Persian American Cultural Society

Persian American Cultural society is the bridge between two cultures


Our goal is to create a strong network, rich of ideas and people with the goal (hope) of helping to support and promote our culture and community.  This organization is dedicated and committed to create resources and meet the needs of the growing Persian American community in the Tri-State area.  

To be part of PACS, you can sign up with your e-mail address for updates, newsletters, and have free access to our database of businesses and professionals in the community.  However, we do need the support of you in our community to help our programs with both your time and energy as well as for those who are able to do so, with financial support as an active member of PACS. Remember, as a non-profit organization, your membership/donation is tax-deductible contribution to our efforts.

To be a member of this organization a monthly or annual membership fee/donation for each family is required. The collected fee will be used for arranging educational programs, social events, and ultimately the development of cultural and educational resources.

Founders and Board of Directors

PACS is managed by a Board of Directors. The PACS Board meets to plan and review the needs of the organization. All Board members volunteer their time and resources.

Mitra Chitsaz,

Mohammad Ehteshami, MS

Farzin Foruhari, MD

Feridoon Ghazi, MD

Neda Mehzad, MS

Siavash Mostajobi, EA

Jonathan D. Sams

Jonathan D. Sams is a member at Sams Fischer, LLC. He is an entrepreneur’s and business leader’s attorney. Jonathan assists businesses by guiding them through complex legal, governmental, political and business environments. He brings business acumen to legal issues.   Jonathan is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, Ca; The University of the State of New York (B.A.) ; the University of Cincinnati (BBA-Summa Cum Laude); and Emory University School of Law (J.D.)  Jonathan is a veteran of the United States Navy and was deployed to the Middle East on 4 occasions.  He is a Turtlecreek Township Trustee and has served on many community and charitable boards.

S. Ali Razavi, MD., FACC

Cardiologist at the TriHealth Heart Institute
Cincinnati, OH

1971: Doctorate Degree in Medicine
Shiraz, formerly Pahlavi University, Shiraz Iran.
1977: Internal Medicine,
Good Samaritan Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
1979: Cardiology Fellowship at
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation!

Afsaneh Eghtessadi Fowler

Place of Birth: Shiraz
Education:  Health Information Management, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Cincinnati, OH.  Food Science, Iran Girls College, Tehran, Iran

Work History: Language Bank, Interpreter, and Translator for the Immigration and Naturalization and the area Hospitals

Volunteer support work for Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program

Medical Coder, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY

Majid Samarghandi – Chairman & CEO

Triton Services, Inc.

Majid Samarghandi has his B.S. in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Master of Science
in Construction Management, and Ph.D. Program in Construction Management. All
degrees were obtained at the University of Illinois.
As one of the largest engineering and construction corporations in the region, Triton
Services’ many divisions are involved in design, installation, and service of
Commercial/Industrial Construction.
Mr. Samarghandi has co-authored a “Construction Cost Guide” for the United States
Corps of Engineers. He teaches courses for the Institute for Project Management at the
University of Texas, and guest lectures at the University of Cincinnati.
He is past President of Allied Construction Industries, Mechanical Contractors
Association, Chairman of Advisory Board for UC’s College of Applied Sciences,
Chairman of Pension Board, Board Member of American Red Cross, and Dean of World
Citizens Bahaʹi School.

Treasurer and Tax

Glen Siavash Mostajobi, EA



Jonathan Sams, JD


Mitra Chitsaz, BS


IT/ web

Saeed Namyar, BS

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