Board of Directors and staff


Hossein Jalali

Board chair, Fundraising committee chair

Dentist in private practice in New Brighton, MN and a longtime leader in the local Iranian-American community

Jeremy Iggers

Executive Director

Retired journalist and non-profit executive

Ensi Mohamadi

Vice chair

Interdisciplinary artist, photographer and graphic designer

Cynthia Faraday


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


Soheila Kadkhodaian

 Programming committee

Directed annual children’s’ performances and has taught Persian language classes

Niccu Tafarrodi

Fundraising committee

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

Mehdi Shokouei


Entrepreneur, Biomedical Scientific,

Video grapher & Art Enthusiast 

Arash Mahnan Faraday

Marketing / communications committee

Ph.D. student in neuroscience and v.p. of Iranian Culture House at UMN