Previous Board of Directors

President: Homa Sarlati

Vice President: Simin Pourvakil

Treasurer: Pari Etezadi

Secretary: Bibi Etrat

Member: Shahnaz Shams

Member: Mahboubeh Ghorbani

Alternative Member: Manijeh Panahi

Alternative Member: Soheila Darvishzadeh

President: Homa Sarlati

Vice President: Simin Pourvakil

Treasurer: Pari Etezadi

Secretary: Bibi Etrat

Member: Saeedeh Razani

Member: Hosseini

Member: Dejbodi

Member: Mashreghi

Alternative Member: Soheila Darvishzadeh

President: Homa Sarlati

Vice President: Simin Pourvakil

Vice President: Shokouh Ghasemi

Treasurer: Pari Etezadi

Member: Shayesteh Shoaei

Member: Feriyal Khabiri

Member: Behdokhto Behzadi

Member: Shahnaz Hashemi

Member: Saeedeh Razani

President: Homa Sarlati

Vice President: Shokouh Ghasemi

Treasurer: Pari Etezadi

Secretary: Shirin Fakour Biniaz

Member: Saeedeh Razani

Member: Simin Pourvakil

Member: Leily Noorbakhsh

Alternative Member: Negin Kashef

Alternative Member: Farah Arya

President: Homa Sarlati

Vice President: Afkham Mardukhi

Treasurer: Maliknaz Sadooghi

Secretary: Lili Nabavi

Member: Akram Basiji

Member: Nasrin Nourbaksh

Member: Mahasti Salehi

Alternative Member: Shirin Fakour Biniza

President: Homa Sarlati

Vice President: Afkham Mardukhi

Treasurer: Maliknaz Sadooghi

Secretary: Shirin Fakour Biniza

Member: Akram Basiji

Member: Nasrin Nourbaksh

President: Afkham Mardukhi

Vice President: Mandana Attarzadeh

Treasurer: Maliknaz Sadooghi

Secretary: Nilou Rezaei-Boroun

Member: Akram Basiji

Member: Halimeh Hamidi

Member: Shahrzad Nemati

Member: Sogand Tadayon

Member: Macy Tatari

President: Afkham Mardukhi

Vice President: Mehrnoosh Aghdasi

Co-Treasurer: Afsaneh Borzoei

Co-Treasurer: Maliknaz Sadooghi

Secretary: Pouneh Biazarikari

Member: Akram Basiji

Member: Niloufar Rezaei-Boroun

Member: Halimeh Hamidi

Member: Macy Tatari

Member: Samira Zarghami

President: Afkham Mardukhi

Treasurer: Farzaneh Lotfi

Secretary: Soha Dezfouli

Member: Farah Abbasi

Member: Azadeh Ardeshiri Cham

Member: Soheila Dehmassi

Member: Mehrnaz Farazmand

Member: Halimeh Hamidi

Member: Negar Hasheim

Member: Navaz Karimian

Member: Shabnam Molaei

Member: Maral Nadjafi

Member: Mahtab Nassirian

Member: Maryam Ostadagha

President: Negar Hashemi

Vice-President: Navaz Karimian Pour

Treasurer: Farzaneh Lotfi

Secretary: Sherry Darvish

Member: Farah Abbasi

Member: Soheila Dehmassi

Member: Laleh Abtin

President: Negar Hashemi

Vice-President: Navaz Karmian Pour

Treasurer: Farzaneh Lotfi

Event Director: Sherry Darvish

Member: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Member: Dr. Sepideh Gharaei

Member: Kathy Noohi

Member: Yalda Riahi

Member: Dina Shokara

Member: Samireh Yazdani

President: Negar Hashemi

Treasurer: Farzaneh Lotfi

Secretary: Mina Rohani

Member: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Member: Samireh Yazdani

Member: Selora Lazarjani

President: Dr. Fakhri Afshari

Treasurer: Farzaneh Lotfi

Secretary: Sama Bassidj

Vice-Event Director: Sara Alimardani

Volunteer Director: Maha Shamlou

HR, MH Director: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Vice-PR Director: Tina Hessami

Member: Bita Ekhlasi

Member: Negar Hashemi

Member: Mahnaz Khosravi

Member: Samireh Yazdani

Funding Director: Afsaneh Vakilian

President: Dr. Fakhri Afshari

Treasurer: Farzaneh Lotfi

Vice-Event Director: Sara Alimardani

HR, MH Director: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Vice-PR Director: Maha Shamlou

Funding Director: Afsaneh Vakilian

Membership Director: Bita Ekhlasi

Member: Negar Hashemi

Member: Mahnaz Khosravi

Member: Samireh Yazdani

President: Sara Alimardani

Vice President: Ghazaleh Bozorgmanesh-Fard

Vice President: Ghazel Momen

Treasurer: Afsaneh Vakilian

HR, MH Director: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

PR Director: Arezou Amin

Funding Director: Mina Rohani

Member: Shohreh Sabagh-pour

Member: Behnaz Moeinzadeh

Member: Hoorakhsh Yousefzadeh

Member: Marjan Haghightfar

Secretary: Roya Nazifi

President & Mental Health Director: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Vice President & Volunteer Director: Behnaz Moeinzadeh

