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


Mo Pailey

Board Vice chair

Analytics Specialist at Wells Fargo

Rachel Milloy

Board Member

Artist, Vocalist, and percussionist 

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

Leila Rastegar

Board Member

Full Time Artist, Representational Painter

Mehdi Shokouei


Entrepreneur, Biomedical Scientist,

Videographer & Art Enthusiast