political Action Committees to visit local and state level elected officials, congressmen, congresswomen and senators in their local offices and Washington, DC, to inform them of the view of Turkish-Americans at their districts.  Mr. Mazlum Kosma is married to his ballroom dance partner Winnie Kosma. They have one daughter, Eda, who recently graduated from Georgia Tech.

Gokhan Ozalp
Gokhan OzalpPast President

Mr. Gokhan 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 to pursue a master’s degree in business administration. He received an MBA with a Specialization in International Business Management from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 and a M.S. in Information Systems in 2001. Professionally, Mr. Ozalp worked as a developer and a project manager in the medical device software industry. Currently, Mr. Ozalp helps medical device startups with their software development processes as an independent consultant. Mr. Ozalp has been an involved member of Turkish-American community in Michigan and in the US. He served as a Board member for Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan (TACAM) from 2009 to 2010, was on the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2012 and has served as the Vice President from 2017 until today. During his term as a TACAM 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 American Community in Michigan. Mr. Ozalp was involved in inspiring and training community members to participate in advocacy and outreach on issues relevant to Turkish Americans. Mr. Ozalp has been involved with the Assembly of Turkish American Associations since 2013. He first served on the ATAA Board of Directors as a Board Member from 2013-2016 and as the Assembly’s President Elect from 2016-2018.  Mr. Ozalp is married, has a son and lives in Michigan.

Dr. Nilufer E. Bilgin
Dr. Nilufer E. BilginPresident Elect

Dr. Nilüfer Esen-Bilgin, was born in Giresun, and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from Marmara University Medical School in Istanbul in 1990, and got a specialty degree in physiology at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School in 1995. She worked as a faculty at Kocaeli University Medical School Department of Physiology. In 2002, she moved to the United States, and lived in Arkansas for 6 years and worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Since 2008 she has resided in Michigan. She worked as a Research Associate at Wayne State Medical School Department of Neurology until her retirement in 2021. She served at the ATAA board since 2017 first as the Mid-Central Region Vice President (V.P.) and then as the First V.P of ATAA. Since 2019 she has been serving as the general secretary of ATAA. Before joining the ATAA board, she was actively involved with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan (TACAM). She served as the president of TACAM between 2015 and 19, during which her leadership increased the awareness about the Turkish culture in the community, and increased the membership to the association. She initiated and completed the Atatürk Park Project in Michigan which was opened in 2019 as the largest park named after Atatürk in the USA. In addition, she actively participates at the Michigan based Turkish folk dance group Mozaik Dance Group, and the USA branch of KAHEV (Kadin Hekimler Egitime Destek Vakfi).

Dr. Mehmet E. Yaya
Dr. Mehmet E. YayaTreasurer

Mr. Mehmet E. Yaya was born and raised in Turkey. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Bogazici University before he moved to United States in 2003. He obtained his MBA from Auburn University, then received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Alabama. He moved to Michigan in 2009. He is currently the Professor of Economics and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Economics at Eastern Michigan University. His research focuses on immigrants, income inequality, and poverty and he has published number of articles in well-respected academic journals on these topics. Mr. Yaya has actively been involved with Turkish American organizations. He was the founder of Turkish Student Association at the University of Alabama before he moved to Michigan. In Michigan, he has been a diligent volunteer for the Turkish American Cultural Association (TACAM); served as a board member for 2 years and treasurer for the last 4 years. Currently, he is serving as the president of TACAM. His involvement with TACAM specifically encompasses the education, political outreach, Ataturk Park and fundraising activities of TACAM. Mr. Yaya is married with two children ages 3 and 6. In his free time, he enjoys camping, playing soccer, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his kids.

Erdal Sipahi
Erdal SipahiSecretary General

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. He has been consulting with Health Care facilities the past few years in electronic health records integration and implementing technology projects such as Digital Health. His specialty is Oncology Information Systems specifically in high dose radiation treatment systems and integrating workflows with hospital information systems. Mr. Sipahi currently serves as the President of Turkish American Association of Northern Texas (TURANT). Mr. Erdal Sipahi was appointed as ATAA Secretary General on June 14, 2022. He served as ATAA Southwest Region Vice President from 2016 to 2020. 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. Erdal is married to Turkan Bayulken and they have three children between them, Maddy 31, Deniz 24, and Selin 14.

