• IACC was formed to strengthen the community and cater to the diverse makeup of the Iranian-Americans in the Washington, D.C. area

    • About Our Organization

      A community celebrating its roots and its future

      Who we are

      The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is home to an estimated 85,000 vibrant Iranian-Americans, who form a community spanning many generations, ethnic groups, and religions.


      Iranian American Community Center (IACC) is a registered, non-profit organization with a 501 (c)(3) designation from the IRS. IACC’s vision is to share and preserve the Iranian culture in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through the creation of a community and a center that serves as a hub for educational activities, cultural events, and community services.

      Our Goal

      • Fulfill Iranian cultural values and beliefs, regardless of faith or political views
      • Share our rich Persian culture with our community and to preserve our culture for future generation.
      • Promote, administer and maintain the Community Center
      • Provide athletic, social, educational and recreational activities for a variety of age groups  
      • Nurture a member driven organization that fosters cross-cultural and cross- generational dialogue.
      • Serve as a resource center for legal, medical, social work referral, and other services for the community.
      • Groom future leaders of our community
      • Attract & encourage civic participation



      IACC is led by a volunteer Board comprised of six long-time members of the Washington, D.C. Iranian-American community. What unites is our passion for our community. Learn more about our board below.

    • Board Members

      Mr. Fred Aryan

      Mr. Fred Aryan is a co-founder of LaserShip, Inc., the largest regional small parcel delivery company on the east coast. Mr. Aryan is active in the delivery industry’s issues and organizations, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA). Outside of business, Mr. Aryan is also an avid runner, having successfully trained for and completed both the Richmond and New York Marathons.

      Mrs. Bita Golshan Lotfi 

      Mrs. Bita Golshan Lotfi earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton in 1998. Ms. Lotfi is a member of the Bar Association in the states of Illinois and District of Columbia, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Lotfi serves on a committee that organized a “Shabeh Yalda” event that attracted 600 attendees!! Sheregularly conducts Nowruz celebrations at local elementary schools, organizes and supports Iranian dance classes for children in the Northern Virginia area. Ms. Lotfi is committed to sharing the rich and deep Iranian culture with non-native Iranians through such programs.

      Ms. Termeh Rassi

      Ms. Termeh Rassi has been a member of the Iranian American Community in the Washington DC area since 1984. In 1994 she co-founded Second Generation, the first English language newsletter for the new generation of Iranian Americans. Ms. Rassi holds a BA in International Relations from George Washington University and an MA in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in product development and market strategy roles at a number of organizations such as AOL and Sallie Mae. She is currently the Senior Director of Impact Programs at the National Geographic Society.

      Mrs. Mandana Dehghanian Shahriari

      Mrs. Mandana Dehghanian Shahriari has been on the Board of IACC since December 2010. As a Zoroastrian, she is very devoted to keeping the Persian traditions alive for the coming generations. She has a MBA in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University, and has worked as a Senior Information Management Officer at the International Monetary Fund for over 23 years.

      Dr. Forough Parvizian-Yazdani

      Dr. Forough Parvizian-Yazdani is a graduate of George Washington University and received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. Dr. Yazdani went on to Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery where she earned a DDS degree. Dr. Yazdani has a private practice in Vienna, VA and is an active member of the Metro Washington DC Iranian-American community, often hosting events at her home. She served on the Smithsonian’s Nowruz Organizing Committee in 2008 & 2009. She also serves on the Board of NIAC (National Iranian-American Council) and actively promotes civic participation in the Iranian-American community.

      Mr. Hossein Noshirvani 

      Mr. Hossein Noshirvani has been on the Board of IACC since December 2013. Hossein is a 20-year technology executive and entrepreneur . He is currently= the President of CharityEngine (www.charityengine.net), a company dedicated to helping all nonprofit- organizations across the country. He lives in Potomac, MD with his wife and newborn child. As a father who wants to pass on the traditions and language of Iran to his children, being involved with the IACC is a unique opportunity to maintain the heritage for his family.

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