The Volunteer Board of Pars Place
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 and culture alive for the coming generations.
Recognizing that non-religious Persian celebrations (such as Norooz and Yalda) are the root of many celebrations in other cultures and religions, Mandana is keen to share these traditions not only with her children but also to other young Iranian-Americans. IACC provides the space for doing so.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and an MBA in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University. Mandana has worked at the International Monetary Fund for over 28 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 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.
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.
Roshan Ardalan Alavi
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.
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.
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..