Board of Directors and Executive Team
Ali Lotfizadeh, MD, MPH
Ali Lotfizadeh completed his medical training at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and his Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a research fellow for the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, Ali worked on an NIH-sponsored initiative to set up clinical trials studying AIDS-related malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also served as a visiting research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducting research in health systems. Ali has worked as a healthcare consultant in a number of different capacities and is passionate about mentoring students aspiring to enter careers in healthcare and global health.
Ashkan Morim, MD, MPH
Ashkan Morim received his undergraduate degree at UCLA and completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Southern California. In addition to his work with PASHA, Ashkan has been involved in global health initiatives internationally in Zambia. He is currently an Emergency Medicine resident at Riverside Community Hospital / UCR.
Sanam Darougar Farshidi, MA
Sanam holds a Master‘s Degree in Communication Studies and has over 10 years of communications and public speaking experience in the education and corporate sectors. She has taught communications and public speaking at the college level, as well as to children and working professionals. Sanam has experience serving in executive leadership roles in the healthcare advertising industry. She continues to pursue her passion for healthcare and communications through her consulting firm, SDF Communications. Sanam believes firmly that our ability to communicate effectively influences our individual and collective success. Sanam is passionate about empowering people to use communication as a tool for social good.