Mohsen Dibaei - Board Member

Mr. Dibaei served as KCIS Treasurer, CFO from 2013- 2021. He was born in Tehran, Iran, he is a successful businessman, holds a Bachelor’s 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).

Kamak Ebadi - Board Member

Dr. Kamak Ebadi is a Robotics Technologist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he currently works on high-resolution orbital mapping and autonomous navigation for guided descent and precision landing on the moon in support of NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the moon by 2025. Kamak completed his postdoctoral research jointly at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA-JPL, and he holds a Ph.D. with focus on space robotics from Santa Clara University.

Kamak has been a strong advocate for access to education and STEM, because he believes knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and our planet. Kamak has been a supporter of KCIS’ core values and cause, and has been engaged with the organization as a volunteer since 2018. He has also been volunteering in LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program, a program that plays a vital role in the lives of unique and talented elementary school students who attend nearly 200 LAUSD schools in neighborhoods with the fewest resources yet the greatest needs.

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. 

Homa Farkhondeh - Treasurer

Homa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Pars College in Tehran. She was the head of an international banking division before immigrating to the United States where she worked alongside her late husband in their architectural and construction management firm.

Homa often says to herself how incredibly lucky she was to be introduced to Jila by a mutual friend after suddenly losing her husband in 2010 to cancer. She’s been volunteering for KCIS ever since and has brought all her love and devotion to KCIS’s mission.

Jila Ajeli Kashef - Founder, Board Member

Jila Ajeli Kashef served as KCIS President, CEO for 12 years from 2010-2021. Jila is the founder of KCIS and founder of “Anjoman Yarane Danesh va Mehr (AYDM), a sister organization of KCIS in Iran.

Jila has served as a 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 for 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 - President, CEO

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 - Board Member

Shahrzad (Sherry) Nahid served as Secretary for seven years from 2016-2022. She 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. 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.