Director of Marketing
Branding professional, marketing, advertising, photographer, web design. Marlen has been involved in the creative fields of branding, photography, marketing and business development, and media since 2001. Currently he holds the position of Creative Director/Senior Executive for several entertainment entities including Century Films, Century Records, Holloway Entertainment Group and Fuga Energy Drink.
2010: Robert Cumberbatch & Phoenix FedEx Team goes on a mission to Haiti and their lives are changed forever.
2012: Robert Cumberbatch Co-Founder to the success of the 1st Annual Caribbean Carnival in Phoenix, Arizona.
2013 : The birth of Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association (ACCA).
2016: Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association creates Clean Water Initiative & formation of Wine to Water Arizona Chapter. Formation of 1st Anancy Storytelling Festival. City of Phoenix, Mayor Greg Stanton, proclaims June month as the 1st Arizona Annual National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
2016: Steelpan workshops and concerts with ASU Pan Devils Steelpan. With well-known Trinidadian steel pan arranger and professor Liam Teague and Victor Provost
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Chief Financial Officer
Hailing from Southern California Rick brings over 25 years of corporate, executive financial management experience. Having graduated with two bachelor's degrees in Finance and Management. To 10 years as Chief Financial Officer for Mizu Enterprises, responsible for heavy distribution and warehousing experience, to Director of Finance for Phoenix Welding Supply. His career spanned from overseeing accounting, purchasing as well as inside and field sales in web page creation and search engine (SEO) for sales and marketing.
Mr. Loren Tapahe
Director of Business Relations
President and CEO of the Arizona Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. Co-Founder of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). His experience in cohesive team building, event management, public relations with strategic planning and capacity building.
Together We Stand
It just makes sense for Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association, known as ACCA to look like the Caribbean we serve. The different cultures we represent, our different faces, the different perspectives each of us bring - all come together to make us stronger and more flexible in the communities and countries that we live in.
Our association was created on a philosophy of putting the needs of others first before self. It's a commitment we take seriously. While we each have our own opinions and viewpoints when we come together, we are united on our goal of serving others. This dedication has resulted in strong philanthropic reputation, financial performance, with a strong family.
It is our ongoing vision to bring hope and direction to the ongoing struggles that children face daily in their lives-, poverty, hunger, and clean water in the Caribbean and globally. By replacing these struggles with hope and a commitment to a brighter future. The programs that ACCA funds & facilitates are developed so that each child is able to achieve their fullest potential for growth, to realize their dreams in a healthy and sustainable environment. It is our belief that once a child's social, educational and health needs are met, that child will develop into a confident, responsible and productive adult in today's society.
Director of Sound & Entertainment
Entrepreneur and Entertainment Director, popularly known as "DJ Champion Boom Bostic". He used his opportunities to successfully hone his skills and talents to become one of the best Caribbean DJs. Boom Bostic worked for "Reggae Links radio" on power 92.3fm as Manager, Producer and Host for the program. He currently owns operates and hosts his own online radio station called "Many Nations Radio".
Director of Youth/Clean Water Program
Holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Western Washington University and a Masters in Post Secondary and Higher Education from Arizona State University. His expertise includes property management with a focus on student housing. An avid entrepreneur who currently owns Keep It Cut Hair Salon
Director of Broadcast & Television
Network professional with unique skills in the field of ICT innovation and IPTV broadcasting. His broadcast experience spans over a decade with expertise in the field of television production, edition, directing, presentation and innovating building. Innovator of TCN plus+ IPTV, TCN Mobile,Hot Caribbean Radio + TCNHD
Director of Logistics
Has 16 proud years of food and beverage experience that include: Management, Chef, Catering, Restaurants and Higher Education. Benjamin also exercises his entrepreneurial spirit with: International Brokerage-multiple international relations with markets focused on Green energy and Green cleaning products, Domestic Brokerage of green cleaning products, infectious disease control and green energy and technologies. He has also served as a consultant for startups, business and development.
Dr. Alexandros Fragiskatos
Director of Public Relations
Born in Louisiana and raised in Phoenix Arizona. Anay graduated with a degree in Media Arts from University of Arizona, earned a Masters degree in Afrikana Studies from SUNY Albany New York. Anay has devoted many years to advocacy, community organizing and nonprofit leadership.
She co-founded Arizona Black Voter Alliance, a grassroots effort to build Black voter engagement in the valley. She has served on the Executive Board for the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professional Network and volunteered with Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
Currently she is based in Washington DCas a Digital Campaign Manager. She brings strategic expertise in digital and social media organizing.
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, provide clean water, advocate and feed, as well as displaying our cultural artforms.
City of Phoenix, Mayor Greg Stanton, proclaims June Month as Arizona 1ST Annual National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
Steel Pan Consultant
Percussionist, Educator, and Arranger, who is based in central Missouri. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music at Missouri Valley College, with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in music performance from the University of Akron, respectively. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Arizona State University, where he also obtained a Music Theory Pedagogy certificate. Alex, has been playing steel pan (steel drum) for over a decade. As a member of the Grammy-nominated steel band at the University of Akron, he developed a deep appreciation for the instrument and its cultural importance within its birthplace, Trinidad and Tobago. Alex has studied, collaborated, and performed with virtuoso's in the field like Cliff Alexis, Ray Holman, Liam Teague, Tom Miller, and Victor Provost. Many of Alex’s steel band arrangements are published and have been performed across the U.S. and internationally.
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