Yenal Kucuker
Yenal KucukerCapital Region Vice President

Mr. Yenal Küçüker has been serving as ATAA Northeast Region Vice President since 2019. Mr. Kucuker is a former Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)/ TUSIAD-USA Congressional intern (2008). His professional background in U.S.-Turkey relations began with this internship. Yenal worked for the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) as Civic Engagement Director to run a joint, national grassroots initiative with TCA in advocacy and outreach (2009-2012). In addition to gaining grassroots supporters nation-wide, the initiative helped increase the membership numbers to the Congressional Turkey Caucus. Following ATAA, Yenal worked for the Voice of America (VOA) Turkish Service (2013-2015) as part of a Federal Scholarship (National Security Education Program) requirement. He conducted numerous interviews with experts, government officials and civil society leaders on political, socio-economic developments related to U.S.-Turkey relations. From 2015 to 2018, Yenal worked as the Executive Director of Turkish Heritage Organization, a start-up, non-profit organization. In this role, he was instrumental in creating a young and dynamic all-American team that cultivated critical ties at a critical time in U.S. – Turkey bilateral relations with various influential people, organizations/ institutions and media. Currently, Yenal works for Verizon Wireless as a Project Manager in Maryland, focusing on 5G network deployment, regulatory and local government affairs. Born and raised in Turkey, Yenal immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1998 and completed 12th grade in Rochester. He holds an MA degree in Public Policy from University of Michigan.

Burcu Tansu
Burcu TansuWestern Region Vice President

Born and raised in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey,  Ms. Burcu Tansu is a graduate of University of Istanbul, California State University (CSULA), and the UBC, Bournemouth, holding B.S. in Chemistry, B.S in Economy, and M.S in Business Management. She also holds a professional certificate in Concentration in Human Resources Management from UCLA.  She is currently residing in California and working in private sector. Ms. Tansu is the Past President of Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California (ATA-SC), and currently holding Vice President position at ATAMLA, chapter of ATASC.  She is also the founding member of ATASC- Los Angeles Chapter LATAA and special interest chapter ATAMLA. Apart from local Turkish American associations in California; she also founded; Turkish Social Connections, and Fenerbahce California West Coast sports fan club.  She is currently serving as the ATAA West Region V.P. Ms. Tansu volunteered in vast number of organizations in Turkey & in the US and gained her experience through diverse non-profit associations, and international charitable foundations like: The International Lions Club (Past President of  Harbiye Leo Club, Istanbul, and BOD at 118-T), The International Autistic Children’s Olympics, The Orphanage Foundation – Cocuk Esirgeme Kurumu in Turkey, The Hospice Home for Needy – Darulaceze in Turkey, The Six Dots Foundation of Blinds – Alti Nokta Korler Vakfi, The LA Mission – Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles, Bridge to Turkey, CYDD, and few more. Ms. Tansu has received various awards and recognitions, among which stand out “Woman of Distinction Award 2011” by Daughters of Ataturk, “Best Leader of the Year”, by ATASC, “Best Leadership” award –twice- by ATAA on behalf of ATASC. She recently represented the Turkish Americans as the first ATAA rep. in the UN -United Nations, Civil Society Conference 2019. Her motto is “Peace at Home, Peace in the World” and her new project concentrated on Meal Train for Elderly in local communities.

Besim Haşar
Besim HaşarMid Atlantic Region Vice President

Mr. Besim Hasar was born and raised in Istanbul. He completed his Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and International Relations at Anadolu University in Turkey. He oversaw eight companies’ operations, finance, and purchasing under Eduka Group, Turkey, in the education, logistics, botanics and landscaping, construction sectors. He has over fifteen years of experience as a finance and management executive, focusing on US – Turkey trade relations and Turkish American businesses. He specializes in operations, business strategy, trade, finance, entrepreneurship and startups. Currently, he is serving as Director of the Mergen Group LLC, a financial advisory, strategy and management consulting firm. He worked as the General Operations Director at Turkish Coffee Lady, Inc. ( TCL), a specialty coffee company focusing on retail & online business and catering services. He led business development and prepared the company for franchising. Before TCL, He served as the Chief Financial Officer for Fokus Inc, sporting goods manufacturing company based in Bay Area, CA. He also served as a consultant and advisor to Turkish companies in the defense, wood product manufacturing and food sectors investments in North America. He is a current member of Fenerbahce S.K., Istanbul.

