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Committees


NDF has many committees of volunteers that aim to support our cause in a variety of ways. Below are the current committees that comprise our organization. If you are interested in becoming a member of any of the committees mentioned below, please click here


2017 Scientific Advisory Committee

Carmen Bertoni, Ph.D
Wayne Grody, M.D., Ph.D
John Hakimi, Ph.D.
Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D.  FACMG 
Andreas Kogelnik, M.D., Ph.D
Siavash Kurdstani, M.D.
Laura Rufibach, Ph.D
Kathy Shenassa, Ph.D


NDF Fundraising Events Committee (Los Angeles)

Dr. Sheila Bolour (Chair)
Desiree Afari
Yas Baravarian
Lina Cohan
Sherli Mikail
Dr. Sharona Nazarian
Kathy Peykar
Judith Raminfar
Negar Soufer
Sharon Veiseh


NDF New York Chapter Committee

Michael Banayan (Chair)
Dr. John Hakimi
Farshad Kalati
Gilda Kohan
Afsaneh Lium
Bobby Zar


Outreach & Awareness Committee

Carol Hakimi Gelbard (Chair)
Farrah Mikail
Negar Soufer
Tiffany Mikail
Paulina Afshar
NDF Ambassadors
      Paulina Afshani (Co-Chair)
      Tiffany Mikail (Co-Chair)
      Chloe Afari
      Tiffany Afshani
      Shawn Arianpour
      Michelle Haloossim 
      Daniel Khalili
      Desirée Pakravan
      Melody Pakravan
      Jason Taban
      Danielle Yadegar
      Jacob Zackaroy


Advocacy Committee

Dr. Sepideh Tabibian (Chair)
Michael Banayan
Amy Curran
Carol Hakimi Gelbard
Dr. Shahin Ghadir
Jonathan Pizzi
Tara Voogel
Jennifer Yashari