About Us

Leadership Team

President: Ommer Khaw 

Treasurer: Mona Karim

Secretary:  Geetanjali (Geeta) Mehra


  • Allison Kim Lord
  • Emni Mar 
  • Niv Miyasato 
  • Carolyn Ribadeneira

About Cross Cultural Works

Cross Cultural Works, a community non-profit based in Maplewood, NJ, was behind the inaugural Diwali Fest NJ, the festival of lights that is one of the most widely celebrated South Asian holidays;  Lunar Fest NJ, the beginning of the year according to the lunar calendar and one of the most widely celebrated holidays in Asia; and Hola Fest, the area's first festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The organization supports and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of our community.