Executive Director

Zo Tum Hmung
Mobile: 443-936-8616
Email: zotumhmung@chinmd.org

Zo Tum Hmung is the Executive Director of Chin Association of Maryland based in Ellicott City,
Maryland. He previously co-founded the Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center-Union of Burma
(ENAC), a research center that supports the peace process and development of democratic
institutions in Burma, and served as its first Executive Director. ENAC has offices in Chiang Mai,
Thailand, and Yangon, Burma.
Among other publications, he led the efforts by ENAC to publish Fiscal Federalism:
Implications for Future Federal Democratic Union of Myanmar, May 2018,
Natural Resources of Myanmar (Burma): Ownership, Management, Revenue Sharing, and
Impacts, September 2017, and The Sectoral Policy Recommendations for Building a Future
Federal Union (English and Burmese Version), December 2014. He also co-authored Seeking
Refuge: The Chin People in Mizoram State, India, December 2011.
Mr. Hmung has frequently spoken on Burma, including at Harvard University, Oxford University,
and Yale University.
In 2003, he completed his Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy
School, focusing on foreign policy and negotiations. He currently lives with his family in Elkridge,

Board of Directors


Rev. Tim Siemens graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1985 and has spent the last 34 years on staff with Grace Community Church in a variety of roles. Before his retirement in May 2019 he was an elder .


Vincenzo Leone has been involved in the nonprofit world for the last 25 years. He started his involvement in Italy, at young age, helping refugee families from Sri Lanka.


Rev. Joseph N. Bawihrin is an ordained pastor in the Chin Bethel Church, Elkridge, MD.

Board Members

Pu Rual Uk

Robert Sui Nawl

Pu Cung Lian Hup

Rev. Thomas Bk Lian

Sara Thang

Legal Advisors

Tom Meachum has vast Maryland government legal experience, having previously served in both the Office of the Attorney General and the Howard County Office of Law.

James Montana, Esq.
J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Amherst College, summa cum laude

Advisory Board

Rev. Dr. Stephen Hre Kio,

Senior Pastor
Indiana Chin Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

Rev. Dr. C Duh Kam,

Senior Pastor
Chin Baptist Mission Church, Qywnn Oak, MD. Former General Secretary of Chin Baptist Churches USA

Pu Lian Uk

Veteran Chin politician
Washington, DC

T.J. Mills 

Project Attorney
Justice For Neighbors Immigration Project-
A United Methodist Ministry
475 Riverside Drive, #1505
New York, NY 10115

Rev. Dr. Roy Medley

General Secretary Emeritus American Baptist Churches USA – New Jersey

Young-Chan Han -MSDE

Young-chan Han is an immigrant from Korea who came to the US in 1973. For the past 20+ years, Ms. Han has build capacity of educators and community leaders to effectively engage immigrant families in education.

Rev. Hlei Sung

Pastor Emmanuel Chin Baptist Church, Lewisville, TX
Assistant Financial Secretary, Chin Baptist Churches USA

Summer Education Program

Advocacy Program

Community Fundraising Committee

Rev. Thomas BK Lian

Zo Tum Hmung

Rev. Joseph N. Bawihrin

Culture Committee

Literature Committee

Community Garden

Robert Sui Nawl

Rual Uk

Boi Thar