Award winning author, expert on U.S.-Iran relations and winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
NIAC Policy Director since 2009 and NIAC Action Executive Director. Previously served as Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Brian Baird
مدیر ارشد سیاستگذاری
With NIAC since 2009, David has served as NIAC’s Policy Associate, Assistant Policy Director, Director of Operations, and is now COO.
مدیر ارشد عملیات
NIAC Research Director since 2010, previously served in the Office of Iranian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State under Presidents Bush and Obama.
Mahsa oversees NIAC’s events and communications. She first joined NIAC in January 2015 as the Community Outreach Associate.
دیر روابط عمومی
A veteran of campaigns to protect the environment, consumers and mobilize voters, Donna is now working to organize and empower Iranian Americans across the country.
Sahar returned to NIAC in 2017 after previously serving as Events and Office Administrator. Born in Iran, she is a graduate of George Mason University.
An integral member of NIAC’s policy staff since 2013, Ryan monitors legislation, conducts research and writing, and coordinates advocacy efforts.
دستیار ارشد سیاستگذاری
A former U.S. Marine and Afghanistan veteran, Adam received his J.D. from Temple University, where he focused on international, national security, and immigration law.
Samira recently completed her master’s degree from the University of Oxford in Modern Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on Iran and Persian language.
مسئول اداری دفتر
Ehsan joined NIAC in September 2017 and works to build support in southern California.
مسئول ارتباطات اجتماعی جنوب کالیفرنیا
Dornaz left Iran with the dream of being a human rights activist. She worked for Freedom House and Persianate Global Network before joining NIAC.
سازماندهنده شمال کالیفرنیا
Ruja graduated with a Master’s of Public Administration and most recently worked with Syrian and Afghan refugees in Greece.
سازمان دهنده جنوب کالیفرنیا
Passionate about digital media advocacy and Iranian American issues, Sahar joined NIAC in 2018 as the digital communications manager.
مسئول ارتباطات دیجیتال
NIAC is steered by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of leaders from across our community
Founder, World Singles Networks
Founder & CEO, Primex World Inc.
OB/GYN, New York Hospital
President, United Capital Investments and Properties Inc.
Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Network
Founder, A&R Development Corp and Bluebridge Mining
ALI REZA SHAIBANI
Founder & Chairman, Merex Inc.
Founder & CEO, Sarmadi Brothers
Board of Advisors
Prominent individuals with a wide range of knowledge and expertise who help provide strategic advice
Fmr. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
AMBASSADOR THOMAS R. PICKERING
Fmr. U.S. Ambassador
AMBASSADOR JOHN LIMBERT
Former Congressman, Maryland
THE HONORABLE WAYNE GILCHREST
Fmr. Congressman, Wisconsin
THE HONORABLE JIM MOODY
Retired Senior Advisor, World Bank
Professor, University of Michigan
Independent Scholar, University of Hawai’i
DR. FARIDEH FARHI
Actor and Comedian
Founding Director, UMD Center for Persian Studies
DR. AHMAD KARIMI-HAKKAK
Director, Iranian Oral History Project
DR. HABIB LADJEVARDI
Chair of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest