Persian American Cultural Society

Persian American Cultural society is the bridge between two cultures

Overview

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.

Jonathan D. Sams

Jonathan D. Sams

Legal Advisor

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. 

S. Ali Razavi, MD.

S. Ali Razavi, MD.

President

A 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
1979: Cardiology Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation

Freidoon Ghazi, MD

Freidoon Ghazi, MD

Vice Chair

Bio coming soon!

Neda Mehzad

Neda Mehzad

Founder/Board Member

Farzin Foruhari, MD

Farzin Foruhari, MD

Founder/Board Member

Glen Siavash Mostajobi, EA

Glen Siavash Mostajobi, EA

CPA

Born in Shiraz, Iran
Obtained Master Degree in Chemical Engineering From Shiraz University, formerly, Pahlavi University.
Worked for Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) in Tehran, in manufacturing laundry detergent (like Tide) and bar soap (like Camay).
Transferred to Cincinnati, continued working for P&G. Retired a few years ago.
Currently, owns his business, Glen Consulting LLC, doing Accounting, Income Tax and Payroll, mainly for Small Businesses.
He is also a member of The Persian Music Ensemble, playing Tombak, Daf and Cajon.

Navid Masoudi

Navid Masoudi

Board Member

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Navid got her Bachelor and Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Tehran University of Rehabilitation Sciences. She also received a PhD degree in Inclusive Education from Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom. She works as a Certified Speech Therapist at Dayton Public Schools.
Afsaneh Eghtessadi Fowler

Afsaneh Eghtessadi Fowler

Activity Coordinator

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

Mitra Chitsaz, BS

Mitra Chitsaz, BS

Secretary

Coming Soon!

Esmail Hejazifar, PhD

Esmail Hejazifar, PhD

Founder

Born in Tabriz, Iran, 1946
University of Tabriz, Tehran, Iran, Bachelor of Physics
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Bachelor of Physics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, PhD, High Energy Particle Physics
University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY, Post Doctoral Research Associate, High Energy Particle Physics
Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH, Professor of Physics
Mohammad Ehteshami, MS

Mohammad Ehteshami, MS

Founder, Board Member Emeritus

Reza Mehzad, MD, MPH

Reza Mehzad, MD, MPH

Founder

IT/ web

Saeed Namyar

Yasmeen Fowler

 

Graphic Design

Mahnaz Amin Foroughi

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