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Disability is not a shame, but it is the fact that one can best learn to live with it through educational support.

 

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Vice-president

Tarek Gharzeddine

 

A Lebanese businessman that has traveled the world, Tarek started his career working there on political party arrangements and civic planning.  He also worked with many famous Arab stars in their countries for their worldwide tours. From 2008-2009, Tarek participated in the Middle Eastern Rally Championship (MERC). In addition, he has always enjoyed investing in the real estate field and has previously managed Karam Viva Club and Restaurant in Baawerta, Lebanon. He was a member of his town’s Municipality from May 2004 to 2010. Terek then became the elected mayor for two rounds starting from 2010, which will be ending in 2022.

operations director

Mark Schwarts

Mark has been an accountant and financial advisor for over thirty years, having started with his uncle’s CPA firm, while still in high school. Over the years, have served as operations director for two fast-food restaurant chains and helped create a third that is still operating throughout the United States some twenty-five years later. He holds an accounting degree and an MBA from Suffolk University. He has served on many of these organizations’ Boards of Directors and as their chief financial officer.

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Director

Amir Pakrooh

He is a Sport Instructor. He practices and teaches yoga, tai chi, karate, ping-pong, and tennis. Amir is also a seasoned and professional Musician and Singer. Furthermore, he teaches various instruments and vocals. He also teaches Percussion, Tar Net (bamboo flute), Keyboards, Daf (Persian tambourine), and Tonbak. He also donates and volunteers his great talents to Foundations.

Board Member

Grandmaster Ladan

Her life’s motto is “Commit, train, achieve”. She believes that “What you wish to experience in life can be achieved. Our body is our temple; we must take care of it and believe in ourselves; physically, emotionally and spiritually.” Grandmaster Ladan’s holistic approach to achieving active and healthier lifestyles is at the heart and soul of the training programs offered at Ladan’s Wellness Sanctuary in Beverly Hills, CA. Grandmaster Ladan has achieved what many dream of, despite great adversity. She has a 7th-degree black belt in the martial art of Taekwondo and is one of the few young women grandmasters in the world. She also has 7th-degree black belts in Shaolin Kung Fu and Police Martial Arts, and black belts in Karate, Haidong Gumdo and kickboxing, alongside winning numerous international martial arts championships.
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Board Member

Lori Picou

Lori Picou (BS, RN, MA) has worked both as a Consultant, Registered Nurse, Home Health Instructor, Producer and Developer of “conscious content” for children, families, and specific markets. With a jovial and supportive approach to learning and education, she has an insightful awareness of disabilities through her eclectic career spawning from nursing yet ranging to entertainment and production. With a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, she takes an evolved approach to supporting and assisting those in need and an empowering stance, along with utilizing techniques that uplift the human spirit, mentor and coach them along, while encouraging those in reaching their greater human potential.

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Abraham Davidoff

President of Davidoff Construction, his company has been in business for 28 years. His Passion and motivation are for the good and benefit of children, families, and community. Abraham has been hosting many non-profit organization events over the years. What drives Abraham most is moving toward a bright future.

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Board Member

Dr. Ali Khosravi

As a Digital Photographic Engineer with a PhD, Ali has been involved in and worked as a Consultant in Cinema- Hollywood / Beverly Hills- Movie Production, as well as with many non-profit organizations, serving as the backbone to many of their organizations. It was his privilege to extend opportunities and such support to help them grow. He was also instrumental in getting their goals and missions published for society and the entire world to read about or hear.  By printing backdrops, signs, flyers, business cards, step-and-repeat banners, posters, t-shirts, hats, videos, photography, and all other promotional materials, he was able to make a huge impact from his offices in downtown Los Angeles.  

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