Treasurer: Afsaneh Vakilian

Secretary: Roya Nazifi

HR Director: Morjan Haghighatfar

PR Director: Arezou Amin

Funding Director: Mina Rohani

Wellness Director: Moorvarid Noorafkan

Entrepreneur Director: Shohreh Sabagh-pour

Member: Bita Momeni

President & Mental Health Director: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Vice President & Volunteer Director: Behnaz Moeinzadeh

Treasurer: Afsaneh Vakilian

Secretary: Nooshin Beheshti

HR Director: Parvin Haghgosha

Funding & Art Director: Saeedeh Niktab Etaati

Wellness Director: Moorvarid Noorafkan

Entrepreneur Director: Shohreh Sabagh-pour

Member: Elena Metersir

Alternative Member: Lida Bidar Marandi

President & Mental Health Director: Dr. Fariba Bashiri

Vice President & Volunteer Director: Behnaz Moeinzadeh

Treasurer: Afsaneh Vakilian

Secretary:  Elena Metasmir

HR Director and Entrepreneur Director :  Niloufar Soltani

Funding Director:  Parna Kazeroni
 
Legal Director: Dr. Hengameh Saberi

Wellness Director: Dr. Noushin Khasteganan

PR and Event Director: Leyly Mirsanjari
 
Saharnaz Nahidi (Alternative Board Member )

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Dr. Noushin Khasteganan

Dr. Noushin Khasteganan is a Certified Canadian Addiction Counsellor and graduated from McMaster University. She has a Medical Doctorate earned in Iran in 1996. With her extensive background as an experienced Medical Doctor in the mental health care field, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice and employs a variety of therapeutic models to support the community.

Leyly Mirsanjari

Leyly has a bachelor in French language and language & civilization diploma Aix -en provence faculty,  Event management diploma from CDI college ,Peer leadership certificate from Family service Toronto,Early development (Mother craft college),Child care assistant from TDSB.

She has extensive experience in teaching French.
She also coordinate and facilitates several multicultural groups in various ages, peer support group,senior focus group, women support group focused on violence against women and healthy family healthy community.She worked 10 years at Family service Toronto, as a failitator.
Currently she is working at TDSB as an education assistant.
She has volunteered for Tirgan festival ( as outreach coordinator, guest and dignitaries coordinator and event assistant),Behnam foundation ,Karafarin and Iwoo organization.

Saharnaz Nahidi

Saharnaz has Bachelor of Art and two Master’s Degree in Psychology and research of Art from Iran. She has also studied “Addiction Recovery Support “in Canada. She was a consultant of Psychology in a Psychiatry clinic in Iran and has experience of providing help and relief for addiction, mental disorders and child care here in Canada. She is currently work as a direct support worker full time job at Community Living Toronto with mental health and disabilities residents. Also doing counselling under supervision of Ms.Akerman at Karma cares community in Toronto. Saharnaz joined IWOO as a volunteer in 2017 and has been a member of mental health committee from 2020. She has dedicated herself for educating and helping women and girls to their maximum capacity enabling them overcome barriers. Saharnaz would like to support Farsi speaking women and girls in Iranian- Canadian community.

Yasmin Fouladvand

Yasmin Fouladvand holds a Master of Finance degree from the Schulich School of Business. Through her experience in the banking sector, Yasmin stands out for her expertise in financial analysis and investment strategy development. Her unwavering passion lies in fostering fairness and promoting community growth by overcoming challenges and making a positive impact. Yasmin is passionately focused on meeting the specific needs of women and fostering opportunities for gender equity and meaningful progress.

Amin Azad

Amin Azad is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto at the intersection of engineering and entrepreneurship, with the goal of identifying educational tools to promote opportunity identification for venture creation. Amin has previously been a business mentor and educator in this space and has put together various courses and workshops with the purpose of helping entrepreneurial teams identify a need in the market and build a business around it.

Presently, he manages a consultancy service and is committed to supporting IWOO by leveraging his expertise in organizing workshops and encouraging community engagement within the entrepreneurship domain.

Guita Movallali

Guita Movallali, PhD in Psychology and BSc & MSc in Audiology, brings over two decades of diverse experience to her role. A retired Associate Professor at USWR University, she has made significant contributions to academia and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise spans research, education, and leadership, with a focus on supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

As CEO and Founder of the Faranak Clinic for Deaf children and Program & Development Manager at VOICE for deaf kids, Guita has championed family support initiatives. She has organized national and international conferences, conducted social media marketing for nonprofits, and initiated Parent-Child programs. Guita’s commitment to positive change is evident in her pivotal role in fostering the Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Canada. With a passion for community empowerment, Guita continues to drive impactful initiatives.

Amir Azad

Amir works at a Toronto-based Private Investment Office to manage assets on behalf of Canadian family offices. Previously Amir worked at a Financial Communication firm, supporting NASDAQ, NYSE, TSX and other Stock Exchanges. Amir has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Concordia University of Edmonton, and a Master of International Business from Queen’s University with a focus on Investments. Amir‘s professional background includes Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investments, and sustainable finance. Amir is the Director of Funding & Grants Committee at IWOO, and he overlooks the grants and fundraising efforts. Amir also has a Golden Retriever named Simba in which he enjoys hiking with.

Hengameh Saberi

Hengameh Saberi teaches at Osgoode Hall Law School. Outside academia, she has served on various nonprofit board of directors, worked as a consultant with a number of human rights institutions and brings to IWOO multi-jurisdictional experiences of organizational design and planning.