Engin Ates
Engin AtesMid Central Region Vice President

Mr. Engin Ates was born in Erzincan, raised in Tunceli and Istanbul. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Bahcesehir University as a Computer Engineer. After graduation, he moved to the US and got his Master in Science Degree at Kent State University. After graduation, he worked as a Forensic Software Programmer for 3 years, and he joined the Cleveland Clinic and has been working at Cleveland Clinic for 10 years As a Software Analyst and Project Manager, he involved in the development of the Cleveland Clinic web sites and various supporting applications. He is currently working at IT Cybersecurity Department as an Enterprise Cybersecurity Engineer to securing all the applications and websites. Mr. Ates has actively been involved with Turkish American organizations since he moved to the US. He served as VP of the Turkish American Society of Northeast Ohio (TASNO) for two years. He is currently serving as the President of TASNO.  In the summer of 2021, they are planning to open Ataturk and Women Statues at the Turkish Cultural Garden in Cleveland. Mr. Ates is married with two sons and a daughter. He is using his free time mostly at the farm with kids. He has sheep, goats, bees, alpacas, chickens, orchard and grapes, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry bushes.

Yucel Burdurlu
Yucel BurdurluMidwest Region Vice President

Mrs. Yucel Burdurlu- Tavolara was born and raised in Istanbul Turkey. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hacettepe University Ankara Turkey, she continued her graduate studies at California State University Long Beach. After graduating, she started a career in private industry working on applied and theoretical research on coatings and coating raw materials. Yucel worked for Imperial Chemical Industries formerly known as ICI Paints North America in their Strongsville Research Center most of her career in the international innovation team where she was involved variety of interesting projects in collaboration with their Slough Laboratory in Slough, England, ICI France in Rouge, France and ICI South America Research Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Next, Yucel worked for BUNGE Oils North America where, she worked with inorganic synthesis of anticorrosive pigments and tested them in collaboration with Batelle Laboratories in Columbus Ohio, University of Southern Mississippi and Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.  Presently, Yucel is with True Value Manufacturing in Cary Illinois as a Research Chemist.Yucel lives in the suburbs of Chicago.  She joined TACA’s Board of Directors in 2013-2015 and she was the Director of the Ataturk School and the Adult Turkish School 2014-2015. Yucel also has been a member of the Chicago Turkish Festival Planning Committee and a volunteer in the festival since 2013 and has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Chicago Turkish festivals in 2016 and 2018. Yucel is planning to continue working on bringing Turkish and American groups together using her organization skills, people skills, education skills and her passion for harmony and peace.

Mehves Kocak
Mehves KocakNew York Region Vice President

Ms. Mehveş Koçak graduated from Marmara University, with a major in Faculty of Communications and Journalism. She started her career as a political and economics journalist for the European and Anadolu Agency, Son Havadis and Hürriyet newspaper. From 1996-2005 she worked on the Show TV, Kanal 6, TG news Star and ATV. In 2006 Mehves came to America and from 2007-2009 worked for TC New York Culture and Tourism as a deputy director in which she promoted Turkish culture and tourism in the USA. She hosted the TRT New Horizons Program after the live program at Radyo Turkum “American salad”. She owns a service company in New York City since 2015. She is a founding member of Secular Democratic Platform and the General Secretary of Fenerbahce USA Association.

Tufan Erdinç
Tufan ErdinçNorthwest Region Vice President

Mr. Tufan Erdinç was appointed as ATAA Northwest Region Vice President in February 2021. He is currently a software Engineer for Oracle. He was born in Mardin, Turkey and raised in Izmir, Turkey. He has completed his B.Sc. from Ege University in Izmir, and MS degree in Computer Engineering from Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir. He has been living in the greater Seattle area since 2000 where he first joined Microsoft Corporation as a software engineer. He started serving in the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA) Board as Vice President in 2015 and was responsible of managing and administering technology and IT infrastructure of the organization. He was elected President of the TACAWA Board of Directors in 2016 and has been voluntarily working to carry out TACAWA’s mission and goals since then. Outside of work Tufan is interested in watching sports, playing soccer and is full time dad for two young boys.

Dr. Levent Onat
Dr. Levent OnatSoutheast Region Vice President

Dr. Levent Onat is from Izmir, Turkey. He lived in seven different cities in Turkey when he was growing up and he also had a chance to travel all around the country before he started exploring the rest of the world. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Dokuz Eylul University in Environmental Engineering. He worked as a researcher at the University of Stuttgart for several years and worked as an environmental engineer for the private sector in Turkey. After he moved to the United States, he earned another M.S. degree from Auburn University in environmental engineering and earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in interdisciplinary engineering with the focus of health, safety and environmental (HSE) engineering. He has over 20 years of experience as an HSE Professional with multi-industrial background such as chemical, oil & gas, foundry, automotive, wood manufacturing and academia. He is also an authorized outreach instructor/trainer for the Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration. He currently works as the regional HSE manager for an industrial gas company covering five states with over 20 sites.  Mr. Onat has been actively involved and served in Turkish student organizations and Turkish-American Associations since he moved to the United States. He currently serves in the U.N. Committee of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA). He is also the President of Turkish American Association of Alabama (TAAA). Mr. Onat has been living in Alabama with his wife since 2001 and enjoys traveling, swimming, designing/repairing electronics, and spending quality time with his family.

Alev Wieland
Alev WielandSouthwest Region Vice President

Alev Wieland has Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, OH. Worked for Balcan Engineering at Proctor of Gamble as Project engineer for 7 years. She retired from PepsiCo, Inc-AMEA Capability Director in 2012. Alev has extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing, Lean Product Life Cycle Management, and Processes Development. Project Management, Construction Management in Food Manufacturing, Paper Converting and Laundry Soap Industry. She has solid understanding of Engineering, Manufacturing and Operations Processes. She is an expert in ISO 9001 and GMP Certifications and Standards. She has been responsible for organizational communication, meetings management, documentation, web site management for Contemporary Education Foundation (COEDFO) since 2013. She served as President of Cincinnati Turkish American Association (CTAA) from 1994 to 1996. An active member of the Turkish American Association of Northern Texas (TURANT), she has been providing organizational operations support to its elected board members and helping with executions of projects since 2000.

Board of Trustees (2023)

Dr. Bülent Başol, Chairman
Kenan Çağlar
Kürşad Doğru
Dr. Selim Erhan
Dr. Fatma Gül
Ergün Kırlıkovalı
Davut Okutçu
İbrahim Onaral
Dr. Ülkü Ülgür
Nurten Ural

Honorary Board of Trustees Members

Bonnie Kaslan
Engin Holmstrom


ATAA Rules Committee

  • Dr. Ulku Ulgur, Chairperson and ATAA Board of Trustees Member
  • Kursad Dogru, ATAA Board of Trustees Member
  • Gokhan Ozalp, ATAA Past President

ATAA Education Committee

  • Dr. Mehmet Yaya, Co-Chair and ATAA Treasurer
  • Lale Iskarpatyoti, Co-Chair and Secretary, Turkish American Friendship Society of US – TAFSUS
  • Hulya Koc, Founder, Empowering the Turkish American Community – ETAC
  • Cennet Kose Rivera, Former President,  Maryland American Turkish Association -MATA
  • Dr. Ulku Ulgur, ATAA Board of Trustees Member

ATAA Media Relations Committee

  • Gokhan Ozalp, ATAA Past President
  • Burcu Tansu, ATAA  Western Region VP
  • Dr. Nilufer Esen Bilgin, ATAA President-Elect

ATAA Membership Committee

  • Yucel B. Tavolara, Chair, ATAA Midwest Region VP
  • Dr. Nilufer Esen Bilgin, ATAA President-Elect
  • Engin Ates, ATAA Mid Central Region VP
  • Dr. Mehmet Yaya, ATAA Treasurer

ATAA UN Relations Committee

Executive Officers:

  • Mazlum Koşma, ATAA President
  • Yucel B. Tavolara, Co-Chair, ATAA Midwest Region VP
  • Alev Wieland, Co-Chair and ATAA Southwest Region VP
  • Saime Atakan, ATAA UN Youth Representative


  • Levent Onat, ATAA Southeast Region VP
  • Burcu Tansu, ATAA Western Region VP
  • Demet Edeer, Turkish Canadian Society President
  • Çiğdem Çınaroğlu, Turkish Canadian Society VP
  • Atakan Şengül, Turkish Canadian Society Secretary
  • Ali Alp Gürer, ATAA UN Youth Representative

ATAA Youth Committee

  • Mehmet Tascioglu, Co-Founder & Chair
  • Ela Elmas, Co-Founder & Vice Chair
  • Eren Okuyucu, Co-Founder & Secretary
  • Dr. Nilufer Esen-Bilgin, ATAA President-Elect
  • Yenal Kucuker, ATAA Capital Region VP

Central Office

Hakan Dakin, Art, Media & Communication Director