OUR BOARD

Delfarib Fanaie

A compassionate humanitarian and an advocate of children all over the world, Fulfilling her life-long vision to extend a helping hand to the neediest children in the most deprived countries of the world, Delfarib co-founded Moms Against Poverty in 2008. With over 35 years of experience in the real estate market, Delfarib currently works as an asset manager for a well known real estate investor in the Bay Area.

Ladan Kimiayi Judge

The belief that we must be and live the change that we desire to see in the world has inspired and guided Ladan throughout her life. Ladan is the co-founder and COO of MAP. She holds a Doctorate in Vitalistic Healing and Homeopathic Medicine and works with various national and international organizations assisting those in need.

Maryam Refahi

Traveling and living around the globe from Iran to Europe and now the United States has given Maryam a global perspective on issues relating to children and families. She has worked with Amnesty International and other non-profit organizations, was trained and worked as a nutritionist and is currently a graphic designer whose work with non profit and community organizations has won numerous national awards. Maryam is one of the co-founders of Moms Against Poverty, and brings her expertise in the fields of public relations and advertising to MAP.

Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari

Bakhtiari is an actor and entrepreneur, with a history of work in mental health and with court dependent kids. He’s the founder of the 501(c)3  FuelForChange.org, a CSR. He’s been a Court Appointed Special Advocate since 2003, defending the interests of foster youth, and holds educational rights. Bakhtiari is also the creator and developer of VRWash.com. He fervently endorses spontaneous dancing and works to expand his movement vocabulary regularly.

Yasamin Shamshiri

Yasamin holds an MA in Linguistics. She joined MAP in 2011 and has been devoting her time fully to the advancement of MAP’s mission of breaking the cycle of childhood poverty across the globe. As of 2018, she has taken the role of the Finance and Compliance Officer of the organization. She is passionate about helping orphans and underprivileged children, regardless of geography, ethnicity, and race. She had earlier worked as the Marketing Manager of a European office of a leading international law firm. Together with her husband, she raises a daughter.

Fatemeh Winans

Fatemeh holds a B.S. degree in Business Management and is currently working as a manager for a private company. Her responsibilities include helping low income families and seniors to find affordable housing. Passionate about helping needy children and families, Fatemeh works with a number of non-profit organizations such as Court Appointed Special Advocate and the Child Foundation.