Board of Directors and Members


Hossein Jalali

Board Chair, Fundraising committee chair

Dentist in private practice and a longtime leader in the local Iranian-American community

Cynthia Faraday


Graphic designer at UMN, student of Persian language and Iranian culture. Board secretary


Ensi Gazani

Board Vice chair

Interdisciplinary artist, Web/Graphic Designer, Photographer

Mehdi Shokouei


Entrepreneur, Biomedical Scientist,

Videographer & Art Enthusiast 

Jeremy Iggers

Executive Director

Retired journalist and non-profit executive


Niccu Tafarrodi

Board Member

Retired public health doctor, Active in organizing efforts in the local Iranian community

Faranak Soltani Toma

 Board Member

Real State Agent serving the Twin Cities Metro Area

Mitra Jalai

 Board Member

City of St Paul Ward 4 Concilwoman

Ghazale Dadres

Board Member

Public Health researcher, Iranian culture enthusiast and promoter.


Leila Rastegar

Board Member

Full Time Artist, Representational Painter