Mohsen Dibaei - Treasurer

Mr. Dibaei is a successful businessman and serves as the CFO and a KCIS board member. Born in Tehran, Iran, Mohsen Dibaei holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla. He has been President of Samsara Design, LLC., since 1990, which is an importer, converter, and distributor of textiles in Los Angeles. Always finding time to give back, Mr. Dibaei is an active member of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Malibu chapter).

Delaram Fakhrai - Board Member

Delaram Fakhrai has her Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California. She has worked in the high tech industry and taught engineering courses at DeVry University and currently works at Facebook. 

She got to know KCIS and started her involvement as a volunteer in 2016. She continued her involvement as the KCIS Executive Director for a few years, and in 2021 became a member of the Board of Directors. It was always a dream of her to somehow contribute to underprivileged children’s education and wellbeing and is truly grateful to KCIS and its supporters to have given her this opportunity. 

Dena Karari- Board Member

Dena Karari was born and raised in the Fars Province in Iran. She has long had a passionate interest in the wellbeing and education of disadvantaged children and adolescents in Iran. She has been a dedicated volunteer for several NGOs in this cause and developed a significant knowledge of the challenges and hardships, unique to impoverished communities in the southwest of Iran. Having recognized an urgent and unmet need in this region, Dena founded the Mehr Foundation, which helps support impoverished children of Fars, Kohgiluyeh, and Boyr-Ahmad Provinces. She has also established a resource center in the Rostam County of Fars Province in order to provide Ashayer children with better access to education and arts.

Dena has a degree in electrical engineering and works in the high tech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has a passion for cooking and a love for exploring nature.

Jila Ajeli Kashef - Founder - CEO - President

Ms. Jila Ajeli Kashef is the founder and president of KCIS and the founder of “Anjoman Yarane Danesh va Mehr (AYDM), a sister organization of KCIS in Iran.

Jila has served as volunteer and later a board member of Iranian Children’s Rights Society (ICRS) based in Los Angles, for several years. She started her humanitarian activity when she was forced to work at an early age and started her first job at the Centers for School of Social Work established by Mrs. Satareh Farman Farmaian in Iran. Parallelling with her passion of her humanity in NGO activities, Jila has had a long career in Information Technology at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Jila graduated from University of Kassel in Germany in the Agricultural Engineering field. After working for a few years in Germany and Iran, she immigrated to the States and continued her education in Information Technology. Early retirement due to health has given Jila the chance to spend more time on her passion of serving children from deprived families to stay in school, while spending time on taking care of her wellbeing.

Hassan Kheradmandan- Board Member

Born in Iran, graduated from U.S.C in 1980 ISE, and has worked in real estate as a broker, investor, and developer for over 35 years. He has been involved in many Real Estate transactions in Southern California, including development projects, investments in shopping centers, medical buildings, and more. He is currently a member of ULI (Urban Land Institute), ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), MLS, and CRS. Additionally, Hassan has been involved in a number of non-profit organizations. He’s currently a board member of the San Gabriel Valley American Red Cross, Los Angeles County VOA (Volunteer of America), and SCADP. Hassan is living in Encino with his wife Fariba, and his two daughters, Sara and Rana.

Elham Moore- Chairman of the Board

Elham Moore is a licensed engineer with experience in structural engineering and project management.

An advocate of diversity and inclusion, Elham has been a mentor with ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor program to empower students in underprivileged parts of Los Angeles pursue majors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  She is a supporter of charitable organizations such as the Gates Foundation, Care, and Malala Funds, and has been a member of the KCIS family for 10 years.

Sherry Nahid - Secretary

Shahrzad (Sherry) Nahid was born in Tehran Iran. After completing her studies in English and office administration in London, she returned to Tehran and worked for the Iranian Oil Consortium Company for 10 years before she relocated to Los Angeles with her family in 1981. She continued her education in Art, Interior Design and Event Planning/Floral Design. She has been actively engaged in event planning and design, working on many US and international events.

Following Jila Kashef’s lead, Sherry has been a contributor and volunteer assistant to KCIS since its inception. In the last five years she has been in charge of the annual galas, the biggest KCIS fundraising event.

Dr. Hamid Shafipour- Board Member

Dr. Shafipour was ​born in Rafsanjan, Iran and ​graduated from Alborz High school in Tehran. He finished his Medical​ School Education ​and received his specialty in Radiology ​from Pahlavi University, Shiraz and​ sub-specialty in Medical Ultra Sound from Wadsworth Med Center, Los Angeles.

​After returning to Iran he became ​a faculty member in Kerman University and later ​at the National University of Iran. He began a ​private practice ​and was a major share-holder and head of Radiology Department and a member of Board of Directors ​at Pars General Hospital for 16 yrs. He was elected as Executive Manager of this hospital for one term. In the meantime, he established his private Imaging Clinic in Zafaranieh, which is still in working order today​. After ​immigrating​ to the US, he started a new experience growing pistachios in Central Valley of California in the year 2000 and established his Farm Consulting firm.

Dr. Shafipour and his family have a long history of charitable activities such as establishing and building an Eye Clinic, a Nursing College for girls, a Specialty Medical Clinic, two High schools for exceptionally talented students all in their city of Rafsanjan.