Mr. Navid Agha Seyedali

President

Mr. Seyedali is an engineer in the field of aviation supporting airlines and aerospace companies. He received his Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Seattle University and his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Washington. Mr. Seyedali has been a volunteer for Child Foundation since 1995. In mid-2000 Mr. Seyedali joined the Board of Directors of Child Foundation and ever since has been involved in the growth and development of the Foundation in different roles.


Dr. Babak Hamidzadeh

Chief Compliance

Babak Hamidzadeh received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Minnesota in 1989 and 1993, respectively. From 1993 to 1996 he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) from 1996 to 2000, and an Associate Professor at the same university from 2000 to 2002. While at UBC, he was also a Fellow of The BC Advanced Systems Institute and the holder of a Canada Research Chair in Information Technology. From 2002 to 2004 he was The Senior Manager of the Information Management and Collaborative Technologies Research at The Boeing Company. From 2004 to 2011 he was the Director of the Repository Development Center at the Library of Congress. Currently, he is at the University of Maryland, College Park, as the Interim Dean of Libraries, and as Associate Dean of Libraries for Digital Systems and Stewardship. 



Mr. Kamyar Lashgari

Chairman

Mr. Lashgari received his Bachelor in Urban Planning and Masters in Urban Design from the University of Washington and has been a professional planner and designer for the past 34 years. At the start of his career, Mr. Lashgari worked in the public sector for various cities in Washington and California as an Urban Designer and Planner. He later worked for architectural and civil engineering firms in both Southern California and Iran. While working in Iran, he specialized in urban reconstruction planning for areas affected by the war.


Ms. Manijeh Taherynia

Treasurer

Ms. Manijeh Taherynia is a certified public accountant with over 15 years of experience in state and local government auditing and accounting, as well as taxation in public accounting in Colorado. She received her Master’s in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver. Ms. Taherynia has also served on the board of other non-profit organizations.


Dr. Ali Eydgahi

Secretary

Dr. Eydgahi received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He started his career as a faculty member at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and since then he has been with the State University of New York, Oakland University, Tehran University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Eastern Michigan University as an administrator and/or a faculty member. Dr. Eydgahi has served as the chair and/or a member of numerous national and international professional societies and has received a number of awards for his accomplishments. Dr. Eydgahi joined the Child Foundation Board of Directors in August 2011.