Julie Laghi

In addition to being the current Chair, I have served as Vice Chair and Secretary in the past. I was also a former President for OCA-CVC. I am married to my wonderful husband Franco, and enjoy movies, opera, ballet, travelling, and good food. My professional background was in Travelling and Hospitality consulting, and I speak Italian, Mandarin, as well as various Chinese dialects. Promoting my heritage and sharing my culture is
my passion.

Eng Heah

I have recently retired after working in various corporate positions, including investments, construction, real estate, merger and acquisitions, and financial services in the U.S., Singapore, Australia, and Central America. As a graduate of Melbourne University, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and University of Richmond, I am a Chartered Financial Analyst who enjoys traveling, sampling different cuisines, and playing tennis.


Commanding over 20 years of hands-on experience in international business operations, trading, and business development in Asia Pacific emerging markets including China, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and other southeast Asian countries, I am currently a licensed realtor in Virginia with focus on investment, residential, and waterfront properties. I am bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English. My education includes a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from George Washington University.