The Volunteer Board of Pars Place
Ms. Roshan Ardalan Alavi
Ms. Roshan Ardalan Alavi has built a very successful career in the mortgage lending profession while also managing a household and family. She was born in California and spent most of her youth in Iran, returning to the USA in 1980. Roshan and her husband, Hamid, have raised two amazing sons who are very proud of their Iranian heritage.
Roshan attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, graduating in 1987, with a BS in Public Administration. She has enjoyed over 30 years of hands-on mortgage lending, operations and management experience.
She is currently Senior Vice President and Operations Manager of EagleBank’s Residential Lending Division. Roshan proudly oversees the mortgage operations of this leading, local, community bank, serving homeowners in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Ms. Bahar Alsharif
Ms. Bahar Alsharif spent 31 years at the World Bank Group's private arm, the International Finance Corporation, focusing on treasury operations and portfolio management. Until 2016, Bahar served as IFC's Deputy Treasurer in London, overseeing Treasury's global expansion. Prior to her move to London, Bahar was in charge of Cash Management Desk, managing a quarter of IFC's $40 billion liquid asset portfolio in short term investments. Since retiring , Bahar has enjoyed learning French, improving her tennis skills, and engaging with her local community. Until 2019, she served as the COO of Project Turquoise, a non-profit working to empower families. She continues to mentor the next generation of women leaders in the global finance industry.
Mr. Farhang (Fred) Aryan
Mr. Farhang (Fred) Aryan
Born in Iran, Fred moved to the United States when he was 16 years old. He completed his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at the
University of Maryland Engineering School. Shortly after graduating Fred and a couple of his friends started a small parcel delivery business and successfully grew the business to be the largest parcel delivery company on the East Coast. He is on the board of few non-profit organizations and is a firm believer in giving back to his community especially to the Iranian American community which is part of his heritage. In his spare time he loves to take part in triathlon races and has completed few Marathon and triathlon events.
Ms. Mojdeh Bahar
Ms. Mojdeh Bahar is a patent attorney and technology transfer professional in the public sector and is the recipient of numerous professional awards. She is also a certified mediator. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University Of
Maryland School of Law where she concentrated in Health Law, holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Chemistry and French from Dickinson College.
She is passionate about Persian language, literature and culture and hopes to pass this love on to the next generation of Iranian Americans.
She lives in Maryland with her daughter, Tina.
Dr. Amir Golalipour
Dr. Amir Golalipour was born in Mashhad, Iran in 1987. At the age of 18, he was accepted into the College of Civil Engineering, at University of Tehran. He was also elected as a representative of the Civil Engineering Student Association, which continued for three years. In spring 2010, he graduated with a BA in Civil Engineering and moved to the United States in summer of 2010 to pursue his Master and PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as the vice-president and president of Persian Student Society (PSS) at University of Wisconsin during his graduate school. He graduated with doctorate degree in 2013. He shares a lot of passion for producing art works that he is involved with Radio Iranshahr and Quartet Studios in producing podcasts, short movies, theater programs and etc..
Ms. Bita Golshan Lotfi
Ms. 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!! She regularly 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.
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 CEO of Meddbase(www.meddbase.com), a company that provides SaaS EHR to hospitals and large medical practices. He lives in Potomac, MD with his wife and son. 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.
Dr. Yasmin Saadat
Yasmin Saadat has joined IACC as the Executive Director as of October 1st, 2020. She brings more than three decades of experience in economics and finance, investment expertise in equities and fixed income markets, most of it gained from her years at the World Bank and the IFC (“Group”). She is a member of the Board of SEAF – private equity fund management organization-, a senior fellow at the Hunt Institute at SMU in Texas, and the President of the association of Iranian retirees of the Group. In her last assignment at the IFC, she launched a $1.5 billion new product for the corporation. Along with colleagues, she founded the Potomac River Capital in 2007, a new asset management company. Yasmin holds a BA in Economics from Grenoble-France, an MA and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is a CFA charter holder. A firm believer in community development as a pillar to bring us together and preserve our rich heritage, Yasmin says: “Where else than IACC to do this?”
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 served on the Board of NIAC (National Iranian-American Council). She actively promotes civic participation in the Iranian-American community through hosting fundraisers for political candidates. With Ms. Gazelle Hashemian, Dr. Yazdani co-founded Project Turquoise/Relief International, a community-based initiative to empower women, children and families affected by conflict.