- Abdolali Bazargan, Born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran
- Second child of Late Mehdi Bazargan
- Hold Masters in Architecture Design from Melli University (Beheshti)
- 45 years of experience in designing buildings in both governmental and private sectors
- Member of Freedom Movement of Iran, Islamic Engineers Association, Society of Defending Freedom and Democracy, Muslim Students Association, etc.
- Chief Editor of "Mizan" Newspaper, and head of "Fara-Rah" and "Modara" Magazines Over 20 publications in Socio-Religious subjects, including Quranic research and Islamic teachings
- Currently living in Southern California and cooperating with several cultural and educational organizations
- For Detailed Information, visit www.bazargan.com/abdolali
Bahar received her Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology(TCSPP).
She has gained invaluable therapeutic experience working with children, adults, couples and families while working at TCSPP counseling center, private practice and Outreach Concerns.
Her approach is warm,thoughtful and non-judgmental while helping clients make sense of their emotional distress and improve their relationships.
Her goal is to provide a safe place where clients can work through challenges and feel empowered on a journey towards well-being. She is specializing in Emotionally focused Therapy(EFT).
- Hamid Entezam, Born in 1959 in Shiraz, Iran.
- Completed high school education in Iran before moving to the US in 1977.
- Hold a B.A in Sociology and Philosophy, and an M.A in Economics.
- Professional field is Systems Engineering.
- Since teenage years, has been fascinated with, and conducted research in comparative theology, mysticism and political philosophy.
- Since the early 1990s, has been sharing thoughts and research with a good number of folks at various cultural centers around the U.S and Canada.
- Among them are Ebne Sina Educational and Cultural Center in Irvine, IMAN in Los Angeles, the Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno, Bonyad Towhid in San Jose, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland.
- Currently living and working in San Diego, California.
- For detailed information, visit http://hamidentezam.com/english/
Dr. Mohammad Reza Chaichi is an Emeritus professor of College of Agriculture, University of Tehran in the field of "Crop Ecology”. Currently he is a lecturer professor at College of Agriculture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has a significant contribution in his academic profession and specialty through scientific books and over 230 scientific papers published in international and national peer reviewed journals.
Some of Dr. Chaichi’s cultural activities are and not limited to different research subjects in the Holy Quran and Persian literature. Islamic philosophy, anthologies, short stories, and case studies on Shahnameh and Masnavi are among the areas of his research and contribution.
Some of Dr. Chaichi cultural activities in the USA are summarized as follows:
1. Analysis and reading Masnavi stories presented in Aliso Viejo from 2012 to 2015
2. Reading and analysis of Shahnameh stories at Golbang Cultural Club in Laguna Woods since 2013 to present.
3. Recitation, interpretation, and thematic analysis of Shahnameh stories in the Zoroastrian Association in Los Angeles (2015 - 2016).
4. Recitation, interpretation, and thematic analysis of Masnavi stories in Ebnecina Cultural Foundation (2016 – Present)
Mona Ness is teaching Yoga classes in Ebne Sina and Irvine Senior centers and enjoys the senior communities.
- She received her Bachelors of Optometry in 1993 from College of Optometry in Norway; after ten years of practice she decided to move to US. In 2003 she completed her teacher training at Yoga Works and became a full time yoga teacher since. She also received her Yoga Therapy certification in 2011 from Loyola Marymount University. Mona is nationally recognized as ERYT 500 (experienced yoga therapist) by Yoga Alliance.
Nehzat Farnoody, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Specialty in Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Dr. Farnoody received her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Iran.
In 1969 she was accepted in to the Masters program in Clinical Psychology at Kansas University and immigrated to United States with her family.
Dr. Farnoody has provided over 20 years of community service here in Los Angeles, in an effort to raise awareness on Mental Health, and has hosted several Media Literacy programs in helping families cope with cross-cultural conflicts.
- For Detailed Information, visit http://drfarnoody.com/
1998-2006: Advanced Ph.D. Candidate in Iranian Studies. UCLA, Los Angeles, California
1990-1992: M.A. in Persian Literature. University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
1990-1992: M.A. in Philosophy. University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
1986-1987: Certificate in Library Science. National Library of Iran, Tehran, Iran
1975-1980: B.A. Major in Philosophy, Minor in Persian Literature. University of Tehran.
- Shahla Bazargan, Has a bachelor's degree in geology and a master's degree in hydraulics from Tehran University and work experience in the Ministry of Energy.
- Social activities, charitable organizations benchmark, disabled Kahrizak, thunder and now Charity Seal Kosar in Iran.
- Cooperation with the Association of children in America.
- Interfaith monthly meetings with the followers of other religions, including Christians and Jews of different opinions in Irvine, CA.
- Thematic monthly classes in Northern California.
- Class interpretation of the Qur'an in the ECEF (fortnightly on Thursdays)