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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MITRA JASHNI

Ms. Mitra Jashni is an artist, writer, translator, musician, video and graphic designer, painter and human rights activist. She teaches painting and vocal lessons. She is also a performing singer. She earned a master’s degree in arts in 2008. She has done research work in Modern Middle East Studies. Ms. Jashni is the director and founder of Mythra Gallery, a gallery specialized in Middle Eastern artwork. She also works part-time as the program coordinator & project manager for the UN, focusing on artistic and cultural projects for refugees in Europe. Ms. Jashni serves as the Executive Director of the Farashgard Foundation.

DANIEL JAFARI, M.D.
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Dr. Daniel Jafari, a critical care emergency physician and assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University at Northwell Health in New York. Dr. Jafari trained in the United States and United Kingdom, and holds a Master’s in public health from the Imperial College London. Dr. Jafari is an ardent activist for various human rights issues. He contributes to international new media outlets, including the Boston Globe and Radio Farda.

THOMAS DATWYLER, TREASURER
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Over the last twelve years, Thomas Datwyler has served as accountant and treasurer for numerous nonprofits, state and federal campaigns and committees. Thomas has extensive experience with FEC compliance and reporting, contribution processing, and record keeping. He has worked with political parties, committees, and candidates at the state and federal level. Including Congress, Senate and Presidential. Thomas began his career as a finance intern at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. He is a spouse, father, and marathon runner. He holds a Business Finance and Accounting degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.