About Us

  • The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) established the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) through a network of grantees across the country. The SBTRCs work closely with the transportation contracting community and other technical assistance providers to serve small disadvantaged transportation businesses.
  • The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce is a grantee of the U.S. Department of Transportation and hosts the Southwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC). The Southwest SBTRC serves the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
  • The CalAsian Chamber’s mission is to grow and empower small business concerns throughout the region through Access, Education, and Opportunity. Through its programs and services, it provides local businesses with the resources and tools necessary for success and connects them to opportunities to grow their business.

Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to providing disadvantaged small businesses with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.

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Maye Saephanh

Interim Director SBTRC Southwest Region
Maye brings over a decade of experience in implementing programs for government and international development agencies in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. She has worked for organizations like World Vision, Food for the Hungry, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of developing communities. One of her career highlights is working with U.S. federal agencies to launch the first international trade export out of Kandahar, Afghanistan in 30 years since the onset of conflict.
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Houa Vang

Program Officer SBTRC Southwest Region
Houa is a Program Officer supporting SBTRC, primarily focusing on coordinating all activities under the Bonding Education Program (BEP). Prior to this role, she worked at Valley Vision where she supported their first statewide project initiated by the California Governor's Office to engage diverse and vulnerable Californians in natural disasters related emergency preparedness activities. She graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a B.A. in Psychology and spent her undergraduate career working on campus in various program assistant and mentorship roles to support leadership, professional, and academic development programs/services to underserved students.