Tristate Persian-American Association


About Us



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 KARMA, 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 KARMA. 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 development of cultural and educational resources.


Founders and Board of Directors

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

Ali Razavi, MD
Farzin Foruhari, MD
Feridoon Ghazi, MD
Jane Drenkhahn, MD
Majid Samarghandi, PhD
Mehran Attari, MD
Mohammed Alagha, MS
Mohammad Ehteshami, MS
Noha Eyada, MD
Neda Mehzad, MS
Zahra Pakdel, PhD

Former Board Members

       Aram Zabeti, MD     
       Masoud Ghaffari, PhD
       Salim Semssar, MS 
       Steve Fowler, MS
       Reza Mehzad, MD
       Zari Ehteshami, Pharm.D.

Public Relations: Farida Mostajabi, Ph.D.
Legal: Jonathan Sams, JD.
Treasurer: Reza Mehzad, MD
Secretary: Masoud Ghaffari, Ph.D.
Tax: Glen Siavash Mostajabi, EA
IT/Website: Saeed Namyar, BS

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